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SILER CITY — Of all the familiar motifs of old cowboy movies — and its a genre brimming with recurring themes and images — one of the most indelible is that of the hero riding off into the … more
GOLDSTON — Goldston Mayor Tim Cunnup agrees — it’s always nice to get state funds for major town improvements. The town, as well as the Goldston-Gulf Sanitary District, was recently awarded … more
PITTSBORO — A new degree program will begin on Pittsboro’s Central Carolina Community College campus starting this fall. Electrical Systems Technology will help educate students about … more
PITTSBORO — Capacity of the wastewater treatment plant and the Town of Pittsboro’s future needs have been a subject of discussion in the town of Pittsboro for many years. The town’s small … more
In recent years, Chatham County Schools has grown steadily, increasing the number of students it serves each school year from 2009-10 to this year. In that period, the district’s student population … more
SANFORD — Central Carolina Community College will offer three new Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs in Fall 2019, as approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. The new … more
A recent study on employment and earnings shows a 19 percent gap in pay between women and their male counterparts in North Carolina — ranking the state 32nd in the nation in that regard. In … more
After last year’s rally drew around 20,000 teachers and educators to downtown Raleigh, the N.C. Association of Educators has announced a sequel. NCAE President Mark Jewell announced a “Day of … more
The 17th annual ClydeFEST is coming to the Bynum Ballpark on April 6. Each year, the Chatham Arts Council hosts the “old school carnival” as a celebration of local folk artist Clyde Jones, … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s Board of Equalization and Review is seeking applicants to fill an alternate board member slot. The alternate attends board meetings when regular members are unable to … more
PITTSBORO — As a rumored protest fizzled just outside the walls of the meeting room, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners set aside a date and time to hear public concerns and comments about … more
A work session scheduled specifically so Pittsboro Commissioners could focus on Chatham Park’s proposed tree protection plan yielded a few changes Monday — and some frustration on the part of some commissioners and Chatham Park. more
Model A sightings are, understandably, much rarer on contemporary roadways. But around Pittsboro, you stand a good chance of seeing one. And if you do, it’s likely you’ll find James “Peanut” Collins behind the vintage steering wheel. 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
Chatham County appears to have rebounded smoothly from the recession of 2008, at least when it comes to job numbers. According to a report released last week from the N.C. Budget & Tax Center, … more
For nearly a decade, Dan LaMontagne has worked for Chatham County, first as its Solid Waste Director, then Environmental Quality Director, then Public Works Director, and then Assistant County … more
Main Street Pittsboro is a committee of business leaders, residents, town staff and elected officials who work together to ensure that Pittsboro’s historic downtown is preserved as a vibrant community center. more
PITTSBORO — After working with three separate Internet providers over recent years, Chatham County Schools is working toward just one, with the possibility of shaping the county’s wi-fi … more
Flooding in Siler City’s Loves Creek watershed isn’t a new problem, but ongoing efforts — in both the public and private sectors — are aimed at mitigating issues associated with the urban watershed. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education is asking the county government for more funds this year as state and federal funding decreases. The board approved a 4.26 percent increase … more
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