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The hoped-for announcement that a major microchip manufacturer would choose Chatham’s Triangle Innovation Point as the home for one of the largest economic projects in North Carolina history … more
The multi-billion semiconductor chip manufacturer previously reported to be considering Chatham County’s Triangle Innovation Point megasite won’t locate there, the News + Record has learned. more
PITTSBORO — The old adage about age being “an attitude” and not a number is something Dennis Streets learned early. As a 9-year-old, Streets — now the executive director of the Chatham … more
A week into our third year in a pandemic, record-high numbers of new COVID-19 cases and another surge in hospitalizations are dominating the conversations of health experts and observers — as is … more
Many economic development observers say Chatham County is poised for a giant year in 2022. Chatham Park’s accelerating development, Mosaic’s growing commercial client list and two megasites … more
The N.C. state budget approved last month included dozens of appropriations to N.C. municipalities, but a $34 million outlay to Sanford stands out as a signal of a potentially gigantic economic … more
Considering — much less debating — the eternal fate of a secondary character from classic literature seems an exercise in ineffectiveness, but nonetheless it’s something I seem to do every year … more
MONCURE — A regional developer who just bought 193 acres of land near Triangle Innovation Point — the latest in a series of high-acreage purchases in Chatham — says location and vision make the … more
12 YEARS A COMMISSIONER PITTSBORO — Michael Fiocco recalls visiting with some friends a year or two after being elected to the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners and being asked: So, what have you … more
PITTSBORO — In the five weeks since he was elected to Pittsboro’s board of commissioners, James Vose says he’s been tackling the learning curve that comes with being a newly minted public … more
Petty, a Republican and lifelong resident of Siler City who’d served as commissioner since 2010, made the announcement last week, saying he intends to file for the seat held since 2014 by Rep. Robert Reives II. more
I’m not typically given over to grandiose plans, but a scheme I concocted to surprise my mom for her birthday was certainly that — and harebrained, as it turned out. It was my sophomore year … more
One in 11 Chatham residents has contracted COVID-19 during the course of pandemic, but with tests for coronavirus now coming back positive at a rate of about 3.5% inside the county — below the … more
PITTSBORO — The objective? “Ambitious” just scratches the surface. If the Chatham County EDC’s “Accelerate 2026” five-year development initiative hits its marks, however, the impact … more
The Northwood High School community is still reeling following a car accident on Old Graham Road Saturday night which killed one student and critically injured another. more
PITTSBORO — The “Our Confederate Heroes” monument removed from in front of the historic Chatham County Courthouse grounds 23 months ago remains somewhat in limbo, with interested parties still … more
Anyone who’s taken a deep dive into Chatham’s 2018 Community Assessment report knows it as a treasure trove of information about the heart and health of Chatham County and its people. Now, … more
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 start. “Bill, this is your mother, Shirley Yvonne Pendergast … more
One person is dead and three others are injured following a vehicular crash in Siler City on Friday afternoon, according to the  Siler City Police Dept. more
In Chatham County and across most of North Carolina, COVID-19 case counts are trending down. On Chatham County’s COVID-19 dashboard, one critical number has stayed relatively flat. And in … more
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