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Pittsboro Youth Theater co-founders opt to sell business, cite financial hardship

PITTSBORO — After 10 years of providing a home on the stage to youth across Pittsboro and the entire Chatham community, Tammy Matthews and Craig Witter have decided to sell Pittsboro Youth …
SILER CITY PARKS & RECREATION

New ‘master plan’ set to help study programs, amenities

SILER CITY — Anticipated growth from new economic development projects have given town staff in Siler City the opportunity to re-examine its roadmap for the future. The town’s Parks …

Assault charges dropped against Hudson

PITTSBORO — A Chatham County District Court judge dropped all five charges of assault with a deadly weapon against a Pittsboro Elementary School teacher last Wednesday after reviewing the case …
WILL TECH LAYOFFS IMPACT US?

County’s growing economy, location boosts optimism

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 …
TOWN OF SILER CITY

Gallimore makes switch to code enforcer

SILER CITY — Chris Gallimore spent the last eight years working as a patrol officer for Siler City’s police department. In his new role, he’s still patrolling — only now as …
BUILDING A LIVELY DOWNTOWN

Brewery and Irish pub-style restaurant coming to SoCo

PITTSBORO — At the southwest corner of the town’s traffic circle, SoCo Pittsboro aims to bring a return to the bustling downtown lifestyle that “originally put Pittsboro on the …

8th-grader Ryan Serem wins Chatham County Schools District Spelling Bee

PITTSBORO — Among the more than three dozen spellers who qualified to compete in the district-wide Spelling Bee Monday, Margaret B. Pollard 8th-grader Ryan Serem emerged as the top …
COUNCIL ON AGING | 1st of 4 parts

For Dietrich, Senior Games is nothing but net

No matter where life has steered Rodney Dietrich, basketball is his universal language. Whether strengthening the bonds with his older brother, reaching the at-risk youth population or building …
‘The Beauty of Dusk’

Frank Bruni’s new perspective on life

When you’re a reporter, your whole life is a potential copy. The sentiment from journalist Nora Ephron rang in Frank Bruni’s mind when he woke up one morning in 2017 and suddenly …

Duo charged in breaking and entering case

In Nov. 2022, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Fayetteville Road in Goldston regarding a breaking and entering into a residence from which items were reported …

GPS feature leads investigators to larceny suspect

In Aug. 2022, members of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office responded to Beaver Creek Road, New Hill, regarding a reported breaking and entering into a motor vehicle. The victim reported …