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Residents near Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant to receive replacement KI tablets

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:48
The Chatham County Public Health Department will be mailing out a new supply of Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets for people within the 10-mile radius of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant within the next two weeks. This distribution is part of a shared preparedness planning effort by Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Wake counties. This supply will replace any expired KI tablets that residents may have or for residents that did not receive tablets in the last distribution.

Siler City man will use $100,000 Crossword 10X prize to pay off mortgage

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:50
Fredy Gonzalez of Siler City says he will use the $100,000 he won playing the Crossword 10X game to pay off the mortgage on his home. Gonzalez, a furniture warehouse worker, purchased the lucky $5 ticket at the Rite Stop on East 11th Street in Siler City on Friday.

Chatham Trades needs applicants for Board of Directors

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:01
Chatham Trades, a nonprofit partner of Chatham County government, provides employment and training for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Chatham Trades seek residents from all parts of the county to fill one of several vacancies on its Board of Directors.

Chatham’s 9-1-1 center earns top award and nationwide certification

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:09
Chatham County’s 9-1-1 Communications Center has successfully implemented new emergency response programs that have resulted in international accreditation and an award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The center will be recognized in late April at a national conference.

Galloway Ridge names a new Director of Healthcare Services and Arbor Administrator

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 14:42
Bob Zimmer, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to announce the appointment Heidi O’Neal as the new Director of Healthcare Services and Administrator of The Arbor at Galloway Ridge. The appointment of O’Neal is anchored by the belief in her ability to continue remarkable healthcare services for Galloway Ridge residents and family support and involvement in The Arbor.

Video of Heidi O’Neal

Kick-off celebration for Chatham's 2015 Senior Games on April 17

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:21
The Chatham County Council on Aging invites the public to attend a kick-off celebration for Chatham's 2015 Senior Games on April 17th at 12:30 pm at the Pittsboro Senior Center (365 Highway 87 N). The celebration, also known as the Opening Ceremonies, commemorates the start of the annual games which will be held April 17 through May 1 this year. Guests will enjoy special speaker Flora Moorman (Ms. North Carolina Senior America 2014), entertainment, Silver Arts, and a "Fun Walk" around Central Carolina Community College's one mile trail.

Clean Jordan Lake gathered 10,000th trash bag during spring cleanup

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:14
Fran DiGiano, president of Clean Jordan Lake, reports that the Annual Spring Cleanup at Jordan Lake on March 28 was a tremendous success. "Thanks to the efforts of 110 volunteers on Saturday, the natural beauty of one-half mile of shoreline was restored. They removed 300 bags of trash and 140 tires in just two hours of work, reaching and exceeding the 10,000th bag collected in our history and surpassing 3,700 tires."

Chatham County's Dawn Stumpf elected President of NC Association of Directors of Elections

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:40
The North Carolina Association of Directors of Elections (NCADE) elected new statewide officers at their recent conference in Forsyth County, which included electing Chatham County’s Elections Director Dawn Stumpf as its president for 2015-17.

Full slate of activities to surround Kay Yow spring football game

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 07:44
A full slate of activities is planned in conjunction with the 2015 Kay Yow Spring Football Game, which will kick off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at Carter-Finley Stadium. In addition to the action on the field, there will be music, food and the return of former Wolfpack players from the past seven decades who will be in town for their annual reunion.

Rosters set for Wolfpack Alumni Classic

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 07:42
The second annual Wolfpack Alumni Classic football game will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 10:45 a.m., prior to the Kay Yow Spring Football Game, at Carter-Finley Stadium. NC State alums from the past six decades have signed up to compete.

Google lets you turn Pittsboro streets into a Pac-Man game

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 14:14
Driving through some parts of Pittsboro and Chatham County can feel like you’re going through a windy maze. Now, Google has found a way to make moving through local streets in Chatham County a little fun, all with the help of a popular arcade game from the past.

Chatham County Republicans elect new party leaders

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:50
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.

Why are the Chatham County Commissioners afraid to listen to residents?

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 14:19
Below is an email I sent to the county commissioners and planning board members following the March 16th County Commissioner meeting. I sure hope the commissioners re-schedule the public hearings that they had cancelled.

Northwood High School presents "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" this weekend

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 10:20
The kids from Northwood will be heading back to the 60s once again this year for their annual Spring Musical. But instead of dancing in Baltimore in Hairspray, they’ll be climbing the corporate ladder when they present Frank Loesser’s 1961 classic satire, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Video: Brotherhood of Man
Video: I Got To Stop That Man

Register for Chatham County Senior Games by April 6

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 10:08
Chatham County Senior Games will be held in various locations throughout the county April 17 thru May 1, 2015. Event sites include: Bray Park, Carolina Meadows, Carolina Preserve, Duke Center for Living at Fearrington, Fearrington Bocce Courts, Paul Braxton Gym, Pittsboro Senior Center, Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, Northwood High School, Siler City Country Club, Thomas Brooks Park and the Western Chatham Senior Center.

Visual arts instructor Leslie Burwell named Northwood High School's Teacher of the Year

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 10:06
This is Leslie Burwell's thirteenth year directing Visual Arts at Northwood High School and her fifth year as chair of the arts education department. In addition to teaching, she serves as the faculty advisor for Northwood's National Art Honor Society chapter and as the faculty liaison for the Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation. Since June 2014 she has served as one of two NHS educators selected to be a member of NC Governor's Teacher Network.

The Chatham County "Property Rights Death Squad" is picking a fight

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 21:05
I've had the unfortunate opportunity to attend meetings of the new Chatham County Planning Board AKA "The Property Rights Death Squad." The new County Planning Board with new members appointed by the recently elected Democrat County Commissioners, plan to pick a fight with towns and villages in the western part of Chatham County. They have decided as their number one priority, to zone the entire County.

2015 March Madness schedule for the Sweet 16

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:28
March Madness continues Thursday and Friday with the Sweet 16 playing in 8 games. The Triangle has three ACC teams playing over the next two days. UNC (seeded #4) will play Wisconson (seeded #1) in Los Angeles at 7:27 pm EDT. On Friday, No. 1 Duke will face #5 Utah in Houston around 9:30 pm EDT. No. 8 N.C. State goes up against No. 4 Louisville in Syracuse, starting at 7:27 pm EDT.

Student data mining system raises privacy concerns

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:07
North Carolina public schools are developing a multimillion-dollar student data mining system intended to compile and analyze reams of information to improve educational outcomes. But critics say it poses a “creepy” potential to engineer the work force and easily could fall prey to a variety of “malicious” abuses. Known as the P-20W system, the program captures student data from pre-K through graduate school and follows individuals into their work years. The Department of Public Instruction is collaborating with the UNC system, North Carolina Community Colleges System, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, the state Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Commerce to gather, manage, and analyze the information.

Chatham County Schools teachers achieve national board certification

Chatham Journal Newspaper Headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:46
Chatham County Schools is thrilled to announce eight new recipients of National Board Certification. Teachers undergo a rigorous process of planning, reflection, and assessment in order to achieve certification. The Chatham County School district is proud to have 90 Nationally Board Certified Teachers.

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