Many of the state’s most influential agricultural agencies recently met with North Carolina farmers to collaborate on how climate change could impact farming.
With less than two weeks until Peter Cottontail makes his rounds, families can celebrate the upcoming holiday with several Easter activities throughout Central Carolina in the coming days.
Although many of the speakers and the topics they covered at a meeting Tuesday night held by anti-fracking activists were familiar, there was one significant change — the average age of the audience was much younger than in most meetings related to the subject.
In a bid to curb prescription pill misuse and other problems, several Central Carolina counties will hold Operation Medicine Drop events in conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week, which began Monday.
Chatham County invites residents to attend one of many activities happening on Saturday, April 20, as part of the grand reopening of the 1881 Chatham County Courthouse, including the public opening of the Chatham County Historical Association’s Museum and a special ceremony.
As a native of Siler City, Nichol Price is especially invested in the future of her hometown.
There was widespread deja-vu for a group of Cub Scouts and their parents Saturday afternoon in Sanford.
It’s time to get the running shoes out of the closet and come out for the Second Annual Central Carolina Community College Foundation Rabbit Run 5K & Children’s Fun Run on Saturday, April 13 at the college’s Chatham County Campus.
Central Carolina Community College has honored Dr. W. Dallas Herring, the educator known as the philosophical father of the North Carolina Community College System, with an unveiling of his portrait at the college’s Lee County Campus.
Lee County residents may see a 6.8 percent increase in their homeowners insurance costs this summer in light of a settlement agreement signed this week by the state's insurance commissioner.
A bill now in committee in the N.C. Senate would move Lee County into a new economic region based around Charlotte, with the goal of centralizing decisions about business marketing and recruiting, as well as matters with the N.C. departments of commerce, transportation, and environment.
A new resource for area entrepreneurs and small business owners will officially open its doors this afternoon.
A Chatham County man was charged with several sexual offenses involving a child Monday after a month-long investigation by authorities.
A local man was charged with attempted murder, among other criminal offenses, this weekend stemming from a September shooting in Goldston.
With regard to its proposed Agriculture Center, the conversation in Chatham County has focused on location.
Hydraulic fracturing regulations in North Carolina are now one small step closer to being finalized.
(Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a two-part series exploring the issue of hydraulic fracturing from the perspective of Chatham County farmers. The series was written by Katherine Blunt, a student at Elon University.)
PITTSBORO — As the North Carolina legislature weighs the pros and cons of lifting a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, some Chatham County farmers worry the practice will cause water shortages and contamination.
Farrell Moose is keeping an eye on his water.
When the North Carolina General Assembly voted in July to legalize hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state, he paid more than $300 for a baseline test of his well.
As police crack down harder on street drugs, individuals of all ages are turning to prescription drugs. And nowhere is the issue more pressing, according to a presentation that's making the rounds in Chatham County, than in high schools.
If the USDA stops its meat and poultry inspections for two weeks, as the agency’s director has said could happen, the move will come as a surprise to many local farmers, processors and retailers whose livelihoods depend on consumers’ love of burgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets and much more.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Chatham County from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m., where residents are warned to expect a wintry mix. Lee County is not under any weather advisory as of 5 p.m., but forecasts call for light showers and for temperatures to drop into the 30s overnight.
Lee County Schools has issued a two-hour delay for students and staff Friday.
Chatham County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for students and employees on Friday, Feb. 22, due to potential inclement weather. Bus routes will also run on a two-hour delay.
After a half-dozen long and unproductive meetings regarding how to best fill the empty seat on the Chatham County Board of Education that was vacated when Deb McManus won election to the N.C. House of Representatives in November, school board members are conceding defeat at the hands of their own intransigence.
Despite several scattered inches of snow throughout Lee County Saturday, a majority of the snow will melt with warmer temperatures scheduled for today and Monday.
A government study group on the role of local governments in fracking met in Pittsboro on Friday, where it became clear that there’s still much discussion to be had until the state’s rules regarding the power of cities and counties can be finalized.
The public alert notification sirens around the Harris Plant will be tested Tuesday, Feb. 19, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The 83 sirens within 10 miles of Progress Energy’s Harris Plant will be tested at full-volume for approximately five seconds.