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SILER CITY — Scott Murphy says the change won’t mean anything for the service he and his guys provide the town of Siler City. But the impending move of the Siler City Fire Department to 24-7 … more
SILER CITY — Eying a seat in the U.S. Senate, Dr. Atul Goel is hitting the pavement, knocking on doors of households throughout North Carolina and talking with the folks who answer about the issues he hopes to address if elected. more
PITTSBORO — A mother and daughter from Chapel Hill died in a vehicle accident on the afternoon of October 21 just south of Pittsboro that is still under investigation. more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews High School artists are creating puppets for the fall musical, “Into the Woods,” thanks in part to a grant announced Nov. 1. The $1,600 Grassroots Arts Grant was … more
PITTSBORO — If and when it opens — possibly occupying the former site of Capital One Bank in downtown Pittsboro — a proposed Chatham County Welcome Center would collaborate, cross-promote and communicate all that the county has to offer. more
Veterans Day will be celebrated officially for the 82nd time this year across America, including many places in Chatham County, but the origins of the celebration go back to 1919. On November 11, … more
Chatham County released its Capital Improvements Plan for Fisol years 2021-2027 Monday night during a Chatham County Board of Commissioners meeting. The CIP showcases proposed, current and future projects the county funds that will cost $100,000 or more and could be scheduled and funded over the next seven years. The document is not a budget, but simply a projection that can change over time. more
SILER CITY — The classic Broadway musical “Into the Woods” — an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make — takes the stage at Jordan-Matthews High School in November with … more
November is National Family Caregivers Month, and Chatham County is not short of reasons — and people — to remember during the 30 days of November. The Chatham County Council on Aging says it has provided services to at least 177 caregivers since April 2015, and there are potentially more throughout a county that is expected to be the fourth oldest county in North Carolina by 2030 and was the eighth oldest in 2010. more
SILER CITY — The Town of Siler City has named Tina Stroupe as its new finance director. Stroupe will direct and supervise the financial operation and reporting of all municipal funds, audit, cash management, debt management and utility rate structure in compliance with North Carolina Local Government Commission and the North Carolina Treasurer’s Office. more
PITTSBORO — For Don Lein, retired IBM executive and Chatham resident for going on three decades, volunteering comes easily and naturally. It’s a “way of life,” he said. more
Siler City voters on Tuesday chose to expand beer and wine sales within town limits by a slim margin. more
SILER CITY — Siler City Mayor John Grimes retained his seat Tuesday by a comfortable margin, winning 62 percent of the vote and earning another term in office after defeating challengers Jackie … more
Both incumbents seeking re-election to the Pittsboro Town Board of Commissioners retained their seats Tuesday night, but it was a first-time candidate that earned the most votes. Kyle Shipp led … more
Sam White of Pittsboro was arrested last Thursday for a misdemeanor probation violation and six counts of felony possession of a firearm by a felon. more
U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), who represents Chatham County in Congress, criticized the vote on President Trump's impeachment inquiry in a press release Thursday, which was followed by a press release from Chatham County resident Angela Flynn, a Democrat who has begun campaigning to replace Walker in 2020. more
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The environment is on Chatham County’s mind. With the months-long saga of Pittsboro’s tainted drinking water still unfolding, attention by county officials and local groups to environmental … more
PITTSBORO — The presence of Mosaic in Pittsboro at the entryway to what will become Chatham Park has been known for a while. The equipment has been moving dirt and making way for building sites for … more
PITTSBORO — Defenders of the “Our Confederate Heroes” monument in downtown Pittsboro were awarded a temporary restraining order Monday, preventing the removal of the statue which stands on the … more
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