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PITTSBORO — The call was near unanimous at the first “One Chatham” community forum: solving the problem of socioeconomic inequality in Chatham County requires community effort. Five … more
Editor’s note: this is the last in a five-part series about Chatham County’s response to the opioid crisis. Just more than a month ago, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and Siler City … more
Just a few days away from retirement, Thomas Bender’s office is mostly cleaned out. He’s already boxed up and moved the bulk of his personal belongings, his office walls and shelves are mostly … more
Education about cigarette and tobacco use has been prevalent in public schools for years. But those who educate America’s young people are adjusting their tactics to account for a new issue: … more
Home fires claim the lives of seven people each day, according to the National Fire Protection Association, which is conducting a week-long initiative to raise national awareness of a fire … more
Voter ID in North Carolina won’t be required until the 2020 primary election, but the Chatham County Board of Elections is getting prepared. The board, in conjunction with the state board, held … more
SILER CITY — The town of Siler City agreed on Monday to take possession of two parcels on South Chatham Avenue near downtown. Piedmont Conservation Council is under contract to purchase the … more
SILER CITY — Increasing the awareness of elder abuse and scams that target the elderly are topics of a May 30 program at the Western Chatham Senior Center. Elder abuse isn’t limited to just … more
PITTSBORO — Just one week shy of its 8th anniversary, Reclamation, a store in downtown Pittsboro that sells vintage antiques and gently used items, will close its doors effective May 31. The … more
After months of waiting, residents of Jeremiah Drive are beginning to see the first stages of repairs to raise a section of the road to prevent flooding. Crews from the N.C. Dept. of … more
CHAPEL HILL — Nicole Avila and Nathan Hrynewych, both days away from graduating from Woods Charter School in northeast Chatham County, said they weren’t 100 percent sure what they were going to … more
PITTSBORO — Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro was closed on Sunday. Instead of cars buzzing through, the street hosted a table that stretched from Salisbury to the circle, dressed for a three-course … more
SILER CITY — The Town of Siler City has announced the selection of Michael Wagner as its new Police Chief, effective June 3. Wagner is a Commander for the Albemarle … more
The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners requested several small changes to the Chatham Park Tree Element on Monday, again delaying a vote on the document. more
PITTSBORO — After 11 months of meetings and negotiations, the Town of Pittsboro has agreed to a deal with Chatham Park Investors and the N.C. Dept. of Environmental Quality that will settle a legal … more
PITTSBORO — A long procession of friends, neighbors and family followed Barbara Beye Lorie — her body cradled in a lavishly-decorated cardboard casket, carried to her grave site by wagon — … more
(Editor’s note: this is the fourth of a five-part series about Chatham County’s response to the opioid crisis.) In a way, the Chatham County Library is partly responsible for kickstarting the … more
SILER CITY — Run for the Wall, a cross-country motorcyle event in honor of Vietnam prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action, will stop in Siler City on May 22. Each year since 1989, … more
Though they do play a role in our ecosystem as a food source for birds, bats and some aquatic life, mosquitoes — the buzzing and biting insects — are hard to like, and with good reason. Even … more
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