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A first look at Mountaire’s plan for a new East Third Street

SILER CITY ­— Town officials and the public will get to view an animated virtual presentation Monday illustrating proposed construction plans for a re-routed East Third Street which Mountaire …

Chatham’s Wesley Hart set to be awarded French Legion of Honor

PITTSBORO — At 102 years of age, Chatham County resident Wesley Hart is in rare company — one of just a relative handful of surviving centenarians from among the 16 million U.S. servicemen who …

State leaders praise CCS's summer learning at Virginia Cross event

SILER CITY — A small group of state lawmakers, local leaders and education experts gathered at Virginia Cross Elementary School Monday morning for an event highlighting Chatham County Schools’ …

Updated N.C. guidance strongly recommends, but doesn't mandate, masks for K-8 schools

School districts should require masks indoors for all students and staff in elementary and middle schools, and for unvaccinated students and staff, Gov. Roy Cooper announced last Wednesday. With …

Siler City’s new advisory committee aims to give immigrants voice in town

SILER CITY — Decades after immigrants first began flocking to Siler City, the town will soon have a new immigrant advisory committee — and its creators have high hopes for the opportunities …

Siler City commissioners initiate road improvements

SILER CITY — Siler City will spend almost $370,000 over the next year to repave sections of 10 major roads — about 23% more than originally allocated in the budget for fiscal year 2021-22 …

Senate takes up revised HB324, which could limit how schools teach American history

A state Senate education committee took up revised legislation last week that prohibits public schools from “promoting certain concepts,” including that the United States was created by members …

School board approves NCAE resolution to improve student learning conditions

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to improve student learning conditions at its meeting Monday night, as requested of local boards across …

Chatham commissioners discuss greenhouse emissions, moves back to courthouse for meetings

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners met at the Historic Courthouse for its regular meeting Monday night, marking the second session back in the building since before COVID-19 …

Pittsboro residents, here are your candidates for office

PITTSBORO — Following state-authorized elections delays for many of North Carolina’s municipalities and cities, Pittsboro and Goldston will be the only of Chatham’s towns to host major …