Articles by Bill Horner III
On eve of election, candidates report harassment, slurs
An online tabloid news site published a story last week detailing harassment of “Unity 2022” mayoral candidate Nick Gallardo, …
New mixed-use plan would help address Siler City’s housing needs
SILER CITY — When prospective industries and businesses — and there have been a lot of them — visit the Chatham Advanced …
It’s election time. Here’s what you need to know.
The polls are open and it’s time — if you’re an early bird — to vote. Chatham County’s 2022 primary election is May 17, …
‘Unity’ bloc pledges prosperity, but raises red flags for some
SILER CITY — Even in the often upside-down world of local politics, it was clear that Siler City’s 2021 municipal elections would …
Siler City’s new town manager starts May 16
Raper, 33, comes to Siler City from the town manager post in Fairmont — a town of about 2,700 people in Robeson County, not far off …
What’s the latest on masks and booster shots?
ON MASKING A Florida federal judge on Monday voided the national mask mandate covering public transportation — including …
Chatham touched by COVID surge as officials eye new metrics
A new surge in COVID-19 cases after a two-month decline may be more significant than it appears because of the rise in home testing, …
Chatham officials quick to share praise, recognition for VinFast deal
When your county lands the largest economic development project in North Carolina history, the line of those selfishly seeking at …
For EDC’s Smith, an unexpected question, a major economic win
MONCURE — The Sky Mart convenience store in New Hill, located just off U.S. 1 near Moncure, is a landmark for anyone traveling …
Here’s a breakdown of the VinFast project and more — from 1 to 1.25 billion
1 The number of automotive manufacturers North Carolina can claim as of now, thanks to last week’s VinFast announcement. …
Chatham’s loss turns into a win
When the door closed in January on Chatham County’s “Project Autumn” — the code name for the multi-billion dollar …
VinFast, state make it official: Vietnamese automaker bringing 7,500 jobs to Chatham with $4 billion announcement
VinFast, a Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer, was officially introduced in a ceremony Tuesday at the Raleigh Convention Center …
Here’s what you need to know about VinFast’s plans in Chatham
The genesis “Project Blue,” as it was first known, got its start with a site visit by VinFast to the TIP site in Chatham County …
My week as a kitchen bachelor featured no take-out — and just one casualty
Many men I know fancy themselves as good cooks. Tossing a nice steak or a few finely-seasoned burgers over some charcoal is enough, I …
When gaining your sight becomes a ‘big deal’
“Mom, it wasn’t a big deal.” Among all the impassioned words, among all the emotional pleas I heard during Monday’s …
As surge fades, vax demand is ‘very low’ across county
As the COVID-19’s Omicron surge fades and mask mandates ease, Chatham’s vaccination rates lag behind overall rates across North …
Wanting the ‘absolute best school year possible’
Editor’s note: Dr. Anthony Jackson, Chatham County Schools’ superintendent, spent time with the News + Record on his six-month …
Jackson reflects on his first six months as Chatham’s superintendent
Editor’s note: Dr. Anthony Jackson, Chatham County Schools’ superintendent, spent time with the News + Record on his 6-month …
78% of revaluation appeals resulted in reductions, county says
Chatham’s Revaluation PITTSBORO — If you weren’t happy with the valuation of your Chatham property in the assessment done by …
Meat Loaf by the dashboard light
Angsty, hormone-fueled pop songs about teenage love and lust were a dime a dozen during FM radio’s salad days, in the 1970s and …