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PITTSBORO — You drive for more than two hours into a small town you’re not totally familiar with in order to get your drum repaired. You look for a respite while waiting, and when you … more
ASBURY — Four years ago, residents of Chatham County saved a bridge that continues to serve as a snapshot of history. The bridge on Chatham Church Road, officially named Chatham Bridge 147, may … more
At the end of August, when Chatham resident Linda Smith turns 70, she plans to celebrate with a virtual “Zoom” party. Smith, who has only seen a handful of people since the North Carolina … more
SILER CITY — Eddie Mason was more of a bookworm. But there he was, on the practice field at Jordan-Matthews in the summer of 1986, about to take his first handoff as a high school running … more
PITTSBORO — As North Carolina remains in Phase Two of the state’s three-phase coronavirus reopening plan, some entities have used the last four months as an opportunity to shift their focus from … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners is seeking residents interested in filling the board’s District 2 seat, left vacant with the passing of long-time commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem … more
Every significant moment in history — the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, World War II, Sept. 11th — deserves an image to remember, especially for historians looking back on Chatham County 50 years from now. more
PITTSBORO – Last month, a GoFundMe started by a Chatham County resident to protest the large Confederate flag that stood on U.S. Hwy. 64 East Business Route in Pittsboro raised nearly $11,000. … more
PITTSBORO — On U.S. Hwy. 64 Business East in Pittsboro, near the intersection with Hank’s Chapel Road, sits a nondescript peach-colored cinderblock building with garage bays. The property, as … more
Central Carolina Community College will remain open with student services available virtually and in a curbside service capacity, according to an announcement by the college last Thursday. Along … more
PITTSBORO — As study after study is released showing significant levels of unregulated chemicals in the Haw River, the town of Pittsboro and Chatham County have each issued strong letters to the … more
Following the Chatham County Board of Education’s July 16 decision to start the first four weeks of the 2020-21 school year school under Gov. Roy Cooper’s fully-remote “Plan C” option, the … more
Alyssa Byrd, the president of the Chatham Economic Development Corporation, is working with Vicki Newell and her team from Chatham Literacy to provide free courses to help provide skills enhancement … more
SILER CITY — Avery Headen smiled as she approached the makeshift stage outside Jordan-Matthews High School on June 13, her diploma in hand and Pomp and Circumstance playing over the loudspeaker. It … more
Without a Paycheck Protection Program loan, Chatham Habitat for Humanity wouldn’t have been able to afford building families affordable homes. “The money allowed us to continue to pay people … more
CHAPEL HILL — The coronavirus pandemic has deepened health and economic disparities in North Carolina along the lines of race and geography, according to a research team from the University of … more
Editor’s note: This is another in a series of updates on Chatham’s “Neighbor2Neighbor,” a grassroots collaborative project of Abundance NC, the News + Record and the Caremongering Pittsboro … more
Nearly 700 public water and sewer users in Chatham County are behind on their payments, owing more than $132,000 to county public utility providers, based on information provided to the News + … more
From U.S. Hwy. 64, I turn onto quiet rural roads. I transition from a four-lane speeding highway, to a two-lane road with a couple of businesses and a housing project, then take a left-hand turn on a … more
PITTSBORO — The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA), a farmer advocacy group based in Pittsboro, recently distributed $120,000 in pandemic assistance to North Carolina farmers … more
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