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Wife killed and husband hurt in crash of a small plane in Siler City[Jun. 3, 2015]
A woman was killed and her husband injured when their single-engine airplane crashed into trees while trying to land at the Siler City Airport in Chatham County on Tuesday morning. Frederick Calvin Para and his wife, Barbara Harris Para, of Whispering Pines were aboard a Beechcraft Bonanza A36 that crashed in some woods near the runway around 8 a.m. Barbara Para, 69, later died at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where her husband, 72, was listed in stable condition.
Fearrington Village bird walk and discussion on May 16[May 12, 2015]
Over the past year, Mark Kosiewski, Conservation Chair for the New Hope Audubon Society, and Fitch Creations Laura Morgan have installed over fifty potential home sites for bluebirds, nuthatches, purple martins, wood ducks, and owls, all within walking distance to most of our residents. The bird walk will take place on Saturday, May 16 from 7:30 am - 9:30 am. The walk will begin at the Farmer's Market let and will include visiting the new feeders in Camden Park, as well as the native plantings designed to attract more birds.
Chatham libraries' Books on Wheels to serve homebound individuals[May 6, 2015]
Chatham County Public Libraries is launching an outreach program called Books on Wheels to deliver books and other library materials to homebound individuals. The Books on Wheels program seeks volunteers to deliver library materials to homebound patrons.
Chatham Senior Center offers arthritis exercise program[Apr. 28, 2015]
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.
May is older Americans month[Apr. 28, 2015]
Calling upon all of Chatham to recognize and appreciate the many contributions and sacrifices of our older citizens, the Chatham County Commissioners have proclaimed May 2015 as Older Americans Month. Each May since 1963, when President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the first Older Americans Month, our nation, state and local communities have used this occasion to pay special tribute to seniors.
Clean Jordan Lake gathered 10,000th trash bag during spring cleanup[Apr. 15, 2015]
Fran DiGiano, president of Clean Jordan Lake, reports that the Annual Spring Cleanup at Jordan Lake on March 28 was a tremendous success. "Thanks to the efforts of 110 volunteers on Saturday, the natural beauty of one-half mile of shoreline was restored. They removed 300 bags of trash and 140 tires in just two hours of work, reaching and exceeding the 10,000th bag collected in our history and surpassing 3,700 tires."
Google lets you turn Pittsboro streets into a Pac-Man game[Apr. 1, 2015]
Driving through some parts of Pittsboro and Chatham County can feel like you’re going through a windy maze. Now, Google has found a way to make moving through local streets in Chatham County a little fun, all with the help of a popular arcade game from the past.
Register for Chatham County Senior Games by April 6[Mar. 26, 2015]
Chatham County Senior Games will be held in various locations throughout the county April 17 thru May 1, 2015. Event sites include: Bray Park, Carolina Meadows, Carolina Preserve, Duke Center for Living at Fearrington, Fearrington Bocce Courts, Paul Braxton Gym, Pittsboro Senior Center, Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, Northwood High School, Siler City Country Club, Thomas Brooks Park and the Western Chatham Senior Center.
NCDOT crews in Chatham, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond and Scotland patching potholes[Mar. 9, 2015]
The cold, wet winter we have experienced in Chatham, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond and Scotland counties means more potholes will be popping up over the coming months. N.C. Department of Transportation’s top priority is safety. That’s why NCDOT has its patching crews out in full force attacking potholes.
Giant turtle sighting at Kiwanis Park[Feb. 14, 2015]
There is a new turtle sculpture at the Kiwanis Park. The turtle replaced the white oak car installed about six years ago. Part of the appeal of natural playgrounds is that they're never a fixed constant; they're always evolving.
Free energy conservation workshop will save you money[Feb. 8, 2015]
Chatham homeowners can save a load of money in the coming months and years and help to create a more sustainable community for all. The Pittsboro Presbyterian Church Eco-Justice group is making it easy to get started by hosting a free Home Energy Conservation Workshop to be held at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church from 10 am - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 28.
Mrs. Universe 2014 will visit CCCC on Feb. 24[Feb. 7, 2015]
Sabrina Pinion, Mrs. Universe 2014, will visit Central Carolina Community College on Tuesday, February 24, at 11 a.m. to meet and greet college students, faculty and staff. The event, which will be held in the Science Building lobby, is open to the public. While at the college, Mrs. Pinion will speak out against domestic violence. As the reigning Mrs. Universe, she is honored to be the international spokesperson for “One Universe One Voice,” a forum that supports domestic violence education and survivor support.
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