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PITTSBORO — For the second month in a row, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners met with limited public attendance and set in motion plans to further adapt its meeting structure during the … more
The first report to the Pittsboro Town Board of Commissioners from the municipality’s newly-formed Water Quality Task Force raised several questions for the board at its most recent board meeting. more
A Bear Creek man is dead after an early morning shooting Wednesday. Emerson Batsche, 20, of Bear Creek, was reported Wednesday morning to have died of injuries related to a shooting at 12:57 a.m. in Bear Creek. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office responded to the shooting. more
The Chatham County government now knows how much money it will get from a federal government grant to help the county’s response to COVID-19. The Chatham County Public Health Department will receive $84,834 in funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of federal aid in responding to the pandemic. more
JORDAN LAKE — Daniel Toben admits that picking up trash isn’t a new idea. But for Toben, who’s collected about 250 bags of waste and refuse from Jordan Lake in the past two weeks, it’s … more
BYNUM — Sometimes a bridge is just a bridge, a utilitarian structure. Other times, a bridge does more than merely accommodate rote traffic over an obstacle to and fro. Sometimes, says Debbie … more
It’s a rare thing to find a doctor who makes house calls, but Dr. Stephanie Freese and her team at Polaris Equine do it all the time. But when she says, “Say Ahhhh!,” she usually doesn’t … more
Kristin Krippa works with crises for a living. As a mental health therapist, she’s used to people sharing their mental and emotional issues with her. But nothing she’s faced has been like the COVID-19 pandemic. more
We prefer predictability, but we have been thrown into abnormal times. The current COVID-19 crisis, coupled with the uncertainty and physical distancing, has many of us whirling in a myriad of … more
The Chatham Health Alliance deemed “access to comprehensive health services,” which included mental and physical health, as the No. 1 issue affecting Chatham County’s overall public health in the 2018 Chatham County Community Assessment. more
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In the weeks since the novel coronavirus began its worldwide spread and, in response, folks largely hunkered down in quarantine, it’s been widely circulated that William Shakespeare wrote some of … more
Meeting for a second time over Zoom, the Chatham County Board of Education continued its normal business Monday night during a lengthy session. Among the items completed was approval of the schematic package for Chatham County Schools’ new administrative hub, the Central Services building. Slated to be built on Renaissance Drive five miles west of Pittsboro off of U.S. Hwy. 64, the one-story, 38,000-square-foot facility will replace the current building on West Street. more
SILER CITY — The Town of Siler City government is now projecting better-than-anticipated — at least by a little bit — sales tax revenue for the upcoming budget year, according to Tina Stroupe, … more
Graduation 2020 This is a weekly series highlighting some of Chatham’s graduating seniors in the wake of cancellations of ceremonies and traditions due to COVID-19. Do you want to tell us about … more
On behalf of my Chinese scholars association, in partnership with a Chinese American friendship association, I am pleased to announce the donation of 1,500 surgical masks, 500 KN95 masks and 400 face … more
Dr. Tim Mounce was born in rural Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Following graduation from the University of Mississippi, he taught mathematics, physical education, health, adult education and … more
SILER CITY — National Police Week, when officers lost in the line of duty are commemorated, began on Sunday. For Siler City Police Chief Mike Wagner, it’s always a time of remembrance. Eric … more
SILER CITY — National Hospital Week holds a different significance this year in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. “COVID is just happening, it’s not what we’re known for,” … more
PITTSBORO — Different cultures, different professions, same goal: How a small group of thoughtful, committed people can help Chatham County’s most vulnerable citizens during the pandemic. This … more
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