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SILER CITY — John Grimes, a champion of Siler City who saw success in business and as an elected official, has died at the age of 77.   He’d served as mayor since 2013, … more
PITTSBORO — To date, more than 12,000 Chatham County residents have been mailed absentee ballots. With early voting beginning Thursday, Oct. 15, it’s a reminder that election day is less than … more
With less than a month until the first official competitions of the 2020-21 athletic year, the NCHSAA on Thursday released its most comprehensive coronavirus guidelines and sports protocol to … more
SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison got just what it wanted with Bryant Parroquin and Maria Gomez Flores — the organization’s two new hires. Parroquin and Gomez Flores are both UNC-Chapel Hill … more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews graduate David Gonzalez Hernandez received a “full ride” to attend UNC Greensboro — an achievement he said he owed in large part to Orgullo Latinx Pride, the … more
SILER CITY — Evelin Karina Barrera, 35, remembers the first three months of remote learning as one giant stress headache. She has three children attending Virginia Cross Elementary. Her oldest, … more
A resident of Chatham County for 45 years, Jimmy Pharr is running as a Republican against Commissioner Mike Dasher to represent Dist. 2 on Chatham County’s Board of Commissioners. He’s worked … more
Democrat Mike Dasher is seeking re-election as a Chatham County Commissioner after representing District 2 since 2016. During that time, he’s served as the board chairperson and also acted as the … more
In Dist. 5, Republican incumbent Andy Wilkie will face Franklin Gomez Flores — the first contested commissioner race in Dist. 5 in two elections. Wilkie, who has served on the board since being … more
Franklin Gomez Flores, a 26-year-old Siler City native, is seeking the Dist. 5 county commissioner seat by challenging Commissioner Andy Wilkie. If he’s successful, it’ll be the first time in … more
PITTSBORO ­­— Pittsboro’s Board of Commissioners considered updated research on PFAS water contamination and its implications for the town before addressing a rezoning request and a … more
PITTSBORO — There are countless tools and contraptions — traps and snares, nets and nooses — employed by man over centuries to capture wildlife. But Jeff Christian needs only brushes, paint … more
Across Chatham County, understaffed police departments face waning candidate pools as public discontentment with the police discourages potential interest in law enforcement careers. In Siler … more
In Chatham County, infant mortality rates are higher among both Black and Hispanic residents than white residents — 18.7% and 15.1%, compared with 7.9%. A larger percentage of Hispanic/Latinx high … more
SILER CITY — When the pandemic led to the closing of in-person schooling last March, students and families faced deficits and challenges to their learning: lack of reliable internet access, support … more
SILER CITY — The vision for the multi-million-dollar project Wren Farrar is spearheading in downtown Siler City is more than just about the renovation of three historic, but crumbling, … more
Drones are NCDOT’s newest tool in maintaining the state’s bridges and other infrastructure. The Federal … more
Editor’s note: In Chatham, the five-member board of county commissioners acts as the main policy-making body for the county’s government. This year, three of the board’s five seats will be … more
Following the Chatham County Schools Board of Education’s Sept. 23 decision to remain in Plan C through the end of the semester, many parents, students and residents across the district were … more
Chatham Trades Executive Director Shawn Poe is pleased to announce Dina Reynolds as the Director of Development and Communications. “Chatham Trades is very fortunate to have been able to acquire … more
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