News: Chatham County

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.


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