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PITTSBORO — As a rumored protest fizzled just outside the walls of the meeting room, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners set aside a date and time to hear public concerns and comments about … more
A work session scheduled specifically so Pittsboro Commissioners could focus on Chatham Park’s proposed tree protection plan yielded a few changes Monday — and some frustration on the part of some commissioners and Chatham Park. more
Model A sightings are, understandably, much rarer on contemporary roadways. But around Pittsboro, you stand a good chance of seeing one. And if you do, it’s likely you’ll find James “Peanut” Collins behind the vintage steering wheel. more
Moncure may soon be home to a Hindu temple with a very tall monument. According to its website, the Carolina Murugan Temple will be located, along with “the tallest statue of Lord Murugan in the world” and multiple other buildings, on the bank of the Deep River on the Chatham side of the Chatham County-Lee County line. The listed address is 272 First Road, Moncure, which is near U.S. 1. more
Chatham County appears to have rebounded smoothly from the recession of 2008, at least when it comes to job numbers. According to a report released last week from the N.C. Budget & Tax Center, … more
For nearly a decade, Dan LaMontagne has worked for Chatham County, first as its Solid Waste Director, then Environmental Quality Director, then Public Works Director, and then Assistant County … more
Main Street Pittsboro is a committee of business leaders, residents, town staff and elected officials who work together to ensure that Pittsboro’s historic downtown is preserved as a vibrant community center. more
PITTSBORO — After working with three separate Internet providers over recent years, Chatham County Schools is working toward just one, with the possibility of shaping the county’s wi-fi … more
Flooding in Siler City’s Loves Creek watershed isn’t a new problem, but ongoing efforts — in both the public and private sectors — are aimed at mitigating issues associated with the urban watershed. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education is asking the county government for more funds this year as state and federal funding decreases. The board approved a 4.26 percent increase … more
SILER CITY — Event planners will have an easier task in Siler City’s Agricultural-Residential zoned areas after Siler City’s Town Board approved an amendment to the Siler City’s zoning … more
PITTSBORO — Citing the potential for "increased foot traffic" in Pittsboro Monday evening, deputies from the Chatham County Sheriff's Office erected partitions on Monday around the "Our … more
Chatham County residents had their well water tested for free earlier this month thanks to a partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and Virginia Tech. The partnership is studying contaminants that … more
PITTSBORO — Nearly two decades ago, 3M’s plant opened south of Pittsboro, manufacturing the granular material that goes on shingles and quarried from Andesite rock that’s on site. The 3M manufacturing site hosted a Chatham Economic Development Corporation-sponsored tour March 7. more
Orchids are elegant, unique and delicate. And with long-lasting blooms ranging from the simple to the exotic, they’re prized and highly sought-after plants. But even though they’re prolific, they can be difficult to nurture and care for. At Pittsboro’s Orchid Gallery, which has been growing, distributing and babysitting orchids and similar flora for 26 years, the flower’s dramatic impact makes the effort worth it. more
PITTSBORO — Hampered by concerns over survey clarity and teacher feedback, the Chatham County Board of Education decided to wait on solidifying the 2019-2020 school year calendar. more
Once a month, volunteers come together to host the Siler City Community Meal with the goal of bringing the community for a free meal prepared by other community members. The Siler City Community Meal is held on the fourth Friday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. at The Peppercorn at 138 N. Chatham Ave. in Siler City. more
The Plant on Lorax Lane in Pittsboro has lived many lives. The facility now boasts 12 diverse tenants, from electricians and engineers, to organic and sustainable products, to craft distillers. Owner Lyle Estill calls the facility an eco-industrial park which also hosts the Chatham Beverage District. more
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“I thought I was dead,” said U.S. Army veteran Sgt. Brent Patterson, recalling the confusion in the unsettled moments following an explosion in Afghanistan that left him and his buddies … more
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