News: Chatham County

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.


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.