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Ironman 70.3 Sports Event returns to Chatham County on May 31[May 27, 2015]
The IRONMAN 70.3 sports competition event returns to the Triangle on Sunday, May 31, 2015, with the two of the three events, swimming and biking, in Chatham County. This means that roadways near Jordan Lake and southeastern Chatham could be impacted from early morning until about 1 pm.
Houckdesign disc golf course underway in Pittsboro[May 7, 2015]
Design work has started on the new Disc Golf Course at Rock Ridge Park. This will be an 18 hole tournament level course designed by one of the premier designers in the field, John Houck of Austin Texas. Not all of the funding for construction is in place, but the plan is to have the course completed within a year provided that planned fundraising efforts are successful.
Triathlon affecting a few Chatham roadways on Sunday[Sep. 9, 2014]
On Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, a swimming, cycling and running event will impact a few Chatham County roadways around Jordan Lake’s Vista Point and southeastern Chatham. The Finish Strong Half Iron Triathlon begins at 7:30 am and will continue until around 4 pm.
Northwood team prevailed in the Reindeer Run Team Event[Jan. 15, 2014]
The 9th Annual Reindeer Run Team Event was held at the Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro Campus, on Saturday, December 14. The Northwood High School Faculty Team won the Reindeer Run Team Event. Additionally, each team member earned recognition for their respective performances.
Chapel Ridge Charity Golf Tournament to benefit American Cancer Society[Mar. 18, 2013]
The "Chapel Ridge Champions", a local grass-roots organization established to generate funds for cancer research and prevention, will host its annual charity golf tournament and auction for the benefit of the American Cancer Society. The tournament will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Chapel Ridge Golf Course in Pittsboro, NC. The deadline for registration and payment is April 10.
Pittsboro chosen as new LPGA-USGA girls golf site[Mar. 7, 2010]
Pittsboro, North Carolina has been selected as a site for LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, a nationwide developmental golf program that encourages girls ages 7-17 to learn to play golf, build friendships and sample competition in a supportive and positive learning environment.
Chatham Charge U-16 team lost to the TUSA Fire U-16 team 1 - 4[Sep. 27, 2009]
The Charge was grossly outnumbered and played the game with nine players and no substitutes. The Fire played most of the game with ten on the field and rotated their 17 players in and out of the game until midway through the second half when one of the Charge players (sick with the flu) had to come out.
4th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge at NC State[Jan. 24, 2008]
On the morning of January 26, 2008, NC State students and the greater Raleigh at the NC State Belltower for the 4th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, a fun charity fundraiser for the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. What began as a college dare among a few friends has now turned into a new NC State tradition. Nearly 1400 people took part in 2007.
Consumer Reports slices through golf ball hype[Apr. 15, 2006]
Selecting a golf ball today involves more than a quick stop at the local retailer. Beginners may not know enough about their games to determine whether they do better with a harder or softer type of ball, and more than a dozen manufacturers produce different models to address different players’ needs. Last year, 27 million U.S. golfers spent $763 million on golf balls that can travel farther, roll longer, and fly straighter than ever before.
Three students receive black belts[Feb. 8, 2006]
Three area karate students were awarded black belts and two others received the rank of third-degree black belt when South Eastern Karate Association held its quarterly promotion examinations last month (Dec. 15). Victoria Pavon of Siler City and Dakota Smith of Pleasant Garden were awarded the rank of First Dan Junior, and Retired Army Master Sgt. David Joel Jolly received the rank of First Dan, Instructor.
Also: South Eastern Karate
Jordan Lake anglers can reel in $50,000[Jul. 14, 2005]
Early Times Kentucky Whiskey is running a fishing promotion in which 25 tagged largemouth and spotted bass have also been released in Jordan Lake. Twenty-five have been released in Norman Lake near Charlotte. One of the 50 fish carries a tag that gives anglers 21 and older a chance at winning $50,000.
Also: Early Times Tag Registration
Fish for free on July 4[Jun. 26, 2005]
Anglers can fish any inland, public water in the state without having to purchase a state license or trout stamp on July 4, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced last week. The fishing license waiver applies to North Carolina anglers as well as out-of-state angler, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Independence Day. All other fishing regulations apply, such as size and creel limits as well as bait and tackle restrictions.
Also: NC Wildlife Resources Commission
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