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Chatham County seeks tributes & memories for grand reopening of 1881 courthouseChatham County seeks tributes & memories for grand reopening of 1881 courthouse
[Feb. 5, 2013] The Grand Reopening of the 1881 Chatham County Courthouse will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, with several events planned throughout the day, including tours and official public opening of the Chatham County Historical Association museum in the morning and a special ceremony in the afternoon.
 
Hiking group forming through Chatham Council on AgingHiking group forming through Chatham Council on Aging
[Jan. 21, 2013] The Chatham County Council on Aging wants to start a local hiking group for mature adults that will explore trails throughout the area, but needs participants. The group targets, but is not limited to, hikers age 55 and up.
 
Winter tree hike for youngsters coming in FebruaryWinter tree hike for youngsters coming in February
[Jan. 21, 2013] Young people in Chatham County are invited to learn more about trees in the winter landscape during special hikes on Feb. 9 and 10, jointly offered by the Grand Trees of Chatham Committee and the Triangle Land Conservancy.
 
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program begins on January 22Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program begins on January 22
[Jan. 21, 2013] Are you interested in taking control of your arthritis with exercise? The Chatham County Council on Aging seeks residents interested in the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, an eight-week program to help control arthritis symptoms.
 
Citizens are invited to the Siler City downtown master plan public input meeting
[Jan. 15, 2013] The public is invited to a presentation of Siler City’s Downtown Master Plan study on January 15, 2013, at 6 pm in the City Hall courtroom (311 North Second Avenue).
 
Siler City mayor Charles J. Johnson died on Saturday morning
[Jan. 6, 2013] The Honorable Mayor Charles James Johnson, 59, of Siler City died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. Mr. Johnson was born in Chatham County on November 10, 1953 the son of the late James "Shag" and Barbara "Bobbie" (Jenks) Johnson. He was a graduate of Jordan Matthews High and attended UNC-Chapel Hill. He was the owner of Confidential Tax Services and Johnson Real Estate and Investments for 35 years
 
Chatham Hunger Walk in Pittsboro to benefit CORA food pantry
[Nov. 1, 2012] The 24th Annual Chatham Hunger Walk will take place this Sunday at Pittsboro Elementary School at 1:30 pm. The walk winds through historic downtown Pittsboro and the First Sunday artisan fair in a one-mile or three-mile course. Participants solicit donations to support CORA Food Pantry. The fundraising goal for this year's Hunger Walk is $50,000.
 
Duke Energy closes 1923 coal-fueled plant in Moncure
[Oct. 2, 2012] As announced in July, Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, on October 1, officially retired two coal-fired power plants, including the utility's first coal-fueled facility built in 1923. The utility closed the Cape Fear power plant, near Moncure, N.C., and the H.B. Robinson Unit 1 power plant, near Hartsville, S.C., as part of its ongoing fleet-modernization program.
 
Chatham citizens show little interest in a County Human Relations CommitteeChatham citizens show little interest in a County Human Relations Committee
[Aug. 21, 2012] In the July 16 Chatham County Commission work session the interest and need for a county Human Relations committee was discussed. After a mass resignation of former committee members, there has been little interest by citizens to revive the dormant committee. Commissioner Kost stated that the committee faced issues that were very technical in nature. However, she failed to provide any specifics supporting this assertion. Chairman Bock stated that in looking at their bylaws, he saw nothing that was investigative or technical in nature. It was all liaison or education.
 
Chatham County leads state in increased spending by visitorsChatham County leads state in increased spending by visitors
[Aug. 19, 2012] A new statewide report shows that “domestic visitors” spent $27.73 million in Chatham County during 2011, an increase of 10.8 percent from 2010. Chatham tied with Davidson County for the biggest tourism spending increase in the state. On August 7, 2012, the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports released the results of the annual study conducted by the U.S. Travel Association. The study finds that Chatham is one of just seven counties in the state with an increase above 10 percent.
 
UNC students launch campaign to benefit Chatham Habitat for HumanityUNC students launch campaign to benefit Chatham Habitat for Humanity
[Aug. 14, 2012] Will Powell and Greg Allison, both UNC Seniors, are serious about their training for the City of Oaks Marathon and they are serious about raising money for Chatham Habitat for Humanity. "Greg and I have teamed-up with the Chatham affiliate to raise money and awareness about the work that Habitat does to create affordable housing," Powell explains.
 
Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store and Roy Underhill host pet adoption center dinner
[Aug. 12, 2012] On Sunday, August 19 at 5:00 p.m., at the former General Store Café in Pittsboro, Chef Greg Lewis and PBS' Roy Underhill will host an open dinner in support of Guardians of Angels' plans to build an animal adoption center based in Pittsboro.
 
Young martial artist from Siler City receives black belt in summer ceremonyYoung martial artist from Siler City receives black belt in summer ceremony
[Jul. 18, 2012] Michael Ayala, an eight-year-old martial artist from Siler City, was awarded a junior black belt last month, when South Eastern Karate Association held its quarterly promotional exams. The belt and certificate were presented by Master Instructor Peggy Jolly, a seventh-degree black belt, or Seventh Dan, who owns the school and has been teaching martial arts in Siler City for more than three decades. The "junior" designation is used for all black belts awarded to students under the age of 18.
 
Pittsboro woman accused of filing false insurance claimsPittsboro woman accused of filing false insurance claims
[Jul. 13, 2012] A Pittsboro woman was arrested Thursday on insurance fraud charges after investigators said she filed three claims for the same damage to her vehicle. Katina Faye Walker, 39, of the 1100 block of Thompson Street, is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, according to investigators with the state Department of Insurance.
 
Chatham Council on Aging announces 2012 Senior Games winners
[Jun. 25, 2012] The Chatham County Council on Aging reports that 77 residents participated in its 2012 Senior Games held in several locations throughout the county April 18-25. The Senior Games event is a wellness and prevention program to keep the body, mind, and spirit fit while enjoying the company of friends, family, spectators, and volunteers.

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