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PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s new Welcome Center is officially open to the public, and its representatives are eager to help newcomers and longtime residents alike find new and exciting things to do in … more
PITTSBORO — The Northwood community is rallying around one of its own. Over the last week, donations, messages of support and signs of solidarity have been flooding into the family of Troy … more
In the days before illegal drugs were widely accessible, homemade alcohol was the country’s contraband du jour. Following the 18th amendment’s repeal in 1933 — concluding the decade-long … more
Nearly four months into Chatham’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, just under a quarter of Chatham’s Hispanic population has been partially vaccinated — a rate over 10 percentage points below the … more
In recent years, more North Carolina charter schools have set aside seats for “educationally disadvantaged” students in their often competitive admission lotteries. The trend is true … more
SILER CITY — Vidas de Esperanza, a Siler City clinic, will host a COVID-19 vaccination drive from 8:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for anyone who wants a dose. And the best part? No appointment … more
If I have to tell you once, I have to tell you 10,000 times.  Or at least that’s the challenge for Gary Pruitt, who has overseen the last three presidential elections as president and … more
In North Carolina, there have been 936,425 cases of COVID-19 since last spring, according to the state’s dashboard as of Tuesday afternoon, and more than 12,000 people have died as a … more
Congressman Ted Budd (R-N.C.) is considering a bid for Richard Burr’s Senate seat in the 2022 midterm election, according to members of his staff. Several reports in recent days have suggested … more
As North Carolina begins to “open up” after a long pandemic year, organizers of festivals and events in Chatham County are figuring out ways to celebrate and get people together in a safe and logical method. more
PITTSBORO — National Public Health Week (NPHW) is April 5-11 this year, a time to recognize those individuals who contribute to public health on a small and large scale. The Chatham County Public … more
Shortly before 10 a.m. last Thursday, Jordan-Matthews senior Jacquelinne Marroquin Tobar drove to Piedmont Health’s Siler City Community Health Center and parked. In the driver’s seat, she rolled … more
It falls on Neha Shah, the director of the Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors Bureau, to help promote through various platforms events and attractions of Chatham County. The notion of … more
PITTSBORO — The board of commissioners reviewed Pittsboro’s ongoing water contamination issues in its regular meeting Monday, and entertained a presentation on potential solutions. The … more
Neighborhoods on the outskirts of town are often referred to as communities, or by describing the area geographically. For example: “At the intersection of Crawford Dairy Road and Jones Ferry … more
PITTSBORO — It’s under way. The six-month celebration of Chatham County’s 250th birthday officially kicked off with “Founding Day,” observed Saturday in Pittsboro. The drive-thru event … more
Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in a series investigating Chatham County’s water and sewer infrastructure. BRIAR CHAPEL — For years, private wastewater operations in … more
Mike Zelek, the director of Chatham County’s Public Health Department, and his staff continue to focus on the vaccination efforts more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. In this brief … more
When Jazmin Mendoza Sosa, student support specialist for Communities In Schools, looked at Virginia Cross Elementary School enrollment data last fall, she noticed what many media organizations have … more
PITTSBORO — The town’s budding Boys & Girls Club and Pittsboro’s Kiwanis Club hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday to announce their partnership and plans to begin operations within … more
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