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SILER CITY — Jackie Adams, owner of the Oasis Fresh Market and Deli, is hoping to “get folks out and get downtown Siler City moving a little bit more” with what she’s calling a “Summer … more
PITTSBORO — In the long development careers of Kirk Bradley and Tim Smith, they say they’ve never encountered anything like COVID-19. “The pandemic, never experienced anything like this,” … more
PITTSBORO — The cats roamed in their spaces, but no one was there to watch. Not in person anyway. But Carolina Tiger Rescue, a nonprofit animal sanctuary on Hanks Chapel Road in Pittsboro, … more
Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity (CORE) is partnering with Chatham County Public Health Department for Chatham’s 3rd annual Juneteenth. Because of the coronavirus pandemic and the limits on … more
Following a state mandate, administrative personnel at Chatham County Schools have begun working on a plan to approach remote learning in the fall if campuses are still closed due to the COVID-19 … more
Work on Pittsboro’s proposed $9.4 million budget continued last week as the town board questioned revenue estimates that show a 10 percent decrease — about $1 million, owing to … more
Two Chapel Hill men are suspected to have been involved in the murder of a 20-year-old Bear Creek man, according to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. more
Chatham County’s Hispanic community has been affected by COVID-19 more than any other single population group within the county borders, according to data released Friday by the Chatham County Public Health Department. more
The leaders of Chatham’s three major law enforcement agencies — the Pittsboro Police Department, Siler City Police Department and Chatham County Sheriff’s Office — followed other … more
Siler City Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem Larry Cheek passed away last Tuesday at the SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Healthcare in Pittsboro, just shy of his 72nd … more
Our community has lost one of its finest citizens in the passing of Larry Cheek. I have lost one of the best friends I have ever been honored to have. Our community will miss his steady hand, his … more
Starting on March 17, four days after Gov. Roy Cooper closed all of North Carolina’s public schools for two weeks, Chatham County Schools Nutrition Services personnel began distributing food and … more
Some are short, some are long. Some are gravel, some are dirt, some are paved. Some are loops, some are not. The walking tracks and trails of Chatham County’s municipal parks departments provide … more
CHAPEL HILL — When Bill Ferris, now 78, was a kid in Mississippi, he was immersed in the culture brimming around him, and decided — at the age of 12 — to begin documenting it. There was … more
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PITTSBORO — As colleges and universities across North Carolina begin to outline their fall schedules, Central Carolina Community College plans for a mix of face-to-face instruction as well as … more
In the wake of COVID-19, many residents have been grappling with depleted grocery shelves and anxiety over access to food. As a result, many are turning to creating Victory Gardens in Chatham County. … more
Cicadas — the small but loud insects which cyclically emerge from their underground habitats — are due back in large numbers in central North Carolina with the arrival of sustained … more
Interim Pittsboro Town Manager Bob Morgan is recommending a town budget that reflects a 10 percent drop in revenue and expenditures for fiscal 2020-21, owing to adverse impact from the … more
The Chatham County Board of Elections is preparing for the 2020 general election amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We do plan, as usual, to have early voting,” said Pandora Paschal, director of … more
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