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According to the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association in Boone, the state is seeing a limited supply of Fraser fir trees compared to years past. Fraser fir trees represent almost all of the species grown in the state. Some 1,300 growers produce them across roughly 40,000 acres in North Carolina. North Carolina produces more than 20 percent of the real Christmas trees grown in the United States. more
A “porch pirate” is one name – others include backyard bandits and lawn looters – given to the brand of thieves who take advantage of unattended packages delivered to unoccupied homes around the Christmas season. more
A bill requiring voters to present identification before casting ballots in North Carolina elections is making its way through the N.C. legislature. Local officials say they’re watching the proceedings carefully. more
The Pittsboro Town Board of Commissioners agreed Monday to offer a letter of support to Chatham Park Investors for a portion of a roadway that would create an eastern bypass around Pittsboro. more
Sandwiched between Black Friday – the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season – and this week’s Cyber Monday, the event known as “Small Business Saturday” may not cause as much buzz for some shoppers. more
At Carolina Brewery, beer is more than a beverage. It’s a craft. And an award-winning one at that. brewery’s “Copperline” beer became the latest in a line of its malt beverages to be recognized in a national competition, winning a silver medal in September’s Great American Beer Festival in Colorado. more
BY BILL HORNER IIINews + Record Staff It’s spread out over the county for just a few hours and over two weekends, but for the artisans showcasing their works and studios, the 26th Chatham … more
This week, we speak with Mike Rusher, who’s been analyzing elections data since 2010, about a statewide perspective on November’s mid-terms. Rusher is the vice president for public … more
A dispute between neighbors and a Hindu temple in the northeastern part of Chatham County could result in new regulations on where churches and religious institutions could locate in the … more
For two years, Chatham County has been exploring options to improve broadband services in the county. Chatham County Management Information Systems Director Darlene Yudell and her team of stakeholders, which include members of county government, Chatham County Schools, the Chatham Economic Development Corporation, and Central Carolina Community College, arrived at three potential plans of action for the county. more
Chatham County’s average district-wide student scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test rose slightly in 2018, but still fell below North Carolina’s average for the test. more
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and the Chatham Economic Development Corporation have reached preliminary agreement on the governing documents of the EDC. more
The town of Siler City is choosing to wait to consider a Mountaire request to close a portion of E. Third Street until after the plant is up and running. more
Last week’s heavy rainfall tested the capacity of the three rivers running through Chatham County, resulting in flooding of some roadways. The rain further saturated the region in what officials say has been a notably wet year. more
Construction of a replacement bridge in Carbonton, originally scheduled for completion last week, will now drag into 2019. The bridge, which crosses the Deep River on N.C. 42 where Chatham, Lee … more
The Chatham Cares Community Pharmacy provides free prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, and used medical equipment for Chatham County residents who are uninsured or underinsured. more
The Siler City Development Organization (SCDO) is offering a facade grant program for downtown properties with funding from the Siler City Board of Commissioners. The Siler City Board of … more
The portion of Pittsboro Elementary School Road closed since it was ravaged by Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters is closer to re-opening The roadway was topped with water and then buckled. … more
Mountaire has asked the Town of Siler City to consider permanently closing a portion of Third Street within the city limits. more
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