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Chatham spelling bee champ clinches with ‘Yorkshire,' 'asthmatic’

BEAR CREEK — Fifth grader Helen Moose of George Moses Horton Middle School is the best speller in the county, nabbing first place in the 2024 Chatham County Schools District Spelling Bee at …

Early voting underway in Chatham County

PITTSBORO — In-person early voting for 2024’s March 5 primary election kicked off on Thursday, Feb. 15 across North Carolina. Statewide, more than 340 early voting sites are open for …

Pittsboro mayor, Leader Reives, AG call for oversight, holding water polluters accountable

PITTSBORO – Dwarfed by one of the state’s first granular activated carbon advanced filtration systems a trio of government officials gathered at the Pittsboro Water Treatment plant to …

Jordan-Matthews retires jerseys of two basketball legends during its HOF Night

‌Sometimes, a person can seek the answers, and other times, the answers can find them. Former Jordan-Matthews basketball head coach John Phillips, who was in the midst of one of his worst …

Former Chatham housing director gets 30 month prison term

GREENSBORO — The former director of the Chatham County Housing Authority (CCHA) was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to fraud charges last week in federal court. …

Church celebrates past and looks to the future

PITTSBORO — The year was 1824. America as a nation was not yet 50 years old. John Quincy Adams was elected president in one of only two Presidential races decided by the House of …

Rep. Hudson meets with farmers, discusses issues in Siler City

SILER CITY — Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-09) joined farmers and agricultural interests from Chatham County and the surrounding area on Thursday, Feb. 8 at Bestfood Cafeteria in Siler City. …

Last chance to register for primary election

North Carolinians looking to vote in the March 5 primary election have until Friday Feb. 9 to register or make changes to party affiliation. State law sets the voter registration deadline as 25 days …

Chatham school board commits to school in Chatham Park, accepts $35k from Wolfspeed

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board met January 16 for its first board meeting of 2024. The district is looking to restart apprenticeships and internships with Chatham hospital, …

Pittsboro begins regular operations after latest 1,4 dioxane release

Testing results from the Pittsboro water distribution system delivered good news for the town’s water supply. Results received by the town indicated that a minimal amount of the substance …

Pittsboro mayor joins EPA advisory committee

PITTSBORO — Pittsboro Mayor Kyle Shipp has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). Chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act …

Chapel Hill council declines to issue Gaza resolution

CHAPEL HILL – The Town of Chapel Hill council met Wednesday, Jan. 24, hearing a feisty discussion on the Israel-Hamas war during the public comment period. Passionate advocates made …