News: Chatham County

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

No consensus about wastewater strategy

Members of the Sanford City Council are fiercely divided on whether refusing to treat wastewater from the site on Colon Road where Duke Energy

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Moncure man arrested for first-degree murder

A Moncure man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Goldston resident last month, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Chatham 'looking at all options' in Duke talks

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources will host its second and final public hearing in Pittsboro tonight, where residents will have the opportunity to comment on a number of environmental permits required for Duke Energy to store up to 20 million tons of coal ash in Lee and Chatham counties.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Local legislators introduce fracking bills

N.C. Reps. Brad Salmon and Robert Reives filed two bills this week dealing with hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina – House Bills 772 and 773 — in a bid to address two major concerns.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

'Keep hope alive'

Sanford resident Dawn Crawley loves her small farm on Colon Road. She loves her ducks and her chickens and her milk goats.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Pittsboro Matters seeks injunction

Pittsboro Matters’s attorney Robert Hornik has filed a motion in Superior Court seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the construction of a Chatham Park roadway and overpass just north of the U.S. 64 bypass.

Apr. 12, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

DENR to host public hearings on coal ash

State officials will host public hearings in the coming days to get feedback on multiple environmental permits that are required for projects that would use coal ash as structural fill in two area clay mines.

Apr. 12, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

CCCC’s Students for Sustainability to host Earth Week events

The Students For Sustainability Club (S4S) at Central Carolina Community College will celebrate Earth Week with a variety of events and activities April 20-26 at the college's Chatham County Campus, 764 West St. Pittsboro.

Apr. 11, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Lee lags behind state in population growth

Lee County is trailing both the state average and neighboring counties in population growth, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.

Apr. 11, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

House in the Horseshoe to host ‘Afternoon Retreat’

In 1798, soon-to-be Gov. Benjamin Williams purchased the House in the Horseshoe and surrounding properties and named the plantation “Retreat.”

Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Ellmers to face Duncan in 2016 GOP primary

More than a year out from the 2016 primary election, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers already has a challenger for the N.C. District 2 seat, which represents all of Lee and Moore counties and most of Chatham and Harnett counties.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Coal ash fight continues along Colon Road

After five years living on Colon Road, Dawn Crawley now shares her farm with donkeys, goats, horses, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Bill would prohibit compulsory pooling

A bill filed in the N.C. House of Representatives Thursday would prohibit compulsory or forced pooling, a practice that gives the state the right to compel non-consenting landowners to allow hydraulic fracturing companies to extract oil and gas from beneath their properties.

Apr. 04, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Former Ohio resident, experts emphasize positives of coal ash

Arlen Mills lived near the Conesville power station in central Ohio for about two decades. Coal ash was reused extensively in the area, particularly in road projects, and because of his experiences, Mills says he is not concerned about Duke Energy's plan to store up to 8 million tons of coal ash in Lee County.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Program at Central Carolina could become state model

Central Carolina Works, a public-private initiative aimed at increasing enrollment in the state’s Career and College Promise Program, soon could be implemented statewide after a Senate Bill was filed recently at the N.C. General Assembly.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Chatham’s emergency management director retires after 27 years

Chatham County Emergency Management Director Tony Tucker retired this month after nearly 27 years of service with the county, including leading the department since 1994.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Pittsboro Matters demands stop work order on Chatham Park bypass construction

Pittsboro Matters’ attorney Robert Hornik has asked the town of Pittsboro to issue a “stop work” order for Chatham Park Investors

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Chatham Sheriff's Office investigates fatal shooting

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office is looking for suspects involved in a shooting Thursday night on Pinecrest Drive in Bear Creek that left one man dead.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

COAL ASH: Controversy ensues over possible Duke Energy deal

Since Duke Energy's offer of up to $12 million for coal ash storage in Lee County was revealed this week, some residents and officials have called into question how the potential deal was formed.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

With delay over, Lee could see drilling by fall

With hydraulic fracturing officially legal in North Carolina, state and local officials differ on whether Lee County will see natural gas exploration in the near future — given drops in gas and oil prices.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 06:15 PM

Foul weather fails to dampen motorcycle club's fundraiser

Despite gray skies and plenty of rain, the revving of motorcycles echoed throughout downtown Sanford Saturday afternoon as nearly 50 members of America's Guardians Motorcycle Club rode in to attend the club's fundraiser for the N.C. K9 Emergency Response Team at Depot Park.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

‘Ashes, ashes, we all fall down’

About 10 local residents stood outside Gov. Pat McCrory’s office Tuesday as Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League representatives announced plans to start a radio advertising campaign

Mar. 09, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

Authorities investigating Chatham County shooting

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday, Deputies from the Chatham County Sheriff's Office were called to the 6400 of block of NC 751 to investigate a shooting.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Chatham commissioners oppose natural gas extraction

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution this week opposing the extraction of natural gas in the county.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 12:58 PM

North Pitt ousts Lady Jets in state tourney

Undefeated North Pitt (25-0) advanced to the NCHSAA 2A quarterfinals beating Jordan-Matthews 71-54 in the third round of the state tournament Tuesday night.