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PITTSBORO – The Chatham County Board of Commissioners has narrowed down potential uses of a yet-to-be finalized local option sales tax referendum. At least, they’ve picked five possible uses … more
PITTSBORO — Kevin Manzanarez took the gavel in his hand. After some instruction from the people beside him, he banged the table in front of him with the gavel and called the meeting to … more
Riley Shaner used to be terrified of public speaking. Now, she’s a national award winner. Shaner recently finished second place in the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest competition … more
Filing for municipal races in Chatham County slowed to a trickle this week following a robust start two weeks ago. Elections for mayoral and town board representatives for Goldston, Pittsboro, and … more
SILER CITY — Siler City’s radio personality Barry Hayes and his wife Dacia survived a hit-and-run on July 4, learning their own resilience and the determination of their cherished pet cat, … more
With another week of searing temperatures and heat indices at or above around 100 degrees, pet owners are being reminded that keeping pets cool will ensure a long and healthy relationship with your … more
ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro announced today (Thursday) that an employee had been “fatally injured in a workplace accident” this morning. A representative … more
SILER CITY — A Siler City man is facing multiple felony charges, including attempted murder, after a shooting incident July 16. Bryan Headen, 54, of Siler City, has been charged with felony … more
Editor’s note: Siler City’s Alanna Pyrtle, a recent graduate of UNC’s School of Media and Journalism, was part of a 14-student team which traveled to Israel as part of a “Documenting the … more
BRIEFS Willow Oak Montessori School announces groundbreaking for $7 million campus CHAPEL HILL — Willow Oak Montessori Public Charter School and Children’s House is on the verge of a large … more
Scratch-offs, Pick-Six, Carolina Keno — the opportunities to win big in the N.C. Education Lottery continue to grow, as do the profits brought in by the various games. But what does the lottery … more
NEW HILL ­­— For a few seconds on Wednesday morning this week, residents within the 10-mile area surrounding Duke Energy’s Harris Nuclear Plant may have heard the plant’s emergency … more
While the 2020 election dominates the national headlines, voters will head to the polls in 2019 and have a say in how their towns and cities are governed — Pittsboro, Siler City and Goldston among … more
Four years after North Carolina legalized the production and sale of industrial hemp, actions by legislators in the N.C. House Agriculture Committee may strike a blow to one of the state’s fastest-growing industries. The uncertainty has local hemp farmers, and others in the industry, concerned. Here’s one local farm’s story. more
PITTSBORO — It’s been the center of controversy in Pittsboro for many months, with the most recent leading to long nights at Pittsboro’s Town Hall with concerned citizens, elected officials and … more
Editor’s note: former News + Record Managing Editor Bob Wachs, a frequent contributor to the newspaper, penned this profile and reflection about Pittsboro barber Cadle Cooper, who’s been cutting … more
PITTSBORO — Despite the threat of rain, Pittsboro’s annual Summer Fest went off without a hitch last Sunday. Visitors enjoyed live music, a patriotic bike parade, crafts and vendors, delicious … more
MONCURE — It’s around 1 p.m. on Friday, time for the Camper Celebration at Camp Royall. As Disney songs play in the background, campers reunite with parents. Some parents run to their kids, … more
PITTSBORO — Footage of several bear sightings over the weekend in Pittsboro have spread across social media, with one video being viewed more than 20,000 times. Chatham County resident Lisa … more
SCOTUS rules state courts must decide partisan gerrymandering claims The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision last week that North Carolina’s Congressional maps, previously … more
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