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Chatham Marketplace to celebrate 4th Birthday
by Marian Wall

May has always been a busy month at Chatham Marketplace. This year will be no exception. There is music, special events on the lawn, a craft fair, a free movie, our newly formed wellness series, Pathways to Health, and our ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. More...

Polluting the Airwaves
by Jeff Davidson

Janet Jackson's pre-meditated breast baring act during the Superbowl half-time years ago woke up many TV sponsors in America, nevertheless signs of environmental cultural decay are all around us: More...

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J. Henry Paint and Hardware to close doors

J. Henry Paint and Hardware, located at 56 Sanford Road in Pittsboro, just south of the courthouse, is going out of business. The store has been open for five years. Proprietor Jim Henry said that business fell off dramatically beginning last October.

“The Courthouse fire was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” he said. “We were completely cut off for three weeks.” Overall, Henry points to the tanked economy, particularly the bust in the housing market and high unemployment, as the cause for his dwindling sales.

The store will be open for business through the last Saturday in May, when it will shut its doors for the last time. In the meantime, all merchandise has been cut 50 percent, except paint, which will be reduced $4 a gallon.

Woods Charter School to hold benefit yard sale

Woods Charter School Foundation Yard Sale will take place Saturday, May 22, from 7 a.m. to noon. Clothing, books, small appliances, furniture, knick knacks, household items, including gently used items from over 100 families, will be available.

Woods Charter School is located on Andrews Store Road off U.S, 15-501 about 1/4 mile north of Fearrington Village.

Chatham Habitat challenges women volunteers

In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of women volunteers will be pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 1 – 9. Lowe’s and Chatham Habitat for Humanity are seeking local women volunteers to work May 4 through May 7 at the Pittsboro construction site in Chatham County. No construction or home improvement experience is necessary.

Volunteers can register for a work day and preview work day tasks by visiting Work days are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., May 4 through May 7. Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects, Inc. (SWOOP) is signed on to work May 8. This organization of women supports local non-profits in realizing their missions. 2010 will be the second year in which SWOOP has volunteered during National Women Build Week.

The Mother’s Day timeframe was selected for its significance to many volunteers, as families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing: more than 12 million children – one in six -- live in poverty housing in the United States alone. To date, women volunteers have built nearly 1,700 Habitat houses nationwide. Locally, Chatham Habitat for Humanity has participated in three National Women Build Weeks.

To volunteer or donate to this project, please visit, call 919.542.0794 x 223, email, or visit

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