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JoAnn Davis, the director of the Chatham County Housing Authority charged in a 19-count indictment in late February, has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Davis agreed to plead … more
The city of Sanford’s Big Buffalo Wastewater Treatment Facility, located adjacent to the Deep River, was the subject of a recent public hearing held by the N.C. Dept. of Environmental … more
Lee Smith wasn’t exactly born a writer, but her journey to becoming one of the South’s most beloved novelists began early enough. Her first foray in putting pen to paper, and getting … more
JoAnn Davis, the indicted director of the Chatham County Housing Authority, has been placed on administrative leave by her board. Housing Authority board attorney Brian Crawford told the News + … more
MONCURE — VinFast’s plan, from the start, was ambitious: to roll out electric vehicles from a sparkling new plant at Chatham County’s Triangle Innovation Point beginning in July of … more
SANFORD — The events, unrelated and seemingly discordant, would create — rather quickly — the inspiration for something not found anywhere in North Carolina, or perhaps the entire … more
JoAnn Davis, accused in a federal indictment of taking more than $200,000 in kickbacks in her role as the executive director of the Chatham County Housing Authority, pleaded not guilty last Thursday … more
Even as a young girl, Marcia Herman-Giddens recognized something was amiss. It was 1946. The soon-to-be 6-year-old Marcia had moved with her family from New York to the Southern city of … more
Large-scale layoffs among U.S. technology companies — including more than 58,000 cuts in January alone — and recession fears are painting a gloomy jobs forecast across the U.S. Not … more
SILER CITY — Calvin Dark can trace his family’s lineage in the Chatham County area back three centuries, but what he’ll share next week — and in a book he’s finishing … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education, meeting on the eve of its day-long planning retreat, presented a number of awards and heard a variety of updates at its regular session last … more
SILER CITY — Neighbors of a Chatham County teacher who faces five charges of assault with a deadly weapon say the alleged victims in the case — five teens whom they claim trespassed on … more
PITTSBORO — An investor who’s acquired nearly 500 acres of land just west of downtown Pittsboro says the mixed-use development he and his partners envision “will be an extension of … more
If there’s growing vaccine hesitancy among parents in some pockets of the U.S., data suggests that’s not necessarily true in Chatham County — where child immunization rates remain … more
The United Way of Chatham County has been serving the county as an independent affiliate of the national United Way for nearly four decades. But its mission had a fundamental shift in the last year that coincided with changes and growth within Chatham itself. more
In an age where landing even a $50 million economic development project is considered a major win, Michael Smith sheepishly admits the numbers generated in Chatham County this year are almost … more
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