Sen. Kay Hagan on CCCC campus in Pittsboro, NC

March 28, 2008
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Sen. Kay Hagan on CCCC campus in Pittsboro, NC

State Senator Kay Hagan, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate spoke on Wednesday evening in the multipurpose room of the Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro. She is running against Republican incumbent senator Elizabeth Dole. County Commissioners Mike Cross and George Lucier along with Chatham County Democratic Party chairman Karl Kachergis were at the event.

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Blog Author Peter Winkler Becomes Certified EcoBroker®

March 27, 2008
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Blog Author Peter Winkler Becomes Certified EcoBroker®

It's official... I have earned the EcoBroker Certified® designation. This means that I have successfully completed a formal training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. In other words, I am certified to address and encourage the benefits of energy efficiency and green features in homes, such as the ones that will be built in Briar Chapel.

From windows to moisture control to energy savings, I now have more resources at my disposal to help my buyers...

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Third Annual Green Home Tour

March 22, 2008
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Mark your calendars! The 3rd Annual Green Home Tour will be held on May 3, 2008 (10 am to 6 pm) and May 4, 2008 (Noon to 6 pm). Including several Briar Chapel entries, there are currently 42 homes on this year's tour. Stay tuned for more details.

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Northwood School Board Candidates Forum

March 19, 2008
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Northwood School Board Candidates Forum

On Tuesday, March 18th, immediately following the Curriculum Fair (6:00-7:30 pm) at Northwood High School, there was a 2008 Chatham County School Board Candidates Forum in the multimedia room. All five candidates from Districts 1 (Norman Clark’s seat) and 2 (Holly Duncan’s seat) attended the event. The hostess of the event was NW PTSA president Beverly Sizemore. We were

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How I know I am getting old

March 17, 2008
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Yesterday I had the BEST day. My friend Mike picked me up at 10:30 and we drove out to this little town called Pittsboro and had brunch at the General Store. The food was INCREDIBLE. Grtis are served with everything and the atmosphere was much like a southern Deetjens. A crazy jumble of art and mismatched everything and little tucked away tables and an absent minded waitstaff. I loved it. We wandered around town, but most of the shops don’t open until after noon (Sunday is the Lord’s day) so we decided to drive to Sanford and explore there....

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School overcrowding impacts learning

March 17, 2008
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School overcrowding impacts learning

In January 1995, the Citizens’ Commission on Planning for Enrollment Growth submitted a report, “Bursting at the Seams,” to the Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education, Ramon C. Cortines. Although the report address “urban” school overcrowding, it appears that the observations would also apply to “non-urban” schools. THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL OVERCROWDING http://www.ericdigests.org/1996-1/overcrowding.htm Research on

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Video: Easter Egg Hunt is an egg-citing success

March 16, 2008
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The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department's 6th annual egg hunt was an egg-citing success. Groups of kids swarmed the field at the Central Carolina Community College in search of Easter eggs. You can view a video clip of one of the younger groups on their hunt (taken at much risk to my own safety) I also

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Pittsboro Elementary to Host Science Discovery Night

March 15, 2008
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The Pittsboro Elementary School, along with the school PTA, will host a lasagna dinner and science discovery night on Tuesday, March 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Students will show their science kit projects to their families. In addition, organizers have invited guests from some different science areas to set up exhibits for informal "show and tell"

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Pittsboro Elementary to Host Science Discovery Night

March 15, 2008
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The Pittsboro Elementary School, along with the school PTA, will host a lasagna dinner and science discovery night on Tuesday, March 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Students will show their science kit projects to their families. In addition, organizers have invited guests from some different science areas to set up exhibits for informal "show and tell"

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Chatham Schools Human Resources to Host Job Fair

March 14, 2008
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The Human Resources Department of Chatham County Schools will host a teacher job fair on Saturday, April 5, at Horton Middle School from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Horton is located at 79 Horton Road in Pittsboro. Appointments are not necessary. Attendees should bring a copy of their resumes. Chatham County Schools has a hiring incentive package that

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Jordan-Matthews Senior Is Scholarship Winner

March 14, 2008
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Jordan-Matthews Senior Is Scholarship Winner

Like most high school seniors, Jordan-Matthews student Jakelin Bonilla has a big decision to make — where to attend college. But her choice between NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill has just gotten tougher, since she recently was notified that she has been awarded major scholarships at both schools. Bonilla has been chosen as both a Park

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Woods Charter School Building Progress Continues

March 12, 2008
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Woods Charter School Building Progress Continues

Progress on the new Woods Charter School in Briar Chapel continues. In the photo below, you will see that curbing and sidewalks are being installed. Work is also being done on the inside in order to get the school ready for occupancy in the Fall.

At a recent meeting of Chatham's BOE, the Board discussed several options to relieve overcrowding at the North Chatham School. In addition to installing additional mobile classroom pods and re-assigning students to another school, they discussed the...

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