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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
Chatham Library celebrates Family History Month with genealogy program[Oct. 14, 2014]
On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro will celebrate Family History Month with a special free program Religion in NC: Documenting Diversity, Enhancing Cultural Memory. The event begins at 6 pm in the Holmes Meeting Room at the library, located on the campus of Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro.
Clean Jordan Lake annual fall cleanup coming October 11[Oct. 10, 2014]
On Saturday, October 11, Clean Jordan Lake volunteers will once again do their share in Chatham County NC Big Sweep effort from 9 am to 1 pm. They will remove trash from a two-mile stretch of shoreline that extends north from the entrance of Stinking Creek into the Haw River arm of the lake.
Chatham County Meals on Wheels seeks volunteer drivers[Oct. 2, 2014]
Help your local, home-bound senior community members by becoming a Meals on Wheels driver! There are four routes in Pittsboro, three in Siler City, and one each in Bennett,Gulf, and Goldston. Our most pressing need is for regular, weekly drivers in Siler City on Monday, Thursday, and Friday and for a weekly driver of the Gulf route on Friday. However, If you can't commit weekly, substitute volunteer drivers are more than welcome!
Fourth annual Chatham County Alzheimer's Walk & 5K Run on September 13[Sep. 8, 2014]
The annual Alzheimer's Walk will be held Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, Pittsboro North Carolina. Onsite registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the walk will kick-off at 9:00 a.m. Activities for the family will include a resource fair, food trucks and an I-pod drive for the Music & Memory program.
Carolina Tiger rescuing pet tigers in Alabama[Aug. 13, 2014]
A team of Carolina Tiger staff will head to Alabama to rescue two tigers from a woman in failing health. The Alabama woman owned more than a dozen animals including tigers, lions, cougars, wolves, and a bear. The Carolina Tiger Rescue Team will rescue a male tiger and his female companion of undetermined ages. They are believed to be at least 11 years old.
Chatham County Historical Society historic homes tour to showcase Pittsboro[Jul. 26, 2014]
The Chatham County Historical Association (CCHA) invites the public to take a trip down memory lane during its bus/walking tour on Saturday, September 13, 2014, showcasing a number of Pittsboro's appealing and alluring historic homes and buildings. Homeowners of selected houses will open their homes to tour guests between the hours of 10 am to noon (Tour #1) or 1 pm to 3 pm (Tour #2). Tour ticket holders will embark on Chatham Transit buses (each holding 16 guests) from the Chatham Historical Museum located in the historic Chatham County Court House in the heart of Pittsboro. Proceeds from ticket sales will enable CCHA to enhance the Chatham History Museum programs and displays.
Chatham Literacy seeks tutors for adult learners[Jun. 4, 2014]
The Chatham County Literacy Council (Chatham Literacy), a Pittsboro-based non-profit, is seeking volunteer tutors for its adult literacy programs, which help adults improve their reading, writing, math or English-language skills through one-on-one and small-group instruction. According to the Census Bureau's most recent American Community Survey, 6.4% of Chatham County adults speak English less than "very well," greater than the state's 4.9%. In the Siler City area, the figure is more than 30%.
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