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Both chapters of the Chatham County NAACP, along with the Community Remembrance Coalition-Chatham, will host a ceremony next week to honor the memory of five residents who were lynched in Chatham County more than 100 years ago. more
Monday’s Siler City Board of Commissioners meeting was brief, but Interim Town Manager Bill Zell used his time to address allegations made by four newcomers seeking seats on the board. more
Journalism professor Buck Ryan in Kentucky and English lecturer Lei Jiao in Wuhan, China, are back pursuing cross-cultural understanding through current events—this time a salute to all mothers, … more
RALEIGH — The warm weather means more snakes will start to show up along trails, in the woods, crossing roads and in our yards. Wildlife diversity biologists at the N.C. Wildlife Resources … more
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners got their first look at the county’s proposed $164.9 million operating budget for fiscal 2022-23 on Monday night, which holds the property tax rate constant at 66.5 cents per $100 of assessed value while making adjustments for the expected future growth throughout the county. more
SILER CITY — Two political newcomers are on the ballot for the town’s District 1 commissioner seat. Albert Alston and Samuel Williams are aiming to replace Commissioner Tony Siler, who … more
Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities — as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so … more
The polls are open and it’s time — if you’re an early bird — to vote. Chatham County’s 2022 primary election is May 17, but one-stop early voting, which began last Thursday, is available … more
SILER CITY — Even in the often upside-down world of local politics, it was clear that Siler City’s 2021 municipal elections would be particularly unusual. Now that they’re finally happening … more
The parenting education program through Chatham County Court Programs uses a curriculum from Nurturing Parenting, which builds parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglectful parenting and child-rearing practices. more
Her can-do attitude is just one reason she earned North Carolina State University’s most prestigious honor for incoming first-year students — the Park Scholarship. Phillips is one of just 42 students to receive the honor, having been selected from a pool of more than 2,400 global applicants. more
The fundraiser — Local on Lorax — was held at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills, giving attendees the chance to enjoy a locally sourced four-course meal, cocktails courtesy of Fair Game Distillery and bmc brewing, a live jazz band and a live auction. more
SILER CITY — A confrontation between Durham entrepreneur Courtney Jordan — who’s helping fund and support four Siler City “Unity 2022” newcomers in their efforts to win … more
Members of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office joined fellow first responders, animal control officers, and emergency management professionals April 12 for an Animal Welfare and Officer Safety course provided by Chatham County’s Cooperative Extension. more
In November 2021, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners created the Northeast Chatham Wastewater Study Commission — a 12-member group of citizens — to study future growth and wastewater treatment options in the northeastern part of the county. On Monday night, the frustration level of several study group members boiled over in comments directed at Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne. more
RALEIGH — The N.C Wildlife Resources Commission is already seeing a spike in black bear reports this spring. This comes as no surprise since the state’s bear population has grown over the past 50 … more
Every year 4-H youth set goals and make plans on how to reach those goals by the end of the calendar year. Under the guidance of their 4-H leader, the youth evaluate how well their goals and accomplishments were met. Youth may also set new goals throughout the year so that they can continue to grow and develop their skills and personality. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved a low-interest loan April 18 to affordable housing developer Wallick Communitiesfor 72 units of income-restricted housing. Wallick … more
Academic achievement and service were celebrated April 12 as Central Carolina Community College’s Beta Sigma Phi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society held its spring induction ceremony. more
While ticks are active throughout the entire year, they are most active from April to September. Hence, tick season in Chatham County is upon us. As a reminder: Ticks are parasites that feed on … more
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