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The early voting schedule for Chatham County’s November general election — set now to begin Oct. 20 — won’t be finalized until approved by the state’s elections board. more
With the Chatham Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) megasite drawing major attention from large manufacturers and an increasing number of proposals for new housing subdivisions, the town’s board of commissioners voted last week to help prepare for what’s ahead by developing a strategic plan. more
The town’s board of commissioners unanimously adopted an official study on downtown’s Second Avenue corridor during Monday evening’s regular meeting and approved a proposal to develop a strategic plan for the town’s future goals. more
The mouth-watering aroma of barbecue and the support of the community was in abundance at Love Chatham’s first ever Chicken Plate fundraiser, which was organized to help raise money for the Siler City-based organization. more
The town’s board of commissioners appointed James “Jay” Underwood to Mayor Chip Price’s unexpired at-large commissioner seat in a special meeting Monday. more
PITTSBORO — Officials from Pittsboro and Greensboro came together for the first time in person last Thursday to discuss water quality issues and seek ways to safeguard the Haw River — the source … more
SILER CITY — Historically high inflation has left Chatham County’s poor — and not-so-poor — in need, seeking assistance from organizations such as Love Chatham, a nonprofit working to address … more
PITTSBORO — Jury selection in the trial of a couple charged in the murder of a 14-month-old child began last week, marking the beginning of what could be a lengthy court case.  Josalyn … more
SILER CITY — The town’s board of commissioners discussed making changes to its residential requirements for candidates for local office, as well as changing the length of the mayor’s term, at … more
SILER CITY — The town’s board of commissioners is set to appoint a new at-large commissioner Monday for Mayor Chip Price’s unexpired at-large seat, choosing from between two familiar … more
SILER CITY — New industries are making their way to Chatham County, and Siler City is gearing up for the inevitable growth that accompanies the arrival of new companies and their employees. From … more
Laura Phelps opened the first location of The Chocolate Cellar in Sanford in 2017 — the place she calls home with her daughter, Carol Wiley — as a way to continue one of their favorite pastimes: making indulgent chocolate truffles. more
SILER CITY — Siler City’s police department is still investigating a shooting that occurred at the Park ‘n Shop gas station, located at 201 E. 11th St., on July 9, but charges are … more
SILER CITY — The board of commissioners are set to appoint a new at-large commissioner to replace Mayor Chip Price’s unexpired seat. The two applicants commissioners will have to choose … more
or Pat Hackney, one of the secrets to happiness is staying close to home. She still lives in her hometown of Bennett, where she and her late husband, Charles, raised three sons, Tony, Jerry and Drew. And when it came time, back in 1982, to help supplement the family’s income, she again stuck close to home, taking a job at an insurance agency in downtown Siler City. She’s still in that same job today. more
Downtown Pittsboro was scheduled to be bustling with activity last Sunday, but the return of the seventh annual Summer Fest was called off because of the threat of severe weather. Though not … 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 — 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
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
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