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The Fourth of July — also known as Independence Day in the U.S. — is widely celebrated across Chatham County with various festivals, church celebrations and firework displays.   … more
PITTSBORO — As the sun rose on Saturday morning, over 130 residents, elected officials and local Civil Rights activists gathered behind George Moses Horton Middle School to commemorate the … more
PITTSBORO — The town of Pittsboro’s water infrastructure has been a hot-button issue for commissioners and residents alike.   Town staff and elected officials are working to … more
SILER CITY — From cowboys with lassos to bull riders and oversized belt buckles, there will be something for everyone at the second annual Silk Hope Pro Rodeo on June 23 and 24.   … more
SILER CITY — The board of commissioners met for its first meeting of the month, where they spent more than an hour and a half debating a proposed stormwater utility fee program. Engineering … more
BONLEE — Candace Beal shared a love for arts and crafts with her daughter, Caroline. Now, Beal wants to share that passion with Bonlee ’ s children through week-long crafting sessions … more
SILER CITY — It’s that time of year: budget time. Siler City staff presented its annual budget proposal before the board of commissioners last week.   Town Manager Hank Raper, … more
PITTSBORO — Randall Cahoon-Tingle has spent the last decade following the progress of one of the largest developments in N.C. history — Chatham Park. As a municipal planner, he said the … more
SILER CITY — Pam Scheetz and her husband have worked in Siler City for the last three decades. Scheetz spent most of her time at the E. 11th St. CVS as a pharmacists, but in January, she took … more
Pittsboro Board of Commissioners Board discusses Climate Action Plan BY TAYLOR HEEDEN News + Record Staff PITTSBORO — The board of commissioners met for its first regular … more
SILER CITY — The town of Siler City is looking to hire lifeguards and pool managers for the Bray Park swimming pool for this summer, but Town Manager Hank Raper said finding people to fill the … more
I’m more than familiar with small town festivals.   My dad works for Southern Bank in Mount Olive, N.C., and we always would spend the last weekend in April attending the Pickle … more
Peggy Payne has spent the last four decades creating a world straight from her imagination, and that world became a reality on Monday, May 1. Her book — “My Life on Earth and … more
SILER CITY — Business owners in Siler City will have the opportunity to apply for either a Downtown Building Rehab grant or a Downtown Façade grant through the Siler City Development … more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews alumnus Erica Vargas always knew she wanted to study criminal justice. A position at Siler City’s Walmart as a loss prevention officer left her wanting … more
SILER CITY — After being under a state-imposed sewer moratorium for almost a year, the town of Siler City signed a Special Order by Consent with the N.C. Dept. of Environmental Quality, which … more
GOLDSTON — It was Saturday, but Ida Mae Barrett was dressed up in her Sunday best — highlighted by a queen’s crown and a gold “Birthday Girl” sash, all done in honor of … more
SILER CITY — A town hall not only serves as a public gathering place, but it’s often a symbol of the community in which it resides. Siler City’s town hall — located at 311 … more
PITTSBORO — When Rachel Nelms started working at Cure Nursery — which used to be located on Buteo Ridge in Pittsboro — in 2020, she never imagined she would open a native plant … more
This week marks the 60th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s arrest in Birmingham, Alabama — one of 29 times the Civil Rights leader was jailed in the course of coordinating … more
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