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The CN+R Q&A DOT engineer chats brine, snow prep Justin Bullock is entering his seventh winter working for the N.C. Dept. of Transportation. He’s the county maintenance engineer for … more
The winter precipitation that fell early Sunday morning was enough to cause some major headaches for motorists. more
A sliver of Chatham County including two large retirement communities has been deemed the census tract with the nation’s highest life expectancy. Residents of Census Tract 201.04 — … more
Spreading the brine [Photo gallery]
Four months after announcing the retirement of its current president, Central Carolina Community College has named the five finalists vying to succeed him – two of whom have ties to … more
BY RANDALL RIGSBEENews + Record StaffChatham County’s Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) approved by commissioners addresses a critical need for improved emergency radio communications, among … more
With use of vaping products on the rise among teenagers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this month announced restrictions on sales of certain flavored e-cigarettes just as a major manufacturer … more
The closing of the Chatham’s Family Violence Rape Crisis Center in October marked the end of an era after a turbulent few years for the agency. What had started as a grassroots effort decades … more
According to the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association in Boone, the state is seeing a limited supply of Fraser fir trees compared to years past. Fraser fir trees represent almost all of the species grown in the state. Some 1,300 growers produce them across roughly 40,000 acres in North Carolina. North Carolina produces more than 20 percent of the real Christmas trees grown in the United States. more
A “porch pirate” is one name – others include backyard bandits and lawn looters – given to the brand of thieves who take advantage of unattended packages delivered to unoccupied homes around the Christmas season. more
A bill requiring voters to present identification before casting ballots in North Carolina elections is making its way through the N.C. legislature. Local officials say they’re watching the proceedings carefully. more
The Pittsboro Town Board of Commissioners agreed Monday to offer a letter of support to Chatham Park Investors for a portion of a roadway that would create an eastern bypass around Pittsboro. more
Sandwiched between Black Friday – the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season – and this week’s Cyber Monday, the event known as “Small Business Saturday” may not cause as much buzz for some shoppers. more
At Carolina Brewery, beer is more than a beverage. It’s a craft. And an award-winning one at that. brewery’s “Copperline” beer became the latest in a line of its malt beverages to be recognized in a national competition, winning a silver medal in September’s Great American Beer Festival in Colorado. more
BY BILL HORNER IIINews + Record Staff It’s spread out over the county for just a few hours and over two weekends, but for the artisans showcasing their works and studios, the 26th Chatham … more
This week, we speak with Mike Rusher, who’s been analyzing elections data since 2010, about a statewide perspective on November’s mid-terms. Rusher is the vice president for public … more
A dispute between neighbors and a Hindu temple in the northeastern part of Chatham County could result in new regulations on where churches and religious institutions could locate in the … more
For two years, Chatham County has been exploring options to improve broadband services in the county. Chatham County Management Information Systems Director Darlene Yudell and her team of stakeholders, which include members of county government, Chatham County Schools, the Chatham Economic Development Corporation, and Central Carolina Community College, arrived at three potential plans of action for the county. more
Chatham County’s average district-wide student scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test rose slightly in 2018, but still fell below North Carolina’s average for the test. more
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