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Headlines and social media have been filled in recent weeks with talk about the coronavirus and COVID-19, but what do you need to know? Here’s a quick look at the latest on the viral infection and what it means for Chatham County. more
In the conclusion this week to a two-part series about race relations and the state of racism in Chatham County, we talk with local observers about where we are and where we could be headed to make Chatham, as one interviewee put it, a “more harmonious and welcoming” county. more
Editor’s note: University of Kentucky journalism professor Buck Ryan, who has traveled and taught widely in China, has been a visitor to and is familiar with Chatham County. He’s working on a … more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners voted at a special meeting last Friday to appoint Robert Morgan as the town’s interim town manager, replacing Bryan Gruesbeck. Morgan served as … more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved the final plat and individual lots for Phase 1A of Mosaic, a 136-acre, $350 million mixed-used development currently … more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners has appropriated an additional $48,500 to expand a contract with The Wooten Company, which is assisting the town in securing a permit for the … more
If you had a 5 percent chance of developing a potentially fatal disease, and you could reduce this risk, wouldn’t you? Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading … more
PITTSBORO — It became a common theme throughout last Friday’s county legislative goals breakfast: Why don’t we have more control over our own area? Leaders from Chatham County government and … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning request for Marsh Auto Parts in Siler City following a three-hour discussion on Monday. Members of the community adjacent … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners decided on Monday night to seek out the assistance of a engineer who specializes in traffic flow and design to assist in assessing Mountaire Farms … more
“To thine own self be true,” said Polonius in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Gaines Steer, a local member of the National Association of Personal Historians, and raconteur, would agree. But who … more
In the first primaries for the Fourth Congressional District to feature Chatham County since 2014, incumbent Rep. David Price of Wake County earned the Democratic nomination, while Durham businessman Robert Thomas clinched the Republican candidacy, with 95 percent of precincts reporting as of press time. more
Chatham County voters easily approved a malt beverage referendum, allowing the “on-premises” sales of malt beverages at places like tap rooms and craft beer breweries with tasting rooms in unincorporated areas, and narrowly passed a local quarter-cent sales tax in Tuesday’s primary election. more
After facing some tight margins in early results, an incumbent Chatham County Commissioner escaped his party’s primary. Gaining 54 percent of the vote, Democrat Mike Dasher won the right to face Republican Jimmy Pharr in the November general election to represent District 2 on the Chatham County Board of Commissioners by defeating challenger Katelin Hancock. more
The Chatham News + Record has earned 19 awards, including eight first-place finishes, at the N.C. Press Association’s Annual News & Editorial Awards Contest. more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners voted at a special meeting on Friday to appoint Robert Morgan as the town's interim town manager, replacing Bryan Gruesbeck who resigned the … more
PITTSBORO — On Saturday, February 29 — a Leap Day in this Leap Year 2020 — Moleta Waddell will officially celebrate her 100th birthday. Friends and family gathered with the … more
There are two referenda on this year’s primary ballot for all Chatham County residents. The first took multiple meetings of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners to deliberate and … more
LIMON PROVINCE, Costa Rica — Armed with degrees in Spanish and Global Studies, Pittsboro’s Shannon Grand was looking for a little something different upon her 2018 graduation from UNC-Chapel … more
Editor’s note: As Black History Month winds down, we talk — in a two-part series, concluding next week — with several local leaders about the state of racism and race relations in Chatham … more
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