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Due to the lack of proper facilities, some Chatham residents are forced to run on high-traffic roads, or bumpy trails that seem ready to twist your ankle at any moment. more
In Chatham County Schools, there was a survey in 2017 that recorded 34% of those students feeling “hopeless” almost every day. more
All along life’s journey are signposts and mileposts that mark important points on that journey. While some are unique to an individual, many others are ones we have in common with most every … more
There were many celebrations of Earth Day over the weekend, including at the church where I serve as pastor. We held a blessing of animals that was open to the wider community. All sacred occasions should include food, and we offered (per theme) animal cookies, goldfish crackers and cheddar bunnies. more
Former Northwood star Drake Powell, known for his defensive prowess, put his offensive skills front and center in the Jordan Brand Classic Sunday. The future Tar Heel made six of his seven shot … more
Three Seaforth student-athletes signed to play their respective sports at the collegiate level Friday. Payne Swenson from Seaforth’s boys’ lacrosse team signed to Greensboro College, … more
Baseball April 15:  Seaforth 15 – Southern Lee 5;  April 16:  Jordan-Matthews 3 – Seaforth 0; Northwood 2 – Chatham Central 1 (nine innings); Chatham Charter 10 … more
Three Chatham County baseball and softball teams played in important games for Mid-Carolina 1A/2A conference positioning last week. Here’s a quick look at the action as the teams battled to … more
Walking through Northwood 13 years after graduating, former multi-sport athlete Dalton Brown noticed the walls didn’t change much over the years. Those walls have never stopped guiding … more
In a Chatham County girls’ soccer showdown between Seaforth and Woods Charter, the Hawks made a statement while also making history. Seaforth, ranked No. 5 in the 2A East RPI standings at … more
Northwest of Pittsboro, amid sprawling fields and rustic farms, lies the small rural community of Silk Hope. A run-down gas station, doubling as a surprisingly delicious BBQ joint, suggests a community forgotten. But nearby, an immaculate fire station and the 5,000-square-foot Silk Hope Community building tell a different story. more
One of the more contentious moments of the meeting came during discussion of waste management, currently contracted through Waste Industries, about how well the waste is managed, and whether to renew the contract. more
A potential new storage facility was the main topic of discussion at the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners April 8 meeting, with a public hearing on the rezoning request needed for construction to move forward. more
The fourth annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival will take place Saturday, May 18 at The Park at Briar Chapel, 1015 Andrews Store Road in Pittsboro. more
A new agreement allows Central Carolina Community College students an assured entry pathway to Methodist University upon graduation from CCCC. more
Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling is holding a document shredding event this Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Solid Waste & Recycling Main Facility at 28 County Services Road in Pittsboro. more
North Carolina teachers put in hundreds of hours into their profession. Their work extends far outside the walls of a classroom; they support our state’s children at sports games, band performances, and church programs. They are the glue that holds our schools and communities together. more
A few days ago, I was rummaging through the various drugstore aisles that contain the medicines and cures you can buy without a prescription. I was looking for a particular eyedrop that the eye doc said would help control the agony of pollen in the eyes since the recent monsoons hadn’t completely eliminated the issue. more
Last week, my maternal grandmother, Sylvia Glenn Greene Hanley, would have turned 103 years old. My younger cousin sent a group text to family remembering her and adding, “I feel her presence through all of you.” This comment was especially poignant, for Jay lives on the west coast, and I haven’t seen my cousin in years. more
Seaforth girls’ soccer’s Sofia Viana earns athlete of the week honors for the week of April 8. In Seaforth’s two big wins over Bartlett Yancey and Jordan-Matthews last week, … more
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