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How enforceable is Pittsboro’s mask mandate? Not very.
PITTSBORO ­— Pittsboro instituted an indoor masking requirement two weeks ago, becoming the only Chatham municipality to pass such …
‘Tangible accomplishments’ toward Siler City’s revitalization
SILER CITY — Wren Farrar’s vision for Siler City’s renaissance is finally crystallizing after years of planning behind the …
Siler City moves toward securing $14.5 million loan for wastewater infrastructure
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners hosted a special meeting Monday to guarantee an option for $14.5 million in loan …
Mosaic announces first set of restaurants, retailers to open in coming months
PITTSBORO — Mosaic, a mixed-used development under construction at Chatham Park, has made quiet but steady progress through the …
Free events coming to Mosaic next month
PITTSBORO — To commemorate the arrival of several new tenants and completion of its event forum, Mosaic at Chatham Park will host a …
Pittsboro Board approves 741-acre rezoning for possible 55+ development
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro board of commissioners approved a rezoning request Monday for more than 700 acres, which will likely be …
Pittsboro enacts town-wide mask mandate
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro has re-instituted an indoor mask mandate, mirroring similar action from municipalities and counties across …
Coffee is in crisis, but local shops have your back
Climate change is a nebulous dilemma; its ramifications can seem obscure. But there’s at least one tangible effect that will make …
Pittsboro’s newest drinking hole: BMC Brewing
PITTSBORO — BMC brewing, the newest addition to The Plant on Lorax Lane in Pittsboro, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Sunday, …
Siler City board takes steps to begin multimillion-dollar water infrastructure improvement
SILER CITY — Siler City could invest more than $50 million in its water infrastructure over the next 20 years for general repairs …
Meet Goldston’s (likely) mayor-to-be, Jonathan Hensley
Jonathan Hensley, a lifelong Goldston resident, is Goldston's only registered candidate and will likely replace Mayor Tim Cunnup, who …
Catching up with the Pittsboro’s Boys & Girls Club's new director
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s new Boys & Girls Club has hired an executive director and will officially open to area youth in …
Could Pittsboro be heading toward a mask mandate? Town commissioners discuss.
In Monday’s regular meeting of Pittsboro’s board of commissioners, Mayor Pro Tem Pamela Baldwin advocated for instituting an …
Siler City Fire Dept. achieves one of state’s best ratings
Siler City’s fire department has been awarded one of the state’s best fire suppression ratings, an evaluation which represents the …
Longtime Goldston mayor Tim Cunnup will not seek reelection
GOLDSTON — Tim Cunnup, Goldston’s mayor for more than two decades, will not seek reelection in November, he confirmed to the News …
Take a look at tubing from Siler City’s AD Tubi
AD Tubi was founded in Italy in 1997. CEO Andrea Degano started the company after more than 20 years of learning the industry from the …
Siler City board approves UDO amendments, 5th Street repairs
The board of commissioners hosted a public hearing last Tuesday to amend sections of the town’s unified development ordinance and …
As General Assembly moves toward finalizing a budget, will Democrats have a say?
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s General Assembly and governor appear closer to passing a comprehensive state budget than they’ve been …
Federal unemployment benefits are ending. Now what?
I’m not sure if it was an ironic or suggestive decision by U.S. lawmakers, but most federal unemployment benefits expired on Labor …
Pittsboro's Small Cafe B and B will take diners on a culinary tour of the world
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s Small Cafe B and B (formally The Small B&B Cafe) has new owners with ambitious plans to infuse the quaint, …