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In this exclusive interview, Chatham County Schools Superintendent Derrick Jordan discusses the current plans surrounding the reopening of Chatham County Schools. Currently, no statewide strategy has … more
In this exclusive interview, Chatham County Sheriff Mike Roberson discusses the latest state executive order regarding the wearing of masks and face coverings. The order, which took effect at 5 p.m. … more
BEAR CREEK — The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has announced a second arrest in the May 20 killing of a Bear Creek man. Tyree Allsbrook, 19, whose residence is listed as 164 Alston … more
CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy is seeking North Carolina-based businesses, including women- and minority-owned companies, to register with its “Hire North Carolina” list. Corporate spokesperson … more
ASHEBORO — Spring at the North Carolina Zoo is synonymous with the oohs and aahs of kids, the excitement of family day trips and the noise of bustling plazas. This year’s spring season, … more
BEAR CREEK — Kelsey Hussey’s drive to achieve is impressive. Just 14 years old, Hussey plays three sports, served as the president of the Beta Club at Bennett Elementary School, has gotten … more
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that the Trump Administration could not terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, which protects about 700,000 young immigrants — … more
On June 19, 1865 — two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation — Union soldiers told enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, the war had ended and they were … more
Júlia Pimentel Gudiel came to North Carolina from Guatemala for her children. While her four kids stayed in her home country, Pimentel Gudiel came to the U.S. to earn money, which she sends back … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s town board passed its $10.3 million FY 2020-21 budget on Monday, a significant increase from the original proposed $9.3 million budget developed after estimated revenue … more
SILER CITY — Siler City has battled nuisance violations and derelict properties since the economic downtown of 2008 and the closure of its major chicken processing plant that year. Now, the town … more
CHAPEL HILL — A local artist started a firestorm in the Briar Chapel neighborhood last week after the Black Lives Matter signs she made for friends and community neighbors were met with initial … more
SILER CITY — Nine Jordan-Matthews High School artists received awards from the school in a ceremony May 28 highlighting student musicians, actors and visual artists. Awards are usually announced … more
SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison, or El Vínculo Hispano, a grassroots non-profit organization based in Siler City, received a grant — totaling $98,480 — from the North Carolina Healthcare … more
PITTSBORO — With only a few minor glitches, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners’ hybrid virtual and in-person meeting on Monday went off smoothly. The meeting followed two months of … more
PITTSBORO — New construction is set for two residential projects in Pittsboro — each with its own niche. Construction began this month on The Retreat, a 48-unit affordable housing complex on … more
PITTSBORO — If you’re looking for somewhere to go during th ese times of COVID-19, plan a visit to enjoy the beautiful flowers and pollinators in the Pollinator Gardens at Chatham Mills. The … more
The proposed Chatham County government budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 has left multiple county officials as “confident” as they say they can be, considering the circumstances the spending plan … more
“Permanently closed.” Those two words — emphasized in blood-red letters — top a Google search of Lake Juno Park, the once-popular summertime swimming and recreation destination … more
Demonstrators gathered in Siler City and in Pittsboro last week to protest the death of George Floyd, to speak out against police brutality and to show community unity. About 200 protesters, a … more
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