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PITTSBORO — The traffic circle in downtown Pittsboro has reopened after months of renovation, but work on the larger road construction project is ongoing. In January, the N.C. Dept. of … more
Local potter Mark Hewitt hosted his first public kiln opening since the pandemic opened, inviting customers last weekend to view pottery and purchase pieces outside Hewitt's Pittsboro home he shares … more
PITTSBORO — In conjunction with the Chatham 250 celebration, Chatham Community Library will host a virtual lecture by Dr. Virginia Cárdenas, retired educator with Chatham County … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County farms and agribusinesses are invited to join the Visit NC Farms App. The Visit NC Farms App connects the dots in communities across North Carolina. Using smart phone … more
SANFORD — Inside a squat building at 215 Bracken St., a small, two-desk office has turned into the Lee County base for a Siler City nonprofit’s far-reaching mission. After operating out of … more
SILER CITY — Siler City Police Department’s officer staff stands to grow by more than 25% under the town’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021-22, with plans to nearly double in the next three … more
SILER CITY — When Chatham resident Hannia Benitez was younger, her mother taught her a few principles to live by: “Learn as much as you can. Ask a lot of questions,” and “also help your peers … more
SILER CITY — Siler City police will launch a new education and enforcement initiative next week to crack down on excessive noise violations from illegal vehicle exhaust systems. Among all calls … more
PITTSBORO — Almost eight months after announcing plans to host area youth at Pittsboro’s Kiwanis building on Credle Street, representatives of the town’s budding Boys & Girls Club say the … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education approved two new principals at its meeting Monday night during its closed session — Donna Barget at Jordan-Matthews High School and Matthew … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education voted Monday to approve a memorandum of understanding between the district and the Hispanic Liaison, with the goal of helping both organizations … more
The practical reality of a constructive, community-wide conversation about racial equity in Chatham County is something that’s never far from Karinda Roebuck’s mind. For Roebuck, the executive … more
SILER CITY — “This is the BEST DAY EVER!” exclaimed a student from Virginia Cr.oss Elementary. The excitement and anticipation in the air was almost tangible in the building on selection … more
PITTSBORO — The community is invited to join Chatham County Public Libraries for a special, virtual Chatham 250 event to celebrate George Moses Horton Day. On June 28, Don Tate, acclaimed author … more
When Jacquelinne Marroquin Tobar moved to Siler City and started school at Jordan-Matthews High School four years ago, she knew very little English and struggled to feel comfortable around other … more
SILER CITY — The town’s board of commissioners moved forward Monday with plans to close three roads near Mountaire Farms’ Siler City facility, more than two years after the company submitted … more
PITTSBORO — After a crippling year for the restaurant industry, Greg and Maria Lewis — former owners of the defunct Pittsboro Roadhouse — are back on their feet and set to unveil a new fine … more
Chatham’s Board of Elections has decided to make changes in a number of the county’s voting precincts — splitting one and combining two others — and is mulling additional precinct changes … more
SILER CITY — Municipalities statewide may soon find relief from their redistricting woes through a Senate Bill that would postpone the 2021 election season by several months. SB722 has already … more
SILER CITY ­— A Chatham businesswoman has been charged with embezzling nearly $1 million from her Siler City employer. Cheryl Rouse Fields, 65, of Goldston allegedly stole more than … more
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