News: Chatham County

Jan. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

SANFORD HERALD CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: CCCC grows under Marchant

T. Eston Marchant — who's known to everyone as "Bud" — has been president of Central Carolina Community College since 2008. Developments at CCCC under his tenure, especially recent ones, have earned him The Herald's Citizen of the Year recognition.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC graduates largest Adult High School/GED class in school history

Graduation for Central Carolina Community College’s Adult High School/General Educational Development programs was a huge celebration, complete with a crowd, cheering, applause, balloons and hundreds of cameras, smartphones and iPads recording the excitement.


Jan. 17, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Wait continues in CCCC trustee case

Despite rumors to the contrary, no major updates have come for several months in the lawsuit between four Central Carolina Community College trustees and the state.


Jan. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Three Democrats make bid to replace McManus

Three people interested in being appointed to the empty N.C. House seat of former Rep. Deb McManus met Saturday to answer questions from the committee that will select her replacement.


Jan. 11, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Storm blows through Central Carolina

Trees fell on houses, power lines blocked roadways and traffic lights were out after short-lived, but extreme, bursts of wind and rain blew through the Central Carolina area Saturday.


Jan. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Fracking debate advances

This is the last full calendar year before natural gas operations, including the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, can be made legal in North Carolina. Much will therefore be in store, and at stake, for those on either side of the drilling debate.


Jan. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC program gets green light

With approval by two regional governing bodies Monday, Central Carolina Works — a Central Carolina Community College program dedicated to increasing dual-enrollment among high schools — may begin as early as this fall.


Jan. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LOOKING BACK AT 2013: Legislative action has local effects

The North Carolina General Assembly made waves in 2013.


Jan. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LOOKING BACK AT 2013: '2013 was quite a roller coaster ride'

As 2014 continues, state and local officials will be putting some of the finishing touches on rules and regulations for hydraulic fracturing, and energy companies will likely continue leasing land at a similar or accelerated pace.


Jan. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Dems plan to pick McManus successor 'soon'

When Deb McManus resigned her seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives several weeks ago, following felony tax charges levied against her by the state, she left all of Chatham County and parts of Lee County without a state representative.


Jan. 01, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Saving lives, shaping futures

Fire Capt. Wilbert “Tramp” Dunn, was 22 years old and just out of service in Vietnam when he found the inspiration for his life’s work.


Dec. 29, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Fundraising under way for new CCCC program

Central Carolina Community College is expanding its course offerings, having recently opened a new health sciences building in Lillington and looking into new classes on operating machinery for hydraulic fracturing and other types of drilling.


Dec. 27, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Clark joins CCCC board

The Central Carolina Community College board of trustees is back to full strength, as discussions about construction needs and new academic programs loom on the horizon, with the recent appointment of Keith Clark.


Dec. 19, 2013 @ 04:57 AM

Chatham Commissioners approve updated Capital Improvements Plan

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners has approved an updated seven-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) for 2015-21 that includes a few revisions compared to last year’s version. 


Dec. 17, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

'As green as it gets'

DIG southeast owner Jeff Gannon is looking for a greener and cleaner way to build homes in Central Carolina — and he intends to do it with dirt.


Dec. 15, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Turning the page

On Christmas, it's not uncommon for people to unwrap a book or two from friends and family. This year, The Herald caught up with a few authors with local ties and newly published books.


Dec. 14, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Hundreds earn CCCC medical programs certificates

Pride and hope radiated from the faces of Central Carolina Community College students Thursday as they walked the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center stage to receive their Continuing Education graduation certificates in a wide variety of health care fields.


Dec. 13, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Dems, GOP respond to McManus resignation

Deb McManus, the former state representative for Chatham County and parts of Lee County in the General Assembly, had her first court appearance Thursday morning in Wake County District Court.


Dec. 11, 2013 @ 06:34 PM

Rep. Deb McManus resigns post

Local Rep. Deb McManus, a Democrat who represents Chatham and Lee counties in the General Assembly, resigned after being arrested Wednesday on felony tax charges.


Dec. 11, 2013 @ 08:43 PM

Rep. McManus resigns post

Local Rep. Deb McManus, a Democrat who represents Chatham and Lee counties in the General Assembly, resigned after being arrested Wednesday on felony tax charges.


Dec. 10, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Lee County jobless rate near pre-recession levels

In September, Lee County's unemployment rate fell into single digits for the first time in five years — yet it's still one of the highest rates of any county in the state.


Dec. 06, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Teacher turnover rates rising

As salaries were frozen for yet another year, teacher turnover in North Carolina last year was the highest it has been in at least five years according to a recently released report. And in most local counties, teachers left at an even higher rate than the state average.


Dec. 05, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

SILER CITY: Farmers' Alliance marks milestone with festivities

This Saturday, one of the longest-operating businesses in the area is inviting guests to celebrate its 125th anniversary with a day of music, food, vintage cars and tractors, and other old-timey fun.


Dec. 05, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

McCrory says more diverse energy ahead for NC

North Carolina is poised for an economic boost thanks to laws authorizing fracking and by opening the door wider to more alternative energy production, Gov. Pat McCrory predicted Wednesday before state business leaders.


Dec. 04, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Bear Creek man killed in crash

A Chatham County man died in a single-vehicle accident late Monday night.