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PITTSBORO — The town’s board of commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to become a part of North Carolina’s Viable Utility program, which could provide Pittsboro with grant money … more
SILER CITY, NC — The Siler City Police Department will begin some operational changes effective July 1, 2022.  The department will continue to provide police services to the community 24 … more
The Chatham County Schools Board of Education named three new principals at its personnel meeting. Nikki Murchison was named principal of Bonlee School, April Burko at Jordan-Matthews High School and Caroline Linker at Silk Hope School. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Public Utilities reported untreated wastewater discharge in Harlands Creek last week, but minimal damage is expected, officials say.  more
SILER CITY — The new proposed North Carolina budget has opened speculation about the potential occupant of the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) megasite.  more
PITTSBORO — Town commissioners on Monday decided to hold a special session Thursday, June 30, to discuss a response to a N.C. Dept. of Environmental Quality letter regarding Pittsboro qualifying … more
The News + Record’s “La Voz de Chatham” project, which for two years has provided Spanish-language news content in both print and digital platforms, is officially on hold, Publisher Bill Horner … more
The town’s board of commissioners on Monday granted a rezoning request for a nearly 100-acre subdivision proposed for Harold Andrews Road, a vote which came after a recessed public hearing on the issue a week ago. more
PITTSBORO — Panelists at a “Corridors of Opportunity” gathering last Thursday emphasized balancing rapid potential growth with a need for adequate affordable housing, saying Chatham County … more
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the county budget for fiscal year 2022-23 on June 21. The $164.9 million budget is based on a maintained tax rate of 66.5 cents per $100 valuation. The budget will allow the county to continue prioritizing support for education and focus on growth. more
Back in mid-December, Massiah Smith struggled to figure out the plotting and functions assignments in her math homework. She decided the best way to solve her problem would be to send an email to her fellow classmate. more
The business office of the News + Record will be closed on Monday, July 4, for the federal Independence Day holiday. Federal offices, banks, post offices and many other government offices, agencies … more
Microchips are a common form of permanent identification for both dogs and cats. Collars and rabies tags help identify your pet. But they can fall off or become difficult to read over time. … more
PITTSBORO — Sam Rauf, the former senior project manager for the Chatham EDC, was named the North Carolina Economic Development Association’s “Emerging Leader of the Year” at its annual … more
Now that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is recommending COVID-19 vaccines for children up to 5 years old, Chatham’s health experts are encouraging parents to seriously consider it as a “critical line of defense” against the virus. more
PITTSBORO — Carol Goettman has been fighting for reproductive rights since the 1970s. She was at the march in Washington in support of passing Roe v. Wade when it originally passed in 1973. … more
PITTSBORO — Owls and hawks alike soared high in the skies above Starrlight Mead on Saturday when Claws Inc. — an organization dedicated to assisting wild and exotic animals — held a … more
Shivers and Simon started beekeeping about a decade ago, and since then, they’ve worked to build up their business and spread awareness on the importance of bees to the environment and for pollinating flowering plants — a process which helps to create a lot of the fruits and vegetables seen on dining tables across the county. more
Chatham County leaders and residents expressed frustration and anger at Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. more
PITTSBORO — Christian Poteat Jr., Tony Keck and Cassandra Sibrian, all Northwood students, passed away in a string of horrific accidents over the course of a week. more
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