News: Chatham County

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

‘Disappointing, but not unexpected’

Members of the Lee County Board of Commissioners and the Sanford-based group EnvironmentaLee were unhappy with, but not surprised by, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision Friday to treat coal ash more like household garbage than a hazardous material.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Chatham County Board of Commissioners: Board approves resolution opposing Duke Energy's coal ash storage plans

The N.C. Legislature may have taken away local government's control regarding Duke Energy's plans to dump up to 12 million tons of coal ash in Moncure over the next five years, but the Chatham County Board of Commissioners is far from silent on its stance on the subject.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Fighting back

Some of those who attended Duke Energy's coal ash open house on Wednesday said the event probably didn't ease tensions, but rather encouraged numerous Lee County residents to fight harder to keep coal ash away from their homes.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CHATHAM COUNTY: Eleventh person treated after cocaine use

An 11th individual was treated over the weekend after using cocaine that possibly was laced with some kind of chemical, and which caused fatalities in the Siler City and Bear Creek areas, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

 

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Three people are dead after using cocaine laced with chemical

Three people have died and 10 more people have been treated Saturday after using cocaine which appeared to be laced with some kind of chemical.


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Take 5: A passion for family ministry

This week, we Take 5 with Tamara Lamb about the N.C. Treasure Chest Ministry, which is seeking to serve the unchurched and families in need.


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Clarification


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC foundation has eight new board members

Central Carolina Community College has announced the election of eight new members to the college's Foundation board. Each has the goals of expanding the foundation's endowment and increasing funding for student scholarships.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Beloved family back at Temple for Christmas

The stage of the Temple Theatre again will transform into the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church as it prepares for the return of the Sanders Family Singers for its Christmas production, opening today.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

DENR reviewing coal ash permits

The possibility of up to 20 million tons of coal ash making its way to Lee and Chatham counties soon could be a reality now that the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources is reviewing applications for the potential storage sites in Sanford and Moncure.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Coal ash questions remain

While Duke Energy has scheduled two meetings to better inform residents of Lee and Chatham counties about its proposal to store up to 20 million tons of coal ash in the area, officials from Lee County are working on a response plan, including the hiring of outside legal counsel.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Former CCCC student becomes executive director of Farmer Foodshare

When Gini Bell registered for a Sustainable Energy Biofuels class at Central Carolina Community College in 2008, working with food was the farthest thing from her mind.


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

New member appointed to CCCC board

In their final meeting before the swearing in of two new members on Monday, the Lee County Board of Commissioners made one final appointment Tuesday, naming Bruce Ledford to the Central Carolina Community College’s Triangle South Workforce Development Board.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Coal ash commonly used in engineering projects

With Duke Energy planning to transfer up to 8 million tons of coal ash to Sanford, many Lee County residents wondered aloud at a recent board of commissioners meeting about the ways the material could be reused.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

Chatham artists' skills to shine during studio tour

The Chatham Artists Guild invites the public to an art adventure during the first two weekends of December as it presents the 22nd annual Chatham Studio Tour.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 02:06 PM

Officials: Coal ash costs will be borne by Duke Energy customers

While many Lee County residents have raised environmental and health concerns regarding Duke Energy's proposed coal ash storage site off Post Office Road, local and state officials expect that there will be financial costs associated with the project as well.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:53 AM

Chatham seeks input on proposed capital improvement plan

The Chatham County Manager’s Office presented a proposed seven-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) earlier this month for 2016-22 that includes revisions to projects already in the CIP and newly funded projects, including an expansion and renovation of the animal shelter and several school projects.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 05:05 AM

Sanford has successfully fought waste relocation in the past

While Duke Energy’s announcement last week that Lee County could house up to 8 million tons of coal ash over the next five years came as a surprise to citizens and government officials, it is far from the first time Sanford and the surrounding areas have been targeted for waste storage.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 05:04 AM

Duke sets educational meetings on coal ash

Although no dates are set, Duke Energy plans to hold two public meetings by year’s end to try to make residents more comfortable with the utility company’s plan to store up to a combined 20 million tons of coal ash in Lee and Chatham counties.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Serving those who serve

Veterans, recruiters and representatives from 16 colleges across North Carolina packed a veterans college Fair Friday morning — focused on how best to cater to the educational needs of members of the military once they are done with their service.


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Cases of whooping cough reported in Chatham County

Over the last month, several cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have been diagnosed in Chatham County, according to the Chatham County Health Department.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Local candidates shell out thousands in bid for seats

Whether they are red or blue, candidates from both political parties rely on lots of green to finance their campaigns and win, or possibly lose, elections.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:46 PM

N.C. HOUSE DISTRICT 54: Reives defeats Wilkie

The acting representative of District 54 in the General Assembly will keep his seat — and have another two years to accomplish his objectives — after defeating his Republican challenger Tuesday night.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

General election results

General election results
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Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Jury trial measure on ballot

When voters go to the polls this election, they may see an item on the ballot they weren’t expecting — a constitutional amendment allowing a person accused of a criminal offense to waive their right to a trial by jury.