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Though they do play a role in our ecosystem as a food source for birds, bats and some aquatic life, mosquitoes — the buzzing and biting insects — are hard to like, and with good reason. Even … more
PITTSBORO — Every spring, since its placement atop a pedestal at the Chatham County Courthouse in 1907, the statue of a Confederate soldier has been adorned with a wreath at its base in honor of … more
PITTSBORO— The Chatham County Board of Commissioners held a joint meeting with the Town of Pittsboro Board of Commissioners to receive updates on several on issues that effect the two bodies. This … more
PITTSBORO — Several months later, they’re down to two. The Chatham County Board of Education officially eliminated four of six possibilities for the new attendance zones for elementary schools … more
SILER CITY — Miranda Griffin was finished with exams, and A.J. Alston had just one remaining. This was nine days before they ended their high school careers by graduating from Chatham Charter … more
A lot of Americans this year will likely face serious problems with their skin. According to a report from the U.S. Surgeon General in 2014, nearly five million people in the United States are … more
SILER CITY — Syd Ginsberg, a sculptor with a 77-year career, will be hosted by the N.C. Arts Incubator on May 17. Her work will be shown at the Person to Person Gallery from 6-8 p.m. Ginsberg … more
SILER CITY—For about a year and a half, Latinx students from Jordan-Matthews have been meeting, growing, and learning about their culture and how to play active roles in their community. The group, … more
SILER CITY — When Mary Helen Moody got married and left her hometown of Raleigh to start a new chapter of her life in Siler City, the local arts scene then wasn’t what it is today. The year … more
 PITTSBORO, NC – The Chatham County Board of Elections will host two free public seminars to explain the new voter photo identification requirements that take effect in 2020 … more
PITTSBORO — A property tax rate increase is something almost no county, city or town manager wants, and many elected municipal officials don’t like them either. But Chatham County … more
NEWS BRIEFS Chatham County budget proposes property tax rate increase. PITTSBORO — Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne proposed a 4.19-cent property tax rate increase Monday night as part … more
PITTSBORO — Around 20 people gathered a little after noon on May 2, standing near the flagpole outside the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. “The great commandment’s out there to love the … more
The dividing line between Chatham County’s “east” and “west” may not be an official boundary drawn on a map, but the socioeconomic differences between the two halves are anything but … more
(Editor’s note: this is the third of a five-part series about Chatham County’s response to the opioid crisis.) GOLDSTON — On April 4, a short documentary was shown to the small crowd … more
SILER CITY — They help the community find jobs, learn new languages, and work with updated technology, and the public can access it all at a surprising cost. The Wren Memorial Library in Siler … more
SILER CITY — Since 1914, with President Woodrow Wilson’s signature making it official, Mother’s Day has been celebrated in the U.S. on the second Sunday of every May. The annual springtime … more
SILK HOPE—The air was warm and the sun was high on Thursday as the 17th Spring Shakori Grassroots Festival opened its gates to visitors from across the state and the region. The quiet former … more
SILER CITY — About 5,000 people poured into the streets of downtown Siler City Saturday for the inaugural Spring Chicken Festival, a turnout that guaranteed the event’s continuation. Siler … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro will host its inaugural Local on Main, Pittsboro’s Farm and Art Dinner from 5-8 p.m. on May 19 in downtown Pittsboro. The event is a fundraiser for Main Street Pittsboro, … more
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