Chatham County Roundup

Chatham County Roundup: County Commissioner Karen Howard

Chatham County Commissioner Karen Howard spoke with 97.9 The Hill’s Andrew Stuckey on Tuesday, July 2. She discussed the recent attempted restoration of the Bynum water tower and the subsequent discovery of lead in the Bynum Community Garden. She also talked about the latest on the VinFast and Wolf Speed developments in Chatham County. She discussed potential summer activities in Chatham County, and more.

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Chatham County Roundup: Pittsboro Mayor Kyle Shipp

Pittsboro Mayor Kyle Shipp spoke with 97.9 The Hill’s Andrew Stuckey on Tuesday, June 25. He discussed achievements and developments for the town during the past fiscal year. He also highlighted some future projects from the town, looked ahead to some upcoming community events, and more.

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Chatham County Roundup: County Commissioner Karen Howard on County Budget

Chatham County Commissioner Karen Howard spoke with 97.9 The Hill’s Andrew Stuckey on Thursday, June 20. She discussed this week’s passage of the Chatham County budget, which included a 15 percent water rate increase, and a four cent property tax increase. She discussed highlights of the budget, and also previewed upcoming events in the community and more.

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Chatham County Roundup: Pittsboro Mayor Kyle Shipp Talks Budget and More

Pittsboro Mayor Kyle Shipp spoke with 97.9 The Hill’s Andrew Stuckey on Tuesday, June 11. He discussed the most recent meeting of the Town Board of Commissioners. The town passed their budget at meeting, and also discussed the Downtown workplan, appointed members to key committees, and more. He also discussed the Pittsboro Pride event from earlier in the month, previewed the Juneteenth celebration later in the week, and more. He talked about the town’s celebration of Race Amity Day, which included a letter of congratulations from President Joe Biden.

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Chatham County Roundup: County Commissioner Karen Howard Talks Budget and More

Chatham County Commissioner Karen Howard spoke with 97.9 The Hill’s Andrew Stuckey on Tuesday, June 4. She discussed the latest on the county’s budget, including the commissioners desire to see more money allocated for Chatham County Schools. She talked about the long-term prospects of the county commissioners making up for funding gaps from the state level, and more. She also discussed the county’s new Heat Action Plan, which could result in the county issuing alerts and recommendations this summer. She also discussed Pittsboro’s recent Pride celebration, and more.

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Chatham County Roundup: “On The Porch” Host and Former Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller

Host of “On The Porch” on 97.9 The Hill and Former Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller spoke with 97.9 The Hill’s Andrew Stuckey on Wednesday, May 29. He discussed real estate trends in Chatham and Orange Counties. He also discussed recent activities in Chatham County, talked about some upcoming events, and more.

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Chatham County Roundup: Pittsboro Mayor Kyle Shipp

Pittsboro Mayor Kyle Shipp spoke with 97.9 The Hill’s Andrew Stuckey on Tuesday, May 28. He discussed becoming a member of fourth cohort of the North Carolina Hunt State Policy Fellows Program. He recently attended a meeting in Charlotte with 22 other members of the cohort, where they saw a presentation on early childhood education. He also shared outcomes from an EPA Small Community Advisory Sub-Committee meeting in Washington, D.C. last week. He also updated some parks upgrades around Pittsboro, previewed some coming town events, and more.

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Chatham County Roundup: Maia Fulton-Black and Kyle Chambers from the Chatham County Public Health Department

Population Health Data Scientist Maia Fulton-Black and Public Information Officer Kyle Chambers from the Chatham County Public Health Department spoke with 97.9 The Hill’s Andrew Stuckey on Wednesday, May 22. They discussed the annual State of the County Health report, sharing takeaways and other important data points. They discussed the continued population growth in Chatham County, the increase in health coverage due to Medicaid expansion, the new heat action plan for the county, and more.

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Chatham County Roundup: County Commissioner Karen Howard on Budget and More

Chatham County Commissioner Karen Howard spoke with 97.9 The Hill’s Andrew Stuckey on Tuesday, May 21. She discussed the latest on the Chatham County budget, including funding for teacher supplements , and requests from the Sheriff’s office. We also hear the latest updates from the child protection and child fatality teams. She also gave an update on the county’s communication plan, and more.

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