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Woods Charter School girls soccer scores conference player and coach of the year

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 06:09
Chapel Hill, NC - The North Central Athletic Conference, which is home to nine Triangle 1A charter schools, released its All-Conference awards for girls soccer. Isabel Pearce of Wood Charter School was named the player of the year. Woods Charter soccer coach, Graham Stewart was named coach of the year. Woods Charter girls soccer team members who made the All-Conference first team included Isabel Pearce, Mckenzie Abbott, and Kat Pike. The second team consisted of Woods players Martha Farrell, Jade Ogilvie and Justina Stewart

Misleading report fails to hide N.C. renewable mandate costs

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 16:31
A report from a renewable energy industry group fails in its goal of deflecting attention away from costs generated by North Carolina's renewable energy mandate. That's the assessment of a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report. The JLF report dissects questionable assumptions and omissions, "discredited methodology," and misused statistics within material the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association is circulating among state lawmakers. Those lawmakers will decide this summer whether to cap North Carolina's current renewable energy mandate, including an existing cost cap for consumers. That cost cap nearly triples this year without legislative action.

Blueprint’s minor Raleigh ruckus against voter ID

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 10:41
Early last night, the State Board of Elections kicked off their first of nine public hearings on implementation rules for North Carolina’s voter ID law, but it quickly devolved into a coordinated ruckus by “progressive” mobs, lying in wait, perhaps, in more ways than one. To be fair, some speakers did garnish their remarks with a few responsible comments, but the occasion quickly devolved into a blunt show of force exercise, orchestrated by the Z. Smith Reynolds-backed, Democracy NC and their Blueprint buddies at League of Women Voters and the NAACP. (For casual readers, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation functions as the George Soros of North Carolina politics.)

Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation presented the 8th Annual NHSAEF College Scholarships

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 19:17
The Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation (NHSAEF) presented the 8th Annual NHSAEF College Scholarships to outstanding students in recognition of their achievements in the visual and performing arts. The $1000 scholarships were presented May 27 at NHS Senior Awards Day.

Wife killed and husband hurt in crash of a small plane in Siler City

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:26
A woman was killed and her husband injured when their single-engine airplane crashed into trees while trying to land at the Siler City Airport in Chatham County on Tuesday morning. Frederick Calvin Para and his wife, Barbara Harris Para, of Whispering Pines were aboard a Beechcraft Bonanza A36 that crashed in some woods near the runway around 8 a.m. Barbara Para, 69, later died at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where her husband, 72, was listed in stable condition.

Chatham County family retaliates for arrest by kidnapping juvenile

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:24
Five members of a Chatham County family have been arrested on various charges connected with breaking and entering, kidnapping and child sex crimes. The first arrest took place on May 28, Daniel Gonzalez-Sosa, 50, of 45 Beaumont Lane, Pittsboro was arrested by Deputy Mitchell Vickers for Indecent Liberties with Child, Kidnapping, Assault on Child under 12. He was jailed under a $250,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on June 8.

Chatham Planning Board meeting agenda - 6/02/15

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 19:23
The Chatham County Planning board will meet on Tuesday, July 2 at the Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro, NC.

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CCCC announces Continuing Education Medical Programs graduates

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:06
More than 280 students recently earned certificates through Central Carolina Community College's Division of Economic and Community Development Continuing Education Medical Programs. Graduation was held May 28 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.

More than 280 graduate from CCCC programs

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 02:49
More than 280 people are the most recent graduates of the Central Carolina Community College’s Economic and Community Development Medical Programs Department, which held its graduation this week at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Student graduation speakers at the Thursday ceremony were Sharon Rone (Chatham County), Roger Goad (Harnett County), and Samantha Christie (Lee County).

Katy Perry themed "Break the Cycle" Night to highlight teen dating violence prevention

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 21:34
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store is hosting a Katy Perry themed "Break the Cycle" Night to highlight teen dating violence prevention and support Chatham County's domestic violence prevention agency, Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services (FVRC). The "Katy Perry - Break the Cycle - Night" will feature performances by a trio of singer songwriters, and, a young teen from Siler City with a Disney voice; a fashion walk for any wearing fashion elements inspired by Katy Perry; Katy Perry songs by DJ B-Rad Junell, and Katy Perry Karaoke.

Chatham County man charged with failure to pay state taxes

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 16:30
A Chatham County man was arrested Tuesday on one felony and four misdemeanor tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Ralph Richard Lasater, 70, of 96 Garden Trace Lane, Pittsboro, was charged on May 26, 2015 with one count of Embezzlement of State Property and four counts of Willful Failure to File Return, Supply Information, or Pay Tax.

Ironman 70.3 Sports Event returns to Chatham County on May 31

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 16:58
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.

Siler City license plate agency to open June 1

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:16
The Town of Siler City License Plate Agency (LPA) will open on Monday, June 1, 2015. The agency will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Chatham County Public Health Department offers free stop smoking classes

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 14:51
The Chatham County Public Health Department is offering free tobacco cessation classes for the second time this year, this time in June in Siler City, to both county residents and county employees. Don’t miss this opportunity to receive personal instruction from experienced staff and get your summer off to a healthy start.

North Carolina defeats Virginia Tech to advance to ACC Baseball Championship pool play

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 02:18
After struggling through the final two weeks of the regular season, eighth-seeded North Carolina hoped to turn things back around during the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship. The Tar Heels took a step in that direction on Tuesday, and now have at least three more tournament games to try to make it happen. UNC used a solid starting outing by Zac Gallen and strong relief work by Trevor Kelley to turn back ninth-seeded Virginia Tech, 5-3, in Tuesday’s second play-in game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

2015 #ACCBase Championship pairings and game times set

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:30
Pairings and game times have been set for the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which gets underway Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. Louisville (42-14, 25-5 ACC) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will head up Pool A. The Cardinals will be joined by fourth-seeded Florida State (37-19, 17-13) and fifth-seeded Clemson (31-25, 16-13 ACC), while No. 8 North Carolina (32-22, 13-16) and No. 9 Virginia Tech (27-26, 13-16) will play Tuesday to join the pool.

Woods Charter School to face Raleigh Charter in round 3 of NCHSAA soccer tournament

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 17:34
The Woods Charter School Lady Wolves soccer team (seeded #9) will face the Raleigh Charter (seeded #1) away in a third round tournament game on Wednesday, May 20. The game is scheduled to start at 5:30 pm. Woods comes into the game with a 17-3-1 record. Raleigh Charter is 16-0-1. The Lady Wolves defeated Trask in the first round, 8-0. They won the second round game against Princeton, 6-0, to advance to the third round.

Wakefield, Marvin Ridge, Carrboro, Raleigh Charter win championships in NCHSAA men's dual team tennis

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:12
Carrboro, in the 2-A championship match for the fourth consecutive year, won its second straight state title over Brevard, winning this time by a 5-2 count. The closest championship of the day—and by far the longest-- was a grueling 3-A final with Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons and Waxhaw Marvin Ridge splitting the singles matches 3-3 to force the final into decisive doubles play. Three of the six singles matches split sets.

Chatham deputies discover two meth labs in Gulf

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 04:07
The Chatham County Sheriff's Office Saturday reported finding two methamphetamine labs after serving search warrants at a home at 20 Alton King Rd. in Gulf, N.C.

Fearrington Village bird walk and discussion on May 16

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:00
Over the past year, Mark Kosiewski, Conservation Chair for the New Hope Audubon Society, and Fitch Creations Laura Morgan have installed over fifty potential home sites for bluebirds, nuthatches, purple martins, wood ducks, and owls, all within walking distance to most of our residents. The bird walk will take place on Saturday, May 16 from 7:30 am - 9:30 am. The walk will begin at the Farmer's Market let and will include visiting the new feeders in Camden Park, as well as the native plantings designed to attract more birds.