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While the 2020 election dominates the national headlines, voters will head to the polls in 2019 and have a say in how their towns and cities are governed — Pittsboro, Siler City and Goldston among … more
Four years after North Carolina legalized the production and sale of industrial hemp, actions by legislators in the N.C. House Agriculture Committee may strike a blow to one of the state’s fastest-growing industries. The uncertainty has local hemp farmers, and others in the industry, concerned. Here’s one local farm’s story. more
PITTSBORO — It’s been the center of controversy in Pittsboro for many months, with the most recent leading to long nights at Pittsboro’s Town Hall with concerned citizens, elected officials and … more
Editor’s note: former News + Record Managing Editor Bob Wachs, a frequent contributor to the newspaper, penned this profile and reflection about Pittsboro barber Cadle Cooper, who’s been cutting … more
PITTSBORO — Despite the threat of rain, Pittsboro’s annual Summer Fest went off without a hitch last Sunday. Visitors enjoyed live music, a patriotic bike parade, crafts and vendors, delicious … more
MONCURE — It’s around 1 p.m. on Friday, time for the Camper Celebration at Camp Royall. As Disney songs play in the background, campers reunite with parents. Some parents run to their kids, … more
PITTSBORO — Footage of several bear sightings over the weekend in Pittsboro have spread across social media, with one video being viewed more than 20,000 times. Chatham County resident Lisa … more
SCOTUS rules state courts must decide partisan gerrymandering claims The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision last week that North Carolina’s Congressional maps, previously … more
SILER CITY — When the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office rounded up 19 suspected drug users and distributors in one day last month, it certainly created a stir. Now, more than 20 of the 35 … more
The town of Siler City is investigating placing a referendum on the 2019 municipal ballot that would allow voters to decide if malt beverages, such a beer, and table [unfortified] wine can be sold in … more
PITTSBORO — The “door dulcimer” greets the Violin and Fiddle Shop customer with music as the door opens, revealing the fresh aroma of pine resin in the air and maple shavings on the floor at … more
SILER CITY — Hospitals are known for being filled with doctors, patients, medical equipment and medicine, but right now Chatham Hospital is lacking in another area: volunteers. That’s why … more
GULF — The N.C. Dept. of Transportation announced this week that the contractor hired to replace the Carbonton bridge crossing the Deep River on N.C. Hwy. 42 near the intersection of Chatham, Lee … more
Pending a final approval, Chatham County Schools students may soon be required to take a full-semester class on financial literacy. The N.C. General Assembly passed House Bill 924 last month with … more
SILER CITY ­— Local officials, Siler City staff and community leaders and residents poured through the door of the Siler City town manager’s office last Thursday, expressing gratitude and … more
CHAPEL HILL — Church in the Pines is tucked back in the woods along the Great Ridge Parkway in the Briar Chapel neighborhood, a church that certainly lives up to its name. But while the … more
A new report says the expansion of the Medicaid insurance program in North Carolina would create hundreds of jobs and bring millions of dollars to Chatham County’s economy. The study, conducted … more
SILER CITY — A Siler City nonprofit is trying to be a part of the solution to widening division, according to its founder. In 2018, the year it opened its doors on East 3rd Street, Becoming One … more
SILER CITY — Weather permitting, 10 members of the Siler City Lions Club will fan out throughout town early on July 4th, armed with the stars and stripes. “We put flags at about 100 locations … more
Fireworks on the Fourth of July are an American tradition, but with the beauty of the colors and patterns comes an ever-present possibility of danger from fire and … more
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