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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
Erika Hoffman became a bit concerned about her own state of mind after reading a series of articles about dementia, a memory-loss condition which afflicted her late father, and decided to take … more
Wilson Brothers, known officially as Wilson Brothers Milling and Trucking Company, has 60 or so trucks on the road or preparing to hit the road at any given time. The company provides transport primarily in the animal agriculture and wood products industries, and like most transportation and freight companies, uses a fuel surcharge — referred to in the industry as an “FSC” — to help calculate freight rates it charges its customers. more
SILER CITY — A major street in Siler City may be going on a “road diet.” Second Avenue, once a major highway through central North Carolina as part of old U.S. Hwy. 421, is the subject of a … more
As the nation’s death toll from the pandemic surpassed 1 million, local health officials mourned what Eric Wolak, the chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Chatham Hospital in Siler City, called “a heart-breaking milestone.” more
An online tabloid news site published a story last week detailing harassment of “Unity 2022” mayoral candidate Nick Gallardo, saying he, his mother and friends had been subject to hateful text messages and various types of harassment, and that police officials haven’t intervened. more
SILER CITY — When prospective industries and businesses — and there have been a lot of them — visit the Chatham Advanced Manufacturing megasite, there’s one question owner Tim Booras always … more
The polls are open and it’s time — if you’re an early bird — to vote. Chatham County’s 2022 primary election is May 17, but one-stop early voting, which began last Thursday, is available … more
SILER CITY — Even in the often upside-down world of local politics, it was clear that Siler City’s 2021 municipal elections would be particularly unusual. Now that they’re finally happening … more
Raper, 33, comes to Siler City from the town manager post in Fairmont — a town of about 2,700 people in Robeson County, not far off I-95 south of Fayetteville — where he’s worked since March of last year. more
ON MASKING A Florida federal judge on Monday voided the national mask mandate covering public transportation — including airlines, trains, buses, subway and ride-sharing vehicles — that was … more
A new surge in COVID-19 cases after a two-month decline may be more significant than it appears because of the rise in home testing, but it’s mostly all quiet on Chatham County’s case count … more
When your county lands the largest economic development project in North Carolina history, the line of those selfishly seeking at least a little of the credit can quickly grow pretty long. more
MONCURE — The Sky Mart convenience store in New Hill, located just off U.S. 1 near Moncure, is a landmark for anyone traveling between Jordan Lake and the Shearon Harris area, as well as kind of a … more
1 The number of automotive manufacturers North Carolina can claim as of now, thanks to last week’s VinFast announcement. Carmakers N.C. was in the running to land over the years, but missed out … more
When the door closed in January on Chatham County’s “Project Autumn” — the code name for the multi-billion dollar semiconductor chip manufacturer considering Triangle Innovation Point as its … more
VinFast, a Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer, was officially introduced in a ceremony Tuesday at the Raleigh Convention Center as the first tenant at Triangle Innovation Point, the county’s huge megasite near Moncure. more
The genesis “Project Blue,” as it was first known, got its start with a site visit by VinFast to the TIP site in Chatham County back in December.  “We’ve really … more
Many men I know fancy themselves as good cooks. Tossing a nice steak or a few finely-seasoned burgers over some charcoal is enough, I suppose, to qualify you for a “Grill Sergeant” t-shirt or a … more
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