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PITTSBORO — The decision did not come easy. The Chatham County Board of Commissioners debated the merits of the change for the better part of an hour on Monday. And in the end, it was a split … more
Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of stories on the proposed wastewater transfer from Fearrington Village to Briar Chapel. The News + Record will continue reporting on this story as it … more
PITTSBORO — The 18th annual Fearrington Folk Art Show, which features the works of more than 30 self-taught artists, returns to Fearrington Village this weekend. The event will be held from 10 … more
Early voting for the 2020 primary has been steady but “slow” in Chatham County with 1,726 residents casting votes by the beginning of this week. Voters choosing the Democratic Party ballot … more
The only Chatham-specific candidate primary in this year’s election pits an incumbent commissioner against a political newcomer. Former board chairman and current Commissioner Mike Dasher is … more
The Chatham Economic Development Corporation announced last Thursday that Floorazzo Tile, a Siler City-based company which manufactures prefabricated terrazzo tile, will create 12 new jobs and invest $2 million as part of an expansion. more
The Chatham County Board of Education decided Monday that the four schools closed related to last week’s bad weather would not need to make up those missed days. Bonlee School, Bennett School, J.S. Waters School and Chatham Central High School each dismissed students early on Friday after power outages occurred on campuses. Superintendent Derrick Jordan said Monday some students were still in the carline when the announcement was made. The day was then designated as an optional teacher workday. more
The second annual Siler City Spring Chicken Festival will be expanding to a three-day event, scheduled for the first weekend in May. The event will kick off with a golf tournament on April 30 at … more
Her run is over, but Pittsboro’s Dr. Lulu Boykin’s fun sure wasn’t. Boykin was a contestant on season 18 of The Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America” until this past … more
The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners this week set a plan in motion for the process for finding a new town manager. Since the January 27 resignation of former manager Bryan … more
SILER CITY — Showcase contestants have been selected for “Sing and Play ’20,” the third-annual music competition scheduled for February 20 at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City. The … more
The year 2020 is already shaping up to be an intriguing one for North Carolina politics. After all, there are 15 contenders now for what will eventually become two candidates in November for the … more
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Old North State Water Company, the firm which oversees wastewater treatment in the Briar Chapel development, said it has heard customers’ complaints and has promised improvements, as well as offered explanations, in a 13-page document submitted in response to resident testimony. more
North Carolina counties which enact the Article 46 sales tax — a local option levy of an additional quarter cent on all retail items except for unprepared food and gasoline — have the option of also writing a resolution saying how the funds will be used. It’s not required, but the Chatham County Commissioners, like many county boards before it, have set aside four potential uses for any revenues from the tax, which will be decided on by Chatham voters during the 2020 primary vote in March. more
PITTSBORO — Amber Vaughn was born into a largely silent world. Now a 19-year-old college freshman, she was diagnosed at birth with bilateral microtia and astresia, or the absence of an external … more
The 2020 Census is gearing up in Chatham County. The census, a Constitutionally-mandated population count that occurs every 10 years in the U.S., helps to determine the share of federal money a … more
The powerful line of storms that blew through Chatham County last Thursday brought high winds and rains that damaged homes, caused power outages and flooded roads and bridges. This week’s … more
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Following the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s decision late last month to delay a decision on a proposed transfer of wastewater systems, residents of both Briar Chapel and Fearrington Village are waiting on their sewage’s future. more
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