The New Northwood High School principal Chris Blice was introduced at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.
Went to the Outer Banks and had an opportunity to listen to a U.S. Park Ranger give a presentation about the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Here are some video clips of the presentation.
Cape Hatteras Light is a lighthouse located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina near the community of Buxton. The Outer Banks are a group of islands on the North Carolina coast that separate the Atlantic Ocean from the coastal sounds and inlets. Atlantic currents in this area made for excellent travel for ships, except in the area of Diamond Shoals, just offshore at Cape Hatteras. Nearby, the warm Gulf Stream ocean current collides with the colder Labrador Current, creating ideal conditions for powerful ocean storms and sea swells. The large number of ships that ran aground because of these shifting sandbars, including the Civil War ironclad warship USS Monitor, gave this area the nickname “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” It also led Congress to authorize the construction of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse which is recognized by the National Park Service as the tallest lighthouse in America. The lighthouse is one of several on the North Carolina coast that are still operational including the Currituck, Bodie Island, Ocracoke, Cape Lookout, and Oak Island lighthouses.
Video clips from the Board of Education meeting held on Monday, May 12. Features Superintendent Robert Long, Gerald Totten, Holly Duncan, Kathie Russell, Deb McManus.
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.
The event was sponsored by the Chatham County Democratic Women. Below are a couple of video clips from the events.
To view images from the presentation go to our photo gallery.
The UNC Tar Heels beat the Arkansas Razorbacks, 108-77, in the 2nd round of the 2008 NCAA Basketball Tournament to make it into the sweet 16. The Tar Heels improved to 7-1 in tourney games played in Raleigh, and 23-1 in games in their home state.
Carolina’s combined margin of victory (70 points) in the NCAA’s first two rounds is the largest two-game combined margin of victory in school history. This year’s total surpasses 1993 (65 points) and 2005 (60 points). The Tar Heels won the national title in each of those years.
Below are video clips of post game locker room interviews with Tyler Hansbrough, Marcus Ginyard and Deon Thompson.
All-American Tyler Hansbrough had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels.
Junior guard Marcus Ginyard had 4 points and 3 rebounds.
Deon Thompson finished with 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting.
Northwood ran through their first dress rehearsal of their spring musical “Grease” yesterday.
The NHS Spring Musical is an annual tradition, involving the entire arts education department. In addition the director/producer Lori Carlin (this will be her 11th NHS musical), the production team includes visual arts instructor Leslie Burwell overseeing set design and decoration, dance instructor Leah Smith designing choreography, instrumental music director Eugene Cottrell rehearsing the pit band and performing on trumpet, and choral instructor Ryan Ostrander preparing the singers and conducting the band. Students not only comprise the cast, but serve as technicians, stage managers, musicians, set decorators, graphic designers, costumers, and makeup artists. Jack Read, who plays DJ Vince Fontaine, is creating a glossary to translate the characters’ “50s-speak” for their 21st Century counterparts. For example, there are many references to pop culture icons of the day, such as “Little Lulu” (a mischevious comic strip character) and “Kookie,” the wacky sidekick on the detective TV program ’77 Sunset Strip, whose constant obsession with his hair caused comb sales to skyrock among teenagers!
Sandy, Danny, the Greasers, and the Pink Ladies will “Rule the School” for three performances, March 13, 14, and 15, each night at 7pm. General admission is $8. Tickets are $6 for senior citizens and children under 5. Costumes are welcome!
At a school board meeting at the North Chatham School parent Lawanna Goods suggested adding a pod to the overcrowded North Chatham School.
Chatham interim School Superintendent David Bryant gives his report at the Chatham School Board meeting at the North Chatham School on Monday, February 25, 2008.
Chatham County’s very own Clyde Jones makes his sixth appearance at the Fearrington Folk Art Show. The man from Bynum talks about his critters and we finish off the video clip with clyde playing a little bit of banjo.