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How race has changed in Chatham County
[Feb. 27, 2008] There was a time when Norma Boone would not have been welcome at Johnson's Burger Joint in Siler City. This week, the 50-year-old Jordan Mathew High School Principal entered the eatery for only the second time in her life. By Web Run -
Siler City's first latino helps cops communicate
[Feb. 27, 2008] Siler City’s first Latino resident is helping the city's police department bridge the communication gap. Roberto Vasquez became Siler City's first Hispanic citizen back on July 4 1977 after leaving his native El Salvador in search of the American dream. By Web Run -
Despite economic slump, some businesses are thriving
[Jan. 29, 2008] While some mom and pop businesses in Pittsboro struggle during an uncertain economy, others like the Blue Sky Equestrian and Unity Book Store are thriving. By WEB RUN - NBC17
Hanging man figurine causes controversy
[Jan. 29, 2008] Art or hate speech; one Triangle community is calling a hanging man display, racist intimidation. It is a wired, scarecrow-like figurine, suspended from three pieces of wood off of Pittsboro Moncure Road in Chatham County. Residents on the road say a new neighbor whom they have never met, hung a figurine that conjures up painful memories of racist intimidation. By WEB RUN - ABC11
Pittsboro not growing as much as projected
[Jan. 25, 2008] Projected growth in Pittsboro is not in sync with actual growth according to Pittsboro Town Manager William Terry. A slump in the housing market is making it difficult to attract new businesses and industries to Pittsboro because people are holding onto their money. By WEB RUN - NBC17
Housekeeper's record was at hand
[Dec. 16, 2007] Two elderly victims of fatal beatings at Galloway Ridge retirement community in Pittsboro could have learned -- on their own or with the facility's help -- about the criminal background of the woman charged in their deaths, human services officials and Galloway's executive director said. Jason Crunk, executive director of Galloway Ridge, said Thursday that policies there called for Galloway to run a criminal check on any employees hired separately by residents. Margaret Murta, 92, and Mary Corcoran, 82, died after an attack Dec. 5 in their Galloway apartment. A former employee of the women, Barbara T. Clark, 41, of Pittsboro has been charged in the deaths. By WEB RUN - N&O
Northwood’s charge ends at HendersonNorthwood’s charge ends at Henderson
[Nov. 29, 2007] Pittsboro Northwood got off to a blazing start against host Southern Vance in the third round of the state 2-AA football playoffs Friday night, scoring a touchdown on the opening possession of the game. Unfortunately for the Chargers, it was about the best news they would have all night. O’Darren Gill ran for two touchdowns, caught another one and racked up 115 total yards as the Raiders rallied for a convincing 33-15 triumph. By WEB RUN - Chapel Hill News
Jordan-Matthews loses to West Montgomery in football playoffsJordan-Matthews loses to West Montgomery in football playoffs
[Nov. 29, 2007] West Montgomery rushed for 398 yards to defeat Siler City Jordan-Matthews 27-7 in the third round of the 1-AA state playoffs on Friday night. The Jets (10-3-1) lost twice to their Yadkin Valley Conference rivals this season. By WEB RUN - N&O
Haw River Assembly protects a waterwayHaw River Assembly protects a waterway
[Nov. 28, 2007] This year marks the 25th anniversary of a vision. In early 1982, paddle enthusiasts Lynn Featherstone and Chuck Brady joined forces with environmental attorney John Runkle to craft an innovative nonprofit organization designed to preserve and protect the Haw River and Jordan Lake. Christened the Haw River Assembly, the organization's charter meeting in February of that year drew an impressive turnout of more than 100 citizens from in and around Chatham County, eager to join the effort. Today, HRA is still going strong, now boasting more than 1,500 active members and volunteers. By WEB RUN - Indy Weekly
Talking turkey means 'heritage' for conservancy
[Nov. 26, 2007] No ordinary turkey will be on Teresa Fischer's dinner table this afternoon. She'll be serving two birds she raised on her Chatham County farm, both black Spanish turkeys, a "heritage" breed. American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, a Pittsboro organization, has been working quietly with farmers such as Fischer for 30 years to preserve the genetic diversity of the nation's farm animals, including turkeys. By WEB RUN - N&O
Northwood’s charge ends at Henderson
[Nov. 26, 2007] Pittsboro Northwood got off to a blazing start against host Southern Vance in the third round of the state 2-AA football playoffs Friday night, scoring a touchdown on the opening possession of the game. Unfortunately for the Chargers, it was about the best news they would have all night. By WEB RUN - Chapel Hill News
Current drought worst in NC history
[Nov. 9, 2007] The local Army Corps of Engineers monitors Jordan's lake levels closely, since the water from Jordan flows into the Cape Fear River. The good news is that the levels at Lake Jordan are not expected to drop much through the end of the year. Water control manager Daniel Emerson said, "The five inches that we received at B. Everett Jordan the 25th of October really helped the outlook of the drought." By WEB RUN - WWAY3
Pittsboro voter registration probe called off
[Nov. 2, 2007] The executive director of the State Board of Elections says a Pittsboro couple is no longer being investigated for trying to register to vote in town when they did not live there. Gary Bartlett says he had an investigator "ask questions" and "make a visit" to 224 East St., the address where Lyle Estill and Tami Schwerin said they were living. But the couple live in a home in Moncure. By WEB RUN - N&O
Voters' registration at issue
[Oct. 31, 2007] The State Board of Elections is investigating two Pittsboro business leaders who tried to register to vote without living in town. Don Wright, general counsel for the State Board of Elections, would not comment on the case involving Lyle Estill and wife Tami Schwerin because it is an ongoing criminal investigation. The district attorney could charge the couple with perjury, he said. Estill and his wife both signed their names under a section of the registration form that says, "I attest under penalty of perjury that I have been resident at the address listed above, and will have resided at that address for 30 days before the next election." By WEB RUN - N&O
Piedmont Biofuels founder tries to register in Pittsboro, but is denied
[Oct. 29, 2007] Lyle Estill and his wife Tami Schwerin, both well-known figures in Pittsboro, tried to register to vote in the town, even though they live in Moncure. The election is next Tuesday. Dawn Stumpf, director of Chatham's elections, investigated whether they really lived at 224 East Street. Stumpf learned the couple was not living there, so the board of elections denied their request. By WEB RUN - N&O

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