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Activists like Katie Bryant have worked and advocated that Pittsboro pursue legal action against those responsible for the many discharges of PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane — chemical compounds which have been deemed likely carcinogens — into the Haw River, Pittsboro’s only source of drinking water. more
Hundreds of Chatham residents gathered at the Chatham County Agricultural and Industrial Fair Association this weekend to celebrate Juneteenth with events provided by two Chatham-based organizations. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County and Pittsboro commissioners met jointly last Thursday to talk about Chatham’s future, having discussions about the relocation and centralization of county services, the … 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
PITTSBORO — Commissioners may pursue litigation against industries responsible for repeated discharges of PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane — chemical compounds which are likely human carcinogens … more
Sam Brownfield has lived with the stress of not knowing whether his business, Rocky River Hemp, will be around for the long haul. As a hemp farmer and the company’s co-owner, he and others working in North Carolina’s hemp industry, which is expected to be worth around $25 billion by 2025, have been working under a cloud of impermanance. The law that made growing hemp legal in 2015 was approved on a temporary basis, meaning any change could put him — and the state’s 1,500 other growers — out of business. more
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana? Both hemp and marijuana come from the cannabis plant, but there are differences in the chemical make up of the two. Marijuana refers to … 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
PITTSBORO — Cries of anger and demands for change rang outside of the Alpha Center on Sunday evening when around 100 people gathered to mourn the loss of the 21 people who died in last … more
SILER CITY — An ongoing investigation into disturbing text messages sent to former political candidates in Chatham County has been handed off to the Siler City Police Department, according 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
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 you about are moments where every emotion takes you on a … more
PITTSBORO — Commissioners authorized Town Manager Chris Kennedy to send a letter of intent to the City of Sanford to merge the two municipalities’ water and sewer capacities during Monday’s … more
More than 16,000 Chatham residents — 27.5% of the county’s registered voters — voted in last Tuesday’s primary election, giving newcomers key wins and some familiar faces political … more
Former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley made a brief stop in Chatham County on primary election day last Tuesday to speak to supporters about her U.S. Senate bid. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham Park may become home to another large mixed-use development, but it could take longer than initially anticipated. Developers approached commissioners during the board’s … 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
At least 50 Chatham officials, residents and law enforcement officers came to the Chatham County Agricultural & Conference Center — adorned in royal blue decor and flower arrangements — last Wednesday to honor those who died while on duty “to Protect and to Serve.” more
PITTSBORO — Commissioners and town staff discussed adjustments to Pittsboro’s 2022-23 budget during the town board’s regular meeting on Monday evening at the Chatham County Agricultural and … more
Former Chatham County Commissioner Walter Petty is seeking office again, but he’s aiming for the N.C. House of Representatives Dist. 54 seat. more
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