Articles by Bill Horner III
I went to the Happiest Place on Earth. A guy there threatened to beat me up.
My last fistfight, if you can call it that, was during my sophomore year of high school. It was with Mike Stoudt, a fairly good friend …
The results are in: Democrats sweep Chatham
A week has passed since Election Day and the conclusion of the 2022 midterms, which saw Democrats sweep contested seats across Chatham …
Roberson, Globuschutz vying for top law enforcement position in county
The choice for Chatham County Sheriff is between an incumbent law enforcement veteran who views himself as a steady, unifying presence …
MIKE: Roberson wants to build on successes
His title may be Chatham County Sheriff, yet the man who holds that office is known to most in the community simply as …
Chatham’s health voices on monkeypox, long COVID and more
New COVID case counts continue to drop — down 25% the last two weeks across the U.S., and trending down since mid-July — and more …
Chatham impressions from a visit to the EJI
Nearly a dozen Chatham residents, most of them members of the Community Remembrance Coalition-Chatham, spent part of last week in …
We walked where history was made
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The birthplace of both the Civil Rights movement and the Confederacy feels smaller than any other capital city …
Fox Haven partnering with D.R. Horton
Chatham Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) site co-owner Tim Booras knew he needed a proven residential development partner for the Villages …
New owner of 'Aunt Bee' house begins makeover with history in mind
SILER CITY — The circuitous route that delivered Kathy Nail from the windswept plains of her birthplace in Wichita, Kansas, to her …
‘Aunt Bee’ didn’t really gel with her TV castmates, but she found a home in retirement in Siler City
Frances Bavier was born in 1902 near Gramercy Park — a few blocks south of Central Park — in New York City. She planned to become …
The unclear endgame of StartUP Siler
SILER CITY — StartUP Siler, the mysterious philanthropic organization which has promised, among other things, to tackle Siler …
New variants have driven case counts up. Now, hospitalizations are increasing, too.
Mike Zelek, the director of the Chatham County Public Health Department, says there’s a lot of COVID out there. And that’s not …
Group narrows solution options, begins preparations for report to commissioners
PITTSBORO — In its final group meeting before sharing recommendations with the county’s board of commissioners, the Chatham County …
Report: Accelerated growth projections create need for 2 new elementary schools by 2027-28
PITTSBORO — Student population growth from new residents within Chatham Park and projected growth from new industries such as …
A doe, her fawns, my dog, and a covenant I won’t break
There’s a leash law in my neighborhood, a covenant of some kind I’m not sure is enforced. You’re not supposed to let your dog …
Reives: Budget falls short, but helps Chatham
RALEIGH — There’s a lot about the state budget Rep. Robert Reives II (D-Dist. 54) helped approve that he didn’t like, primarily …
Here’s what’s especially noteworthy in this year’s state budget
The $27.9 billion spending plan, approved July 11, provides adjustments to the two-year budget Gov. Roy Cooper signed back in …
Has StartUp Siler begun its work yet?
SILER CITY — It’s hard to tell whether things at StartUp Siler, the charitable organization which settled here earlier this year …
With new CDC guidelines in place, is it time to get your young child vaccinated?
Now that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is recommending COVID-19 vaccines for children up to 5 years old, …
VinFast speeds toward July start
VinFast, the Vietnamese automaker planning a $4 billion electric vehicle manufacturing facility at Chatham’s Triangle Innovation …