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Pittsboro accepts ‘distressed’ community designation

PITTSBORO — The town’s board of commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to become a part of North Carolina’s Viable Utility program, which could provide Pittsboro with grant money …

Siler City Police Department to Begin Operational Changes on July 1

SILER CITY, NC — The Siler City Police Department will begin some operational changes effective July 1, 2022.  The department will continue to provide police services to the community 24 …
Chatham County Schools

NEW: Three new principals named by CCS Board of Education

The Chatham County Schools Board of Education named three new principals at its personnel meeting. Nikki Murchison was named principal of Bonlee School, April Burko at Jordan-Matthews High School and Caroline Linker at Silk Hope School.

Untreated wastewater discharge into Harlands Creek, minimal impact expected

PITTSBORO — Chatham County Public Utilities reported untreated wastewater discharge in Harlands Creek last week, but minimal damage is expected, officials say. 

1,800 new jobs may be on the way to Chatham County

SILER CITY — The new proposed North Carolina budget has opened speculation about the potential occupant of the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) megasite. 

Board set to meet Thursday to discuss water and wastewater utilities in Unit Vitality program with the state

PITTSBORO — Town commissioners on Monday decided to hold a special session Thursday, June 30, to discuss a response to a N.C. Dept. of Environmental Quality letter regarding Pittsboro qualifying …

‘La Voz de Chatham’ put on hold

The News + Record’s “La Voz de Chatham” project, which for two years has provided Spanish-language news content in both print and digital platforms, is officially on hold, Publisher Bill Horner …

Board grants rezoning request for proposed subdivision

The town’s board of commissioners on Monday granted a rezoning request for a nearly 100-acre subdivision proposed for Harold Andrews Road, a vote which came after a recessed public hearing on the issue a week ago.

Chatham leaders discuss growth, future at development panel

PITTSBORO — Panelists at a “Corridors of Opportunity” gathering last Thursday emphasized balancing rapid potential growth with a need for adequate affordable housing, saying Chatham County …

Chatham County Commissioners approve FY 2022-23 county budget

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the county budget for fiscal year 2022-23 on June 21. The $164.9 million budget is based on a maintained tax rate of 66.5 cents per $100 valuation. The budget will allow the county to continue prioritizing support for education and focus on growth.

World wide web: The virtual bond that created an inseparable friendship

Back in mid-December, Massiah Smith struggled to figure out the plotting and functions assignments in her math homework. She decided the best way to solve her problem would be to send an email to her fellow classmate.

News + Record offices, others closed for July 4th holiday

The business office of the News + Record will be closed on Monday, July 4, for the federal Independence Day holiday. Federal offices, banks, post offices and many other government offices, agencies …