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Chatham County’s COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to rise as the Delta variant spreads. A recent peak came on August 3rd, when 30 new cases were reported, a number that had not been reached since late January 2021. more
PITTSBORO — A request from Chatham Park Investors for approval of a sweeping development agreement was met with considerable community push-back at the board of commissioners’ regular meeting … more
PITTSBORO — With the peak of hurricane season approaching, Chatham County Emergency Management is encouraging residents and businesses to review and discuss their emergency plans and update their … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro could be getting a new 700-plus-acre, age-restricted neighborhood if the town’s board of commissioners elects to approve a developer’s rezoning request and issue a special … more
PITTSBORO ­— The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners agreed in its regular meeting Monday to assist property owners in Pittsboro’s North Woods neighborhood with their campaign to revive the … more
SILER CITY — When it comes to working to tap into the latent resources and volunteer power available within Chatham County, the new director of the Salvation Army Service Center here describes … more
The Central Carolina Promise/K14 program encourages local students to complete their Associate Degree, or 14th grade, by providing two years of tuition-free classes after their high school graduation. more
Since May 1, 91% of confirmed COVID cases in Chatham County were diagnosed among those not fully vaccinated, according to the latest data on various COVID dashboards and the Chatham County Public … more
SILER CITY — Dollar General’s new store at 4165 Old U.S. 421 S. in Siler City is now open. Dollar General stores are proud to provide area residents with an affordable and convenient … more
SILER CITY — Inside Siler City Elementary School last Wednesday, teacher Shirley Rojas drizzled several drops of purple dye into one of eight bowls of half-baked slime. Around her, a group of … more
PITTSBORO — Town leaders announced Friday that Pittsboro’s drinking water is again devoid of 1,4-Dioxane more than a month after considerable levels of the carcinogenic chemical were discharged … more
New agreements will help graduates of the sustainable agriculture program at Central Carolina Community College transfer credits and pursue bachelor’s degrees in agricultural education at North … more
GOLDSTON — A rock quarry in southern Chatham County shrouded in controversy sold last week for more than $20 million to the Raleigh-based Fred Smith Company, which will continue mining for … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Parks and Recreation is thrilled to announce it will offer many in-person programing and events this fall at the Chatham Grove Community Center, Northeast District Park … more
The News + Record reached out to Lee County Health Department Director Heath Cain to get an update. Lee County announced last week that with the recent rise of cases in there, the department would begin providing COVID-19 testing for individuals at the department’s clinic this week. more
SILER CITY — COVID-19 has once again postponed the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta.  After months of planning and preparations, the Fiesta’s primary organizer, the Hispanic Liaison, … more
Earlier this week, I started feeling sluggish with cold-like symptoms.  I brushed it off as a “summer cold." After all, I had my required two jabs of Moderna last March and April. Then … more
SILER CITY — Dozens of children lined up before a big, blue bus parked along the curb just outside Virginia Cross Elementary School. At first glance, the bus might have been mistaken for an ice … more
A specially called Chatham County Schools Board of Education meeting on Thursday began with a 15-parent protest to make masks optional and ended with a 4-0 vote to require universal indoor masking on all campuses. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Public Health Department urges all Chatham residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible and wear a face mask in public indoor spaces, following recently … more
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