Articles by Bill Horner III
Right-brained grandiosity and a garage door opener. Not a good combo.
I’m not typically given over to grandiose plans, but a scheme I concocted to surprise my mom for her birthday was certainly that — …
Chatham’s appetite for COVID-19 vaccine waning
One in 11 Chatham residents has contracted COVID-19 during the course of pandemic, but with tests for coronavirus now coming back …
EDC initiative’s goals: 2,000 new jobs, $500M in investment for Chatham
PITTSBORO — The objective? “Ambitious” just scratches the surface. If the Chatham County EDC’s “Accelerate 2026” …
Northwood student killed, another injured in Saturday car accident
The Northwood High School community is still reeling following a car accident on Old Graham Road Saturday night which killed one …
What's the status of Pittsboro's removed Confederate monument?
PITTSBORO — The “Our Confederate Heroes” monument removed from in front of the historic Chatham County Courthouse grounds 23 …
Health Alliance, CCPHD & Chatham Hospital prep for new study
Anyone who’s taken a deep dive into Chatham’s 2018 Community Assessment report knows it as a treasure trove of information about …
My mom thought she was lost. Now I’m the one in a different place.
I’d see her name pop up on the screen of my ringing cell phone and before even answering, I knew exactly how the call would …
Arrest made after crash at Johnson's Drive-In in Siler City kills one, injures three
One person is dead and three others are injured following a vehicular crash in Siler City on Friday afternoon, according to the  …
CCPHD Director Mike Zelek’s messaging remains consistent: Vax up and mask up
In Chatham County and across most of North Carolina, COVID-19 case counts are trending down. On Chatham County’s COVID-19 …
Childs, United Way prepare for agency’s 2021-22 campaign
PITTSBORO — Katie Childs’ transition from a supporting role at the United Way of Chatham County to its executive director came, in …
For Chatham Hospital’s staff, frustrations abound
“It’s been very stressful for myself and for our leaders. We are doing everything we can to make sure we continue to provide great …
Community events remember Eugene Daniel, Chatham’s Black history
On the 100th anniversary of his lynching death, Chatham County paused to remember — and formally memorialize — Eugene Daniel, and …
A century later, Chatham’s last lynching victim, Eugene Daniel, to be memorialized
One hundred years to the day after his murder, Eugene Daniel will finally get the remembrance he deserves. Daniel was just a week past …
The ‘hard moments’ of the COVID-19 pandemic continue. Here’s a Chatham update.
For the first time in three months, Chatham County residents are again succumbing to COVID-19. As the recent surge of cases continues, …
A breath of fresh air. A filter. Some perspective.
The picture accompanying this column was taken at an overlook near Cataloochee Valley in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains. My …
New Salvation Army director says ‘whack-a-mole’ method won’t get clients to self-sufficiency
SILER CITY — When it comes to working to tap into the latent resources and volunteer power available within Chatham County, the new …
Jackson tells Boys & Girls club supporters to help make it the ‘best example of a caring, community partnership’
PITTSBORO — Pancakes did indeed help pave the way, but there’s still a little bit of road the newly-formed Boys & Girls Club of …
County’s employee mask mandate reflects new guidance as Delta variant spreads
When Chatham County government employees returned to work this week, they did so under new masking guidelines for staff: as of Monday, …
Hey, litterbug. What gives?
Life is pockmarked with an array of puzzling incongruities. Among them is the fact that we actively recruit volunteers from among our …
Chatham’s Wesley Hart set to be awarded French Legion of Honor
PITTSBORO — At 102 years of age, Chatham County resident Wesley Hart is in rare company — one of just a relative handful of …