News: Chatham County

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.


Dec. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC Automotive Restoration program unique in state

Ashley Cook becomes almost poetic when she talks about restoring old automobiles.  


Nov. 30, 2013 @ 06:08 PM

Becoming Santa Al

Al Capehart is a walking encyclopedia of all things Santa.


Nov. 27, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Bullard leaving Red Cross

After about a year and a half of leading local families through crises and spearheading efforts to prepare the community for potential emergencies, Michele Bullard is stepping down as Red Cross coordinator for Lee and Chatham counties.


Nov. 26, 2013 @ 11:37 PM

Chatham Park session packed

The majority of an often boisterous crowd of about 200 people left the historic Chatham County courthouse in Pittsboro Monday night — or, more accurately, early Tuesday morning — satisfied with their efforts.


Nov. 26, 2013 @ 06:50 PM

Marathon meeting ends without momentum for Chatham Park

The majority of an often boisterous crowd of about 200 people left the historic Chatham County courthouse in Pittsboro Monday night — or, more accurately, early Tuesday morning — satisfied with their efforts.


Nov. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Christmas parades will soon be in area spotlight

It's that time of year again, when Santa saddles up in an antique auto and or a pickup truck bed


Nov. 22, 2013 @ 10:05 PM

Racking up game

Deer-hunting season may have just opened for Lee and Chatham counties, but Thomas & Sons Butcher Shop has been busy processing deer meat for more than a month.


Nov. 21, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

Northwood Arts to get Kennedy Center award

For the second time, Northwood High School Arts Education department has received the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts School of Excellence Award.


Nov. 19, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

Hosts of fracking forums hope to educate, inform

Lois Gibbs, billed as the "mother of the grassroots environmental movement," because of her work fighting pollution in Niagara Falls, N.Y., in the 1970s and 1980s, will be in Sanford today talking about hydraulic fracturing.

She's not a fan.


Nov. 06, 2013 @ 07:49 PM

Lee voter turnout exceeds expectations, state showing

Lee County Elections Director Nancy Kimble wouldn't call the overall 14.8 percent voter turnout in Tuesday's municipal election good, although she did say it was higher than expected.


Nov. 06, 2013 @ 12:56 PM

Election results

Lee County
City of Sanford - Mayor
Chet Mann (D)    1,800    95.69%
Write-in        81    4.31%


Nov. 01, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

BRICK CAPITAL CLASSIC: Teams converge in Sanford for marching band contest

Breaking from their typical post on the sidelines — cheering their respective football teams to glory — hundreds of high school musicians will be the main attraction Saturday.


Oct. 31, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Officials warn of real dangers

Even scarier than anything a dedicated neighbor displays for Halloween is the possibility of an accident.


Oct. 30, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

As political scrutiny grows, several local doctors question Obamacare

The federal government shutdown, which came about because of disagreements in Congress over the Affordable Care Act


Oct. 30, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Easter Seals UCP Stepping Stones Center will close

A local child care center dedicated to children with special needs is set to close in less than a month.


Oct. 27, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

N.C. Highway Patrol puts extra emphasis on education, safety

It’s the middle of Teen Driver Safety Week across the country, and in this area, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers are making a push both to educate teen drivers and to punish drivers of any age who might hurt teens or other schoolchildren.


Oct. 25, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

While relatively high, state’s teen pregnancy rate is falling

It’s not just Lee County where the teen pregnancy rate is dropping. The state rate has gone down for several years, even though though it’s still one of the highest in the country.


Oct. 25, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

N.C. Highway Patrol puts extra emphasis on education, safety

It's the middle of Teen Driver Safety Week across the country, and in this area, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers are making a push both to educate teen drivers and to punish drivers of any age who might hurt teens or other schoolchildren.


Oct. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Winter is on its way

Cooler temperatures and a frost advisory will leave some area residents reaching for their jackets and turning up the heat this weekend. 


Oct. 20, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC receives Verizon domestic violence grant

From domestic abuse survivor to small business owner — that’s the goal of a $12,000 grant from Verizon to Central Carolina Community College’s Small Business Center.


Oct. 17, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Arts fans have jam-packed weekend ahead

It’s going to be a busy few days for people who appreciate art or music.


Oct. 16, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

EDUCATION: Proponents pursue support for dual-enrollment program

Speaking to a room full of the Who's Who of Lee County leaders in business and politics Tuesday morning, a team of education advocates asked for money to fund Central Carolina Works, a program to steer local high school students toward free college classes.


Oct. 15, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

What Do You Think?

Tell us your thoughts about national parks, monuments and other such sites being closed during the federal government shutdown.