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PITTSBORO — After 11 months of meetings and negotiations, the Town of Pittsboro has agreed to a deal with Chatham Park Investors and the N.C. Dept. of Environmental Quality that will settle a legal … more
PITTSBORO — A long procession of friends, neighbors and family followed Barbara Beye Lorie — her body cradled in a lavishly-decorated cardboard casket, carried to her grave site by wagon — … more
(Editor’s note: this is the fourth of a five-part series about Chatham County’s response to the opioid crisis.) In a way, the Chatham County Library is partly responsible for kickstarting the … more
SILER CITY — Run for the Wall, a cross-country motorcyle event in honor of Vietnam prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action, will stop in Siler City on May 22. Each year since 1989, … more
Though they do play a role in our ecosystem as a food source for birds, bats and some aquatic life, mosquitoes — the buzzing and biting insects — are hard to like, and with good reason. Even … more
PITTSBORO — Every spring, since its placement atop a pedestal at the Chatham County Courthouse in 1907, the statue of a Confederate soldier has been adorned with a wreath at its base in honor of … more
PITTSBORO— The Chatham County Board of Commissioners held a joint meeting with the Town of Pittsboro Board of Commissioners to receive updates on several on issues that effect the two bodies. This … more
PITTSBORO — Several months later, they’re down to two. The Chatham County Board of Education officially eliminated four of six possibilities for the new attendance zones for elementary schools … more
SILER CITY — Miranda Griffin was finished with exams, and A.J. Alston had just one remaining. This was nine days before they ended their high school careers by graduating from Chatham Charter … more
A lot of Americans this year will likely face serious problems with their skin. According to a report from the U.S. Surgeon General in 2014, nearly five million people in the United States are … more
SILER CITY — Syd Ginsberg, a sculptor with a 77-year career, will be hosted by the N.C. Arts Incubator on May 17. Her work will be shown at the Person to Person Gallery from 6-8 p.m. Ginsberg … more
SILER CITY—For about a year and a half, Latinx students from Jordan-Matthews have been meeting, growing, and learning about their culture and how to play active roles in their community. The group, … more
SILER CITY — When Mary Helen Moody got married and left her hometown of Raleigh to start a new chapter of her life in Siler City, the local arts scene then wasn’t what it is today. The year … more
 PITTSBORO, NC – The Chatham County Board of Elections will host two free public seminars to explain the new voter photo identification requirements that take effect in 2020 … more
PITTSBORO — A property tax rate increase is something almost no county, city or town manager wants, and many elected municipal officials don’t like them either. But Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne’s proposed county budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 proposes one — a 6.67 percent jump, or 4.19 cents per $100 valuation, from 62.18 cents to 67 cents. more
NEWS BRIEFS Chatham County budget proposes property tax rate increase. PITTSBORO — Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne proposed a 4.19-cent property tax rate increase Monday night as part … more
PITTSBORO — Around 20 people gathered a little after noon on May 2, standing near the flagpole outside the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. “The great commandment’s out there to love the … more
The dividing line between Chatham County’s “east” and “west” may not be an official boundary drawn on a map, but the socioeconomic differences between the two halves are anything but … more
(Editor’s note: this is the third of a five-part series about Chatham County’s response to the opioid crisis.) GOLDSTON — On April 4, a short documentary was shown to the small crowd … more
SILER CITY — They help the community find jobs, learn new languages, and work with updated technology, and the public can access it all at a surprising cost. The Wren Memorial Library in Siler … more
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