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Voter ID bill shows distrust of the people
Randy Voller

Thank you to Governor Perdue for standing on the right side of history by vetoing the voter ID bill.

For more than 225 years our elected officials, both Republican and Democrat, have presumed our citizens to be fair and honest.

Suddenly, we have a Republican majority in Raleigh that doesn’t trust our citizens, presumes they are not honest. That could be the only explanation for why Republicans passed a bill that disenfranchises seniors, college students, newly married/divorced women, and African Americans. More...

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Page 1 - Chatham Schools thrive despite austerity * Duke Health expands at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington * Our Neighborhood Charter enrolling for fall - Page 2 - Dispatches and Briefs - Page 3 - Teaching students with nature and art - Page 4 - Grant offers huge savings to businesses * Summertime, grilling and craft beer - Page 5 - Survival of consciousness? - Page 6 - Plan for kindergarten with Ready Schools Initiative * Chatham County Libraries are your local "Harvard" - Page 7 - Mentoring motivates youths to success in school - Page 8 - Nature’s marvels and mysteries live at the beach * Commissioners kill Bookmobile * SCHOOLS (cont. from page 1) * CHARTER (cont. from page 1) - Page 9 - The ENEGRY Show * DUKE (cont. from page 1) - Page 10 - Opinion * Briefs (cont. from page 2) - Page 11 - Chatham Opinion Line - Page 12 - Escenas de verano

Chatham Library offers performances for children

Friday, July 8 at 1 p.m.: Flow Circus—join performer Paul Miller as he recounts the many stories that juggling and other skill toys have to tell.

Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m.: The Healing Force—This family tells traditional traditional stories from Africa accompanied by the rhythms of traditional African instruments

Friday, July 22 at 1 p.m.: Doug Berky—stories from around the world, brought to life with masks, puppets, comedy, drama, and music

Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m.: Captain Jim is Magic!—a real pirate brings a world of tales to you, along with his pirate pets and helpers.

Films now being accepted for Carrboro Film Festival

Professional, student and youth filmmakers are invited to submit their short films (under 20 minutes run time) for the sixth annual Carrboro Film Festival. Submissions for the November 20, 2011 event close September 30. Films received by August 20 carry a $10 entry fee; $15 per film after that. The festival is open to any filmmaker who has “breathed the good air of North Carolina” sometime in their lives. Filmmakers may submit their films and pay entry fees at Those unable to use the online submittal system should contact Complete submission details may be found at For more information, email

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