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Every week I take hundreds and hundreds of copies of the new edition of the Chatham News + Record to locations across Chatham County, mainly on the eastern side. But my first stop is always the Silk … more
PITTSBORO — The news released last week was exciting for Neha Shah, who couldn’t contain her pleasure at discussing the numbers the next day. Visitor spending in Chatham County reached $36.89 … more
According to a study from SmartAsset, Chatham County is among the state’s top counties with the most incoming investment from a variety of sources. The study, which rated each county with an … more
As use of e-cigarettes and electronic vapor products rise among teens both in Chatham County and across the country, Chatham County Schools, in partnership with the county’s Public Health … more
U.S. Census workers are already on the ground in Chatham County even though the 2020 Census doesn’t begin in earnest until next years. Workers are canvassing area homes, verifying addresses in … more
Central Carolina Community College announced last week that it had set a new enrollment record, and Chatham County was well represented. The college said 1,146 residents of Chatham County had … more
GULF — The long saga regarding the replacement of the Carbonton Bridge may soon be coming to an end. The N.C. Department of Transportation announced last week that a new contractor had been … more
CHAPEL HILL — Rufus Edmisten, the first person serving on a Congressional committee to serve a sitting president with a subpoena, was hosted by Flyleaf Books last week as part of his promotional … more
Unless one pays keen attention to statewide education news, the term “Istation” might be like a foreign word. But it’s dominated conversation at the state level in recent weeks. Here’s the … more
Editor’s note: Chatham County’s second “One Chatham” event — a community conversation sponsored by the News + Record and the Our Chatham program of the UNC School of Media and … more
Performance grades for Chatham County's public and public charter schools were released Wednesday morning, and it was good news for most of Chatham's schools. Ten of the county's 18 scored public … more
Chatham County officials are on alert after North Carolina issued a State of Emergency declaration on Sunday in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.In the statement, Gov. Roy Cooper … more
PITTSBORO — This November, Pittsboro will have a new mayor. Jim Nass, after years of service to the community on numerous boards, is the town’s presumptive mayor, having drawn no … more
NEWS BRIEFS News BriefS Wren Memorial Library opening delayed SILER CITY — It will take longer than anticipated to complete necessary repairs of the Wren Memorial Library Branch in Siler … more
SILK HOPE — At this moment — and throughout the rest of this week — a steady fire is being nurtured at a tobacco-curing barn nestled among the 38 acres that comprise Silk Hope Farm Heritage … more
Thirty-one years ago, on the advice of County Manager Marvin Hoffman and Siler City contractor Tim Nance, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners called for the statue on top of the “Our Confederate Heroes” monument in downtown Pittsboro to be removed for repairs. more
Editor’s note: Chatham County’s farmers and restaurants have a unique partnership, one that’s designed to appeal to the palates of locals with discriminating — and healthy — tastes. In the … more
Even the superintendent of schools has to deal with school bus traffic on the first day of classes. Derrick Jordan kicked off the first day of Chatham County’s 2019-2020 school year on a trip around Siler City with Keith Medlin, the district’s director of technology and communications, but that jaunt got off to a bit of a slow start. While driving on U.S. Highway 64 Business out of Pittsboro, Jordan — the superintendent of Chatham County Schools — and Medlin got behind a school bus driven by a cautious and conscientious driver. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved two improvement plans for parks on opposite sides of the county with an estimated $7.8 million price tag by a 4-1 vote last … more
SILER CITY — The N.C. Dept. of Transportation will upgrade curbs at 18 intersections in Siler City in the upcoming year. The upgrades will ensure that the curbs adhere to ADA (Americans with … more
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