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SILER CITY ­— By Josh Smith’s estimation, Friday afternoon’s tornado made a specific impression on the land surrounding Community Baptist Church in Siler City. A U-shaped … more
Among the myriad of statistics and analysis published in the 2018 Chatham County Community Assessment can be found a single statistic about how Chathamites view one another. The authors of the … more
(Editor’s note: this is the first of a five-part series of stories about the opioid crisis, its impact on Chatham County and possible solutions.) GOLDSTON — Goldston Mayor Tim Cunnup took the … more
SILER CITY — The inaugural Spring Chicken Festival in historic downtown Siler City will turn the streets of Siler City into a chicken-inspired midway, complete with a Ferris wheel, a 28-foot rock … more
Jeremiah Drive is the sole access road to the homes of 26 residents in northeastern Chatham County, which has been dealing with severe flooding for several years. Last week, the residential area … more
SILER CITY — A crowd of elected officials, Mountaire executive staff and community leaders gathered April 16 at the Mountaire Farms poultry plant in Siler City to celebrate an official ribbon … more
Healthcare promises to be a central topic of discussion in the 2020 presidential race, as the contenders for the Democratic nomination begin lining up their policies. In Chatham County, several of … more
PITTSBORO — Meeting Monday, the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners reviewed the nature of its water quality with respect to unregulated chemicals and considered treatment options and costs. The … more
Last Saturday’s 4th annual Bynum Bridge Fest brought hundreds out to the walking bridge spanning the Haw River to enjoy and purchase art. The event was created by Craig and Amanda Greiner, who … more
SILER CITY — Siler City Town Manager Bryan Thompson is moving — but not very far. Thompson, the town’s manager since 2013, informed the Siler City Board of Commissioners that he will be … 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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SILER CITY — The Town of Siler City has selected Chris McCorquodale as its new Public Works and Utilities Director, a spot that had been vacant since the retirement of the previous director, Terry … more
Chatham Library, CARE host pet ownership workshop SILER CITY — Chatham County Libraries is partnering with Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE), the Chatham County Animal Shelter and … more
PITTSBORO — The construction of Pittsboro’s proposed force main and sewer transmission line to Sanford appears to be delayed due to a dispute between the Town of Pittsboro, Chatham Park Investors … 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 … more
PITTSBORO — For his long and eclectic list of interests and talents, teenager Zac Tomlinson credits his tendency, as he puts it, to “get bored easily.” At 18, he’s already completed high … more
PITTSBORO — It surprised everyone. Walter Petty — the lone Republican on the Chatham County Board of Commissioners — announced his resignation from the board Monday night, quoting from the … more
GOVERNORS CLUB — The Chatham Literacy Council’s ‘Spring for Literacy” fundraiser luncheon at Governors Club on April 10 raised more than $53,000 for the organization. Author Frances Mayes, … more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners have approved a document that will guide over $500 million of investment from the town and developers over the next 30 years with the goal of … more
(Editor’s note: Retired News + Record Managing Editor Bob Wachs, who contributes a regular column to this newspaper, also serves as co-pastor of Bear Creek Baptist Church. During this Easter … more
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