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PITTSBORO — Residents across Chatham County mourned the loss of Gene Oldham, the founder of iconic S&T’s Soda Shoppe in Pittsboro, through an outpouring of love and support via social media … more
PITTSBORO — At the Chatham County Board of Commissioners’ final regular session meeting of 2020 Monday night, each of the county’s 533 government employees were named as the “top secret … more
PITTSBORO — During the pandemic, arts organizations have been particularly vulnerable. But the Chatham Arts Council is thrilled to be the bearer of good news: the CAC and the North Carolina Arts … more
For me and many others, Selena Quintanilla has always meant more than just a superstar; she will always be an essential representation of the Latinx community. We care about how the world remembers … more
PITTSBORO — Christmas decorations start showing up in homes and elsewhere long before the day itself arrives, taking forms from the simple to the elaborate. For Louise Womble, however — … more
North Carolina took a big step forward last week in resolving its perpetual broadband deficiencies, but Chatham County does not stand to benefit in the immediate future. Last Thursday, Gov. Roy … more
As a pastor, politician and activist, the Rev. Dr. Carl Thompson has heard and answered many questions during his lifetime, but one — asked during his time at Duke Divinity School in the early … more
For aspiring first-generation college student Jamia Walden, this year’s college application process was missing an essential element: in-person guidance. “I would still have had to fill out my … more
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office was still searching at press time for Sergio “Yovani” Rodriguez, wanted in connection with the murder of Jose “Ramon” Hernandez, of Siler City. Police … more
After months of anticipation, the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine — granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last Friday — were administered across the … more
SILER CITY — Outside one Siler City home, Father Julio Martinez of St. Julia Catholic Church stood on the back of a pickup truck last Saturday, leading a prayer in Spanish before a small crowd. more
After a weeks-long fight to win reelection in the N.C. Supreme Court chief justice race — an effort which included formal protests in more than 90 counties around the state, including Chatham — … more
After more than 12 years as an educator in Chatham County Schools — and nearly eight as the district’s superintendent — Dr. Derrick Jordan will say goodbye in early 2021 to join the staff of … more
PITTSBORO — The town’s board of commissioners discussed two of Pittsboro’s major issues on Monday, both with respect to the town’s water: capacity and contamination. In a November meeting, … more
Nearly two months after a “cyber incident” shut down many of Chatham County’s government functions, the source of the Oct. 28 event is still unknown. While most of the recovery of the … more
SILER CITY — Wearing a sharp navy blue gingham button up and a dashing smile, Alex Flores celebrated his 5th birthday in style last Saturday with a birthday parade held in his honor. Family, … more
BEAR CREEK — Southern Supreme Fruitcake & More, like many retailers, was prepared for a slower holiday season because of the ongoing impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. But this … more
News briefs Pittsboro named a top 10 safest city Pittsboro was named the seventh safest city in North Carolina for 2020 by Safety.com, a leading home security and safety advocacy website. … more
Every year since opening Circle City Books & Music in 2012, Myles Friedman has watched his business expand — that is, until 2020, when the shop’s revenue plummeted by 50%. “I think … more
SILER CITY ­— Business incubators — shared-space facilities offering affordable rent and world-class tools to up-and-coming entrepreneurs — have become a roaring trend in America’s … more
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