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In the early morning hours of Nov. 3, 2022, members of the Liberty Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle operated by Brandon Antonio Lindsey, 36, of 686 Woodland Circle, … more
In Oct. 2022, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office received a report of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle near Rocky River Rd., Sanford. The victim was hiking in the area and returned … more
SILER CITY — In Oct. 2022, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office received a report of breaking and entering, larceny and larceny of a motor vehicle from the area of Devil's Tramping Ground … more
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
LIBERTY — A $2.2 million contract awarded by the N.C. Dept. of Transportation will bring improvements to nearly 14 miles of secondary roads in Chatham County. The contract includes … more
Grand Trees of Chatham leads guided hike Grand Trees of Chatham will lead a guided hike at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the White Pines Nature Preserve.  The White Pines Nature … 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
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