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In this exclusive interview, Chatham County Schools Superintendent Derrick Jordan discusses the current plans surrounding the reopening of Chatham County Schools. Currently, no statewide strategy has … more
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about how stress is impacting Chatham County during COVID-19. It’s no secret that many people have been feeling additional stress … more
BEAR CREEK — The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has announced a second arrest in the May 20 killing of a Bear Creek man. Tyree Allsbrook, 19, whose residence is listed as 164 Alston Rd. in … more
Editor’s note: In 1855, one Chatham resident emancipated 28 slaves she owned, provisioning in her will that they be freed. Local historians Steven E. Brooks and Beverly Wiggins, members of the … more
News briefs Fireworks safety top of mind especially this July Fourth holiday PITTSBORO — With many Fourth of July public fireworks displays canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham Park is about to break ground on the first of seven public parks it will build before handing them over to the Town of Pittsboro. The 10-acre park is expected to cost Chatham … more
SILER CITY – The Chatham Solidarity Fund has finished distributing $177,300 among 197 Chatham County families who didn’t qualify for coronavirus stimulus checks because of immigration … more
SILER CITY — A recent investment in handheld thermal imaging scopes to aid in search and rescue operations just paid big dividends for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies two weeks … more
Chatham County is ranked fourth in the state and 100th in the nation based on the average annual social security benefit, according to SmartAsset’s Social Security calculator. SmartAsset — a … more
We have no cure for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This virus can sneak in, make a home in our airways, multiply rapidly, sneak out and infect bystanders without even making some ill … more
In this exclusive interview, Chatham County Sheriff Mike Roberson discusses the latest state executive order regarding the wearing of masks and face coverings. The order, which took effect at 5 p.m. … more
Scott Belcher is fishing to find chemicals in fish, and to help the fisherman who might eat them. Belcher, a research professor at N.C. State, has been sampling fish in Jordan Lake, the Deep … more
The Racial Justice Task Force of the 18th Judicial District is partnering with Chatham government and nonprofit leaders to host a virtual community conversation on racial justice in Chatham’s … more
SILER CITY — In his store on West Raleigh Street, Jeff Edmisten has sold and repaired computers for nearly 30 years. That’s given him a front-row seat to the highs and lows of the webcam … more
When it comes to enforcing Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide mask mandate, Chatham County Sheriff Mike Roberson is prioritizing transparency and education. In a statement after Cooper’s executive … more
In this exclusive interview, Chatham County Sheriff Mike Roberson discusses the latest state executive order regarding the wearing of masks and face coverings. The order, which took effect at 5 p.m. … more
BEAR CREEK — The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has announced a second arrest in the May 20 killing of a Bear Creek man. Tyree Allsbrook, 19, whose residence is listed as 164 Alston … more
CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy is seeking North Carolina-based businesses, including women- and minority-owned companies, to register with its “Hire North Carolina” list. Corporate spokesperson … more
ASHEBORO — Spring at the North Carolina Zoo is synonymous with the oohs and aahs of kids, the excitement of family day trips and the noise of bustling plazas. This year’s spring season, … more
Editor’s note: Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the United States, observed June 19. In Chatham County, back in 1855, one resident took it upon herself to emancipate 28 slaves she owned, provisioning in her will that they be freed. Local historians Steven E. Brooks and Beverly Wiggins, members of the Chatham County Historical Association, recently researched and wrote an academic paper on this piece of Chatham County’s history. Here’s the story of Marium Alston. First in a series. more
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