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It’s a brotherhood, and a sisterhood, that goes beyond different biker clubs, different states, and different branches of the military. Warm, welcoming, and appreciative, the brood was impressive to see and reminded those on their path of the ultimate sacrifice of our veterans lost. more
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CHAPEL HILL — Longtime publishing professional Peter Guzzardi, like many people who grew up in the 1960s and 70s, had lots of exposure as a child to “The Wizard of Oz,” courtesy of perennial … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners gave the OK last Thursday to the county’s spending plan for fiscal year 2019-2020, including a 4.19-cent property tax rate increase and … more
The still image of a CGI-contorted Will Smith as the blue, buff Genie, found the early marketing Disney’s live-action update of “Aladdin,” was a source of initial castigation and … more
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PITTSBORO — The call was near unanimous at the first “One Chatham” community forum: solving the problem of socioeconomic inequality in Chatham County requires community effort. Five … more
Editor’s note: this is the last in a five-part series about Chatham County’s response to the opioid crisis. Just more than a month ago, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and Siler City … more
Just a few days away from retirement, Thomas Bender’s office is mostly cleaned out. He’s already boxed up and moved the bulk of his personal belongings, his office walls and shelves are mostly … more
Education about cigarette and tobacco use has been prevalent in public schools for years. But those who educate America’s young people are adjusting their tactics to account for a new issue: vaping. That includes Chatham County, where, according to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 46 percent of high schoolers and 13 percent of middle schoolers have used an electronic vapor product, which includes vape pipes, vape pens and e-cigarettes. more
Home fires claim the lives of seven people each day, according to the National Fire Protection Association, which is conducting a week-long initiative to raise national awareness of a fire … more
Voter ID in North Carolina won’t be required until the 2020 primary election, but the Chatham County Board of Elections is getting prepared. The board, in conjunction with the state board, held … more
SILER CITY — The town of Siler City agreed on Monday to take possession of two parcels on South Chatham Avenue near downtown. Piedmont Conservation Council is under contract to purchase the … more
SILER CITY — Increasing the awareness of elder abuse and scams that target the elderly are topics of a May 30 program at the Western Chatham Senior Center. Elder abuse isn’t limited to just … more
PITTSBORO — Just one week shy of its 8th anniversary, Reclamation, a store in downtown Pittsboro that sells vintage antiques and gently used items, will close its doors effective May 31. The … more
After months of waiting, residents of Jeremiah Drive are beginning to see the first stages of repairs to raise a section of the road to prevent flooding. Crews from the N.C. Dept. of … more
CHAPEL HILL — Nicole Avila and Nathan Hrynewych, both days away from graduating from Woods Charter School in northeast Chatham County, said they weren’t 100 percent sure what they were going to … more
PITTSBORO — Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro was closed on Sunday. Instead of cars buzzing through, the street hosted a table that stretched from Salisbury to the circle, dressed for a three-course … more
SILER CITY — The Town of Siler City has announced the selection of Michael Wagner as its new Police Chief, effective June 3. Wagner is a Commander for the Albemarle … more
The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners requested several small changes to the Chatham Park Tree Element on Monday, again delaying a vote on the document. more
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