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Ahead of '22 election: Crawford confirms intended resignation, Hales won't run for reelection

PITTSBORO — Jim Crawford will announce his resignation from the Chatham County Board of Commissioners at the board's Dec. 20 meeting for personal reasons, he confirmed to the News + Record on …

Restaurant owner Lewis Hendricks to seek Dist. 3 seat held by Commissioner Hales, who won't seek reelection

Restaurant owner Lewis Hendricks will seek the 3rd District Seat currently held by Chatham County Commissioner Diana Hales in 2022, he announced Friday.  Hendricks, a Republican/Democrat …

Perry Harrison’s Ronnie Gilmore retires after 22 years as beloved bus driver, custodian

PITTSBORO — Five mornings a week for 22 years, Ronnie Gilmore woke up at 4:30 to start his day as a beloved custodian and bus driver at Perry Harrison Elementary. Now, after retiring earlier …

Pittsboro commissioners asks NCDOT to look for alternative for North Woods

PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s board of commissioners voted unanimously last Tuesday asking Town Manager Chris Kennedy to write a letter to the N.C. Dept. of Transportation seeking an alternative to a …

'We’re getting there': A road map to optional masking for Chatham’s schools

Four months after the Chatham County Schools Board of Education first approved universal indoor masking on its campuses this school year, Superintendent Anthony Jackson asked the school community at …

Chatham native Kelly Reiter makes it to the big screen with Bruce Willis in 'Deadlock'

Kelly Reiter’s acting career didn’t begin glamorously. The Chatham County native moved to Los Angeles when she was 18 for a film role she’d landed, but was immediately hit with a new reality …

1,4-Dioxane levels in Haw River have decreased following Nov. 3 slug from Greensboro

PITTSBORO — Town staff continues to be encouraged by the most recent results from water samples taken from the Haw River following the Nov. 3 1,4-Dioxane discharge from Greensboro. Lab results …

Former Chatham Commissioner Walter Petty will seek N.C. House 54 seat in 2022

Petty, a Republican and lifelong resident of Siler City who’d served as commissioner since 2010, made the announcement last week, saying he intends to file for the seat held since 2014 by Rep. Robert Reives II.

Families invited to celebrate the season at Siler City P&R’s ‘Holiday in the Park’

SILER CITY — ‘Tis the season to celebrate with the Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department at the 3rd annual Holiday in the Park. The afternoon will be packed full of fun, …

Pittsboro woman struck, killed by car in Sanford

SANFORD — A Pittsboro woman was struck and killed by a passing vehicle Sunday as she walked along Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) near the U.S. 421 bypass. According to a statement by the …

Jordan-Matthews to host a Latin jazz clinic and concert for public, student musicians

SILER CITY — When JMArts’ Rose Pate resolved to bring Jordan-Matthews High School another special arts project, she began looking for something that J-M’s instrumental music students — and …

Comedian Rob Santos to host show at The Plant

PITTSBORO — Comedian Rob Santos plans to bring some laughs to the Pittsboro community on Saturday night when he holds a comedy show with three of his stand-up comedy friends — Buddha Joe, CW …