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The death of intern Alex Black, who was killed by a lion Dec. 30 at the Conservators Center in Burlington, made national headlines and sparked conversations about big cat and exotic animal centers and safety. more
President Donald Trump’s prime-time speech Tuesday night on border security generated responses from several officials representing Chatham County on the federal level. During the address, … more
You’d have to go back to August to find the last time Jordan Lake was at its “normal” water level.In the five months since, North Carolina, particularly its central area, has experienced a literal deluge of precipitation. more
PITTSBORO -- Parents of children attending preschool through Chatham County Schools should prepare for a price increase. Tuition for the program will rise by an average of $525 per year starting … more
While taxes may not be the buzz-worthy topic, they affect every citizen of Chatham County, and the calendar has turned to a crucial time for Chatham taxpayers. Tax bills mailed in 2018 are due by 5 p.m. Monday, and 2019 listing forms are due on January 31. more
A company with strong development ties in the Triangle has announced the purchase of Pittsboro Place. Pittsboro Place is a 204.368-acre site located at the intersection of Industrial Park Drive and U.S. Hwy. 64 Business. more
Blasting has begun at the 220-acre Daurity Springs Quarry, located just south of the Goldston’s town limits with an entrance on Main Street. Nine Goldston residents, including Goldston Mayor Tim Cunnup and Rep. Robert Reives II, provided input and voiced concerns to the commissioners during the hearing. more
Depending on the weather, Todd Massey has to decide whether he’ll drive – or kayak – to his house. Massey is one of 26 residents of Jeremiah Drive in northeastern Chatham County … more
Chatham County has spent nearly $6 million of the coal ash settlement funds it received from Duke Energy as part of the county’s deal negotiated with the energy company for use of the spent … more
Chatham County began its search for a permanent county manager to the fill the slot vacated when Renee Paschal retired in September. Dan LaMontagne, the county’s assistant manager, has been … more
The town of Siler City is recognizing the donors for its capital campaign to support the Aquatic Center at Bray Park. “The town of Siler City greatly appreciates the commitment and … more
This week, we speak with Kim Caraganis, the executive director of Communities In Schools of Chatham County. Caraganis began working at the agency in 1990 and became executive director in 1998. Her … more
PITTSBORO – In November 2018, Jina “J” Stamey started work as the new assistant department director for Chatham County Parks & Recreation. She comes to the county with extensive … more
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners last week unanimously approved Chatham Promise, a program giving qualifying graduates from Chatham County High Schools up to two years free tuition. more
As of now, North Carolina voters will be required to show some form of photo identification when they go to the polls. Here’s a breakdown of a few observations from the final bill, a competing piece of legislation that went nowhere and the aforementioned lawsuit: more
On Dec. 11, U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, a North Carolina Republican, went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to talk about criminal justice reform, particularly the FIRST STEP Act. The legislation is … more
This year was a different kind of year for Robert Reives II. He spent a month of it laid up, mostly immobile with a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his right leg.“It rolled up like a window shade,” he joked. It’s better now, but he said had to learn to walk again and did much less campaigning than normal. One thing that didn’t change: he kept his seat as the state representative for North Carolina’s District 54, which includes all of Chatham County and part of Durham County. more
BY JOHN HUNTER News + Record Staff Depending on the weather, Todd Massey has to decide whether he’ll drive – or kayak – to his house. Massey is one of 26 residents of Jeremiah Drive in … more
This week, we speak with Interim Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne about the county’s Capital Improvement Plan, which provides an outline for the county’s future capital needs. The … more
While the winds were a little breezy at times Saturday, Santa didn't mind having his beard blown around. It was all for a good cause. The Siler City Fire Department spread some Christmas cheer, heading through residential neighborhoods, to greet some wide-eyed children, and adults , too. Santa, safely secured with safety harnesses for the ride, waved and belted out his Ho, Ho, Ho's as kids grinned from ear to ear. It was a short trip though! After all, Christmas Eve is almost here, and Sant's has to get back to the North Pole! more
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