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SILER CITY—For about a year and a half, Latinx students from Jordan-Matthews have been meeting, growing, and learning about their culture and how to play active roles in their community. The group, … more
SILK HOPE—The air was warm and the sun was high on Thursday as the 17th Spring Shakori Grassroots Festival opened its gates to visitors from across the state and the region. The quiet former … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro will host its inaugural Local on Main, Pittsboro’s Farm and Art Dinner from 5-8 p.m. on May 19 in downtown Pittsboro. The event is a fundraiser for Main Street Pittsboro, … more
The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, set for this weekend, continues to grow in popularity while maintaining its mission of bringing quality music to Chatham County. more
Jeremiah Drive is the sole access road to the homes of 26 residents in northeastern Chatham County, which has been dealing with severe flooding for several years. Last week, the residential area … more
As the news of the indictments spread last week of men with ties to the Chatham County Republican Party, new information beyond the scope of the indictment is also coming to light. Last week, the … more
Chatham County is the fifth most expensive North Carolina county in which to live, according to a report by the N.C. Budget and Tax Center released last week. According to the report, a family of … more
Duke Energy is engaged in a project that officials with the utility company hope will prevent buzzards from further damaging its transmission lines and causing outages in northeastern Chatham … more
Three men with direct ties to the Chatham County Republican Party are among a group who were named in an indictment in federal court Tuesday on charges of corruption and attempted bribery.John … more
The Bynum Bridge is an icon within the Bynum community. Bynum began as a cotton mill community in the late 1800s with homes on the hill being rentals for the mill workers. By the 1970s, the … more
As the debate over the placement of Confederate monuments in the 21st century has raged in North Carolina and around the country, Pittsboro’s “Our Confederate Heroes” monument is getting more intense focus from the community. more
A recent study on employment and earnings shows a 19 percent gap in pay between women and their male counterparts in North Carolina — ranking the state 32nd in the nation in that regard. In … more
PITTSBORO — As a rumored protest fizzled just outside the walls of the meeting room, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners set aside a date and time to hear public concerns and comments about … more
Chatham County appears to have rebounded smoothly from the recession of 2008, at least when it comes to job numbers. According to a report released last week from the N.C. Budget & Tax Center, … more
For nearly a decade, Dan LaMontagne has worked for Chatham County, first as its Solid Waste Director, then Environmental Quality Director, then Public Works Director, and then Assistant County … more
PITTSBORO — After working with three separate Internet providers over recent years, Chatham County Schools is working toward just one, with the possibility of shaping the county’s wi-fi … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education is asking the county government for more funds this year as state and federal funding decreases. The board approved a 4.26 percent increase … more
Chatham County residents had their well water tested for free earlier this month thanks to a partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and Virginia Tech. The partnership is studying contaminants that … more
PITTSBORO — Hampered by concerns over survey clarity and teacher feedback, the Chatham County Board of Education decided to wait on solidifying the 2019-2020 school year calendar. more
My first intentions for a column this week were not about sports, but about the traffic situation on U.S. 64 around Walmart. After seeing yet another wreck in that area last week, which once again drew my ire, I was dead set on writing my column about it. But my Managing Editor Randall Rigsbee advised me that maybe since this column runs in the sports section, maybe it should be about sports. And he is right. more
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