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RALEIGH — Hemp farmers, producers, and advocates are circling the wagons as two bills that are making their way through the Legislature threaten to undercut the budding industry in North Carolina. … more
PITTSBORO — Ever notice how some people in various areas of life need only one name to be recognized? Take, for instance, the world of music. Say the word “Elvis” and nobody needs … more
Angela Flynn has a lot of similarities with her could-be opponent for Congress, current U.S. Rep. Mark Walker. Both have spent time in professional ministry — both on the music side — and both … more
PITTSBORO — Christmas came a bit early this year for Pittsboro’s Town Board of Commissioners, which approved a celebratory holiday “Santa House” during their regular meeting Monday evening. … more
PITTSBORO — Emerald ash borer (EAB) was recently discovered in Chatham County for the first time, making Chatham the 41st North Carolina county in which the invasive insect has been detected. … more
After months of worrying about when access to their homes might be cut off by high waters, residents of Jeremiah Drive in northeast Chatham County are celebrating the initial completion of the … more
Filing closed today for candidates for municipal elections that will take place in November. Here is a list of all the candidates who filed by the noon deadline. Subscribe to, read or follow the … more
News Briefs Siler City annual audit comes back clean SILER CITY — The Town of Siler City received a clean audit report Monday for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Chad Cook, a CPA with Dixon … more
Siler City voters will decide this November whether malt beverages, such a beer and table (unfortified) wine can be sold in establishments such as tasting rooms or breweries, rather than only in restaurants and hotels. more
MEBANE — Jane Smith — not her real name, for obvious reasons — started smoking marijuana at age 12. She did so again this week. That wouldn’t make the 56-year-old Mebane resident alone … more
PITTSBORO — In their soon-to-be-published book, “Hunting the Caliphate,” co-authors Dana J.H. Pittard and Wes J. Bryant tell the story of front line action in America’s war against the … more
PITTSBORO – The Chatham County Board of Commissioners has narrowed down potential uses of a yet-to-be finalized local option sales tax referendum. At least, they’ve picked five possible uses … more
PITTSBORO — Kevin Manzanarez took the gavel in his hand. After some instruction from the people beside him, he banged the table in front of him with the gavel and called the meeting to … more
Riley Shaner used to be terrified of public speaking. Now, she’s a national award winner. Shaner recently finished second place in the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest competition … more
Filing for municipal races in Chatham County slowed to a trickle this week following a robust start two weeks ago. Elections for mayoral and town board representatives for Goldston, Pittsboro, and … more
SILER CITY — Siler City’s radio personality Barry Hayes and his wife Dacia survived a hit-and-run on July 4, learning their own resilience and the determination of their cherished pet cat, … more
With another week of searing temperatures and heat indices at or above around 100 degrees, pet owners are being reminded that keeping pets cool will ensure a long and healthy relationship with your … more
ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro announced today (Thursday) that an employee had been “fatally injured in a workplace accident” this morning. A representative … more
SILER CITY — A Siler City man is facing multiple felony charges, including attempted murder, after a shooting incident July 16. Bryan Headen, 54, of Siler City, has been charged with felony … more
Editor’s note: Siler City’s Alanna Pyrtle, a recent graduate of UNC’s School of Media and Journalism, was part of a 14-student team which traveled to Israel as part of a “Documenting the … more
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