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Siler City’s new advisory committee aims to give immigrants voice in town

SILER CITY — Decades after immigrants first began flocking to Siler City, the town will soon have a new immigrant advisory committee — and its creators have high hopes for the opportunities …

HORNER - TABOR EXCHANGE VOWS

Cathy Leigh Horner and John Wheeler Tabor, both of Chapel Hill, were united in marriage on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at the Forest Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, with Selina Troesch Munster officiating. …

Siler City commissioners initiate road improvements

SILER CITY — Siler City will spend almost $370,000 over the next year to repave sections of 10 major roads — about 23% more than originally allocated in the budget for fiscal year 2021-22 …

Senate takes up revised HB324, which could limit how schools teach American history

A state Senate education committee took up revised legislation last week that prohibits public schools from “promoting certain concepts,” including that the United States was created by members …

School board approves NCAE resolution to improve student learning conditions

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to improve student learning conditions at its meeting Monday night, as requested of local boards across …

Chatham commissioners discuss greenhouse emissions, moves back to courthouse for meetings

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners met at the Historic Courthouse for its regular meeting Monday night, marking the second session back in the building since before COVID-19 …

Pittsboro residents, here are your candidates for office

PITTSBORO — Following state-authorized elections delays for many of North Carolina’s municipalities and cities, Pittsboro and Goldston will be the only of Chatham’s towns to host major …

Water contaminant levels still decreasing since Greensboro spill

PITTSBORO — Two weeks of samples taken from Pittsboro’s water intake show decreasing concentrations of 1,4-Dioxane in the town’s drinking supply since a yet unknown Greensboro source discharged …

News + Record’s new parenting newsletter provides resources, information for Chatham moms and dads

The first edition of “The Carpool,” a parenting and education e-newsletter newly produced by the News + Record, was sent to more than 5,000 people last week. The Carpool is the newest digital …

New ordinance could be major step toward Siler City’s revitalization

SILER CITY — For the first time ever, Siler City has created a minimum nonresidential building code, and it could be the deciding factor in elevating the town’s sometimes-glum aesthetic. When …