News: Chatham County

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Unemployment rate falls in Lee, neighboring counties

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 89 of North Carolina’s counties in April, including Lee and its neighbors


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 06:45 PM

State to investigate Lee coal ash site amid violations

Two environmental permit violations at a proposed coal ash storage site in Chatham County have sparked further investigation into a similar site owned by the same company in Lee County.

 

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 06:34 PM

Local residents among four charged with kidnapping

Four relatives of a Pittsboro man charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl broke into a home connected to the girl's family and threatened the residents, the Chatham County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday.

The sheriff's office reported that family members of Daniel Gonzalez-Sosa, 50, of 45 Beaumont Lane, Pittsboro, were upset about a number of criminal charges that had been filed against him on May 28.

 

Jun. 03, 2015 @ 09:46 AM

One killed, one hurt in crash of small plane in Siler City

Authorities say a woman was killed and her husband was injured after a small plane crashed while trying to land at the Siler City Municipal Airport in Chatham County.


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 06:24 PM

Fire kills thousands of chickens

Thousands of chickens died in a fire over the weekend at Chatham County farm, according to authorities. 

On Saturday, the Pittsboro Fire Department’s Asbury substation responded to a call at Bright Farms, located at 89 Wade Bright Road.


May. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

State investigating possible violations at proposed Moncure coal ash site

State officials are investigating a possible violation of environmental laws near an open-pit mine in Chatham County which is being prepared to hold coal ash.


May. 30, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Take 5: Ellmers lays out legislative priorities

This week, we Take 5 with Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who represents the 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, about a number of legislative issues.


May. 23, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC spring graduates shine on

In a sendoff Friday filled with pomp and circumstance, the Central Carolina Community College Class of 2015 celebrated its achievements and looked ahead with confidence.


May. 17, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

‘She truly is Ms. Everything’

It has been a busy spring for Northwood High School’s visual arts teacher, Leslie Burwell.


May. 14, 2015 @ 11:25 AM

Duke pleads guilty in federal court for coal ash crimes

Duke Energy has pleaded guilty in federal court to environmental crimes and has agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.


May. 10, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

'The keepers of history'

Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Order of the Confederate Rose paid their respects to a Chatham County veteran, buried on Asbury Church Road, Saturday by dedicating a recently-recovered iron cross.


May. 09, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Former high school employee arrested, charged with embezzlement

The Pittsboro Police Department on Friday announced the arrest of a former Northwood High School employee on allegations of embezzlement — upwards of $80,000 — following its joint investigation with the state Bureau of Investigation.


May. 08, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Former high school employee arrested, charged with embezzlement

The Pittsboro Police Department on Friday announced the arrest of a former Northwood High School employee on allegations of embezzlement — upwards of $80,000 — following its joint investigation with the state Bureau of Investigation.

 

May. 07, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Legislators defend support of coal ash act

Nearly six months after Duke Energy announced its plan to store up to 20 million tons of coal ash in Lee and Chatham counties, local representatives still are working to amend the law that made it possible.


May. 05, 2015 @ 09:20 PM

Environmental group files lawsuit against N.C. MEC

Unhappy that the state's Mining and Energy Commission can overturn local rules for hydraulic fracturing, an environmental group recently joined residents of Chatham, Anson and Granville counties in filing a lawsuit.


Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Onsite landfills won't change Duke's plans for Lee, Chatham

Duke Energy on Wednesday announced its plan to build onsite landfills at two of its North Carolina power plants, a development officials say will have no effect on phase one of its plans to store coal ash in Lee and Chatham counties.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:14 PM

Group hosts fundraiser for historic bridge

Local residents can sit, eat and visit with neighbors and friends at the historic Camelback Truss Bridge Friday to help raise money to maintain and renovate the beloved Lee County landmark.


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.