Chatham

From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans in Chatham County, NC

In honor of Juneteenth, and in conjunction with the Chatham 250 celebration , Chatham Community Library will host a virtual program entitled, “From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans in Chatham County, NC”, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  This lecture will be presented by Dr. Charles Johnson, Associate Professor and …

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K-12: Tracing the Latino Experience in Chatham County Schools – The Personal Journey of a Latina Educator

In conjunction with the Chatham 250 celebration, Chatham Community Library will host a virtual lecture by Dr. Virginia Cárdenas.  The program, entitled K-12: Tracing the Latino Experience in Chatham County Schools, is part of a series of discussions chronicling the history of communities of color in Chatham County.  It will be held virtually on Friday, June 25, 2021, …

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Seven Farms in Chatham to Pick Your Own Fresh Fruits

Chatham is ripe for opportunities to enjoy local produce, like the U-pick blueberries at Howard’s Farm & Mema’s Fruit Shack in Pittsboro. Alice “Mema” Howard says blueberries are typically ready to pick from June until early August. Visitors can purchase a variety of produce including peaches, corn, tomatoes and cucumbers and satisfy their sweet tooth …

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Summer 2021

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Valerie Paige Foushee

Sen. Valerie Paige Foushee Leads a Life of Public Service

By Anna-Rhesa Versola | Photo by John Michael Simpson Senator, North Carolina General AssemblyValerie was born the eldest of six siblings in Chapel Hill. She and her high school sweetheart, Stanley Foushee, live in Hillsborough and will celebrate their 44th anniversary this year. The couple has two adult sons, Stanley II and Terrence – an …

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Jayden Sansom

High School Senior Jayden Sansom is Ready for the Future

By Hannah Lee | Photo by John Michael Simpson Chatham School of Science & Engineering senior Jayden Sansom, who was born in Great Falls, Montana, and moved to Chatham in 2012 from Bristol, Virginia, lives with her parents, Brian Sansom and Jaime Sansom, in Pittsboro near Chapel Ridge. Her sister, Jaycee Sansom, studies computer science …

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