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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
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
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
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
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
PITTSBORO — Defenders of the Confederate statue in downtown Pittsboro are seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in order to resolve the question of ownership of the … more
A rock quarry is slated to open just outside Goldston town limits, even if Chatham County denies the owner’s zoning request. Residents have expressed concerns about the quarry since it was first announced in 2014. more
PITTSBORO — The presence of Mosaic in Pittsboro at the entryway to what will become Chatham Park has been known for a while. The equipment has been moving dirt and making way for building sites for … more
Based on a review of legal documents and other evidence, the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy “more likely than not” own the “Our Confederate … more
  With the monument's removal having begun Tuesday night, here's a timeline of its history... In recent months, key players — the Chatham County Board of Commissioners and the Winnie … more
At least one vandal, armed with an air gun, shot nearly a dozen different storefronts and numerous car windows late Saturday night or Sunday morning, shattering windows and leaving at least 30 holes in windows of downtown businesses. more
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