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PITTSBORO — After working with three separate Internet providers over recent years, Chatham County Schools is working toward just one, with the possibility of shaping the county’s wi-fi … more
Flooding in Siler City’s Loves Creek watershed isn’t a new problem, but ongoing efforts — in both the public and private sectors — are aimed at mitigating issues associated with the urban watershed. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education is asking the county government for more funds this year as state and federal funding decreases. The board approved a 4.26 percent increase … more
SILER CITY — Event planners will have an easier task in Siler City’s Agricultural-Residential zoned areas after Siler City’s Town Board approved an amendment to the Siler City’s zoning … more
PITTSBORO — Citing the potential for "increased foot traffic" in Pittsboro Monday evening, deputies from the Chatham County Sheriff's Office erected partitions on Monday around the "Our … more
Chatham County residents had their well water tested for free earlier this month thanks to a partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and Virginia Tech. The partnership is studying contaminants that … more
PITTSBORO — Nearly two decades ago, 3M’s plant opened south of Pittsboro, manufacturing the granular material that goes on shingles and quarried from Andesite rock that’s on site. The 3M manufacturing site hosted a Chatham Economic Development Corporation-sponsored tour March 7. more
Orchids are elegant, unique and delicate. And with long-lasting blooms ranging from the simple to the exotic, they’re prized and highly sought-after plants. But even though they’re prolific, they can be difficult to nurture and care for. At Pittsboro’s Orchid Gallery, which has been growing, distributing and babysitting orchids and similar flora for 26 years, the flower’s dramatic impact makes the effort worth it. more
PITTSBORO — Hampered by concerns over survey clarity and teacher feedback, the Chatham County Board of Education decided to wait on solidifying the 2019-2020 school year calendar. more
Once a month, volunteers come together to host the Siler City Community Meal with the goal of bringing the community for a free meal prepared by other community members. The Siler City Community Meal is held on the fourth Friday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. at The Peppercorn at 138 N. Chatham Ave. in Siler City. more
The Plant on Lorax Lane in Pittsboro has lived many lives. The facility now boasts 12 diverse tenants, from electricians and engineers, to organic and sustainable products, to craft distillers. Owner Lyle Estill calls the facility an eco-industrial park which also hosts the Chatham Beverage District. more
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“I thought I was dead,” said U.S. Army veteran Sgt. Brent Patterson, recalling the confusion in the unsettled moments following an explosion in Afghanistan that left him and his buddies … more
BEAR CREEK — Jeff Wilson was more or less destined to end up working for Wilson Brothers. The company, originally called W.A. Wilson Poultry, was started by his grandfather Walter Wilson in … more
Did you know that Chatham County is so big that its 19 fire stations don’t cover the entire area? Chatham County currently contracts with two nonprofit fire departments and one municipality, in … more
Nine-year-old Darby Janette Powers says creating art makes her feel “amazing!” On Saturday, the Peppercorn in Siler City will host a very special art exhibit of her works. She’ll be showing off her artistic talents, aided by her artist father, Darren “Johnny Glaze” Powers. more
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office declared on its Facebook page Thursday that a “rumors of a potential threat” to Chatham Central High School were deemed to be “unfounded and not based on … more
On March 28, 1941, the first ever superhero film hit the silver screen in the form of the first edition of a 12-chapter serial. The series was called “Adventures of Captain Marvel,” which … more
High school students taking classes at local community colleges is nothing new or unique, even in North Carolina and the central region of the state. But Chatham Charter School is working to take … more
SANFORD — Are you thinking about a career in engineering, the medical industry, business, or another field? If so, explore the possibilities at the Central Carolina Community College Annual … more
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