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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
PITTSBORO — Since its debut in 1999, a program offered by the Chatham County Public Health Department has helped prepare nearly 400 new fathers for the challenging role of a lifetime. Called … more
SILER CITY — The Wren family has been a fixture in Siler City for more than 100 years. Now, one of the great-grandsons of scion L.L. Wren is looking to make his mark on downtown. Wren Farrar … more
BONLEE — Bonlee School Principal Kim Taylor said she hadn’t had a solid lunch for a whole week. She snacked, but nothing full. That’s what the last week of school is like. It was the … more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners revisited two different Chatham Park Additional Elements at its meeting on Monday — the Tree Protection Element and the Open Space Element. As … more
If you’re a Chatham County resident, you could pay the county’s Public Health department more than $100 to test your home’s well water for lead. But thanks to a current research study with the … more
SILER CITY — Through knocking down stereotypes and building up women in the community, Women Build adds a few tools to your belt. This year, 83 volunteers spent three days building Chatham … more
John Moore has asked Our Chatham what Chatham County is doing to lift people out of poverty. As it turns out, he may be answering his own question. Moore is the executive director of UPLIFT … more
SILER CITY — “It’s time to do something,” said Jose Rodriguez. He’s frustrated. As manager for the last six years of Compare Foods at Siler City’s Park Shopping Center, off Raleigh … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools students will be paying slightly more next year for purchasing breakfast and lunch. The Chatham County Board of Education voted Monday night to the lunch price … more
Over the last few weeks, Chatham County has seen a lot of high school graduates. At Monday’s Chatham County Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Derrick Jordan said the commencements were … more
Did you know that, in one year, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners dropped the county’s property tax rate by more than 20 cents? While that’s the most drastic change in the tax rate in … more
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