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On the last weekend in February, close to a dozen men and one woman were in Saxapahaw to work on getting certified, recertified or simply keep their skills up for swift water rescue. The students donned special dry suits that keep the water off their skin. The gear is designed to allow the rescuers to spend long periods in cold water. Training in the winter gives the students the experience needed to work in any conditions. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s domestic violence support and advocacy program, Chatham Family Violence Prevention Services, seeks volunteers to provide specific support services for survivors of … more
PITTSBORO — Downtown Pittsboro will soon have a new tenant. EG-Gilero, a medical and drug delivery device manufacturer based in Morrisville, has purchased a property at 158 Credle Street near … more
SILER CITY — Building permit activity is increasing in Siler City and with the town understaffed to meet demands, Chatham County personnel are handling the town’s building permits and fire … more
According to the U.S. Department of Education, around 2 percent of public school educators in America are black males. But a look at Chatham County Schools’ administrative team might make you think differently. more
Chatham OutReach Alliance’s annual Empty Bowls charitable fundraiser, held Saturday at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, featured an array of beautiful handmade bowls donated by 40 different local … more
Chatham County’s new parks master plan makes recommendations that could significantly alter the recreation landscape of the area. Perhaps chief among them is a proposal to add 85.3 miles of … more
On Saturday, a crowd of men, women, and children gathered to plunge into the chilly waters of Jordan Lake to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. Despite frigid rain and … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s economic gains of the last decade were celebrated at the Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s annual Opportunity Chatham breakfast, a gathering of business, … more
PITTSBORO — Alyssa Byrd has been named president of the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation. EDC Board Chairman Doug Emmons announced the board’s selection at the organization’s … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s Town Board on Monday continued its extended process to complete the tree protection portion of the Chatham Park Development plan, hearing more input from residents and … more
Pittsboro is a small town with a lot of history that seems to draw in an eclectic mix of people. The town’s unique and quirky personality lend itself to creative endeavors that don’t necessary … more
After nine days of rain in Chatham county,  the Haw River and Jordan Lake filled and overflowed for the second time this year, the fourth time since the hurricanes last year. As of Feb. 26, … more
At least one vandal, armed with an air gun, shot nearly a dozen different storefronts and numerous car windows late Saturday night or Sunday morning, shattering windows and leaving at least 30 holes in windows of downtown businesses. more
Bus drivers — like teachers, janitors, administrators and office workers — are a key part of the educational ecosystem, according to Joel Caviness, CCS’ transportation director. more
Demolition of the empty building located on 50 W. Salisbury St. in Pittsboro is scheduled to begin this week. The building, which formerly housed a Piggly Wiggly and a PTA Thrift Store, was purchased by the Town of Pittsboro last year to redevelop the property for construction of a new 42,000 sq. ft. town hall. more
Like any school principal, Tristen Perlberg has many responsibilities, great and small, but one that’s unique to the principal of Margaret B. Pollard Middle School is addressing a recurring … more
School districts across the state have long complained about the lack of flexibility in their calendars, particularly when it comes to the first semester for high schoolers. Chatham County’s … more
The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners made progress on refining the town’s proposed unified development ordinance at a workshop on Monday night. more
After numerous discussions and lawsuits that have reached the highest court in America, the N.C. General Assembly has a bipartisan group of legislators seeking a new way to redraw the state’s … more
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