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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
CHAPEL HILL – UNC Health Care, with facilities in Pittsboro and an affiliate hospital in Siler City, has announced enhanced precautions at all of its facilities statewide as concerns grow … more
Michelle Bir, her husband and four children, three of them school-aged, are currently living in a government-mandated lockdown in the Veneto region of Italy due to the widespread of COVID-19, or novel coronavirus. It’s been quite an experience. more
The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners held a second budget retreat on Saturday to set board goals for the town’s fiscal year 2020-2021 budget with an emphasis on infrastructure, staffing and upcoming capital projects. more
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Unlike most of the rest of Chatham County, particularly the eastern side, the town of Goldston has seen virtually no growth in the last 20 years. But a few circumstances are leading observers to project a change, and in an attempt to be proactive, town leaders are close to approving a Unified Development Ordinance — a document which would shape planning and zoning in Goldston in the future. more
The N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health confirmed last week that a Chatham County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. more
More than 43 percent of Chatham County voters turned out to the polls last Tuesday to weigh in on a number of issues. Nearly 97 percent of them voted “for” or “against” the referendum for a quarter-cent sales tax increase. Just so happens that more said “for” than “against.” more
MONCURE — Duke Energy is constructing a coal ash recycling unit on the property of its former Cape Fear plant in Moncure with the goal of excavating the coal ash in basins there, helping it meet … more
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