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Chatham County Schools

Bridenstine selected as new Dist. 1 board of education member

PITTSBORO — Following the resignation of Melissa Hlavac at last month's Chatham County Board of Education meeting, the board has selected Julia Bridenstine as the new Dist. 1 board …

8 eligible candidates submit applications for vacant Board of Education seat

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education has received applications from eight eligible candidates who wish to serve in the District 1 seat vacated by Melissa Hlavac last month. …

Pittsboro’s water plant wins Area Wide Optimization Award

PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s water plant was recently selected to earn a 2022 Area Wide Optimization (AWOP) Award from the N.C. Division of Environmental Quality’s Public Water Supply Section. …

Siler City commissioners vote 4-1 to split town’s planning department

SILER CITY — The town’s board approved a policy change to split Siler City’s Planning and Community Development department into two separate departments and fund two new positions at its …

National Disability Employment Awareness Month recognized by Chatham Commissioners

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution last Monday recognizing October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month and commemorating its 77th …

Siler City Police participating in ‘Faith & Blue’ weekend

SILER CITY — This weekend will be a first for the Siler City Police Department: Chief Mike Wagner’s staff will be participating in Faith & Blue, an initiative designed to create engagement …
IAN’S IMPACT

Chatham mostly spared by hurricane

Winds and rain from Hurricane Ian — which was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone by the time its impact reached Chatham County early Saturday morning — felled trees and …

Duke Energy awards funds to Siler City Development Organization

SILER CITY — The Siler City Development Organization (SCDO) has been awarded $25,000 from the Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization Grant Program to help improve building facades and interior …

Sanford StreetFest announces lineup

SANFORD — Downtown Sanford StreetFest & Fireworks has announced the lineup for its 5th anniversary event, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8. This festival offers a full day of music and …

Goldston’s ‘Old Fashion Day’ set for Saturday

GOLDSTON — Goldston’s 35th annual Old Fashion Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 8. The free, family-focused event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with handicapped parking available at Goldston …
ATTACK MAILERS

Petty, Reives denounce negative ads

The race for the Dist. 54 seat N.C. House of Representatives has gotten personal, with both candidates decrying mailers sent to constituents containing what they believe are inappropriate and unfair attacks.
Elections 2022: Chatham Commissioners

Dist. 4 matchup features Godfrey, Kenlan

The northwestern district of Chatham County will see a change in its county representation in November with a race featuring Democrat Katie Kenlan, an …