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While the debate over the state budget rolls on in Raleigh, most of the government work in Chatham is running normally. Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne said the delay will likely affect … more
North Carolina is the second to worst state in the country, including the District of Columbia, for healthcare based on a survey released by Wallet Hub on August 5. The report used data from … more
Chatham County Schools is trying a different option for students who, for whatever reason, don’t respond to normal efforts for behavioral adjustment and social-emotional development. Transition … more
Mecklenburg County residents have been warned to steer clear of ponds at Charlotte parks after tests revealed toxic algae at a pond in Park Road Park in south Charlotte. In Wilmington, three dogs … more
SILER CITY — Members of the Loves Creek Watershed Stewards group, continuing to address the problem of flooding within the watershed, convened last week to discuss future potential actions that … more
PITTSBORO — “They said there’s someone with guns in the school,” Tommy said. “We had to hide in the classroom. We were very scared, and one kid cried.” Tommy — a 6-year-old student … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners and the owners of the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Site came to an agreement with a unanimous vote on Monday to reduce the … more
Shots have been fired. Two days after the Chatham County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to begin the removal process for the Confederate memorial in front of the Chatham County Historic … more
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 on Monday night, with Commissioner Andy Wilkie the lone dissent, to terminate the county’s agreement with the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy regarding the Confederate soldier monument in front of the Chatham County Historic Courthouse in downtown Pittsboro. more
The second “One Chatham” event — a community conversation sponsored by the News + Record and the Our Chatham program of the UNC School of Media and Journalism’s Reese News Lab — will tackle the subject of poverty’s impact on public education outcomes. Scheduled for Sept. 11 at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City, the 90-minute forum will feature a conversation with five local panelists and an audience question-and-answer session. more
A smaller, yet not insignificant, problem that schools are facing is cyberbullying, when that name-calling, teasing and harassment goes online or over the airwaves. While the numbers for cyberbullying aren’t as high as normal bullying, Chatham educators and even law enforcement are keeping an eye out and offering help to those who face it. more
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PITTSBORO — With two of its more vocal commissioners — Commissioners John Bonitz and Michael Fiocco — absent, the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting on Monday was more … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s drinking water, drawn from the Haw River, has been the focus of study and concern for the town’s board for years. At the Pittsboro Board of Commissioner’s meeting on … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham Grove Elementary School is slated to open in about a year, and the Chatham County Board of Education has made a lot of decisions about the school. The next, at least so far, … more
More than 1,700 road projects statewide are included in the N.C. Dept. of Transportation’s final draft of its 2020-2029 Statewide 10-Year Transportation Plan — also known as STIP — and three of … more
Move over. It’s simple — just two words — but important. And it’s been the law since January 2002, when North Carolina’s Move Over law took effect with the goal of helping prevent … more
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part story previewing the new school year for Central Carolina Community College. Read next week for an examination of the college’s impact on Chatham … more
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PITTSBORO — The Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy released a statement Monday saying that the Confederate monument in front of the Chatham County Historic Courthouse … more
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