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PITTSBORO — Crowds dropped in on Saturday for the Lowrider Show at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. The event, now in its fourth year, is the brainchild of Manuel … more
Northwest of Pittsboro, amid sprawling fields and rustic farms, lies the small rural community of Silk Hope. A run-down gas station, doubling as a surprisingly delicious BBQ joint, suggests a community forgotten. But nearby, an immaculate fire station and the 5,000-square-foot Silk Hope Community building tell a different story. more
It’s impressive to see a single member of a Scout troop achieve the rank of Eagle, the highest and most prestigious achievement in Scouting. On Saturday, Scout Troop 93 here in Pittsboro saw three of its members bestowed with the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout. more
Sometimes, a casual conversation can lead to big things. Such is the case for a local non-profit organization, Sonshine and Blessings, and Pittsboro United Methodist Church. more
Two years shy of the 250th anniversary of 1776, nine high school students from around North Carolina gathered over the weekend at Chatham County’s Governor's Club to honor the founding fathers with short oratories of their own creation. more
“Paris is always a good idea,” Audrey Hepburn once famously declared. Before my journey from Raleigh-Durham Airport to Charles De Gaulle Airport on October 25, 2023, I was besieged … more
PITTSBORO – The Chatham County Board of Commissioners met Monday, August 7 with the primary focus of the meeting being to start preliminary discussions surrounding the potential redrawing of … more
PITTSBORO — The splash pad located at Knight Farm Community Park is still down, town officials confirmed to the Chatham News & Record on Tuesday, Aug. 1.   “The town … more
The contests for Chatham County’s 2023 municipal elections are set. more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners met at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 24, at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center to explain the splash pad closure, to revise utility rates for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year and to approve the town’s water merger agreement with the City of Sanford. more
PITTSBORO — As Chatham Literacy Executive Director Vicki Newell stepped into the recently renovated CORA Food Pantry warehouse, she said “Oh my gosh, this is amazing!” more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Elections swore in the board members and chair for their two-year term at noon on Tuesday, July 18, at the Chatham County Board of Elections Office. more
PITTSBORO — In the hot and humid mid-July air, Lizabeth Silva, student of Central Carolina Community College, climbed into a bright red seated forklift, maneuvering the machine under close instruction from forklift instructor Ben Rankin. more
Wolfspeed CEO Gregg Lowe officially joined the Board of Trustees at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University last week. NC A&T is the nation’s No. 1-ranked Historically Black College or University (HBCU). more
SANFORD — After years of battling crime and blight at The Prince Downtown motel, the City of Sanford, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE), and neighboring residents and businesses worked together to close it down permanently. more
PITTSBORO – Chatham Park is an approximately 7,100 acre planned development district approved by the Town of Pittsboro in 2015 that, according to its approved master plan, will include up to 22 million square feet of non-residential development, 22,000 residential units, at least 1,320 acres of open space and 667 acres of park land and will feature a variety of land uses such as dwellings, parks, open space, entertainment and commerce. more
Residents of Chatham County are being cautioned by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office about a jury duty scam currently making the rounds. more
MONCURE — VinFast, the Vietnamese electric car manufacturer bringing the largest economic development project in state history to Chatham County, has posted initial site plans for its electric vehicle factory. more
SILER CITY — The Immigrant Community Advisory Committee (ICAC) met at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, to discuss scheduling a meeting with Siler City Police Department Chief Mike Wagner, to decide the next meeting dates and to speak about ICAC membership, in addition to reviewing the Transportation Community Priority List. more
RALEIGH — Across North Carolina, 25,825 households and 862 businesses in 33 counties will get high-speed internet thanks to nearly $80 million in additional Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grants, Gov. Roy Cooper announced on July 6. more
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