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Orchids are elegant, unique and delicate. And with long-lasting blooms ranging from the simple to the exotic, they’re prized and highly sought-after plants. But even though they’re prolific, they can be difficult to nurture and care for. At Pittsboro’s Orchid Gallery, which has been growing, distributing and babysitting orchids and similar flora for 26 years, the flower’s dramatic impact makes the effort worth it. more
PITTSBORO — Hampered by concerns over survey clarity and teacher feedback, the Chatham County Board of Education decided to wait on solidifying the 2019-2020 school year calendar. more
Once a month, volunteers come together to host the Siler City Community Meal with the goal of bringing the community for a free meal prepared by other community members. The Siler City Community Meal is held on the fourth Friday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. at The Peppercorn at 138 N. Chatham Ave. in Siler City. more
The Plant on Lorax Lane in Pittsboro has lived many lives. The facility now boasts 12 diverse tenants, from electricians and engineers, to organic and sustainable products, to craft distillers. Owner Lyle Estill calls the facility an eco-industrial park which also hosts the Chatham Beverage District. more
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“I thought I was dead,” said U.S. Army veteran Sgt. Brent Patterson, recalling the confusion in the unsettled moments following an explosion in Afghanistan that left him and his buddies … more
BEAR CREEK — Jeff Wilson was more or less destined to end up working for Wilson Brothers. The company, originally called W.A. Wilson Poultry, was started by his grandfather Walter Wilson in … more
Did you know that Chatham County is so big that its 19 fire stations don’t cover the entire area? Chatham County currently contracts with two nonprofit fire departments and one municipality, in … more
Nine-year-old Darby Janette Powers says creating art makes her feel “amazing!” On Saturday, the Peppercorn in Siler City will host a very special art exhibit of her works. She’ll be showing off her artistic talents, aided by her artist father, Darren “Johnny Glaze” Powers. more
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office declared on its Facebook page Thursday that a “rumors of a potential threat” to Chatham Central High School were deemed to be “unfounded and not based on … more
On March 28, 1941, the first ever superhero film hit the silver screen in the form of the first edition of a 12-chapter serial. The series was called “Adventures of Captain Marvel,” which … more
High school students taking classes at local community colleges is nothing new or unique, even in North Carolina and the central region of the state. But Chatham Charter School is working to take … more
SANFORD — Are you thinking about a career in engineering, the medical industry, business, or another field? If so, explore the possibilities at the Central Carolina Community College Annual … more
March household hazardous waste event Chatham County’s first Household Hazardous Waste event in 2019 is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at the Solid Waste & Recycling Main Facility … more
PITTSBORO — Their hands slam tables. It’s supposed to represent gunshots. On stage, six people represent the students who hid on April 20, 1999, in Columbine High School’s library in … more
PITTSBORO — While talk in Pittsboro has revolved around Chatham Park and its plans for tree protection, one of the development’s first major projects has gotten underway. Clearing on the first … more
SILER CITY — It was quite a spectacle when South Eastern Karate Association held its 25th anniversary celebration a dozen years ago. Martial artists, people from all walks of life, came from … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Police Department is working to resolve three highly publicized crimes that have occurred within the past month. Most recently, a woman was assaulted and seriously … more
When the Aetna Foundation launched its Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, Chatham County was one of 50 cities and counties across the United States to accept it and rise up to meet … more
SILER CITY — The new Mountaire chicken processing plant is up and running, processing approximately 80,000 chickens a day. Mountaire, a Delaware based poultry processing company, constructed the … more
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