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PITTSBORO — During an abbreviated Chatham County Board of Commissioners meeting March 16, the board postponed two public hearings on the Williams Corner development and scheduled a public hearing … more
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UNC Health and WakeMed on Monday enacted additional visitor restrictions, prohibiting visitors from their hospitals’ inpatient areas. The regional hospital systems have also expressed urgent … more
When Pittsboro residents and real estate agents Yvonne Beal and Lisa Skumpija started the Facebook group “Caremongering Pittsboro” last week, they did not realize how far it would … more
Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne told the News + Record Thursday morning that the county government was in the process of exploring what a shelter-in-place order would look like in Chatham. more
The News + Record sat down with Layton Long, director of the Chatham County Public Health Department, and Dr. Stephanie Freese, member of the Chatham County Board of Health and owner of Polaris Equine Mobile Veterinary Clinic, to talk about all things COVID-19 in Chatham. more
The Chatham County Public Health Department announced Wednesday, March 25, that three more residents had tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in a news release. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services notified the Chatham health department of the positive tests on March 24. The new positives bring the total caseload in Chatham to six individuals. more
They serve as three of the most front-facing agencies of Chatham County’s government that interact with thousands of residents every week. But now, the Chatham County Department of Social Services, Public Health Department and Council on Aging are being forced to adjust their procedures and still provide services, despite restrictions placed on them by the spread of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus. more
Through the first week of public schools being closed because of the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, districts around North Carolina work to adjust to a nearly-unprecedented situation. Now that the “break” from in-person teaching has been extended to May 15, teachers and administrators across Chatham County have been trying to find a rhythm. more
Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order Monday extending the closure of all K-12 public schools across the state to in-person instruction until May 15 as part of an extension of restrictions and guidance to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. more
When traffic at CORA jumped this week — double or even triple the normal numbers of individuals and families seeking food assistance — Melissa Driver Beard, the non-profit food pantry’s executive director, found herself in dire need of healthy volunteers to help assemble and hand out bags of food. more
CHAPEL HILL — A group of Briar Chapel homeowners want in on the N.C. Utilities Commission’s deliberations over allowing the neighborhood’s wastewater treatment plant to become a … more
PITTSBORO — Construction was still being done last week on the new Perch Coworking location on Hillsboro Street in downtown Pittsboro as Betsey Elbogen showed off the facility. It’s not yet … more
MONCURE — Larry Ray, the man the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office suspects killed six members of his family Sunday — before fatally turning his gun on himself — had previously been charged … more
Editor’s note: Last week, in the first of this two-part series, the News + Record discussed how N.C.’s Tier system — designed to level the playing field for the state’s 100 counties by … more
CHAPEL HILL — Sunlight streamed through the aged stained-glass windows on a recent Sunday as University Baptist Church members, and their pastor Dr. Mitch Simpson, prepared for the final service … more
SILER CITY — Siler City Mayor John Grimes has signed a state of emergency for the town in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The declaration allows for “flexibility,” according to … more
A study released last month discovered that not all home water filtration systems are effective for removing unregulated chemicals from drinking water, and systems without the proper maintenance can … more
Last week was a blur amid all the news about coronavirus and its impacts on our communities, both locally and nationally. Every day brought new information and new policies. I spent the week … more
Private labs and universities are testing North Carolinians for the new coronavirus, according to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen. Whether anyone tested will have … more
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