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PITTSBORO — It surprised everyone. Walter Petty — the lone Republican on the Chatham County Board of Commissioners — announced his resignation from the board Monday night, quoting from the … more
GOVERNORS CLUB — The Chatham Literacy Council’s ‘Spring for Literacy” fundraiser luncheon at Governors Club on April 10 raised more than $53,000 for the organization. Author Frances Mayes, … more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners have approved a document that will guide over $500 million of investment from the town and developers over the next 30 years with the goal of … more
(Editor’s note: Retired News + Record Managing Editor Bob Wachs, who contributes a regular column to this newspaper, also serves as co-pastor of Bear Creek Baptist Church. During this Easter … more
Starting in late 2017, the Chatham County Board of Education began discussing priorities for the redistricting process for Chatham Grove Elementary School, the county’s newest school, located … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County may soon be coming into another revenue stream, with a couple of hurdles still to jump. The county’s Board of Commissioners on Monday formally asked county staff to … more
SILER CITY — Taking action this week, the Siler City Board of Commissioners changed the zoning of 262 acres along U.S. 64 and Stockyard Road from Agriculture/Residential to Heavy Industrial. The … more
PITTSBORO — It started around 7:47 p.m. and concluded around two hours later. In that time span, 42 people spoke at varying lengths and with varying arguments. But all were, more or less, … more
PITTSBORO — Amanda Hoyle, the regional director for Metrostudy Raleigh-Durham, says Chatham County’s housing market is, and has always been, “confusing.” During a presentation Hoyle gave … more
BEAR CREEK — The Chatham County Board of Education voted Monday to keep the traditional calendar for the 2019-2020 school year, while keeping an eye toward any potential legislation coming from … more
Singing about stars, the band Coldplay famously remarked, “They were all yellow.” They could have been describing cars and sidewalks in Chatham County this spring. Yes, it’s pollen … more
JORDAN LAKE — Sometimes a spontaneous thought produces a tangible result. Such was the case a few days ago at the 5th annual Jordan Lake Top Shelf Fishin’ Festival, sponsored by Operation … more
As the news of the indictments spread last week of men with ties to the Chatham County Republican Party, new information beyond the scope of the indictment is also coming to light. Last week, the … more
PITTSBORO — There’s no action promised, but it certainly appears there will be plenty of discussion. The monument in downtown Pittsboro honoring Confederate veterans will enter the next phase … more
So small even their name sounds miniscule, ticks may at first seem a minor nuisance, but the little arachnids are well-known to often carry trouble disproportionate to their size. Jennifer Platt … more
PITTSBORO — When flooding damaged part of Salisbury Street at a drainage culvert near St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church three years ago, a short stretch of the knee-high brick wall enclosing the … more
SILER CITY — An accident on Raleigh Street in Siler City last Thursday forced the temporary closure of the road to first remove both vehicles involved in the accident and to allow for repair crews … more
Chatham Park’s innovative wastewater reclamation system is, according to its designer, a “marriage of nature and technology.” And it’s a rarity: The Chatham Park Decentralized Wastewater Reclamation Facility, as it’s called, under construction on Eubanks Road and Business 64 in Pittsboro, is nearly unique, one of a few of its kind in the country. more
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