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The Chatham News + Record and Our Chatham are entering the podcast game. The pair of news organizations are collaborating on “The Chatcast,” a new podcast series which will explore newsworthy topics over a season’s worth of episodes. The first season, “The Age of Anxiety,” will focus on teen mental health and will be available for free on December 13 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Attorney Richard “Jep” Rose told the News + Record that he should have options for handling the Confederate monument in downtown Pittsboro ready for the … more
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PITTSBORO — The Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy formally asked the Chatham County Commissioners late last week for an extension to the October 1 deadline for a … more
Siler City's A&I Chicken Shack received a hate-filled letter on Wednesday – containing numerous uses of the “n” word – and appears to be an attempt to to coerce the owners, who are African-American and Puerto Rican, to abandon the business they opened about three weeks ago. more
PITTSBORO — The political discussion regarding symbols of the Confederacy moved beyond the Chatham County Board of Commissioners and into the chambers of the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners Monday … more
Chatham For All’s Mark Barroso is a life-long Southerner who grew up in Virginia and lived in Florida before moving to North Carolina in 1998. His mother’s side of the family settled in Franklin … more
SILER CITY — It was quite a spectacle when South Eastern Karate Association held its 25th anniversary celebration a dozen years ago. Martial artists, people from all walks of life, came from … more
Thirty-one years ago, on the advice of County Manager Marvin Hoffman and Siler City contractor Tim Nance, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners called for the statue on top of the “Our Confederate Heroes” monument in downtown Pittsboro to be removed for repairs. more
North Carolina counties which enact the Article 46 sales tax — a local option levy of an additional quarter cent on all retail items except for unprepared food and gasoline — have the option of also writing a resolution saying how the funds will be used. It’s not required, but the Chatham County Commissioners, like many county boards before it, have set aside four potential uses for any revenues from the tax, which will be decided on by Chatham voters during the 2020 primary vote in March. more
PITTSBORO — It was close to 10 p.m., nearly four hours after Monday’s Chatham County Board of Commissioners meeting kicked off. But the issue the hundreds of people came to hear about and speak about wasn’t fully resolved. more
PITTSBORO — Backhoes and other construction equipment have begun demolishing the old Ford automotive dealership located on the site of what will become a new Eagles gas station in downtown … more
SILER CITY — Jane Maness belongs to a very exclusive group. She entered the world, a happy and healthy baby girl, about two hours before noon on a Sunday. The year was 1948. The month was … more
PITTSBORO — A long and rich legacy began more than 200 years ago when Lewis Freeman — a free black man — found his way to Pittsboro as one of the town’s earliest settlers. The actions he … more
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The Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved a motion Monday night that restated the board’s intent to call for the removal of the “Our Confederate Heroes” in downtown Pittsboro, barring any work by the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to remove it before the November 1 deadline. more
Moncure may soon be home to a Hindu temple with a very tall monument. According to its website, the Carolina Murugan Temple will be located, along with “the tallest statue of Lord Murugan in the world” and multiple other buildings, on the bank of the Deep River on the Chatham side of the Chatham County-Lee County line. The listed address is 272 First Road, Moncure, which is near U.S. 1. more
Fire destroyed a large portion of retired Siler City doctor John Dykers’ home Monday. Believed to have started in a garage area near the home’s water heater system, the fire claimed 60 to 70 percent of the more than 100-year-old residence, according to Siler City Fire Chief Scott Murphy. more
The only Chatham-specific candidate primary in this year’s election pits an incumbent commissioner against a political newcomer. Former board chairman and current Commissioner Mike Dasher is … more
PITTSBORO — Superior Court Judge Susan Bray on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction filed by the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to prevent … more
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PITTSBORO — After nearly two years, the attendance zone for Chatham Grove Elementary School has been determined. The Chatham County Board of Education approved the zone at its regular meeting … more
There is some movement on the discussion around the Confederate monument in downtown Pittsboro. The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a Memorandum of Understanding between … more
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