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Pittsboro approves affordable housing element for Chatham Park
PITTSBORO — After almost two hours of discussion, the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday to approve the last of …
CORA hosts its second ‘Turkey Tuesday’ event
PITTSBORO — The CORA Food Pantry held its second annual “Turkey Tuesday” holiday food drive last Tuesday to collect Thanksgiving …
1,4-Dioxane levels double EPA threshold
PITTSBORO — The fears of Pittsboro town staff were confirmed on Friday when raw water samples from the Haw River — which …
In Haw, 1,4-Dioxane gets closer to EPA threshold
PITTSBORO — Town officials in Pittsboro are becoming more concerned as levels of 1,4-Dioxane continue to rise in samples taken from …
Siler City commissioners decide on redistricting map
SILER CITY — Siler City commissioners met on Monday evening to discuss a wide range of issues, including choosing a redistricted map …
On land once known for bad behavior, Pleasant Hill church celebrates 150 years
PITTSBORO — Trades Hill near Pittsboro was once “a place for meetings, drunkenness and fights.” Around the time the Civil War …
Pittsboro officials concerned, still testing after increase in 1,4-Dioxane drinking water
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro officials are “encouraged” by the minimal amounts of 1,4-Dioxane measured in the most recently tested …
Town of Pittsboro ends its mask mandate
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s indoor mask mandate ended on Tuesday at 5 p.m. after its reinstatement in late September.  COVID-19 …
Siler City Town, police department struggle to fill positions
SILER CITY — Staffing shortages across the country have led to closed dining rooms and abbreviated hours at fast food restaurants …
Negative flyer, online attacks trouble Pittsboro candidates following Election Day
PITTSBORO — Long-time Pittsboro Commissioner Michael Fiocco is embarking on his last month in office after his losing his reelection …
U.S. House candidate Craig Kinsey hosts town hall in Pittsboro
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro resident and business owner Craig Kinsey, who’s filed federally to run for a seat in the U.S. House of …
1,4-Dioxane again released by Greensboro into Pittsboro's drinking water supply
PITTSBORO — For the second time this year, the Haw River may have been contaminated with unsafe levels of 1,4-Dioxane after another …
Overcoming grief with connection and community at 2021 Death Faire
PITTSBORO — The year and a half of the COVID-19 era has been unprecedented in many ways, not the least of which has been the losses …
Siler City board sets public hearing on redistricting
SILER CITY — Siler City commissioners on Monday set a date for a public hearing to discuss two proposed maps for …
Cindy Perry and James Vose unseat incumbents in Pittsboro mayor, commissioner races
Former Mayor Cindy Perry and political newcomer James Vose will join incumbent Pamela Baldwin on Pittsboro’s governing body after …
Red Moose Brewing Co. focused on family and homemade brews
PITTSBORO — Brandi Morris didn’t expect to come home from a family vacation last September to start a new business with her …
Main Street president speaks out after Pittsboro board’s vote
PITTSBORO — Maria Parker-Lewis tuned into the regular Pittsboro Board of Commissioners meeting via Zoom last Monday to update the …
Affordable housing vote tabled at Pittsboro commissioners' Monday meeting
Pittsboro commissioners held a public hearing on Monday evening discussing the affordable housing element of the Chatham Park …
Nonprofit WEBB Squared aims to support Black-owned businesses in Chatham
PITTSBORO — A Chatham County-based nonprofit created to offer a “living ecosystem of support” for Black-owned businesses …
A Chatham County legend rooted in lore and ghostly tales
BEAR CREEK — It’s more formally known as State Road 1100, but the signposts on the winding, rural stretch of two-lane road hint …