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The unique property-tax sharing agreement Chatham County signed with the City of Sanford last month, worth potentially millions of dollars in revenue, may have actually been structured differently than Chatham officials originally intended. more
Schools were closed. Businesses didn’t open or were shutting down early. For many, it was an official snow day, a time to stay off the road and sit in their warm homes. But then there were the others, who for their own reasons, braved the hazardous roads on Monday. more
A rock quarry is slated to open just outside Goldston town limits, even if Chatham County denies the owner’s zoning request. Residents have expressed concerns about the quarry since it was first announced in 2014. more
Mike Dasher was selected as chair of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners on Dec. 3, a little less than two years into his first term on the board. Just a few days into his new seat, he’s already picked out a priority. more
A new redesign to a popular intersection of the “superstreet” improvements scheduled for U.S. Hwy. 64 has raised concerns from some Siler City Town Board members. more
Chatham County will consider whether to continue funding a food truck festival in Moncure amidst a debate about whether the group’s initial request of $100,000 was granted – and if not, how best to fund the event moving forward. more
John Roy Coltrane, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who fought in the Pacific Theater in Midway and Iwo Jima, was buried Saturday with grains of sand from Iwo Jima under his pillow. more
The CN+R Q&A DOT engineer chats brine, snow prep Justin Bullock is entering his seventh winter working for the N.C. Dept. of Transportation. He’s the county maintenance engineer for … more
The winter precipitation that fell early Sunday morning was enough to cause some major headaches for motorists. more
A sliver of Chatham County including two large retirement communities has been deemed the census tract with the nation’s highest life expectancy. Residents of Census Tract 201.04 — … more
Spreading the brine [Photo gallery]
Four months after announcing the retirement of its current president, Central Carolina Community College has named the five finalists vying to succeed him – two of whom have ties to … more
BY RANDALL RIGSBEENews + Record StaffChatham County’s Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) approved by commissioners addresses a critical need for improved emergency radio communications, among … more
With use of vaping products on the rise among teenagers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this month announced restrictions on sales of certain flavored e-cigarettes just as a major manufacturer … more
The closing of the Chatham’s Family Violence Rape Crisis Center in October marked the end of an era after a turbulent few years for the agency. What had started as a grassroots effort decades … more
According to the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association in Boone, the state is seeing a limited supply of Fraser fir trees compared to years past. Fraser fir trees represent almost all of the species grown in the state. Some 1,300 growers produce them across roughly 40,000 acres in North Carolina. North Carolina produces more than 20 percent of the real Christmas trees grown in the United States. more
A “porch pirate” is one name – others include backyard bandits and lawn looters – given to the brand of thieves who take advantage of unattended packages delivered to unoccupied homes around the Christmas season. more
A bill requiring voters to present identification before casting ballots in North Carolina elections is making its way through the N.C. legislature. Local officials say they’re watching the proceedings carefully. more
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