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Shots have been fired. Two days after the Chatham County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to begin the removal process for the Confederate memorial in front of the Chatham County Historic … more
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 on Monday night, with Commissioner Andy Wilkie the lone dissent, to terminate the county’s agreement with the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy regarding the Confederate soldier monument in front of the Chatham County Historic Courthouse in downtown Pittsboro. more
The second “One Chatham” event — a community conversation sponsored by the News + Record and the Our Chatham program of the UNC School of Media and Journalism’s Reese News Lab — will tackle the subject of poverty’s impact on public education outcomes. Scheduled for Sept. 11 at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City, the 90-minute forum will feature a conversation with five local panelists and an audience question-and-answer session. more
A smaller, yet not insignificant, problem that schools are facing is cyberbullying, when that name-calling, teasing and harassment goes online or over the airwaves. While the numbers for cyberbullying aren’t as high as normal bullying, Chatham educators and even law enforcement are keeping an eye out and offering help to those who face it. more
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PITTSBORO — With two of its more vocal commissioners — Commissioners John Bonitz and Michael Fiocco — absent, the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting on Monday was more … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s drinking water, drawn from the Haw River, has been the focus of study and concern for the town’s board for years. At the Pittsboro Board of Commissioner’s meeting on … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham Grove Elementary School is slated to open in about a year, and the Chatham County Board of Education has made a lot of decisions about the school. The next, at least so far, … more
More than 1,700 road projects statewide are included in the N.C. Dept. of Transportation’s final draft of its 2020-2029 Statewide 10-Year Transportation Plan — also known as STIP — and three of … more
Move over. It’s simple — just two words — but important. And it’s been the law since January 2002, when North Carolina’s Move Over law took effect with the goal of helping prevent … more
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part story previewing the new school year for Central Carolina Community College. Read next week for an examination of the college’s impact on Chatham … more
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PITTSBORO — The Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy released a statement Monday saying that the Confederate monument in front of the Chatham County Historic Courthouse … more
Information from the N.C. Opioid Database shows that while the number of prescription pain pills in Chatham has dropped within the last four years, the county sits in the middle of its neighbors in … more
PITTSBORO — The first discussion about a potential resolution from the Chatham County Board of Education asking state and national legislators to increase school safety by barring guns from … more
PITTSBORO — Only 58.7 percent of Chatham County residents describe their Internet service as good, according to the 2018 Chatham County Community Assessment. Apparently that’s affected Chatham … more
Chatham County property tax bills have been mailed out, and payments become due in less than a month. But if you’re a Chatham property owner, you may have questions, concerns or curiosities about … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners is considering enacting a policy prohibiting use of tobacco products on public property. The subject was discussed at the board’s meeting on … more
Loud gunfire and a demand for surrender were orders given to the rain-soaked defenders on the battlefield Sunday. Shots rang out, and a wagon filled with burning straw rolled towards the house that … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Parks and Recreation Department has been fielding complaints about Boling Lane Park and the department’s director Joseph Keel is concerned about the perception that … more
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