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Posted 11/19/20

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CCCC registration under way for spring classes; Cougar Cruise-Ins set

SANFORD — Registration is under way for spring semester classes at Central Carolina Community College. …

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CCCC registration under way for spring classes; Cougar Cruise-Ins set

SANFORD — Registration is under way for spring semester classes at Central Carolina Community College. Classes begin Jan. 8, 2021.

In addition, the college is holding three Cougar Cruise-In event: Dec. 1 at the CCCC Harnett Main Campus in Lillington, Dec. 2 at the CCCC Lee Main Campus in Sanford and Dec. 8 at the CCCC Chatham Main Campus in Pittsboro. The hours for each of the events is from 3 to 7 p.m.

Learn more about Central Carolina Community College — and have an opportunity to win a great prize -— by registering and attending one of the Cougar Cruise-In events. Attendees will arrive on campus and college representatives will come to their vehicles to answer questions and help them get started on applying/registering.

Visit to learn more about applying and registering for the spring semester, as well as to RSVP for any of the Cougar Cruise-In events. In addition, individuals can request personalized assistance at this website.

Central Carolina Community College offers a wide variety of programs, as students can earn associate degrees or college transfer credits, diplomas, or certificates. CCCC has been nationally ranked as No. 25 in The Best Community Colleges & Trade Schools of 2020 by BestColleges and ranked first in the Niche 2020 Best Community Colleges in North Carolina rankings. To learn more about CCCC, visit

Webinar scheduled for nonprofits interested in applying for United Way funding

A virtual webinar will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, for any nonprofits interested in applying for a grant from the United Way of Chatham County. The webinar will detail the 2021/22 allocations process, components of the funding application, criteria used to evaluate proposals and the online application software.

United Way strongly recommends all human service nonprofits planning to submit a request for funding attend the webinar, which will be held virtually via Zoom.

To register, please visit Once you have submitted your registration, an email will follow with a Zoom link.

The 2021/2022 application will be accessible beginning Dec. 7. Applications must be submitted online by Feb. 26, 2021. Contact the United Way office with any questions at (919) 542-1110 or

NCDMV expanding its online services

RALEIGH – To provide more options for its customers, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is expanding its online options.

The changes mean that starting Saturday certain full provisional license holders will be able to convert credentials to a Class C driver license. Details on which license holders qualify can be found on the DMV website.

The changes were part of House Bill 211, which was signed into law in 2019.

Also new is a change for full provisional licenses issued to a person under 18. The change will extend the expiration date for a full provisional license to 60 days after a person’s 21st birthday.

NCDMV already offers online access for many services, including driver license renewals, ordering duplicate licenses and ID cards, driving record requests, driver license office appointments, registration renewals, vehicle property tax payments, duplicate registration cards, ordering personalized and specialty plates, payment of insurance lapse fines, and applying for voter registration.

Chatham County to host free document shredding event

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling division is holding a free document shredding event for Chatham County residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Solid Waste & Recycling Main Facility at 28 County Services Rd., Pittsboro.

Chatham County residents can bring up to three boxes or bags of documents from their household for free shredding. Residents are encouraged to bring old tax records, credit card statements, and other personal documents.

“We are pleased to offer this free service to residents as a way to safely dispose of and recycle shredded paper,” said Shannon Culpepper, a Chatham County recycling & education specialist. “Shredded paper cannot be placed in your recycling bin at home. It is too small to be properly sorted when recyclables are mixed together. Paper shredded through this event will be recycled since it goes directly to a paper recycler.”

Due to coronavirus, staff will not be able to unload documents for residents. Residents will need to unload their documents and put them into a cart. Face coverings are required.

Please remove papers from folders or files, as those items can be placed in a recycling bin and do not need to be shredded. Do not bring CDs, tapes, etc.; throw those items in the trash. Businesses are not allowed to participate in the shredding.

Individuals with questions may contact Solid Waste & Recycling via email at Due to a recent cyber incident, the Main Office does not have phone service at this time.

— CN+R staff reports

Holiday in the Park: A holly jolly drive-thru with Chatham County Parks & Recreation

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County community is invited to get into the holiday spirit with the Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department’s 2nd annual Holiday in the Park event, set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 at Northeast District Park.

Modified due to COVID-19, this year’s event will take place as a holly jolly drive-thru, where participants will be asked to stay in their cars while in attendance.

During Holiday in the Park, families can collect an ornament kit to decorate at home, reindeer food, and candy canes, while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to write a letter to Santa Claus ahead of time. Children will be able to hand their letters to Santa himself and wave at him through their car window.

“We are excited to continue to provide recreational activities and special events to allow Chatham County families the opportunity to enjoy fun times while also maintaining safety during the pandemic,” said Chatham County Parks and Recreation Director Tracy Burnett.

For more information, visit the Holiday in the Park Facebook event at, or contact Mallory Peterson at (919) 548-0301 or at

— CN+R staff reports


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