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SILK HOPE — At this moment — and throughout the rest of this week — a steady fire is being nurtured at a tobacco-curing barn nestled among the 38 acres that comprise Silk Hope Farm Heritage … more
Thirty-one years ago, on the advice of County Manager Marvin Hoffman and Siler City contractor Tim Nance, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners called for the statue on top of the “Our Confederate Heroes” monument in downtown Pittsboro to be removed for repairs. more
Editor’s note: Chatham County’s farmers and restaurants have a unique partnership, one that’s designed to appeal to the palates of locals with discriminating — and healthy — tastes. In the … more
Even the superintendent of schools has to deal with school bus traffic on the first day of classes. Derrick Jordan kicked off the first day of Chatham County’s 2019-2020 school year on a trip around Siler City with Keith Medlin, the district’s director of technology and communications, but that jaunt got off to a bit of a slow start. While driving on U.S. Highway 64 Business out of Pittsboro, Jordan — the superintendent of Chatham County Schools — and Medlin got behind a school bus driven by a cautious and conscientious driver. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved two improvement plans for parks on opposite sides of the county with an estimated $7.8 million price tag by a 4-1 vote last … more
SILER CITY — The N.C. Dept. of Transportation will upgrade curbs at 18 intersections in Siler City in the upcoming year. The upgrades will ensure that the curbs adhere to ADA (Americans with … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham Arts Council is planning an expansion of its Artists in Schools program with the aim of helping Chatham County Schools students learn more about arts. The Chatham County … more
PITTSBORO — Speaking Tuesday morning to the Chatham Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chatham Development Meeting, N.C. State economist Michael Walden told an audience of more than 300 that a … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s Town Board of Commissioners dedicated the bulk of their regular meeting Monday night to addressing one of the area’s biggest growing pains: a need for increased drinking … more
A zoning saga that started last November as a request for a change on places of worship has finally ended. The Chatham County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last week to require … more
SILER CITY — “It did OK,” said Jeanetta Shamberger, speaking about the success of this year’s Relay for Life event. Held in early May at Siler City’s Bray Park, proceeds from the 2019 … more
It's been a rocky road back to completion for the Carbonton bridge crossing the Deep River on N.C. Highway 42 on the Chatham-Lee county line. But according to an announcement today from the N.C. … more
PITTSBORO —For the ninth-straight year, spending by tourists in Chatham County saw an increase. Domestic visitors to Chatham County spent $36.9 million within county limits in 2018, … more
SILER CITY — The Town of Siler City has a new head honcho. Roy Lynch, the current Finance Director and Interim Town Manager, was announced as the new permanent Town Manager on Friday after … more
NEWS BRIEFS Chatham Community Library hosting author, ‘gentle movement’ yoga class PITTSBORO — Local author Ruth Moose and yoga instructor Tim Keim will be featured at two upcoming events … more
PITTSBORO — “It was rather scary,” said Karen Crowell, recalling the copperhead bite she sustained two years ago. “And painful,” the Pittsboro resident added. “Incredibly … more
The Chatham News + Record has created two brand new ways for readers and residents to be informed about life in Chatham County. The debut issue of “chatham brew,” a weekly e-newsletter, was … more
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a four-part series looking at “The Things They Face” as students prepare to head back to school. This week: school safety. In part three next week, we’ll … more
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part story previewing the new school year for Central Carolina Community College. Last week, we covered what was new for CCCC in Chatham County this … more
Surveys and data routinely show that people who are religiously-affiliated in some way are more likely to make a charitable donation than those who are not. Seeking not only to raise funds and get … more
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