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Over the last two years, Democratic legislators in the N.C. General Assembly have generally taken a less-than-hopeful tone about their policy goals. But according to Chatham’s Democratic … more
PITTSBORO — Citing federal law, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners denied a request for a zoning ordinance change for churches and other religious gatherings on Monday night, but instructed … more
Chatham County Schools will be instituting two new updates to its safety features over the coming months. Both a significant update to front door security systems and final procedures for firearm … more
RALEIGH — Woodland owners in 52 counties, including Chatham County, impacted by Hurricane Florence and recognized as federally-declared disaster areas can now apply for cost-share funding for … more
The Haw River Assembly organized the event after Chatham Park released a recent proposal for tree protection to the Town Board. more
Imagine being a child, lost in the woods, without your mother. You haven’t yet developed the skills needed to survive and there’s a chance that if you’re caught, you could be killed. That’s the story of a four-month old cougar named Beau. more
Fearrington resident Dianne Birch has walked along a creek near her house for years. Over the past one to two years in particular, she and her walking-mate Ellen Roberts have noticed the … more
The sun is just starting to rise on Jordan Dam as “Doc Ellen” Tinsley climbs out of her big pickup truck armed with a camping chair, a camera with an incredibly powerful lens, and a wealth of … more
Americans are expected to spent a record amount of money this year celebrating Valentine’s Day, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Proper Insights & … more
Siler City Mayor John Grimes and his wife Cecilia have been married for nearly 54 years. They first met on campus when they were both attending college at Wake Forest University. “I first saw … more
PITTSBORO –– Speakers used rhetoric such as “bird holocaust” and “a Chatham Park slum” on Monday to object to Chatham Park’s proposed tree protection element. In response, the … more
PITTSBORO — Construction is quite a different field than nursing. At least that’s what former registered nurse Roxanne McDonough thought when she signed up for Central Carolina Community … more
A program called the Family Acceptance Project aims to help ethnically and religiously diverse families support their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) children in the context of … more
A push to put a public school construction bond on the 2018 voting ballot failed. Now, backed by House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland), the push has begun again. But according to Chatham … more
Chatham County approved changes last month to the way the county considers and appropriates funds to non-profit organizations, adding specific outcome requirements and measures of progress which were … more
Chatham Rep. Robert Reives II, a Democrat, is among a bipartisan group of state legislators that filed a bill Wednesday designed to cut down on partisan gerrymandering. House Bill 69 would … more
Fire destroyed a large portion of retired Siler City doctor John Dykers’ home Monday. Believed to have started in a garage area near the home’s water heater system, the fire claimed 60 to 70 percent of the more than 100-year-old residence, according to Siler City Fire Chief Scott Murphy. more
The mother of a Siler City Elementary student has filed a lawsuit against Chatham County Schools after the student was allegedly administered the wrong medication by a school employee, resulting in the child receiving emergency treatment at Chatham Memorial Hospital. more
The opening pages of Karen Katz’s “The Colors of Us” show a young girl with cinnamon-colored skin, grasping paintbrushes in her right hand and a slight smile creeping across her face. “My name is Lena, and I am seven,” she says. “I am the color of cinnamon. Mom says she could eat me up.” more
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