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Board grants rezoning request for proposed subdivision
The town’s board of commissioners on Monday granted a rezoning request for a nearly 100-acre subdivision proposed for Harold Andrews …
Starrlight Mead hosts bird release event with Claws Inc.
PITTSBORO — Owls and hawks alike soared high in the skies above Starrlight Mead on Saturday when Claws Inc. — an organization …
Beekeepers in Chatham prepare for honey harvesting season
Shivers and Simon started beekeeping about a decade ago, and since then, they’ve worked to build up their business and spread …
Siler City board delays vote on subdivision to discuss affordable housing component
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 …
Water quality activists react to Pittsboro’s decision to investigate polluters
Activists like Katie Bryant have worked and advocated that Pittsboro pursue legal action against those responsible for the many …
Chatham celebrates Juneteenth with event-filled weekend
Hundreds of Chatham residents gathered at the Chatham County Agricultural and Industrial Fair Association this weekend to celebrate …
Pittsboro, county commissioners convene for first joint meeting since pandemic
PITTSBORO — Chatham County and Pittsboro commissioners met jointly last Thursday to talk about Chatham’s future, having …
Siler City’s Public Works, Utilities department to split
As Siler City continues to grow, new Town Manager Hank Raper says expansion of town services will become a necessary step to ensure …
BREAKING: Pittsboro commissioners vote to investigate and pursue litigation against PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane polluters
PITTSBORO — Commissioners may pursue litigation against industries responsible for repeated discharges of PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane — …
As General Assembly debates medical marijuana, Chatham hemp advocates reflect on potential legalization
Sam Brownfield has lived with the stress of not knowing whether his business, Rocky River Hemp, will be around for the long …
Marijuana: What's legal in N.C.?
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana? Both hemp and marijuana come from the cannabis plant, but there are differences …
Who voted and who didn’t in Siler City’s May elections
Siler City’s first even-year municipal election drew just under 25% of registered voters to the polls, according to the Chatham …
Residents gather to mourn Uvalde victims, demand change
PITTSBORO — Cries of anger and demands for change rang outside of the Alpha Center on Sunday evening when around 100 people gathered …
Investigation into election-related text messages still ongoing; officials say there are no updates
SILER CITY — An ongoing investigation into disturbing text messages sent to former political candidates in Chatham County has been …
Price sees prosperity, resilience for town
Thomas “Chip” Price, 66, and a lifelong resident of Siler City, takes office June 6 after serving 11 years as an at-large …
A purple shirt, a book of poems, a necklace chest and a treasure trove full of memories
No one warns you about the roller coaster of life. There are magnificent highs and the lowest of lows, but what people don’t warn …
Pittsboro board declares intent to merge with Sanford water infrastructure
PITTSBORO — Commissioners authorized Town Manager Chris Kennedy to send a letter of intent to the City of Sanford to merge the two …
Primary winners feature plenty of new faces
More than 16,000 Chatham residents — 27.5% of the county’s registered voters — voted in last Tuesday’s primary election, …
U.S. Senate nominee Cheri Beasley visits Chatham County voters
Former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley made a brief stop in Chatham County on primary election day last Tuesday to …
Mixed use development raises questions for Pittsboro officials
PITTSBORO — Chatham Park may become home to another large mixed-use development, but it could take longer than initially …