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BEAR CREEK — As the state of North Carolina begins to “stay at home” as ordered by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper last week, trucks and truck drivers are continuing their work to keep the supply chains … more
SILER CITY — As county residents descended on grocery stores, clearing shelves in response to COVID-19, the West Chatham Food Pantry is facing the challenge of obtaining food to provide for the … more
As more Chatham County residents hunker down in their homes aiming to avoid contact with COVID-19 and help curb its spread, traffic on local roads and highways is noticeably light. more
SILER CITY — For as long as it’s been around, Siler City has been the epitome of small-town America. Chartered in 1887, the town — current population about 7,800 — has been … more
Gov. Roy Cooper announced an executive order Tuesday afternoon prohibiting utility companies from cutting off services for the next 60 days. The order applies to electric, gas, water and wastewater services, and Cooper said at a press briefing that phone, cable and interent companies are "strongly urged to follow these same rules." more
Gov. Roy Cooper’s March 27 executive order No. 121 served as a “stay-at-home order,” as well as issuing “strategic directions for North Carolina in response to increasing COVID-19 cases,” and it went into effect at 5 p.m. yesterday. So what does a “stay-at-home order” actually mean? more
Two new basketball goals were installed at Goldston United Methodist Church just recently, completing the final touches of a project initiated last year by Chatham Central High School senior Riley Michael Lagenor to fund and build a full basketball court at his church. more
With a statewide stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper Friday for North Carolinians effective this coming Monday, residents are still allowed to travel for essential needs like grocery shopping. Car care experts remind those who do venture out for essential errands to be mindful of keeping their cars clean to lessen the chance of contact with the novel coronavirus. more
Duke Energy will conduct a scheduled quarterly test of the 83 outdoor warning sirens around Harris Nuclear Plant between 10 and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8. more
In the midst of responding to COVID-19 and campus closures mandated by state government, Chatham County Schools is continuing its push against teen vaping by announcing its partnership with an initiative designed to help youth quit vaping. more
Every 10 years brings the U.S. Census, the official count of people living in America. So far, in the 2020 count, Chatham is showing up. more
The state of North Carolina will be under a stay-at-home order, starting at 5 p.m. Monday, Gov. Roy Cooper said in a press conference Friday afternoon. The order comes after multiple counties and municipalities issued their own orders. more
How is the food industry stacking up against other industries in the age of COVID-19? News + Record Publisher and Editor Bill Horner III talked this week with Hank Cardello, a Governors Club resident who writes about food policy for Forbes magazine. more
News briefs Donaldson Funeral home limiting viewings With the COVID-19, or coronavirus, continuing to spread, the staff of Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is taking measures to help … more
PITTSBORO — Greg Lewis was rather blunt about what the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, and government orders to close dine-in options at restaurants across North Carolina has mean for … more
SILER CITY — As people make runs to grocery stores, clearing shelves, fears of a shortage of food prevails. But in reality, workers in food and agriculture sector — that means agricultural … more
SILER CITY — If you thought shagging, the regional swing dance originated some 70 years ago in the coastal Carolinas, was in danger of becoming a relic of the time in which it was born, you’ll be … more
As the country grapples with controlling COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, a growing number of workers are finding themselves out of work as businesses close and travel restrictions increase. Silk … more
The “staff of life” is in short supply. Grocery stores in the Chatham County area are experiencing a run on bread, and restaurants have drastically reduced their need for it in this time of … more
With Chatham County’s public libraries closed and more residents working from home than ever, one might think accessing books from the libraries’ catalogue would be impossible Not … more
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