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PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department welcomed the community to use the long-awaited Dog Park at The Park at Briar Chapel on Monday. This area is Chatham County Parks … more
PITTSBORO — The trucks arrived in January: dozers, backhoes, compactors. Soon, they’d stripped the pavement and gutted the roundabout. Almost overnight, it seemed, Neal’s Gas and Convenience … more
But as schools begin reopening, education experts warn that long-standing educational disparities have only deepened during remote learning and won’t be fixed simply by returning to school — at least not for all students. more
In the next 20 years, Pittsboro’s population is expected to grow by more than 1,000%, demanding a robust and expansive infrastructure to serve the community’s water and sewer needs.  Even now, though — with its fewer than 5,000 residents — the town’s water and sewer systems are reaching capacity.  more
SILER CITY — The town’s police department held a ceremony last Friday to officially recognize two new sergeants. The internal promotions come as part of a department-wide effort to expand and … more
Allison Lipscomb is wearing her Carolina blues for the third time. She earned an undergraduate degree in music from UNC in 1999 and later returned to get a master’s degree in Public Health. … more
About 40 people gathered at Pittsboro’s Kiwanis Park on Monday — shivering in the cold and socially distanced — to hear state Sen. Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg) pitch his bid for U.S. Senate. more
The aptly named “Crisis” might well describe the public relations effort surrounding the early 2021 release. Shot mostly in 2019, the film has the misfortune of debuting in the wake of a … more
After a year in the COVID-19 pandemic, many things about the way we live have likely changed for good. We asked community members what change(s) they plan to carry into a post-pandemic world. Here … more
The Chatham County Sheriff’s office said the body of Mr. Danny Bullard, 59, of Cameron, NC, was located at approximately 8:00 a.m. near the site of a Wednesday boating accident on the Cape Fear … more
Under the new PowerSchool update, announced to school districts by DPI on Friday, a student's “preferred name” will be displayed on most records. The only report that will display a student’s legal name is official state student transcripts. more
Nearly a year after N.C. schools first closed last spring due to COVID-19, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education unanimously voted on Monday to send K-5 students back for in-person learning four days a week under Plan A. more
Exactly one year ago, the World Health Organization declared global pandemic in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, more than 500,000 have died in the United States. According to the N.C. … more
SILER CITY — The coronavirus pandemic introduced many challenges for all Chathamites. Perhaps none were more affected than the county’s homeless population, though. Nationwide, as disease … more
Editor’s note: In this first of a two-part series, we’re examining what 2021 will mean for Chatham Park. This week, the story focuses on where the development is now, with a look at what’s … more
PITTSBORO — It may soon be a lot easier to open a bar in Pittsboro. At its regular meeting on Monday, the Pittsboro board of commissioners entertained a public hearing to discuss a potential … more
Chatham Charter high school students have had successes at recent state level club competitions. The Chatham Charter chapter of DECA, an organization of marketing students, was successful in … more
SILER CITY — The Rev. Dr. Albert Reddick, a regular on Siler City municipal elections ballots since 2013, is planning another go at the mayor’s seat — seeking to replace the late John … more
She’d been accepted into the prestigious 2021 cohort of Grosvenor Teacher Fellows, a field-based professional development opportunity meant to help educators bring new geographic awareness into their learning communities. more
After nearly three years of serving Siler City with “calidez humana,” or human warmth, Rojo Canela has shut down — permanently. March 1 was the restaurant’s last day. more
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