Year in Review
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Chatham County was hit hard by not one, but two major storms during the 2018 hurricane season. In mid-September, Hurricane Florence made its way into the Carolinas. Heavy rain from Hurricane … more
The construction of Mountaire’s $170 million, 255,000-sq. ft. facility in downtown Siler City is nearly complete, with the company expected to open its doors for poultry processing in … more
Residents of the former Johnson Mobile Home Park in Siler City clashed in 2018 with Mountaire over eviction notices they received because of the development and expansion of the company’s … more
Things pretty much stayed the same across the board following Chatham County’s 2018 elections as most candidates found themselves unopposed on ballots in November. The two contested races … more
Siler City’s long-anticipated Aquatic Center at Bray Park opened this year, replacing the once beloved pool that had been built in the 1950s. The town worked on … more
Chatham County was one of several school districts in North Carolina that closed on May 16, the same day as the “March for Students and Rally for Respect” in Raleigh. The event brought … more
Pittsboro experienced the retirement, and then the reinstatement of the town’s police chief in 2018. Percy Crutchfield retired as chief of police on August 31, leaving Captain Troy Roberson … more
The Chatham News Publishing Co. made news in October when Mary Little Resch, the publisher and editor of The Chatham News and The Chatham Record, announced the sale of the newspapers to Chatham Media … more
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