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Ben Rappaport, a 2021 graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism at the UNC-Chapel Hill who has covered news for radio stations in Chapel Hill and Cape Town, South Africa, has joined the staff of … more
The board of commissioners held its first in-person regular meeting since 2020 on Monday evening, holding the first of two public hearings regarding the next fiscal year’s budget. more
SILER CITY — Siler City residents will cast ballots for mayor in May’s election for the first time since John Grimes died in office in 2020. Siler City’s municipal elections were delayed … 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 the buzz around Ken … more
SILER CITY — Incumbent Commissioner Lewis Fadely is seeking reelection to Siler City’s Dist. 5 commissioner seat, facing challenges from newcomers Rayetta Fox and Jared Picot for the seat he’s … more
Speakers at Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce Development Briefing touted recent economic development announcements and growth as evidence Chatham County is headed in the right direction. more
Raper, 33, comes to Siler City from the town manager post in Fairmont — a town of about 2,700 people in Robeson County, not far off I-95 south of Fayetteville — where he’s worked since March of last year. more
RAMSEUR — For five generations, members of the Beal family have toiled at Kildee Farm, expanding it from a small dairy farm into a 250-acre operation raising cattle and goats and growing corn … more
SILER CITY — A bloc of newcomers to Siler City, seeking seats on the town’s board of commissioners, pledged to “make history” if elected during a candidate forum on Sunday. But long-time … more
Hudson — a registered Republican representing the 8th district — is seeking North Carolina’s 9th congressional district seat after the 2020 census required the state to redraw its electoral districts and maps. Four of the counties Hudson represents moved into the 9th district, which now includes Chatham. more
The more than three dozen students who participated in a program at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Carolina’s Wren Family Center last summer have good reason to feel accomplished: beautifully illustrated, hardcover books bearing their names and containing their stories have been delivered, making each of them published authors. more
PITTSBORO — Dirt has finally moved on the first hotel project in Chatham County history. Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Pittsboro Hampton Inn & Suites in Mosaic at … more
PITTSBORO — The N.C. Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) is warning all farmers to prepare for a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), or avian flu, after nine different … more
PITTSBORO — Concentrations of a likely human carcinogen in Pittsboro's water were found to be almost non-detect after a 1,4-Dioxane spill on April 5.  Greensboro city officials notified … more
ON MASKING A Florida federal judge on Monday voided the national mask mandate covering public transportation — including airlines, trains, buses, subway and ride-sharing vehicles — that was … more
People from all walks of life volunteer as Guardians ad Litem — retirees, students, people with flexible jobs or extra time, people who are interested in fostering children but not quite ready to take that step, and people who just want to give back. more
Chatham County Finance Director Darrell Butts told the county commissioners Monday that despite the economic impacts of the global pandemic, the growth of the county’s tax base has remained steady in the first seven months of the current fiscal year and will lead to an expansion of the county’s budget by roughly $2 million. more
PITTSBORO — Carolina Tiger Rescue has announced the arrival of two 3-year-old female red wolves to the sanctuary, joining 49 other sanctuaries, zoos, and facilities as a part of the Red Wolf … more
In 2013, the former director of Chatham’s Communities In Schools, Kim Caraganis, thought it would be a great idea to start a garden as a youth site and educational center for gardening, bees and … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County employees and residents rolled up their sleeves on April 13 to give the gift of life at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, with 37 lifesaving blood … more
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