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MONCURE — Increased levels of heavy metals — including barium, chromium, vanadium, arsenic, copper and lead — were found in groundwater samples tested in January near the Brickhaven coal ash … more
PITTSBORO — In a 3.5-hour meeting filled with a pattern of stretches of pure silence and brief clashes between staff and elected officials, the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners on Monday … more
PITTSBORO — Mark Hall said he expected a good number of applicants for the first year of Central Carolina Community College’s Chatham Promise program. But the 170 applications he’s received … more
PITTSBORO — Even a severe storm couldn’t derail the more than 30 youngsters who endured a 17-mile bike ride from Pittsboro to Jordan Lake last Thursday as a part of the fourth Bikes & … more
As part of its effort to reach more seniors with resources on aging well, the Chatham Council on Aging is preparing to turn to a new group: religious leaders. The COA is hosting a clergy summit on … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Courthouse will be getting an influx of alleged drug distributors and possessors next month. Earlier this week, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office announced 21 … more
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PITTSBORO — The dispute over the confederate monument at the historic Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro seems to have struck a more conciliatory tone as evidenced by the Chatham County Board … more
More than half of the 242 wells tested in Chatham County contained levels of Chromium-6 and Vanadium, according to a joint study conducted by UNC-Chapel Hill and Virginia Tech. Between 10 and 20 … more
This story — the first of two parts, to be concluded in next week’s edition — tells the story of one Chatham woman’s experience as a caregiver for an aging parent, and what today’s (and tomorrow’s) caregivers can learn from her experience. more
PITTSBORO — The main office for Chatham County’s building inspectors is a gaggle of cubicles around a central area. That area is smothered with building plans, code books thicker than a … more
The Chatham County government is in the midst of a property revaluation, which has led to some confused and concerned phone calls to the county’s tax office. Karen Jones, the county’s … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Farmers Market is hoping to grow. Jackie Adams, who hosts the vendors at the Oasis Open Air Market, is offering a deal to farmers and vendors, hoping to “kick … more
SILER CITY — A few years ago, Josh Smith nearly lost his wife Amy to suicide. Now, he and his church are starting a new ministry with the hopes that something similar doesn’t happen to anyone … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools is expanding the plan for its Academically and Intellectually Gifted program to reached what district officials term as “under-represented … more
Over 150 years ago, the last slaves in the United States were freed, but that freedom came nearly two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation declared that “all persons … more
SILER CITY — With a goal of enhancing Siler City’s economic and cultural development, the Siler City Downtown Advisory Committee is exploring the possibility of widening the sale of malt … more
PITTSBORO — Innovation, asking questions, and being open to failure — these were concepts stressed at last Thursday’s Leadership Chatham graduation held at Central Carolina Community … more
news briefs Chatham volunteers needed to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault PITTSBORO — Chatham Family Violence Prevention Services and Second Bloom of Chatham have joined … more
PITTSBORO — The Haw River, which flows through Pittsboro, is “one of the most impacted” waterways in terms of unregulated chemicals in the Cape Fear Basin. That’s according to Detlef … more
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