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Moncure Fire pitches new training facility

Moncure Fire Chief Robert Shi made a plea for a new training facility at the Chatham County Commissioners April 15 meeting.

Chatham Schools tout music, STEM programs

Chatham County was cited by the NAMM Foundation as one of America’s Best Communities for Music Education, an award revealed at the Chatham County Schools April 15 board meeting. The award …

Chapel Hill council focuses on affordable housing

The Town of Chapel Hill Council held two regular meetings in April, with affordable housing at the forefront of their discussions. A zoning application was approved for Longleaf Trace, a new …

Protesters raise Palestinian flag on UNC flagpole

Midday on Tuesday, a confrontation between police and protesters at UNC Chapel Hill was broadcast live on national news networks CNN and Fox News, with objects being thrown at officers who were protecting a flagpole at the center of Polk Place.

Love, Lowriders, Latinos

PITTSBORO — Crowds dropped in on Saturday for the Lowrider Show at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. The event, now in its fourth year, is the brainchild of Manuel …

Chapel Hill Garden Tour offers peek at gardening mastery

The Chapel Hill Garden Club is hosting its 14th biennial garden tour this weekend, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Tucked …

Downtown Pittsboro scores recognitions

Downtown Pittsboro has been reaccredited as a NC Main Street community, one of only 50 other communities across the state to receive the designation.

Boats needed for veterans’ fishing event at Jordan Lake

A day on the lake fishing for the big ones needs a lot of parts to pull it off — fishermen, tackle, fishing holes and boats. Especially boats. And that’s where there’s a need …

CCCC car show supports automotive programs

Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) will host its 7th annual Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school’s Main Campus in Sanford. The show is …

Silk Hope Ruritan Club tallies 70 years of service

Northwest of Pittsboro, amid sprawling fields and rustic farms, lies the small rural community of Silk Hope. A run-down gas station, doubling as a surprisingly delicious BBQ joint, suggests a community forgotten. But nearby, an immaculate fire station and the 5,000-square-foot Silk Hope Community building tell a different story.

Siler City commissioners talk trash

One of the more contentious moments of the meeting came during discussion of waste management, currently contracted through Waste Industries, about how well the waste is managed, and whether to renew the contract.

Pittsboro asks for concessions on new storage facility

A potential new storage facility was the main topic of discussion at the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners April 8 meeting, with a public hearing on the rezoning request needed for construction to move forward.