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PITTSBORO — Town leadership, including the board of commissioners and town staff, have worked behind the scenes for more than a year to resolve Pittsboro’s worsening water contamination issues. A … more
“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” If you think that’s Mark Twain speaking, think again. Centuries ago fans were saluting satirist … more
Medical device manufacturers have come under intense scrutiny in the last year. Several scrambled at the pandemic’s start to supply COVID-19-specific products, with limited success. Just this … more
For the second Ramadan in a row, Chatham resident Delinda Otto hasn’t stepped foot in a mosque. Last year — during what Otto calls a “super-COVID Ramadan” — at the beginning of the … more
Child sex abuse is more common than many think — and it’s also a lot closer than many realize. Just weeks ago, the Siler City Police Department arrested Oscar Vera Jimenez, a Siler City … more
PITTSBORO — More than 42% of Chatham County residents had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while the community continues its efforts to end the pandemic. According to data from … more
What is a connection? What does it mean to be connected? And what can it mean to some of the most vulnerable among us, children, particularly during a worldwide, life-changing pandemic? April is … more
SANFORD — Pfizer is Central Carolina Community College’s newest apprenticeship partner. Pfizer created three positions specifically for maintenance apprentices in 2020 and those new employees … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Chatham County Department of Social Services is calling attention to this issue that … more
PITTSBORO — A week ago Tuesday, Chatham County employees and residents rolled up their sleeves to give the gift of life at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center in Pittsboro. … more
SILER CITY — Clad in ultra-reflective vests and furnished with official NCDOT-approved “grabber sticks,” Siler City’s business leaders are out to beautify their town, one piece of trash at a … more
PITTSBORO — Wine may be considered the nectar of the gods, but Anna Lange views it from a more down-to-earth perspective. “It’s such a social thing,” she says. After a year of … more
SILER CITY — Last year, COVID-19 restrictions turned the Chatham County Partnership for Children’s interactive, walk-through Day of the Books celebration into a no-contact drive-in. This year, … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners considered sustainable water and wastewater utility services at its work session on Monday, following discussion by the town of Pittsboro … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education approved a new state-mandated summer learning plan, meant to help students recover from COVID-19 learning loss, as presented by the … more
Following a year of the pandemic that emphasized challenges facing women in the workforce, the Chatham County Business Professional Women organization is offering small scholarships to women looking … more
SILER CITY — The town’s board of commissioners entertained a presentation on Monday from representatives of the N.C. Main Street & Rural Planning Center — a subset of the N.C. Dept. of … more
News Briefs Chatham COA offers new volunteer opportunity The Chatham County Council on Aging is conducting a pilot project to use technology to increase participation in the COA’s virtual … more
SILER CITY — Inside Vidas de Esperanza Clinic last Saturday, Siler City resident María Blanca E. López López sat on the examination chair, waiting to receive her first Moderna shot. Her jacket … more
Earlier this month, Hubert Davis replaced Roy Williams as the head coach for UNC-Chapel Hill’s men’s basketball team, becoming the program’s first Black head coach and fourth overall in any … more
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