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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
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
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 — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners officially approved the county budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year at their June meeting in Pittsboro Tuesday. The meeting also featured updates about broadband access and a new historical marker coming to Pittsboro.  more
SILER CITY — The town’s board of commissioners postponed a vote Monday to rezone a 99.73-acre tract of land near Hwy. 421 and Harold Andrews Road that would be developed into a 214-unit housing … more
SILER CITY — The town’s Immigrant Community Advisory Committee resolved to kickstart planning for a possible Siler City FaithAction ID program during its monthly meeting last Tuesday. Such a … more
As Siler City continues to grow, new Town Manager Hank Raper says expansion of town services will become a necessary step to ensure residents are satisfied with the work of town departments. One first step: expanding and separating Siler City’s Public Works and Utilities department into two separate entities. more
Now, the woman behind the desk — a bedrock of the J-M community — is retiring. Rose Pate celebrated her final year at J-M on Wednesday night with a special retirement ceremony in the school’s auditorium. The ceremony featured more than 50 current students, staff and alumni dating as far back as the class of 2006. more
From inside her Siler City home, blogger Amy Smith has accidentally achieved every entrepreneur’s dream: build a thriving business around her passion. more
A retired N.C. Highway Patrol supervisor who analyzed the dashcam video for the News + Record of a traffic stop resulting in a Staley man’s death has described the actions of Chatham County Trooper Rodney Cook during the incident as "textbook." more
SILER CITY — A newly-constituted board of commissioners on Monday vented to contractors and architects about delays in the city hall renovation project. “Let’s suffice it to say that … more
Siler City’s first even-year municipal election drew just under 25% of registered voters to the polls, according to the Chatham County Board of Elections’ voting statistics — a slight 0.7% increase from 2019, and a 2% decrease from 2017. more
SILER CITY — More than a dozen Jordan-Matthews High School musicians, actors and visual artists were honored for their outstanding work during J-M Awards Night, an annual ceremony held May 23 to … more
Thomas “Chip” Price, 66, and a lifelong resident of Siler City, takes office June 6 after serving 11 years as an at-large commissioner. He fills the seat vacated when former Mayor John Grimes died in office back on Oct. 20, 2020, and says he’s bringing a deep love for the town and its people to his new post. more
SILER CITY — A major street in Siler City may be going on a “road diet.” Second Avenue, once a major highway through central North Carolina as part of old U.S. Hwy. 421, is the subject of a … more
SILER CITY — More than 9,000 voters cast primary ballots in early voting — which ended Saturday — across Chatham County, but on Tuesday in Siler City, the town’s two precincts drew plenty of … more
SILER CITY — Siler City Commissioners unanimously approved the town’s $19.2 million budget for fiscal 2022-23 Monday after a brief public hearing. The budget includes a $9.6 million general … more
An online tabloid news site published a story last week detailing harassment of “Unity 2022” mayoral candidate Nick Gallardo, saying he, his mother and friends had been subject to hateful text messages and various types of harassment, and that police officials haven’t intervened. more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Immigrant Community Advisory Committee heard subcommittee updates and discussed ways to better serve youth mental health needs with youth-serving agencies during its … more
SILER CITY — The Downtown Siler City Music Series continues this Saturday with a performance by “The Radio” at the Rotary Stage in downtown Siler City. The N.C. Arts Incubator and The … more
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