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PITTSBORO — For the past 60 years, through various moves, the uniform Sam Hummel wore as a young Marine hung in a closet, an untouched and mostly forgotten relic of the two years he spent in the … more
SILER CITY — Make your way through downtown Siler City and you’ll see a recurring sight: triangle-shaped yellow flags placed in front of a variety of businesses up and down North Chatham … more
Editor’s note: The first Mid-Atlantic Hemp Show & Conference, scheduled for Nov. 22-23 at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, will bring our region’s top agriculture … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education last Monday formally authorized the location for its new Central Services administrative building, which will be constructed on Renaissance Drive … more
Poverty hurts. Maybe not physically, although that can happen sometimes, too — and that doesn’t take into account the mental, emotional, social, and even spiritual aspect of that complex … more
SILER CITY — On Monday, Terry McInturff offered the public the chance to view the transit of Mercury, an occurrence so rare it only happens a dozen or so times a century. McInturff, renowned … more
The North Carolina government has passed a series of laws that officials say will update and modernize the state’s statutes on sexual assault and child abuse. Senate Bill 199, titled “An Act … more
SILER CITY — Town officials continue to review proposals from Mountaire, the Delaware-based company with a large poultry processing plant near downtown, on its request for permanent closure of E. … more
With another Election Day having come and gone, here’s a recap of the voting results in Chatham’s municipal races and other ballot measures from Nov. 5. Pittsboro The Town of Pittsboro has … more
Chatham County’s governing body, including its board of commissioners, annually approve what’s called a Capital Improvements Plan, or CIP, featuring all projects, planned and potential, that … more
PITTSBORO — Superior Court Judge Susan Bray on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction filed by the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to prevent … more
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PITTSBORO — The legal fight over the ownership of the confederate statue located on the grounds of the Historic Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro may have new participants. The West Chatham Branch of the NAACP and the activist group “Chatham for All” together filed a motion Monday requesting to become defendants in the case. more
News Briefs Chatham library offering Microsoft Excel classes The Chatham Community Library is offering Microsoft Excel Basics classes at 3 p.m. on November 20 in Pittsboro.  Attendees … more
SILER CITY — Scott Murphy says the change won’t mean anything for the service he and his guys provide the town of Siler City. But the impending move of the Siler City Fire Department to 24-7 … more
SILER CITY — Eying a seat in the U.S. Senate, Dr. Atul Goel is hitting the pavement, knocking on doors of households throughout North Carolina and talking with the folks who answer about the issues he hopes to address if elected. more
PITTSBORO — A mother and daughter from Chapel Hill died in a vehicle accident on the afternoon of October 21 just south of Pittsboro that is still under investigation. more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews High School artists are creating puppets for the fall musical, “Into the Woods,” thanks in part to a grant announced Nov. 1. The $1,600 Grassroots Arts Grant was … more
PITTSBORO — If and when it opens — possibly occupying the former site of Capital One Bank in downtown Pittsboro — a proposed Chatham County Welcome Center would collaborate, cross-promote and communicate all that the county has to offer. more
Veterans Day will be celebrated officially for the 82nd time this year across America, including many places in Chatham County, but the origins of the celebration go back to 1919. On November 11, … more
Chatham County released its Capital Improvements Plan for Fisol years 2021-2027 Monday night during a Chatham County Board of Commissioners meeting. The CIP showcases proposed, current and future projects the county funds that will cost $100,000 or more and could be scheduled and funded over the next seven years. The document is not a budget, but simply a projection that can change over time. more
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