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March household hazardous waste event Chatham County’s first Household Hazardous Waste event in 2019 is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at the Solid Waste & Recycling Main Facility … more
PITTSBORO — Their hands slam tables. It’s supposed to represent gunshots. On stage, six people represent the students who hid on April 20, 1999, in Columbine High School’s library in … more
PITTSBORO — While talk in Pittsboro has revolved around Chatham Park and its plans for tree protection, one of the development’s first major projects has gotten underway. Clearing on the first … more
SILER CITY — It was quite a spectacle when South Eastern Karate Association held its 25th anniversary celebration a dozen years ago. Martial artists, people from all walks of life, came from … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Police Department is working to resolve three highly publicized crimes that have occurred within the past month. Most recently, a woman was assaulted and seriously … more
When the Aetna Foundation launched its Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, Chatham County was one of 50 cities and counties across the United States to accept it and rise up to meet … more
SILER CITY — The new Mountaire chicken processing plant is up and running, processing approximately 80,000 chickens a day. Mountaire, a Delaware based poultry processing company, constructed the … more
SILER CITY — As the sun was going down in Siler City on a recent Thursday evening, the future was about to get brighter for a select few young high school students — rising 9th-graders — … more
PITTSBORO — Last June, while 626 Chatham County high school seniors took to local auditoriums and stadiums to accept their diplomas at graduation, a much smaller number of former graduates were … more
PITTSBORO — ODDCO, an unconventional art gallery, opened last Saturday on West Street in Pittsboro, welcoming about 400 guests. The company’s four owners — Cristina Virsida, Tim Lee, David … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Parks and Recreation Department announced on Monday at the Siler City Board of Commissioners meeting that it was featured in Recre8 North Carolina Magazine, a … more
SILER CITY — Extensive renovations are underway at a former Methodist campground near Siler City, which will soon take on a new purpose as a home for children in foster care. Founded in North … more
Work on improvements to sections of U.S. 421 and U.S. 64 will cause overnight ramp closures from April of this year to June 2020. The N.C. Department of Transportation announced March 1 the … more
A new bill in the N.C. General Assembly could be representative of a new optimism over allowing school districts to have more control over their school calendars. House Bill 163, filed Feb. 26, … more
Chatham County residents had their well water tested for free this week thanks to a partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and Virginia Tech. The partnership is studying contaminants that can make their way into ground water through industry, storm runoff, and by naturally occurring means. more
On the last weekend in February, close to a dozen men and one woman were in Saxapahaw to work on getting certified, recertified or simply keep their skills up for swift water rescue. The students donned special dry suits that keep the water off their skin. The gear is designed to allow the rescuers to spend long periods in cold water. Training in the winter gives the students the experience needed to work in any conditions. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s domestic violence support and advocacy program, Chatham Family Violence Prevention Services, seeks volunteers to provide specific support services for survivors of … more
PITTSBORO — Downtown Pittsboro will soon have a new tenant. EG-Gilero, a medical and drug delivery device manufacturer based in Morrisville, has purchased a property at 158 Credle Street near … more
SILER CITY — Building permit activity is increasing in Siler City and with the town understaffed to meet demands, Chatham County personnel are handling the town’s building permits and fire … more
PITTSBORO ­— According to the U.S. Department of Education, around 2 percent of public school educators in America are black males. But a look at Chatham County Schools’ administrative … more
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