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PITTSBORO ­— Chatham County Commissioner Walter Petty took the entire Board of Commissioners by surprise April 15 when he announced his resignation, effective at the end of the month. The … more
PITTSBORO — A proposed communications tower on Mitchells Chapel Road in Pittsboro is causing consternation for residents and for a competitor, SBA Communications, which has its own communications … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools followed many of its nearby public school district brethren earlier this week, with the Chatham County Board of Education voting unanimously April 25 to close … more
PITTSBORO — The Town of Pittsboro is considering a temporary fix for the replacement of the bridge and culvert on Pittsboro Elementary School Road that had been destroyed during flash flooding last … more
SILER CITY — Siler City Municipal Airport is getting a new beacon lighting system installed that increases safety for the community and pilots that use the facility. A new tower, funded by a … more
SILER CITY — It’s business as usual on any given day for the Post Office to be bustling with activity, a stream of letters and packages constantly coming and going. But for the thousands of … more
PITTSBORO — Hempsmith Clothing Co. in Pittsboro hosted its second annual East Coast Runway on Saturday, a sustainable fashion show with aspiring designers, several of which focused on clothing made … more
Hemp farming is growing in North Carolina and the potential economic benefits are drawing interest from established farmers and new farmers alike. After the first year of production, Hemp Industry … more
PITTSBORO — Oak City Hemp, located at The Plant on Lorax Lane in Pittsboro, opened last March selling hemp products such as ointments, oils, salves and flowers. Co-owner Patrick McClanahan Jr. … more
GOLDSTON — Chris Bowling is no different than his public school peers across the state at this time of year. Bowling, first-year principal at J.S. Waters School in Goldston, is preparing his … more
The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, set for this weekend, continues to grow in popularity while maintaining its mission of bringing quality music to Chatham County. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools followed many of its nearby public school district brethren Thursday night, with the Chatham County Board of Education voting unanimously to close school for … more
Chatham County earns several statewide safety awards For the sixth straight year, Chatham County received several top awards from the N.C. Dept. of Labor for outstanding safety practices and even … more
On May 4, 1919, a “little ol’ farm boy” made his entrance into the world. A little more than 20 years later, the boy from Apex had become a young man and was seeing the world — much of it … more
SILER CITY ­— By Josh Smith’s estimation, Friday afternoon’s tornado made a specific impression on the land surrounding Community Baptist Church in Siler City. A U-shaped … more
Among the myriad of statistics and analysis published in the 2018 Chatham County Community Assessment can be found a single statistic about how Chathamites view one another. The authors of the … more
(Editor’s note: this is the first of a five-part series of stories about the opioid crisis, its impact on Chatham County and possible solutions.) GOLDSTON — Goldston Mayor Tim Cunnup took the … more
SILER CITY — The inaugural Spring Chicken Festival in historic downtown Siler City will turn the streets of Siler City into a chicken-inspired midway, complete with a Ferris wheel, a 28-foot rock … more
Jeremiah Drive is the sole access road to the homes of 26 residents in northeastern Chatham County, which has been dealing with severe flooding for several years. Last week, the residential area … more
SILER CITY — A crowd of elected officials, Mountaire executive staff and community leaders gathered April 16 at the Mountaire Farms poultry plant in Siler City to celebrate an official ribbon … more
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