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SILER CITY – Noemi Mora, Cesia Lopez and Lenore Ramos — each 17-year-old seniors at Jordan-Matthews High School— share many similarities with their peers. more
In Spanish, it’s called un abrazo.In French, it’s un calin.The English language employs onlya single vowel sandwiched betweentwo consonants to notate the samething: a … more
The U.S.government’s partial shutdown,which has halted thework of some governmentagencies since Dec. 22, hasn’thad a broad effect in ChathamCounty, but local shockwaves have hit. more
The Siler City Development Organization (SCDO) is offering a facade grant program for downtown properties with funding from the Siler City Board of Commissioners. SCDO is the administrator of the … more
After years of debate and turmoil, the Chatham Economic  Development Corporation has passed new bylaws, the rules that governs how the organization works – making its board smaller  … more
For the first time, the Town of Siler City is instituting new water rates for bulk users. The new rates were approved at last week’s board of commissioners meeting. Officials say they were implemented to ensure that users who tax the town’s water and wastewater infrastructure are paying enough to support the upgrades and maintenance  required to supply the water needs of those large users while remaining competitive to  large industries that may consider locating to the area. more
After an absence of nearly two decades, Siler City’s Spring Chicken Festival will return to downtown May 4 with the help of Mountaire. more
An afternoon fire Tuesday in Pittsboro scorched a building containing an automotive repair shop. A fire started at New Age Automotive Repair, located off of U.S. 15-501, a few minutes before 2 … more
Central Carolina Community College has its new president. Pending approval by the State Board of Community College, Lisa M. Chapman will be the sixth president of CCCC, which has campuses in … more
Chatham County Schools is in the midst of construction on Chatham Grove Elementary School and Seaforth High School, and beginning design on a new Central Services building. District COO Chris Blice walked the News + Record through those projects and the thinking behind them. more
Kicking the habit – a perennial goal of many smokers, especially around New Year’s – is indisputably a healthy choice, but for many who try, success can be elusive. Former Chatham County commissioner Mike Cross, 75, is a non-smoker now. more
Utter the words “Toyota-Mazda,” and Alyssa Byrd assures you it’s been enough time that it doesn’t hurt. more
After conducting a search of a Siler City residence on Dec. 29, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office’s Vice Narcotics Unit arrested three people on various charges. more
The late Al Craven, a longtime law enforcement officer with the Siler City Police Department, was honored the Chatham County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association on Jan. 3 more
PITTSBORO – Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7313 in Pittsboro announced the winners of its 2018-19 Youth and Education award contests. more
The arrival of a new year means that about half of all adults have make resolutions – many of them fitness-related – but only about 10 percent will actually keep them. more
The death of intern Alex Black, who was killed by a lion Dec. 30 at the Conservators Center in Burlington, made national headlines and sparked conversations about big cat and exotic animal centers and safety. more
President Donald Trump’s prime-time speech Tuesday night on border security generated responses from several officials representing Chatham County on the federal level. During the address, … more
You’d have to go back to August to find the last time Jordan Lake was at its “normal” water level.In the five months since, North Carolina, particularly its central area, has experienced a literal deluge of precipitation. more
PITTSBORO -- Parents of children attending preschool through Chatham County Schools should prepare for a price increase. Tuition for the program will rise by an average of $525 per year starting … more
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