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Nine-year-old Darby Janette Powers says creating art makes her feel “amazing!” On Saturday, the Peppercorn in Siler City will host a very special art exhibit of her works. She’ll be showing off her artistic talents, aided by her artist father, Darren “Johnny Glaze” Powers. more
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office declared on its Facebook page Thursday that a “rumors of a potential threat” to Chatham Central High School were deemed to be “unfounded and not based on … more
On March 28, 1941, the first ever superhero film hit the silver screen in the form of the first edition of a 12-chapter serial. The series was called “Adventures of Captain Marvel,” which … more
High school students taking classes at local community colleges is nothing new or unique, even in North Carolina and the central region of the state. But Chatham Charter School is working to take … more
SANFORD — Are you thinking about a career in engineering, the medical industry, business, or another field? If so, explore the possibilities at the Central Carolina Community College Annual … more
March household hazardous waste event Chatham County’s first Household Hazardous Waste event in 2019 is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at the Solid Waste & Recycling Main Facility … more
Their hands slam tables. It’s supposed to represent gunshots. On stage, six people represent the students who hid on April 20, 1999, in Columbine High School’s library in Colorado as Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris shot and killed several of their classmates. Using words taken from the actual students, the young actors of Pittsboro’s Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas narrate the action. more
PITTSBORO — While talk in Pittsboro has revolved around Chatham Park and its plans for tree protection, one of the development’s first major projects has gotten underway. Clearing on the first … more
SILER CITY — It was quite a spectacle when South Eastern Karate Association held its 25th anniversary celebration a dozen years ago. Martial artists, people from all walks of life, came from … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Police Department is working to resolve three highly publicized crimes that have occurred within the past month. Most recently, a woman was assaulted and seriously … more
When the Aetna Foundation launched its Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, Chatham County was one of 50 cities and counties across the United States to accept it and rise up to meet … more
SILER CITY — The new Mountaire chicken processing plant is up and running, processing approximately 80,000 chickens a day. Mountaire, a Delaware based poultry processing company, constructed the … more
SILER CITY — As the sun was going down in Siler City on a recent Thursday evening, the future was about to get brighter for a select few young high school students — rising 9th-graders — … more
PITTSBORO — Last June, while 626 Chatham County high school seniors took to local auditoriums and stadiums to accept their diplomas at graduation, a much smaller number of former graduates were … more
PITTSBORO — ODDCO, an unconventional art gallery, opened last Saturday on West Street in Pittsboro, welcoming about 400 guests. The company’s four owners — Cristina Virsida, Tim Lee, David … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Parks and Recreation Department announced on Monday at the Siler City Board of Commissioners meeting that it was featured in Recre8 North Carolina Magazine, a … more
SILER CITY — Extensive renovations are underway at a former Methodist campground near Siler City, which will soon take on a new purpose as a home for children in foster care. Founded in North … more
Work on improvements to sections of U.S. 421 and U.S. 64 will cause overnight ramp closures from April of this year to June 2020. The N.C. Department of Transportation announced March 1 the … more
A new bill in the N.C. General Assembly could be representative of a new optimism over allowing school districts to have more control over their school calendars. House Bill 163, filed Feb. 26, … more
Chatham County residents had their well water tested for free this week thanks to a partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and Virginia Tech. The partnership is studying contaminants that can make their way into ground water through industry, storm runoff, and by naturally occurring means. more
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