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ELECTION DAY '22

Here are the results of Tuesday's municipal and primary elections

Election Day came to a close Tuesday evening in Chatham County for primary and municipal races.  Siler City's municipal election was riddled with tension between incumbent candidates and a …

SCE’s Estevez named CCS’ April Equity Champion of the Month

A few weeks ago, district leadership once again studied a pool of staff nominations, as they had for the past several months, to choose Chatham County Schools’ April Equity Champion of the …

‘Unity’ bloc, board seats pique interest

SILER CITY — More than 9,000 voters cast primary ballots in early voting — which ended Saturday — across Chatham County, but on Tuesday in Siler City, the town’s two precincts drew plenty of …

Mixed use development raises questions for Pittsboro officials

PITTSBORO — Chatham Park may become home to another large mixed-use development, but it could take longer than initially anticipated. Developers approached commissioners during the board’s …

2022 Chatham County Senior Games go out in style

PITTSBORO — A history-making year for Chatham County Senior Games and SilverArts deserved a spirited sendoff. That’s exactly what Chatham’s 50-or-better athletes provided last Friday with …

Siler City approves budget for 2022-23 fiscal year

SILER CITY — Siler City Commissioners unanimously approved the town’s $19.2 million budget for fiscal 2022-23 Monday after a brief public hearing. The budget includes a $9.6 million general …

Tiny, annoying arachnids can cause big health problems

PITTSBORO — The long, hot days and warm evenings coming in the summer ahead make it a perfect season for being outside, doing yardwork, hiking, playing recreational sports or just relaxing in a …

On eve of election, candidates report harassment, slurs

An online tabloid news site published a story last week detailing harassment of “Unity 2022” mayoral candidate Nick Gallardo, saying he, his mother and friends had been subject to hateful text messages and various types of harassment, and that police officials haven’t intervened.

First public hearing on Chatham proposed budget focuses on compensation for Board of Elections

PITTSBORO — The first of two public hearings regarding the proposed Chatham County budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year took place during the Chatham County Board of Commissioners meeting at the …

FAQ: What the Supreme Court action on abortion means for North Carolina

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn the nearly 50-year-old legal precedent upholding the legal right to an abortion. If that happens, North Carolina is one of the few Southern states …

Immigrant Advisory Committee discusses trust building with SCPD, youth mental health

SILER CITY — The Siler City Immigrant Community Advisory Committee heard subcommittee updates and discussed ways to better serve youth mental health needs with youth-serving agencies during its …

Two Chatham grads among latest CCCC BLET class

PITTSBORO — Four individuals are among the most recent graduates of the Central Carolina Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program. The graduates are Sierra Martina Garcia …