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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 and a classmate, and it happened after Mr. King’s typing … more
A week has passed since Election Day and the conclusion of the 2022 midterms, which saw Democrats sweep contested seats across Chatham County. more
The choice for Chatham County Sheriff is between an incumbent law enforcement veteran who views himself as a steady, unifying presence in the county and a … more
His title may be Chatham County Sheriff, yet the man who holds that office is known to most in the community simply as “Mike.” Mike Roberson, who’s seeking a second four-year term in … 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 discussions center around whether the pandemic is “under control.” more
Nearly a dozen Chatham residents, most of them members of the Community Remembrance Coalition-Chatham, spent part of last week in Montgomery, Alabama. Originally … more
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The birthplace of both the Civil Rights movement and the Confederacy feels smaller than any other capital city I’ve visited. None, though, loom … more
Chatham Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) site co-owner Tim Booras knew he needed a proven residential development partner for the Villages of Fox Haven, the 184-acre mixed-use project he announced for Siler City back in the spring. That’s where Tom McKay comes in. more
SILER CITY — The circuitous route that delivered Kathy Nail from the windswept plains of her birthplace in Wichita, Kansas, to her new home on West Elk Street in Siler City didn’t pass … more
Frances Bavier was born in 1902 near Gramercy Park — a few blocks south of Central Park — in New York City. She planned to become a schoolteacher. But working in vaudeville and getting her first … more
SILER CITY — StartUP Siler, the mysterious philanthropic organization which has promised, among other things, to tackle Siler City’s drug and crime woes and invest $100 million in a housing loan … more
Mike Zelek, the director of the Chatham County Public Health Department, says there’s a lot of COVID out there. And that’s not just because the number of N.C. counties with “high” COVID-19 community levels has jumped from less than a dozen a few weeks ago to more than 60 today. more
PITTSBORO — In its final group meeting before sharing recommendations with the county’s board of commissioners, the Chatham County Wastewater Study Commission on Monday narrowed its list of … more
PITTSBORO — Student population growth from new residents within Chatham Park and projected growth from new industries such as VinFast and FedEx will necessitate the construction of new elementary … more
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 run free, untethered, to roam around like a leaf flitting in the … more
RALEIGH — There’s a lot about the state budget Rep. Robert Reives II (D-Dist. 54) helped approve that he didn’t like, primarily because — in his words — it “didn’t really do a lot” to … more
The $27.9 billion spending plan, approved July 11, provides adjustments to the two-year budget Gov. Roy Cooper signed back in November. more
SILER CITY — It’s hard to tell whether things at StartUp Siler, the charitable organization which settled here earlier this year with bold ambitions, have actually started up. more
Now that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is recommending COVID-19 vaccines for children up to 5 years old, Chatham’s health experts are encouraging parents to seriously consider it as a “critical line of defense” against the virus. more
VinFast, the Vietnamese automaker planning a $4 billion electric vehicle manufacturing facility at Chatham’s Triangle Innovation Point, hopes to begin moving dirt at its 1,977-acre site on or around July 1. First, though, the company must acquire all that land. more
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