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SILER CITY — Extensive renovations are underway at a former Methodist campground near Siler City, which will soon take on a new purpose as a home for children in foster care. Founded in North … more
Work on improvements to sections of U.S. 421 and U.S. 64 will cause overnight ramp closures from April of this year to June 2020. The N.C. Department of Transportation announced March 1 the … more
A new bill in the N.C. General Assembly could be representative of a new optimism over allowing school districts to have more control over their school calendars. House Bill 163, filed Feb. 26, … more
Chatham County residents had their well water tested for free this week thanks to a partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and Virginia Tech. The partnership is studying contaminants that can make their way into ground water through industry, storm runoff, and by naturally occurring means. more
On the last weekend in February, close to a dozen men and one woman were in Saxapahaw to work on getting certified, recertified or simply keep their skills up for swift water rescue. The students donned special dry suits that keep the water off their skin. The gear is designed to allow the rescuers to spend long periods in cold water. Training in the winter gives the students the experience needed to work in any conditions. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s domestic violence support and advocacy program, Chatham Family Violence Prevention Services, seeks volunteers to provide specific support services for survivors of … more
PITTSBORO — Downtown Pittsboro will soon have a new tenant. EG-Gilero, a medical and drug delivery device manufacturer based in Morrisville, has purchased a property at 158 Credle Street near … more
SILER CITY — Building permit activity is increasing in Siler City and with the town understaffed to meet demands, Chatham County personnel are handling the town’s building permits and fire … more
PITTSBORO ­— According to the U.S. Department of Education, around 2 percent of public school educators in America are black males. But a look at Chatham County Schools’ administrative … more
Chatham OutReach Alliance’s annual Empty Bowls charitable fundraiser, held Saturday at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, featured an array of beautiful handmade bowls donated by 40 different local … more
Chatham County’s new parks master plan makes recommendations that could significantly alter the recreation landscape of the area. Perhaps chief among them is a proposal to add 85.3 miles of … more
On Saturday, a crowd of men, women, and children gathered to plunge into the chilly waters of Jordan Lake to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. Despite frigid rain and … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s economic gains of the last decade were celebrated at the Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s annual Opportunity Chatham breakfast, a gathering of business, … more
PITTSBORO — Alyssa Byrd has been named president of the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation. EDC Board Chairman Doug Emmons announced the board’s selection at the organization’s … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s Town Board on Monday continued its extended process to complete the tree protection portion of the Chatham Park Development plan, hearing more input from residents and … more
Pittsboro is a small town with a lot of history that seems to draw in an eclectic mix of people. The town’s unique and quirky personality lend itself to creative endeavors that don’t necessary … more
After nine days of rain in Chatham county,  the Haw River and Jordan Lake filled and overflowed for the second time this year, the fourth time since the hurricanes last year. As of Feb. 26, … more
At least one vandal, armed with an air gun, shot nearly a dozen different storefronts and numerous car windows late Saturday night or Sunday morning, shattering windows and leaving at least 30 holes in windows of downtown businesses. more
Bus drivers — like teachers, janitors, administrators and office workers — are a key part of the educational ecosystem, according to Joel Caviness, CCS’ transportation director. more
Demolition of the empty building located on 50 W. Salisbury St. in Pittsboro is scheduled to begin this week. The building, which formerly housed a Piggly Wiggly and a PTA Thrift Store, was purchased by the Town of Pittsboro last year to redevelop the property for construction of a new 42,000 sq. ft. town hall. more
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