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Candidate flier draws ire, possible elections complaint

PITTSBORO — A piece of campaign literature produced and distributed by the Political Action Committee PIttsboro for the People has raised concerns from candidates, current commissioners and …

Charges filed in accident which killed Siler City woman, daughter
SILER CITY — A Siler City woman and her daughter were killed last month in a vehicle collision in Siler City. Lucille Currie, 87, of Siler City, and Cherry Scotton Marsh, 63, of Snow Camp, died …
Chatham-Triangle J relationship produces tangible benefits for county, towns The Triangle J Council of Governments is something like the United Nations. It’s a gathering of government representatives, seeking the best for their hometown, city or county while working together to make the region a better place.
County boards seek members to serve critical functions The Chatham County government has more than 15 boards and task forces by which it gets citizen and expert input on various topics, and at any given time, there’s at least one vacancy on multiple …
Community Calendar
Community Calendar for October 9 - October 16, 2019

ON THE AGENDA The Siler City Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Siler City Town Hall Courtroom located at 311 N Second Ave. in Siler City. The Chatham …

2019 Elections

Candidate Questionnaires

View all of the candidate questionnaires for the 2019 municipal elections.

Movie Review

A very grim ‘Maleficent 2’ doesn’t earn its happy ending

Angelina Jolie earned praise for her humanizing portrayal of a reimagined “Sleeping Beauty” antagonist in 2014’s “Maleficent.” For the sequel, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” Jolie is the macabre somnolent beauty, practically sleepwalking through a fable with excessively hard-hitting aims and regrettably banal execution.

Excellence in Schools

Chatham County Schools recognizes yearly award winners, nominees

PITTSBORO — The beginning of a new school year is, for Chatham County Schools, at least, an opportunity to recognize those who worked in excellence the previous year. During the last two …

Local sports
SILER CITY — The Woods Charter cross country teams captured a pair of 1A Central Tar Heel Conference wins last Thursday in Siler City at Chatham Charter High School. In the boys’ 5K event, …
Fall weather is finally here just in time for some of the greatest moments of the sports year. As a sports fan, what more could you ask for with football at every level going on, the Major League …
FROM THE BEAR’S DEN This week: Chatham Central (0-3, 0-7) travels to North Rowan (3-0, 5-3). Kickoff: 7:30 pm at North Rowan High School, Cavaliers Stadium. Head Coach: Ben Hampton Leading …
PITTSBORO — Ben Smith and Anton Enoch combined for 358 yards and four touchdowns through the air, but it wasn’t enough to offset five East Chapel Hill turnovers as Northwood hung on to defeat the …
ALTAMAHAW — The Chatham Charter girls tennis team closed out the regular season Monday afternoon with an impressive 9-0 thrashing of Clover Garden in 1A Central Tar Heel Conference …
Educator of the Week

Educator of the Week: Kim Brennan | North Chatham Elementary

Chatham County Educator of the Week Grades/subjects you teach: First Grade E-mail address: kbrennan@chatham.k12.nc.us Date, place of birth: Feb. 14, 1963, in Raleigh Education: Cary High …

Fall for Literacy Luncheon

Chatham Literacy’s fall luncheon celebrates the power of stories

This year, attendees of the Chatham Literacy’s Fall for Literacy Luncheon found something unusual at each of their tables: a small collection of small, rusty nails. Why the nails? To honor keynote speaker Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina’s 2019 poet laureate and a celebrated social activist and instructor within Duke University’s department of Documentary Studies.

Siler City

New Siler City Fire Dept. engine makes debut

SILER CITY ­— A new, bold candy-apple red fire engine has joined the Siler City Fire Department’s fleet. Engine 912, custom-built in Wisconsin, replaces “Old Yellow,” an engine in use …

Obituaries
Pauline Williams Cox, 99, of Sanford, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at Jonesboro Cemetery with Pastor Joel Murr …
Geraldine Harrington Cameron, 67, of Sanford passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019 at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst. The memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Springs United …
Barbara Sineath Fogleman, 79, of Sanford, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Central Carolina Hospital. A graveside service was held Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Turner’s Chapel …
Forrest Edsel Garner, 91, of Sanford, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at his home. At his request, a memorial service will be held in Spring, 2020 in Roanoke, VA. He was born in …
Columns/Opinions

Forgo the patterns, but keep the pumpkin

Splat! That’s the sound of pumpkin guts flung onto an outspread newspaper. I love that sound, but by association only. As a singular activity, cleaning the gooey guts and sticky seeds out …

Teachers all around if we’ll just notice

Education takes many forms. There’s the formal type, the now K-12 public or private school version. Shoot, there’s even Pre-K. Sometimes, I’m still a bit amazed that my 3-year old princess …

It’s a sick, sick world ... especially when it comes to germs

This world is literally crawling with germs. It’s little wonder none of us gets out of here alive. This pleasantry was on my mind this past Saturday as I sat — suffering mightily — inside …