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PITTSBORO — Construction was still being done last week on the new Perch Coworking location on Hillsboro Street in downtown Pittsboro as Betsey Elbogen showed off the facility. It’s not yet … more
MONCURE — Larry Ray, the man the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office suspects killed six members of his family Sunday — before fatally turning his gun on himself — had previously been charged … more
Editor’s note: Last week, in the first of this two-part series, the News + Record discussed how N.C.’s Tier system — designed to level the playing field for the state’s 100 counties by … more
CHAPEL HILL — Sunlight streamed through the aged stained-glass windows on a recent Sunday as University Baptist Church members, and their pastor Dr. Mitch Simpson, prepared for the final service … more
SILER CITY — Siler City Mayor John Grimes has signed a state of emergency for the town in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The declaration allows for “flexibility,” according to … more
A study released last month discovered that not all home water filtration systems are effective for removing unregulated chemicals from drinking water, and systems without the proper maintenance can … more
Last week was a blur amid all the news about coronavirus and its impacts on our communities, both locally and nationally. Every day brought new information and new policies. I spent the week … more
Private labs and universities are testing North Carolinians for the new coronavirus, according to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen. Whether anyone tested will have … more
PITTSBORO — Along with wanting the state government to allow localities more freedom to make decisions, the government leaders in Chatham County have made it clear they need more funds to do what … more
It’s become nearly impossible to exist in America without hearing about the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. And it’s hit close to home in Chatham County as well. Here’s a timeline … more
On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that Americans should be prepared to “hunker down significantly more than we as a country … more
A 56-year-old man from Siler City is in law enforcement custody after being arrested March 13 for a string of sexual assault allegations. more
A N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services update just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday stated the number of confirmed cases in North Carolina is up to 63, with three cases confirmed in Chatham County. The … more
During an abbreviated Chatham County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday evening, the board postponed two public hearings on the Williams Corner development and scheduled a public hearing on borrowing funds for radio equipment and towers for emergency services. more
The Chatham County Public Health Department announced Tuesday that two more Chatham residents have tested positive for COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus. The county press release indicated that the department was notified on Tuesday by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, and that no further information about the individuals would be disclosed for privacy reasons. more
Long lines and empty toiler paper shelves have become a part of regular Chatham County living in the last two weeks. Take the Piggly Wiggly in Siler City, for example. Normally, you’d figure a shipment of supplies wouldn’t warrant a Facebook post with all caps and exclamation marks. But as been demonstrated time and time again, these aren’t “normal” times. more
After Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order closed all public schools in North Carolina for two weeks — joining many of his governor colleagues across the United States — the state’s school systems, including Chatham County Schools, have had to make adjustments in a quick amount of time. The announcement came Saturday, and by Monday, CCS had begun to put things in place. more
Seven people are dead after a suspected murder-suicide that occurred in Moncure on Sunday, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday morning. The seven individuals were all members of the same family, according to a news release, and one of them was the alleged shooter. more
When N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper encouraged the cancellation of all gatherings of 100 people or more due to the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, one community that had to respond was churches. And in Chatham, those responses were been quite mixed. Even the county’s United Methodist churches weren’t in unison. more
N.C. Governor Roy Cooper ordered the closure of all schools in North Carolina for the next two weeks and banned gatherings of 100 or more in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a strain of the coronavirus that has spread across the globe. more
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