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PepperFest, Chatham County’s annual celebration of regenerative agriculture, local farmers, and the creativity of the Piedmont’s top chefs and beverage artisans, is set for Sunday at The Plant on Lorax Lane in Pittsboro. It’ll take place beginning at 3 p.m. and wrap with music and an afterparty with the band ¡Tumbao! at 7 p.m. more
The last year has been eventful for many nonprofits, but particularly for Chatham’s CORA Food Pantry. The Pittsboro-based pantry helped 900 new families over the past year and distributed more than 1.1 million meals.  more
Pittsboro’s George Greger-Holt has worked for decades in Chatham County serving and supporting youth and youth programs. As the community outreach coordinator … more
Halford (Hal) House spent his early days on a self-sustaining farm in eastern N.C., followed by years in various roles in academia and business. Today, he’s a member of the Chatham County … more
Siler City’s Downtown Music Series continues this Saturday with a special event: the annual Koo Day Tah celebration, which also serves as the birthday party for celebrated Siler City luthier Terry … more
Central Carolina Community College is launching a new school year, with fall classes beginning Aug. 15. This week, we speak with CCCC President Dr. Lisa M. Chapman and CCCC Chatham Provost Dr. Mark … more
The Chatham Community Resource Hub is a mobile, co-located collaboration between the Chatham Health Alliance and partner agencies. On Aug. 6, the Alliance and the Chatham Council on Aging will join … more
The newest edition of the Chatham County Community Assessment has been published. This collaborative effort between the Chatham Health Alliance, the Chatham County Public Health Department (CCPHD), … more
Over the last four decades, Triangle Land Conservancy has worked to safeguard clean water, protect natural habitats, support local farms and food, and connect people with nature in the Triangle area. … more
Parents have many tools at their disposal when it comes to raising and developing their children, and there’s a new one coming soon. This week, we speak with Genevieve Megginson, the executive director of the Chatham County Partnership for Children, and Lara Kehle, the director of KidSCope and the chairperson of the Chatham Health Alliance, about a new tool being developed: Chatham County’s Early Childhood Action Plan. more
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday evening to consider accepting the donation of a historical marker remembering the county’s lynching victims. The donation, if approved, would … more
Hurricane season, which officially began June 1, could be a busy one. NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is predicting an above-average year for storms. Storm prep is one of … more
With “Jurassic Park’s” wide-eyed sense of wonder and scientific discovery well in our rearview mirror, “Jurassic Park Dominion” is a scientific-fiction film that does … more
The Plant in Pittsboro is a diverse 17-acre eco-industrial park located on the east side of downtown which, since 2004, has been envisioned as a “sustainable industrial plant” — and a host … more
A mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, last Tuesday, killed 19 students and two teachers. Leaders in Pittsboro held a vigil there Sunday, and on June 9 — next Thursday — faith leaders in Chatham County will host a prayer vigil in response to the tragedy. It’ll take place at 7 p.m. at Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church at 314 Great Ridge Parkway, Chapel Hill. more
PITTSBORO — While attending college in Greensboro about a decade ago, UNCG student Ashlyn Martin thought she knew which area of social work she wanted to go into.  And so, when the … more
On the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, a 20-year-old man shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, with two rifles and a handgun. He then turned the guns on those inside the … more
The COVID-19 pandemic may have cast a spotlight on the importance of good mental health for most of America, but for some Siler City residents, it’s been a priority for at least the past four years. more
Last Wednesday, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper released his recommended budget for FY 2022-23, a proposal he calls “Building on Success.” The $29.28 billion spending plan, according to the governor, … more
Ohio native Cynthia Hilliard and her husband, David, moved to Chatham County in 2017 to be closer to their son and daughter-in-law and their two grandsons — both of whom attend Chatham County … more
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