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Chatham County’s average district-wide student scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test rose slightly in 2018, but still fell below North Carolina’s average for the test. more
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and the Chatham Economic Development Corporation have reached preliminary agreement on the governing documents of the EDC. more
The town of Siler City is choosing to wait to consider a Mountaire request to close a portion of E. Third Street until after the plant is up and running. more
Last week’s heavy rainfall tested the capacity of the three rivers running through Chatham County, resulting in flooding of some roadways. The rain further saturated the region in what officials say has been a notably wet year. more
Construction of a replacement bridge in Carbonton, originally scheduled for completion last week, will now drag into 2019. The bridge, which crosses the Deep River on N.C. 42 where Chatham, Lee … more
The Chatham Cares Community Pharmacy provides free prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, and used medical equipment for Chatham County residents who are uninsured or underinsured. more
The Siler City Development Organization (SCDO) is offering a facade grant program for downtown properties with funding from the Siler City Board of Commissioners. The Siler City Board of … more
The portion of Pittsboro Elementary School Road closed since it was ravaged by Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters is closer to re-opening The roadway was topped with water and then buckled. … more
Mountaire has asked the Town of Siler City to consider permanently closing a portion of Third Street within the city limits. more
Chatham County and the City of Sanford have reached a unique tax-sharing agreement to augment Sanford’s construction costs of a wastewater line from Sanford to Moncure. Chatham has agreed to pay Sanford 20 percent of any additional property tax revenue generated by commercial and industrial properties served by the line for a period of 50 years, according to the agreement, which one official called “an exciting regional partnership.” more
As the guest speaker for Chatham Charter School’s annual ceremony to honor military service, Captain Jason Nunn illustrated the necessity and relevance of veterans and active military in the modern world. more
With this edition, my partners Kirk Bradley and Chris Ehrenfeld – both of whom have strong ties to Chatham – and I are beginning the re-launching process of your newspaper. Our goals are simple: first, create a sustainable business model that features an outstanding printed news product. And second, for that product to serve the needs of all of Chatham County, particularly when it comes to areas we’re passionate about – namely, education, economic development, quality of life and a shared responsibility for our future. more
The N.C. Highway Patrol is continuing to search for answers in a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on US 421 near Siler City last month. more
Thousands of North Carolinians each year are involved in deer-automobile collisions, and law enforcement officials say the chances of striking a deer increases during fall, the peak season in North Carolina for such incidents. More than 16,500 collisions happened in 2017. more
Central Carolina Community College officials are hoping to gain approval from the Chatham County Board of Commissioners for Chatham Promise, a pilot program giving qualifying graduates from Chatham County high schools up to two years free tuition. more
Chatham voters returned Crawford and fellow Democrat commissioner Diana Hales to their positions last week with margins of about 11 percent over their respective Republican challengers Neil Lindley and Brian Bock. more
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