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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.
North Carolina Democrats to meet in Pittsboro to pick new party chairman[Feb. 7, 2015]
North Carolina Democratic Party's top activists and elected officials will meet today to choose a new party chairman. The State Executive Committee of more than 600 people will gather in Pittsboro, the hometown of the embattled outgoing chairman Randy Voller. The event will take place at Northwood High School. Registration begins at 9 am.
Volunteers needed at Chatham Habitat for Humanity[Feb. 6, 2015]
Chatham Habitat for Humanity is currently building two houses in the Bear Creek area, at 7307 US Highway Old 421 South. The organization is excited about the work that they are doing in this community and the families they are building warm and safe homes for.
Hickory Mountain UMC bible study starts February 16[Feb. 5, 2015]
Encounter the life and ministry of Jesus as this six week bible study explores the earthly ministry of Jesus. You will hear His teachings and view His actions anew through learning about the history, archaeology, and the geography of the Holy Land. You will travel to the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized, the Judean wilderness where Jesus was tempted, climb the mountain where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount, and take a boat on the Sea of Galilee. This journey will deepen your understanding of Jesus life and ministry while increasing your love and faith in Him.
CARE launches pet responsibility education program at Chatham Charter[Feb. 4, 2015]
On January 14, 2015, Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) launched its Pet Responsibility and Education Program (PREP) with Chatham Charter 4th graders in Siler City, NC. PREP's mission is to provide and drive solutions to the pet overpopulation crisis in Chatham County, with the goal of reducing the intake of adoptable animals at the county shelter and thereby reducing the euthanasia rates. The program is modeled after Moore County's Pet Responsibility Committee (www.mcprc.org) which launched in 2008 and reaches over 1,000 fourth grade students annually.
Pittsboro will host a student mock trial competition on February 6-7[Feb. 1, 2015]
Chatham County will host the Battle of the Carolinas, a student mock trial competition, on February 6pm - 7pm in downtown Pittsboro, which means that the area will have more traffic as well as more demand for parking and restaurant space. The event at the Judicial Center is expected to bring at least 250 people to Pittsboro, including students, parents, judges and other participants. Due to space limitations, the event is open to those involved with the competition.
Young people to lift the spirits of Chatham's seniors with Valentine's Day cards[Jan. 8, 2015]
Many seniors involved with the Chatham County Council on Aging's nutrition program will be receiving handmade Valentine's Day cards created by youth volunteers as part of a nationwide Love Letters campaign. In its second year, Love Letters is a joint effort of DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, AARP Foundation's Mentor Up and the Meals On Wheels Association of America.
Holiday Angel Tree will help Chatham County’s seniors in need[Dec. 13, 2014]
Residents can help Chatham County's senior residents in need during the holidays by adopting an older adult posted on the Angel Trees located at both the Western Chatham Senior Center in Siler City and the Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro. The Angel Trees are on display now and will be available through December 14.
Six martial artists awarded black belts[Dec. 13, 2014]
Rachel Spoon of Pittsboro was awarded a third-degree black belt and five other students received first-degree black belts from South Eastern Karate Association when the school held its quarterly examinations earlier this fall. Belts and certificates 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.
Siler City Christmas parade set for the evening of December 4[Dec. 2, 2014]
Join your neighbors and friends in downtown Siler City on December 4 at 7 p.m. for the Siler City Christmas Parade. This is always a favorite event for locals and people in surrounding counties. This year's parade theme is "Christmas Miracles." In the courtyard on Chatham Avenue, the "Hangout Worship Band" will perform live onstage, before and after the parade. The Siler City Merchant's Association will have their annual Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m. Santa will visit with children in the courtyard right after the parade.
Carolina Meadows awards $122,000 in grants to Chatham County organizations[Nov. 30, 2014]
Carolina Meadows, a continuing care retirement community serving seniors in the Triangle and beyond for more than 30 years, has recently awarded $122,000 in community grants to 18 local charitable organizations that share its desire to enrich and improve the lives of Chatham County citizens.
Chatham County election results to be posted online after 7:30 pm[Nov. 4, 2014]
After polls close at 7:30 pm tonight, Chatham County results will be posted to the State Board of Elections website as soon as they are reported in by precincts. The Chatham Journal's Gene Galin will also be at the Board of Elections office on Tuesday evening after the polls close. Follow him at @chathamnc
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