News: Chatham County

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

N.C. House District 54

While job creation in Lee County has been one of the most discussed issues this election cycle, state House of Representatives District 54 candidates have their own solutions for attracting new business


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Chatham Park office marks project’s first physical presence in Pittsboro

The Chatham Park project, for which 7,000 acres are designated in Pittsboro and which could bring as many as 60,000 new residents to the town of 4,000, took a major step forward Wednesday with the opening of its downtown office on Hillsboro Street.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Hopefuls spar over spending, jobs at forum

N.C. Senate District 12 and House District 54 candidates discussed the problem with the legislature’s spending — or lack of — and also touched on other contentious issues such as fracking and teacher pay at a forum Tuesday hosted by The Sanford Herald.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Locals flock to Goldston for Old Fashion Day

About 2,000 people strolled down Bellevue Avenue in Goldston Saturday to experience music, crafts, food and fun during the city's annual Old Fashion Day.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EnvironmentaLEE receives grant to test local air quality

A local environmental group will be performing baseline air quality monitoring at several sites across Lee County thanks to a $2,400 environmental testing grant from Technical Education Research Centers, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

DC gridlock key in Ellmers-Aiken debate for U.S. House seat

Conservative Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers and Democratic ex-entertainer Clay Aiken on Monday each blamed the other's party for dysfunctional government, claimed that they had better ideas to solve the country's problems, and that their opponent would be little more than a tool for party bosses.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Taking out the trash

Boy Scouts, park rangers and other volunteers were hard at work cleaning up San-Lee Park Saturday morning as part of North Carolina's annual "Big Sweep" event.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Changing the rules — again

State of North Carolina attorneys, at the instruction of Gov. Pat McCrory, have petitioned U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to halt same-day registration


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Anti-radiation meds available to those within 10-mile radius of Harris plant

The potassium iodide tablets given to residents living within 10 miles of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant  in 2010 expired at the end of September, so the Lee County Health Department will be handing out free doses to anyone in the area on Oct. 11.


Sep. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford man killed in Moncure industrial accident

A Sanford man working at the Boise Cascade Wood Products plant in Moncure was killed Friday afternoon in an industrial accident, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

Digging deeper into House in the Horseshoe’s past

Above ground at House in the Horseshoe historic site, remnants of a violent Revolutionary War skirmish are embedded in the very walls — allowing visitors to see and touch history.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Chatham dedicates new memorial to all first responders

First responders and other residents gathered in Pittsboro Saturday for the Chatham County 9/11 First Responder Memorial dedication to honor not only those heroes who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, but also all first responders who risk their lives on a daily basis.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Central Carolina enters fair season with high hopes

As Sanford prepares to kick off the Lee Regional Fair on Tuesday, Moore and Chatham counties are planning for their own agricultural fairs later this month.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 08:36 PM

Registration for dual-enrollment spikes in Lee County due to CCW

As the Lee County School system wraps up its second week of the fall semester, college and career advisers at Lee County and Southern Lee high schools made clear one thing about the Central Carolina Works program — it’s working.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Performance Fibers announces accelerated shuttering of plant

The Performance Fibers plant in Moncure will be closing and permanently laying off employees on Oct. 27, according to a notice of mass layoff employees received Wednesday.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: NCPC leader: Fracking is environmentally safe

This week, we Take 5 with David McGowan. He is currently the executive director of the North Carolina Petroleum Council (NCPC).


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Performance Fiber closing Moncure plant, laying off employees by end of October

The Performance Fibers plant in Moncure will be closing and permanently laying off employees on Oct. 27, according to a notice of mass layoff employees received on Wednesday.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

Old-Fashioned Farmers' Day


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Hundreds attend fracking hearing in Raleigh

Hundreds attended a public meeting Wednesday in Raleigh on rules for hydraulic fracturing drilling in North Carolina, with many voicing opposition and some even breaking into anti-fracking songs at the podium.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Fracking rules up for comment

Lee County citizens and government officials are preparing for the local public hearing on the rules regarding hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Visitor spending up in Central Carolina

Gov. Pat McCrory and Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced this week that 95 of North Carolina's 100 counties saw an increase in visitor spending in 2013. That increase includes all four counties — Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore — in the Central Carolina region.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Chatham County's 2014 tax bills to arrive by mid-August

Chatham County residents can expect their 2014 property tax bills to arrive in mid-August, according to the county's tax administrator.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

Vets, employers connect at Ellmers job fair

Veterans of the armed services leave the military with specific practical and technical training, respect for authority and a work ethic second to none demanded by the profession.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC dental students learn and serve

For Central Carolina Community College dental programs students, their work is all about a happy smile and better health, especially when they are providing volunteer community service.  


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

PITTSBORO: Town board sued over Chatham Park

Pittsboro Matters and local citizens filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the town of Pittsboro — challenging its zoning approval for the Chatham Park project.