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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part story examining the effort of some Chatham residents to memorialize the victims of the county’s racial terror lynchings. A photograph depicting an 1899 lynching is shown on page A8. Readers may find the image disturbing. more
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Editor’s note: Scholar and author Tim Tyson — whose latest book, “The Blood of Emmett Till, won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and was named Best Book of 2017 by both the Los Angeles … more
Chatham County Schools Superintendent Derrick Jordan faces a strange dilemma when he evaluates his schools’ performance grades on state tests. The marks — which measure proficiency and growth … more
These are the names and pertinent information of the victims of lynchings in Chatham County’s history. All information is courtesy of “A Red Record: Lynchings in the Former Confederacy,” a … more
PITTSBORO — A Pittsboro man has been charged with several felony counts, including second-degree kidnapping, after reportedly firing shots and holding a bank manager hostage last Thursday afternoon … more
PITTSBORO — For the first time in its 12-year history, The Amazing Pepper Festival ­— better known as PepperFest — will be held in downtown Pittsboro. Previously held at Briar Chapel, … more
PITTSBORO — The “competing” rallies were very similar. There were signs, T-shirts, speakers, songs and chants. Supporters and opponents of the “Our Confederate Heroes” monument in … more
It’s rare that you’ll find seven different candidates for the same elected office generally come to agreement on something. But the seven people running for three open seats on the Pittsboro … more
SILER CITY — The Durham County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Andre Chaney, the co-owner of A&I Chicken Shack, after he failed to make a court appearance in late August. Chaney’s … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners is joining the Siler City Board of Commissioners in seeking resident input on allowing beer sales for on-premise consumption. The board … more
CHAPEL HILL — As the injury prevention coordinator at UNC Hospital’s Trauma Center, Lindsay Bailey’s aim is to “keep people out of the Trauma Center by bringing safety education and programs … more
SILER CITY — Working through a light agenda Monday night, the Siler City Board of Commissioners approved two rezoning requests and authorized several changes to the town’s Unified Development … more
There may soon be a new charter school in Chatham County. Carolina Royal Academy was one of 14 applications received by the state Department of Public Instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. … more
SILER CITY — The strongest statements from the night, based on crowd response, came from Jazmin Mendoza Sosa. Born in Mexico and raised in Siler City, Mendoza Sosa spoke with experience about … more
Chambers of Commerce have long served as networks of businesses and companies within a given area and often advocate on behalf of the business community. Cindy Poindexter hopes this year’s … more
SILK HOPE — Water, wastewater and what to do with them is a regular issue for municipal governments across the country. But did you know that Chatham County Schools is also in the wastewater … more
Did you know that, during fiscal year 2018-2019, the Pittsboro branch of the Chatham County Library system circulated more than 40,000 items? Forty thousand is a lot of books, magazines, DVDs, … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s candidates for town board showed their differences — and their similarities — at a forum held by the Haw River Assembly at the Central Carolina Community College on … more
In archery, you must aim your arrow at the target before you release it. Without a target, you can’t aim your arrow. Literacy service organizations have been working to find that target, and in … more
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