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PITTSBORO — The town of Pittsboro today filed a lawsuit against the chemical companies responsible for the PFAS contamination of the town’s property and water supply. The lawsuit is a … more
SILER CITY — The silicon carbide chip manufacturer Wolfspeed announced Monday it will officially name its new Siler City facility after co-founder John Palmour. Palmour passed away at age 62 in … more
SILER CITY — Calvin Dark can trace his family’s lineage in the Chatham County area back three centuries, but what he’ll share next week — and in a book he’s finishing … more
In Chatham County and other rural counties across North Carolina, the racial wealth gap is wide. But so far, observers say little documentation has been compiled to help understand the barriers faced … more
The Chatham County Partnership for Children is beginning work on an Early Childhood Community Assessment to help identify and understand the needs of children ages 5 years old and younger across … more
SILER CITY — Jennifer Baptiste’s first meeting with the Siler City Board of Commissioners was on Jan. 3, her second day as the town’s new Planning Director. Since then, Baptiste … more
Jordan-Matthews High School hasn’t always been the home of the Jets. Until 1971, the mascot was the Blue Phantoms — a name that caused many students and community members of color to … more
The Chatham Board of Commissioners heard several rezoning requests — most concerning properties along Old U.S. Hwy. 1 in Moncure — at its meeting at the Chatham Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro last Tuesday. more
Here’s a piece of trivia for you: Chapel Hill native James Taylor got his start by playing and singing as a teenager at a local institution, Merritt’s Grill. In 1929, Ruby and Eben … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education, meeting on the eve of its day-long planning retreat, presented a number of awards and heard a variety of updates at its regular session last … more
SILER CITY — New information obtained by the News + Record in the case of a Pittsboro Elementary School teacher charged with assault with a deadly weapon raises questions over whether he did … more
PITTSBORO — The North Carolina School Boards Trust recently honored Chatham County Board of Education member David Hamm for his years of service on the state organization’s Board of … more
PITTSBORO — The town of Pittsboro has dealt with water quality issues for decades. The town’s main water source — the Haw River — has experienced discharges of unregulated … more
SILER CITY — Commissioners met last Tuesday evening at the Wren Memorial Library multipurpose room, where they were finally given a “soft opening” date — March 6 — for … more
SILER CITY — Long-time Siler City Town Clerk Jenifer Johnson has been named the town’s new budget manager, a recently-added position. Johnson had served as the town’s clerk since … more
While Charlotte is known as the Queen City, the behavior of its leaders sometimes invites comparison to a different monarch: Hans Christian Andersen’s newly “clothed” Emperor. … more
Folks in some tourism and marketing departments like to chirp that when it comes to weather, their states’ climates feature four honest-to-goodness seasons. We can now boast of at least few … more
With the Triangle expanding and North Carolina, in general, growing at an explosive rate, it’s high time for a frank conversation about the balance between collective action and individual … more
It is a Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit, specifically the Water Rabbit that is believed to bring peace and calm. On my morning walk, I saw a bunny crouched beneath a bush. She was still as … more
Just recently, her family and many friends laid to rest my Aunt Rachel. She was 95, the last of a group of 12 brothers and sisters, including my mama, born to Grover and Verdonia Cooper of Bynum. … more
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