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CARE seeks to give vet care to feral feline friends
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, also known as CARE, has a reputation of helping all animals, including feral cats. The …
Mead Fest unites community, showcases Renaissance fun
CHATHAM SCENE | Knights, mead, and medieval music! Oh my! PITTSBORO — I’ve always been intrigued by Renaissance fairs. From …
Chatham native Jennifer Reaves shares her story in memoir
Reaves, a Chatham County native, wrote about the trials and tribulations she faced while growing up in Goldston and Bear Creek. From …
Chatham’s incoming D.A. wants to address inequity in the criminal justice system
After working in Chatham County’s district attorney’s office as assistant district attorney, Nieman is set to become District …
Wolfspeed rezoning request approved
SILER CITY — Town commissioners unanimously approved a request from chip manufacturer Wolfspeed’s development arm, G5 Investments, …
CARE partners with bmc brewing to create new beer
PITTSBORO — Joan Cunningham never imagined she would help craft a beer, let alone a brew dedicated to the organization she …
Board approves designation of parkland for Chatham Park
The town’s board of commissioners on Monday approved a resolution to accept the proposed Chatham Park Sports Complex as parkland. 
Updated COVID-19 boosters available in Chatham
Following the authorization of the updated boosters, Chatham County’s Public Health Director Mike Zelek said his department is now …
BREAKING: UNC defensive back arrested in Chatham County on domestic violence charges
PITTSBORO — UNC-Chapel Hill defensive back Don Chapman appeared in Chatham County’s district court at 2 p.m. today, facing three …
Mail-in ballots to be made available Friday
ELECTIONS 2022: absentee voting Mail-in absentee ballots for November’s general midterm election will be available, upon request, …
New business brings life back to Bonlee, honors owner’s deceased daughter
Candace Beal is set to open her newest business, the Bonlee Trading Post, where people can sell their art, crafts and goods. The store …
Siler City’s town manager reflects on his first few months on the job
SILER CITY — The town of Siler City has a lot on its plate, which means that Hank Raper — just three months into his new position …
Chatham’s early voting schedule to be confirmed by state
The early voting schedule for Chatham County’s November general election — set now to begin Oct. 20 — won’t be finalized until …
Siler City’s strategic plan will lay out goals for future development
With the Chatham Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) megasite drawing major attention from large manufacturers and an increasing number of …
Board adopts Second Avenue study, approves proposal for strategic plan
The town’s board of commissioners unanimously adopted an official study on downtown’s Second Avenue corridor during Monday …
Love Chatham hosts first chicken plate fundraiser
The mouth-watering aroma of barbecue and the support of the community was in abundance at Love Chatham’s first ever Chicken Plate …
Siler City Commissioners appoint Jay Underwood to at-large seat
The town’s board of commissioners appointed James “Jay” Underwood to Mayor Chip Price’s unexpired at-large commissioner seat …
Pittsboro, Greensboro officials hold first in-person meeting to discuss water quality
PITTSBORO — Officials from Pittsboro and Greensboro came together for the first time in person last Thursday to discuss water …
Love Chatham combats homelessness, financial insecurity within Chatham County
SILER CITY — Historically high inflation has left Chatham County’s poor — and not-so-poor — in need, seeking assistance from …
The trial for the murder of 14-month-old child is set to begin
PITTSBORO — Jury selection in the trial of a couple charged in the murder of a 14-month-old child began last week, marking the …