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SILER CITY — It’s a Wednesday evening in Siler City, and court is in session. Elsa Trunnell, a senior at Northwood High School, stands in front of the bench in a black blazer, giving her … more
PITTSBORO — The moment, around 2 a.m. last Wednesday morning, a work crew took down the Confederate statue from atop the concrete pedestal on which it has stood at the Historic Chatham County … more
Editor’s note: Mike Dasher was elected to the Chatham County Board of Commissioners in 2016. He became the board’s chairman last December and has led commissioners through the discussion and … more
A look at the numbers shows that, pretty much objectively, Chatham County is very charitable. A study by SmartAsset earlier this year said Chatham was the second-most charitable county in North … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners last week tentatively approved the 2021-2027 Capital Improvements Program. The board met last Tuesday at a workshop to hear a presentation … more
The Chatham County government released its annual “State of the County” report last week, covering fiscal year 2018-2019. Throughout its eight pages, the document showcased ways the county has … more
When a patient nearing the end of life is admitted to hospice, they’re offered many different services: skilled nursing, a nurses aide, a chaplain, a social worker. “And,” said Amber … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s new $18 million town hall project, still in its design stage, is encountering infrastructure concerns. Representatives from Hobbs Architects, which is managing the … more
PITTSBORO — Preston Development, the Cary-based company building Chatham Park, has proposed an additional mixed-use development called “Mellott,” which will include more than 1,300 additional … more
Less than a week after legislators approved new districts in a party line vote, the three-judge panel overseeing the latest redistricting lawsuit put candidate filing in elections for North … more
PITTSBORO — A proposed rezoning of a 5-acre lot in northeast Chatham has frustrated Polk’s Landing neighborhood residents, who say the new development would increase light pollution and express … more
Christmas time is fast approaching here in Chatham County, and one of the county’s favorite traditions is just around the corner — parades. Goldston will hold its annual Christmas parade at 11 … more
PITTSBORO — FEMA funding for the replacement of the bridge on Pittsboro Elementary School Road was far less than the town anticipated. The bridge, which crosses Roberson Creek near Sanford Road … more
PITTSBORO — The annual 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit, sponsored by Carolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit, provides youth ages 5 to 19 an opportunity to compete against other youth … more
Library events, Chatham Cares Pharmacy and more in this week's briefs. more
BEAR CREEK — If it’s November, and there’s a nip in the air, then you know something else is happening as well: crowds are streaming to Bear Creek for a time-honored trek to Southern Supreme. more
One in nine. That’s how many Chatham County high schoolers have self-reported that they’ve attempted suicide. That’s how many Chatham adolescents say they’ve tried to end their own life. more
Right now, there are 115 children in Chatham County living in foster care. That’s 115 children without a permanent home, away from their birth families and living in some level of uncertainty about their futures. more
There was nothing noteworthy, as far as Judy Lessler could tell, about the old redbud tree growing near her home on her farm outside of Pittsboro. A big tree, it’s true, and with some age on it, the redbud had been on the property as long as Lessler had. “It’s at least 45 years old,” she said. “We’ve lived here since 1975, and we didn’t plant it. And, really, we had never paid much attention it.” more
Another Saturday of protests in Pittsboro regarding the planned removal of the Confederate statue from the grounds of the Historic Chatham County Courthouse resulted in 12 arrests. Though the crowds of protesters were smaller than in most past Saturdays, the tensions between opposing groups on the issue seem to be increasing since last Wednesday’s ruling by Superior Court Judge Susan Bray denying a request for the preliminary injunction filed by the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy — which was an effort to prevent the monument’s removal by Chatham County. more
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