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SILER CITY — Siler City Municipal Airport is getting a new beacon lighting system installed that increases safety for the community and pilots that use the facility. A new tower, funded by a … more
SILER CITY — It’s business as usual on any given day for the Post Office to be bustling with activity, a stream of letters and packages constantly coming and going. But for the thousands of … more
PITTSBORO — Hempsmith Clothing Co. in Pittsboro hosted its second annual East Coast Runway on Saturday, a sustainable fashion show with aspiring designers, several of which focused on clothing made … more
Hemp farming is growing in North Carolina and the potential economic benefits are drawing interest from established farmers and new farmers alike. After the first year of production, Hemp Industry … more
PITTSBORO — Oak City Hemp, located at The Plant on Lorax Lane in Pittsboro, opened last March selling hemp products such as ointments, oils, salves and flowers. Co-owner Patrick McClanahan Jr. … more
GOLDSTON — Chris Bowling is no different than his public school peers across the state at this time of year. Bowling, first-year principal at J.S. Waters School in Goldston, is preparing his … more
The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, set for this weekend, continues to grow in popularity while maintaining its mission of bringing quality music to Chatham County. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools followed many of its nearby public school district brethren Thursday night, with the Chatham County Board of Education voting unanimously to close school for … more
Chatham County earns several statewide safety awards For the sixth straight year, Chatham County received several top awards from the N.C. Dept. of Labor for outstanding safety practices and even … more
On May 4, 1919, a “little ol’ farm boy” made his entrance into the world. A little more than 20 years later, the boy from Apex had become a young man and was seeing the world — much of it … more
SILER CITY ­— By Josh Smith’s estimation, Friday afternoon’s tornado made a specific impression on the land surrounding Community Baptist Church in Siler City. A U-shaped … more
Among the myriad of statistics and analysis published in the 2018 Chatham County Community Assessment can be found a single statistic about how Chathamites view one another. The authors of the … more
(Editor’s note: this is the first of a five-part series of stories about the opioid crisis, its impact on Chatham County and possible solutions.) GOLDSTON — Goldston Mayor Tim Cunnup took the … more
SILER CITY — The inaugural Spring Chicken Festival in historic downtown Siler City will turn the streets of Siler City into a chicken-inspired midway, complete with a Ferris wheel, a 28-foot rock … more
Jeremiah Drive is the sole access road to the homes of 26 residents in northeastern Chatham County, which has been dealing with severe flooding for several years. Last week, the residential area … more
SILER CITY — A crowd of elected officials, Mountaire executive staff and community leaders gathered April 16 at the Mountaire Farms poultry plant in Siler City to celebrate an official ribbon … more
Healthcare promises to be a central topic of discussion in the 2020 presidential race, as the contenders for the Democratic nomination begin lining up their policies. In Chatham County, several of … more
PITTSBORO — Meeting Monday, the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners reviewed the nature of its water quality with respect to unregulated chemicals and considered treatment options and costs. The … more
Last Saturday’s 4th annual Bynum Bridge Fest brought hundreds out to the walking bridge spanning the Haw River to enjoy and purchase art. The event was created by Craig and Amanda Greiner, who … more
SILER CITY — Siler City Town Manager Bryan Thompson is moving — but not very far. Thompson, the town’s manager since 2013, informed the Siler City Board of Commissioners that he will be … more
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