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A Siler City pastor was arrested Saturday and charged with more than 30 counts of child sex abuse. more
PITTSBORO — The North Carolina Association of Educators’ (NCAE) “We Heart Public Schools” statewide tour stops in Chatham County on Saturday, April 10th, as the “NCAE … more
The Chatham Health Alliance has been connecting hundreds of Chatham residents to resources since the COVID-19 pandemic’s early stages. In mid-March, however, the Alliance took its outreach to a … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County has announced the reopening of major facilities after being closed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with county libraries, Parks and Recreation facilities and the … more
The Chatham County Library commemorated National Women’s History Month — celebrated in March to highlight the contributions of women in history and society — with a Zoom roundtable discussion … more
Why have parcels of property been appraised and revalued? North Carolina law requires all counties to conduct a reappraisal at least once every eight years. Chatham County is on a four-year … more
SILER CITY — The town’s board of commissioners deliberated over two potential upcoming events in its regular meeting Monday, weighing future pandemic uncertainty and fiscal limitations against … more
RALEIGH — Gerrymandering, the illegal practice of manipulating voting districts to favor a political party, has plagued North Carolina’s constituency for decades. But a group of Democrats, led by … more
PITTSBORO — More than three-fourths of the nearly 46,000 Chatham properties assessed in the county’s state-mandated reappraisal process saw valuations increase, but so far officials say requests … more
PITTSBORO — An expansive nationwide study has confirmed what Chathamites have long suspected: Pittsboro has some of the worst drinking water in the country. Last month, Consumer Reports — a … more
A burgeoning group of local philanthropists and religious leaders are working to establish accessible long-term resources for the county’s homeless population, but they say they need more community … more
SILER CITY — The summer before her senior year at Jordan-Matthews High School, Tiana Brooks learned of George Floyd’s death and decided to paint something to help her process yet another Black … more
Last year, Easter took place one month after the pandemic drastically altered our way of life — with most churches across the country celebrating Easter online. more
News briefs Chatham health department policy ‘backfires’ A measure Chatham’s health department put in place to prevent endless appointment emails and robocalls from bothering vaccinated … more
SILER CITY — Just off U.S Hwy. 64 on Harold Hart Road last Saturday, a line of cars began to wrap around St. Julia’s Catholic Church shortly after 10 a.m. There, a few yards behind the church, … more
When Pittsboro resident Monnda Welch heard about the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, she was angry. Like many people, she was angry to see violence committed in the name of a false cause and a … more
In a recent meeting to discuss their economic development implementation strategy, Siler City’s Economic Development Strategic 5-Year Plan Steering Committee members haggled over how best to address inequities in representation among the town’s diverse minority populations. more
PITTSBORO — Built in 1811 by a free Black man, the Lewis Freeman House was one of the first buildings in the town of Pittsboro. Still standing today, it witnessed the horrors of the Civil War. … more
As vaccine eligibility widens in North Carolina, some Chatham vaccine providers say they hope to receive the single-shot J&J vaccines as soon as April. Last Friday, the White House COVID-19 … more
In the last month, shifting state and federal COVID-19 guidance on school reopening led to a whirlwind of district decisions increasing in-person instruction — including in Chatham. While … more
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