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Chatham golfers can swing into action for studentsChatham golfers can swing into action for students
[Jul. 11, 2011] It's time to register your foursome for Chatham Education Foundation's (CEF) 19th Annual Golf Classic to be held on Monday, July 18, 2011 at Siler City Country Club. Tee off with friends or have your business, school, or community group sponsor a team. The lucky player who lands a hole-in-one on #3 will bring home a 2012 Ford Focus courtesy of Welford Harris. By Chris Carson
 
Relay for Life: Who we are, what we do and whyRelay for Life: Who we are, what we do and why
[Jul. 1, 2011] The 2011 Pittsboro Relay for Life has come and gone. Good organization, good turnout, good weather- and a great cause - all worked together to create a successful Relay. We have not done as well ensuring the public 1) understands what this event is, 2) why people stay up all night and 3) what happens to the money contributed. A few brief answers are here. By Marion Haywood
 
This week at Chatham Community LibraryThis week at Chatham Community Library
[Jun. 28, 2011] The Chatham Library summer reading program is in full swing. Check the library web page for all the details. By Jennifer B. Gillis
 
Carolina Meadows residents support CORA with fundraising and food driveCarolina Meadows residents support CORA with fundraising and food drive
[Jun. 21, 2011] Carolina Meadows residents Henry Landsberger and Jim Abrahamson, the 2011 co-chairs of the CORA (Chatham Outreach Alliance) food drive at Carolina Meadows, were thrilled with the response from residents and staff to their call for donations of canned food and money to benefit the Chatham County food pantry. Totaling almost $8,000, this year’s financial contributions exceeded last year’s by 27 percent, and the drive brought in close to 500 pounds of food.
 
Carolina Meadows resident inducted into N.C. Public Relations Hall of FameCarolina Meadows resident inducted into N.C. Public Relations Hall of Fame
[Jun. 21, 2011] Carolina Meadows resident Clarence Whitefield was inducted into the North Carolina Public Relations Hall of Fame at a gala reception and dinner in April at the Carolina Inn. As a virtual “Mr. Public Relations,” this warm and affable North Carolinian has drawn on his affectionate manner and expertise to create an exceptionally varied career. A UNC graduate, he is proud to have served in the WWII Army in the 12th Armored Division under General Alexander Patch in the tough early combat in Europe. By Ruth Paine Edgerton
 
St. Julia parish celebrates 50th anniversary
[Jun. 17, 2011] The Catholic Community of St. Julia in Siler City, NC, celebrated its 50th anniversary June 5, 2011. The first Catholic Mass offered in Siler City was in 1953 in the home of Mrs. Charles Ellis, a gracious Baptist relative of Rudy and Katherine Dudek. A handful of families, among them the Dudeks, Dugans and McInerneys, eventually acquired several small parcels of land on West Third Street, and a mission church was built there in 1961. The Most Reverend Vincent S. Waters dedicated St. Julia Church that year.
 
NC 751 to be closed in Chatham County for movie filmingNC 751 to be closed in Chatham County for movie filming
[Jun. 16, 2011] N.C. 751 will be closed just north of U.S. 64 in Chatham County from 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, through late Saturday night, June 18, as a local film crew shoots a movie. The closure will be in the area of Horton Pond Road, east of Jordan Lake.
 
This week at Chatham Community LibraryThis week at Chatham Community Library
[Jun. 15, 2011] Do your summer plans include reading, listening to audiobooks, using the computer, or watching movies? Chatham Community Library has materials, programs, services, and activities for all ages this summer. Here's a rundown of the upcoming events at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro this week. By Jennifer B. Gillis
 
Pittsboro politician attempts to hijack private email list
[Jun. 13, 2011] Pittsboro politician Randolph Voller's recent email blasts have been blocked by the Chatham Chatlist listserv because his emails appear to violate the terms of service. His emails were being sent by a service, Constant Contact, which defines sending mail through its service to "mailing lists which send indirectly to a variety of email addresses" as spam, and spamming is not permitted on the Chatham Chatlist. By Gene Gallin
 
Celebrate National Doughnut Day with a free doughnut from Krispy KremeCelebrate National Doughnut Day with a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme
[Jun. 3, 2011] On Friday, June 3, Krispy Kreme will give back to its guests by offering one free Krispy Kreme Doughnut on National Doughnut Day at participating retail locations. National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. Their goal was to help the needy during the Great Depression, and to honor the Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers.
 
Chatham County Council on Aging help keep seniors cool during heat waveChatham County Council on Aging help keep seniors cool during heat wave
[Jun. 2, 2011] The Chatham County Council on Aging offers several programs and suggestions to help local senior citizens cope with heat waves this summer. “We know that extreme temperatures can be a serious health threat to all of our residents, but seniors must be especially careful,” said Angel Dennison, director of the Council on Aging.
 
Woods Charter School offers exciting summer programs for kidsWoods Charter School offers exciting summer programs for kids
[May 23, 2011] Woods Charter School offers many exciting summer programs in July for kids from age 5 to 18. These programs are designed to be more than "camps" and are led by mature instructors who are experts in their fields. Get your kid off the couch this summer and into an exciting program such as Japanese Swords, Wilderness Survival, Dirt Camp or Art of Forensics. By Kim Sutton
Also: Woods Charter School
 
Chatham Community Library blog sheds light on Chatham county’s pastChatham Community Library blog sheds light on Chatham county’s past
[May 23, 2011] Here's a rundown of the upcoming events at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro this week. Introduction to Social Networking. Learn the basics of setting up a social networking account such as Facebook or Twitter.
 
Chatham Drug Free kicks off its Safe Stores initiativeChatham Drug Free kicks off its Safe Stores initiative
[May 22, 2011] On Thursday, May 26, Chatham Drug Free will kick-off its Safe Stores initiative, bringing recognition to stores that sell alcohol and tobacco but are consistent in checking IDs and not selling alcohol or tobacco to minors. Chatham Drug Free, Chatham County's underage substance abuse prevention coalition, completed a series of alcohol purchase surveys over the past few years. Survey results in 2009 and 2010 showed 44% of the time clerks did not ask to see the identification of an over 21-year-old purchaser but, who age tested under the legal drinking age of 21 years old. Now they are trying lower the underage sales rate with the help of such partners as Cruizers, Inc. and Pantry Inc./Kangaroo Express.
 
This week at Chatham Community LibraryThis week at Chatham Community Library
[May 18, 2011] Here's a rundown of the upcoming events at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro this week. Introduction to Social Networking. Learn the basics of setting up a social networking account such as Facebook or Twitter. By Jennifer B. Gillis

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