News: Chatham County

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Horner Blvd. repaving wraps up without delays, complaints

The $4.29 million repaving project that includes a new road surface for a stretch of Horner Boulevard was scheduled to wrap up Wednesday night, after about a week and a half of work on Horner.


Jul. 01, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

Water quality hearing draws anti-fracking crowd

A public hearing in Sanford Tuesday night on proposed new water quality regulations drew a large crowd, many of whom got up to speak about their opposition to hydraulic fracturing.

 

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Various events highlight area holiday schedule

People in the Central Carolina region will have many opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this year.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Man charged with raping disabled Chatham woman

An acquaintance of a disabled Chatham County woman was arrested this week and charged with sexually assaulting her over the course of at least a year.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Clay Aiken

Name: Clay Aiken

Age: 35

Place of birth: Raleigh


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Aiken outlines Congressional aspirations

Congressional candidate Clay Aiken stopped by Sanford on Tuesday, meeting with Mayor Chet Mann and Democratic Party volunteers and having lunch at the Fairview Dairy Bar.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Officials celebrate megasite certification

Chatham County officials excitedly kicked off a new stage of Siler City history Friday morning, with a press conference on the new megasite there followed by a tour of the site.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Fishin' for a good time

North Carolinians are often drawn to the water during the summer, whether that's a pool, the ocean or the state's many lakes and rivers.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Pittsboro animal refuge launches petition against nearby gun range

Workers at the Goathouse Refuge in Pittsboro, a no-kill animal shelter, used to be worried when it thundered outside and some of the dogs and cats cowered in fear.


Jun. 09, 2014 @ 11:32 PM

Pittsboro board approves Chatham Park plan

The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance to rezone more than 7,000 acres of land to a planned development district and move forward with Preston Development's master plan for the Chatham Park development at its meeting Monday night.


Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Area counties close to approving budgets

As Lee County government officials work to finalize the county’s budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015,  officials in Harnett, Chatham and Moore county are all doing the same. By state law, counties’ budgets must be finalized by July 1.


Jun. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking gas drilling bill

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for gas drilling by a method called fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

McCrory says he will sign fracking bill

Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign North Carolina's fracking legislation into law this week.


Jun. 01, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Man shot to death at home outside of Siler City

Chatham County deputies say a man has been shot to death at a home just outside of Siler City.


Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: Board member looks at fracking issues

Today, in the second of two parts of an extended Take 5, we talk with Sanford native and Lee County property owner Ray Covington, who’s a member of the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission (MEC)


May. 31, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: MEC member: As fracking moves ahead, protections, education are key

Today, in the first of two parts of an extended Take 5, we talk with Sanford native and Lee County property owner Ray Covington, who’s a member of the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission


May. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Fracking bill heads to North Carolina governor

A bill to allow permits for fracking in North Carolina was all but a done deal Thursday as it heads to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature.


May. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Like state, Lee's jobless rate on decline

The N.C. Department of Commerce's most recent unemployment figures point in mostly one direction: down — a trend that included Lee County. Figures for 99 of the state's 100 counties, announced Wednesday, dropped from March's numbers.


May. 23, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

‘Ticket to change the world’

Heads held high, walking two-by-two, Central Carolina Community College’s Class of 2014 entered the main hall of the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Thursday to the skirl of a bagpipe — a CCCC tradition.


May. 23, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Area parks are ready for holiday visitors

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, parks throughout the region are gearing up for big holiday crowds.


May. 22, 2014 @ 06:28 PM

Fracking bill OK'd by NC Senate; House next stop

Legislation that would officially end North Carolina's moratorium on fracking next summer has cleared the state Senate after some additional changes that backers say will improve safety and any potential cleanup.


May. 17, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Former Rep. McManus pleads guilty to felony tax charge

A former state representative pleaded guilty Friday to one felony count of aiding and abetting the embezzlement of state property, according to the N.C. Department of Revenue.


May. 16, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

Former state Rep. McManus pleads guilty to state tax charge

Deb McManus, former N.C. District 54 representative, pleaded guilty today to one felony count of aiding and abetting the embezzlement of state property, according to the N.C. Department of Revenue. 


May. 13, 2014 @ 08:04 PM

Wreck on Route 421


May. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CARA Ride keeps growing

More than 200 people spent their Saturday mornings sweating as they pedaled up hills and around rural roads in Lee and Chatham counties. They were rewarded with food, beer and playful puppies.