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PITTSBORO — After months of debate and discussion during hours-long meetings, the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners, in a 3-2 vote, approved guidelines for tree protections and planting of new … more
Kevin Stone said he knew the news reports were coming. So he prepared his family and friends “as best I could,” he said. Stone, a Chatham County probation officer and owner of a country … more
CHAPEL HILL — The intersection of Lystra Road and U.S. Highway 15-501 could be described as the turning point from Pittsboro to Chapel Hill. To the south, it’s Briar Chapel, Fearrington … more
When it comes to interactions between people and wildlife, state Wildlife Resources Commission officials offer clear advice to people: “Look, but don’t touch.” Those who do otherwise are … more
This weekend, hundreds of Chatham County students will be wrapping up their high school careers and turn their tassels at their respective schools’ graduations. Seniors from Chatham Central, … more
PITTSBORO — June 1 marked the quiet beginning of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which continues through the end of November, and while the season began unremarkably and forecasters … more
Littered throughout the list of goals in the Chatham County Aging Plan for 2018-2023 is the idea of awareness. “Overarching goals” include the idea of “promot(ing) awareness among older … more
SILER CITY — The Town of Siler City’s proposed 2019-20 municipal budget projects a revenue and spending increase of $3,195,753, which town officials say are related to the completion of the … more
PITTSBORO — The Town of Pittsboro’s 2019-20 municipal budget doesn’t call for a property tax increase, but forecasts a 4.8 percent increase in revenue from fee increases, including a 2.5 … more
Chatham County has joined serveral cities, counties and states across America in seeking financial restitution for damage done by opioids. The county government announced Wednesday it has decided … more
The Siler City Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget on June 17. The proposed Siler City budget includes an increase of approximately $3 million, mostly due to … more
Pittsboro’s board of commissioners will vote June 10 on a proposed town budget of $5.1 million, an increase of 4.8 percent over the prior year’s fiscal budget. The increased spending is … more
After several months of debate and discussion during hours-long meetings, the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners, in a 3-2 vote,approved guidelines tree protections and planting of new trees, referred … more
The pollinator garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro may be an official project for her job, but Debbie Roos also sees it as a personal labor of love. more
SILER CITY — Macy Beavers and Brady Andrew’s award-winning science project almost didn’t happen. “I was planning on doing something with peppermint,” Beavers said. “I wasn’t going to … more
PITTSBORO — Lexie Wolf, owner of Yoga Garden in Pittsboro, is about to celebrate the second anniversary of her business by opening a yoga boutique at the studio. Wolf started doing yoga about 20 … more
Though native to Central and South America and still relatively uncommon in the Tar Heel State, armadillos have been in North Carolina for the past dozen years after slowly migrating north, with … more
The bridge crossing the Deep River on N.C. Hwy. 42 near the intersection of Chatham, Lee and Moore counties will be closed for at least four more months, according to the N.C. Dept. of Transportation. more
Chatham County’s unemployment rate sits at 3.6 percent as of April 2019, according to the N.C. Dept. of Commerce. That’s better than North Carolina’s (4 percent) and the same as the United … more
It’s a brotherhood, and a sisterhood, that goes beyond different biker clubs, different states, and different branches of the military. Warm, welcoming, and appreciative, the brood was impressive to see and reminded those on their path of the ultimate sacrifice of our veterans lost. more
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