Tag: Karen Howard

Chatham County commissioners approve Juneteenth as county holiday

Pittsboro, NC – On June 21, 2021, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution declaring June 19th as Juneteenth and proclaiming it a recognized county holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863,…

Do residents really want to play excess taxes?

By Nia Smith Pittsboro, NC – I read the last Chatham Chatlist post from Chatham County Democrat activist Virginia Penley with interest. I quote Virginia Penley here:  “From my understanding the tax paying residents of District 1, Karen Howard, actually…

The political season gears up in Chatham County

By Bill Crawford Pittsboro, NC – A couple of things to get out of the way up front: 1) Chatham County Commissioners represent their districts, but voting is “at large.” Everybody in Chatham votes for every commissioner on the ballot.…

Chatham County Confederate monument in Pittsboro removed

Pittsboro, NC- The removal of the Confederate monument outside the Chatham County historic courthouse in downtown Pittsboro is complete. Crews worked for several hours November 19, 2019, and into the following morning, to remove the Confederate monument, which includes the…