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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%.
911 artifact to be raised at Chatham memorial site on May 10[May 9, 2014]
The Chatham County 9/11 First Responders Memorial Foundation Corporation invites residents to watch the installation of the donated 9/11 artifact from the World Trade Center tragedy at the memorial site in Pittsboro on Saturday, May 10. The work will begin at 9 am and will continue until finished.
A study of the Pitts, American allies in Parliament[May 2, 2014]
I was inspired to research the Pitt family contribution to early American history. I was impressed with several things. Pitt the Elder was a Whig and found that conservative link to Americans against unfair taxation, the Stamp Act, and quartering troops. Pitt the Younger was a fiscal conservative and yanked England from a pit of debt, saved the pound, and was against slavery. Both friends of America. Impressive for Brits at that time.
Chatham Community Library offers job search & resume workshops[Apr. 28, 2014]
Chatham Community Library, in collaboration with the Career Center at Central Carolina Community College, will offer classes on Online Job Searching and Resume Writing in May. The sessions will be led by Chris Moses, coordinator of the Career Center, and will take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro.
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