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Chatham County Republicans elect new party leaders
[Apr. 1, 2015] A passionate and dedicated group of citizens gathered at the Horton Middle School on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 for the Chatham County Republican Party annual convention. Outgoing chair, Jim Duncan, began by thanking the delegates for all their support and hard work. Duncan recently announced that he has formed a testing the waters committee for a run in the Second Congressional District.
 
Embattled Gene Nichol is coming to 2015 Chatham Democratic Convention
[Mar. 8, 2015] The 2015 Chatham County Democratic Convention will be held at Horton Middle School on Saturday, April 18. This year John Edwards' former colleague Gene Nichol will be the guest speaker at the convention. The convention registration opens at 9 AM. There will be a social hour from 9 am to 10 am. At 10 am the convention will start and the conventions is scheduled to adjourn at 1 pm.
 
Chatham County Republican Party Convention will be held in Pittsboro on March 25Chatham County Republican Party Convention will be held in Pittsboro on March 25
[Mar. 8, 2015] The 2015 Chatham County Republican Party Convention will be held Wednesday, March 25th at the Horton Middle School in Pittsboro. Registration will begin at 6 pm. Precinct meetings will begin at 6:30 pm and the county convention will start at 7:00 pm. Please visit the website at www.chathamncgop.com for more information and to preregister. Preregistration is strongly recommended to ease the credentialing process. By Cathy Wright
 
Four pinocchios for candidates Hales, Crawford, and Howard about Chatham County SchoolsFour pinocchios for candidates Hales, Crawford, and Howard about Chatham County Schools
[Sep. 28, 2014] Based on comments from the Chatham County Democratic party chair and candidate Diana Hales one would expect our school system to be in terrible shape at this point. Let’s compare their words with reality. Jan Nichols warned us in 2010 by saying: “The opponent’s slate … represents extremists who want to impose reckless policies.., if they succeed, … Chatham will be exposed to … massive local budget cuts, that will ruin our schools. These radicals want to overturn the wise investments we have made …, most important, the schools” By Fact Guy
 
Seeking volunteers to join the Chatham County Team for TillisSeeking volunteers to join the Chatham County Team for Tillis
[Mar. 29, 2014] I'm supporting Thom Tillis for US Senate and am writing to ask conservatives to help me get the Chatham County vote out for Thom in the primary election. While there are some good conservatives running for the US Senate, I have decided to give my support to Thom. He is the strongest candidate and I'm convinced that he can beat the liberal Kay Hagan. But most of all, I respect and trust Thom. By Cathy Wright
 
Mia Munn files for Chatham County School BoardMia Munn files for Chatham County School Board
[Feb. 23, 2014] Mia Munn is pleased to announce that she filed as a candidate for Chatham County School Board in District 3 on Friday, February 14, 2014. For the past six years, Munn has been a regular attendee at Chatham School Board meetings, distributing her extensive meeting notes to the community through social media. She has been involved in the district's Raising Achievement/Closing the Gap task force, participated in community work sessions to give input the district's strategic plan, served on the district budget committee, and was a subcommittee member for the district accreditation process.
Also: Mia Munn for Chatham School Board Facebook Page
 
Bock, Petty and Stewart file for re-electionBock, Petty and Stewart file for re-election
[Feb. 18, 2014] Commissioners Petty, Stewart, and Bock filed to run for re-election in Chatham County on Monday. They were elected in 2010 on a platform of creating a business friendly atmosphere, prioritizing spending, protecting property rights, streamlining, protecting the environment and open government. Their commitment to sound financial stewardship and accountability to the citizens resulted in decisions in their first months of office that saved almost $2 million over their term.
 
Former Chatham Coaliton vice-chairman Sally Kost resigns as Chatham County commissionerFormer Chatham Coaliton vice-chairman Sally Kost resigns as Chatham County commissioner
[Jan. 21, 2014] Chatham County commissioner Sally Kost has announced her resignation from the Chatham County board of commissioners effective February 1. Kost is relocating to Golden, Colorado, with her husband, Tom. Liberal Democrat Sally Kost was the former vice-chair of the Chatham Coalition political action committee. In 2008, Sally Kost and Jeffrey Starkweather ran as a team for the Chatham County Commission in Districts 1 and 2. Kost was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.
 
Chatham and Lee County Democrats seek candidates for House District 54 seatChatham and Lee County Democrats seek candidates for House District 54 seat
[Jan. 3, 2014] An N.C. House committee has set a January date for replacing former Rep. Deborah McManus in Chatham County and is looking for candidates. Any interested candidates must be a resident of the 54th House District – in Chatham and northern Lee counties – and a registered Democrat. A public meeting with the candidates will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 11 at the Historic Chatham County Courthouse, 12 East St., Pittsboro.
 
Democrat Kathie Russell announces for North Carolina House Seat 54Democrat Kathie Russell announces for North Carolina House Seat 54
[Dec. 17, 2013] Former Chatham County Board of Education Chair and Terry Sanford protege, Kathie Russell, a Raleigh attorney announces her intent to replace Deb McManus as the representative in house district 54. “I am unhappy with the direction of the legislature in North Carolina today." Russell said " I want to be a voice for middle class and working class folks and single moms--people I can relate to” By Kathie Russell
Also: Kathie Russell speaks at Chatham BOE meeting
Also: BOE Chair Kathie Russell at Chatham Schools Community Forum
 
Video interviews with Pittsboro mayoral candidates Bill Crawford & Bill TerryVideo interviews with Pittsboro mayoral candidates Bill Crawford & Bill Terry
[Oct. 31, 2013] I had a chance to talk to both Pittsboro mayoral candidates, Bill Crawford and Bill Terry at Saturday's street fair. See what both have to say in these brief videos
 
ACC Football News Tweets: 9/21 - 9/22/2013ACC Football News Tweets: 9/21 - 9/22/2013
[Sep. 23, 2013] Here's a rundown of this weekend's tweets by the Chatham Journal's online ACC Football News resource site.
 
Candidate filing period over for municipal elections in Chatham CountyCandidate filing period over for municipal elections in Chatham County
[Jul. 19, 2013] In Chatham County, municipal elections will be held this year for the Town of Pittsboro, the Town of Siler City, the Town of Goldston, the Town of Cary and the Goldston Gulf Sanitary District. Filing for municipal office ended on Friday, July 19, 2013.
 
Chatham County Republican Party annual convention to be held March 23Chatham County Republican Party annual convention to be held March 23
[Mar. 18, 2013] The Chatham County Republican Party will be holding its annual precinct meetings and county convention on Saturday March 23, 2013 at the Horton Middle School in Pittsboro. Registration will begin at 8:30 am. By Donna Kelly
 
Deb McManus leads Jeff Starkweather in NC House seat 54 online poll
[May 8, 2012] In the Democratic party race for the NC House seat 54, Deb McManus leads Jeff Starkweather in an online poll. As on Sunday, May 6, McManus has 110 votes (72 percent) and Starweather has 42 votes (28 percent) . In an online poll The Republican candidate for the seat is Cathy Wright. The unscientific online poll is sponsored by the Chatham Journal newspaper and the Chatham Chatlist.

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