News: Chatham County

Aug. 01, 2014 @ 07:13 PM

421 Bypass lags more than a year behind projections

Even if all goes exactly according to plan, the U.S. 421 Bypass around Sanford likely will be finished more than a year behind schedule.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Unemployment rate drops in Central Carolina counties

Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties were among the 81 in North Carolina which experienced a drop in unemployment rate since May, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:29 PM

HOUSE IN THE HORSESHOE: Historic site's signature event goes forward as closure threat remains

Featuring yet another element honoring the former plantation's past, the annual reenactment at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site is set for this coming weekend. Some fear it might be the last.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Public's feedback sought as fracking rules are finalized

The democratic process has gone into effect on fracking in North Carolina, with everyone now invited to submit comments, questions and suggestions about proposed rules and regulations for the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Gov. taps Philpott for CCCC board

As Central Carolina Community College begins looking at the next five years, members of the school's Board of Trustees expressed confidence that the Julian Philpott was the man to help guide the college in the right direction.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

Ellmers highlights jobs, health care and education in bid for third term

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers had no intention of running for office when she first began speaking out against the Affordable Care Act at public events.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: Pregnancy center has mission to 'Encourage, Inform and Support'

This week, we Take 5 with Barbara Flagg, the executive director of the Reach Out Crisis Pregnancy Center, which has offices in Gulf and Sanford.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Siler City man charged in connection with shooting death

A Siler City man has been charged in connection with a shooting death that occurred in early June.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Harnett leads area in property tax collection

Counties rely on property taxes to fund needs like education, public safety and emergency medical services. But collecting 100 percent of property tax revenue is nearly impossible.

However, Central Carolina counties are coming closer to that mark.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Citizens raise concerns at hearing about water rules

With a muffled beat of bass and snare drums sounding from just outside, anti-fracking activists spent Tuesday evening voicing concerns to several state regulatory officials who had come to Sanford.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Horner Blvd. repaving wraps up without delays, complaints

The $4.29 million repaving project that includes a new road surface for a stretch of Horner Boulevard was scheduled to wrap up Wednesday night, after about a week and a half of work on Horner.


Jul. 01, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

Water quality hearing draws anti-fracking crowd

A public hearing in Sanford Tuesday night on proposed new water quality regulations drew a large crowd, many of whom got up to speak about their opposition to hydraulic fracturing.

 

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Various events highlight area holiday schedule

People in the Central Carolina region will have many opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this year.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Man charged with raping disabled Chatham woman

An acquaintance of a disabled Chatham County woman was arrested this week and charged with sexually assaulting her over the course of at least a year.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Clay Aiken

Name: Clay Aiken

Age: 35

Place of birth: Raleigh


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Aiken outlines Congressional aspirations

Congressional candidate Clay Aiken stopped by Sanford on Tuesday, meeting with Mayor Chet Mann and Democratic Party volunteers and having lunch at the Fairview Dairy Bar.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Officials celebrate megasite certification

Chatham County officials excitedly kicked off a new stage of Siler City history Friday morning, with a press conference on the new megasite there followed by a tour of the site.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Fishin' for a good time

North Carolinians are often drawn to the water during the summer, whether that's a pool, the ocean or the state's many lakes and rivers.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Pittsboro animal refuge launches petition against nearby gun range

Workers at the Goathouse Refuge in Pittsboro, a no-kill animal shelter, used to be worried when it thundered outside and some of the dogs and cats cowered in fear.


Jun. 09, 2014 @ 11:32 PM

Pittsboro board approves Chatham Park plan

The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance to rezone more than 7,000 acres of land to a planned development district and move forward with Preston Development's master plan for the Chatham Park development at its meeting Monday night.


Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Area counties close to approving budgets

As Lee County government officials work to finalize the county’s budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015,  officials in Harnett, Chatham and Moore county are all doing the same. By state law, counties’ budgets must be finalized by July 1.


Jun. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking gas drilling bill

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for gas drilling by a method called fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

McCrory says he will sign fracking bill

Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign North Carolina's fracking legislation into law this week.


Jun. 01, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Man shot to death at home outside of Siler City

Chatham County deputies say a man has been shot to death at a home just outside of Siler City.


Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: Board member looks at fracking issues

Today, in the second of two parts of an extended Take 5, we talk with Sanford native and Lee County property owner Ray Covington, who’s a member of the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission (MEC)