News: Chatham County

Mar. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

3 former CCCC presidents honored

Three former presidents of Central Carolina Community College have been inducted into The Order of The Long Leaf Pine, a prestigious award given by the governor of North Carolina.


Mar. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Organic farming: Way of life, business draw or both?

Organic farming has become all the rage in many parts of Central Carolina, although the trend seems to have skipped Lee County.


Mar. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

ELECTION: Baker seeks commissioner seat

With one final announcement Friday morning, filing for political office ended with all but two local races set for competitive matches this fall.


Feb. 25, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

GOP candidate to compete for District 54 seat

A Republican challenger entered the race Monday to represent N.C. House District 54.


Feb. 19, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Ellmers makes glowing remarks at Challenge Printing

Standing in the main hall of a local manufacturing plant that faced closure last year, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-Lee County) praised workers for their diligence and support of public health Wednesday afternoon.


Feb. 19, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

Missing child found and safe in Goldston

A 3-year-old Goldston child who went missing Wednesday afternoon has been found and is unharmed, according to authorities.


Feb. 15, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Open seats draw many

Several local election offices were forced shut due to blistering cold and ample snowfall much of this week, but hopefuls thoughout Central Carolina still managed to declare their intention to run for office.


Feb. 13, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Snow, ice cripple Lee and surrounding counties

Winter Storm Pax has wreaked havoc on Lee County and the surrounding area, leaving hazardous roads and hundreds of power outages in its wake.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 09:03 PM

Snow, sleet and freezing rain for North Carolina

Soo Keith left work in Raleigh a little after noon thinking she would have plenty of time to get home before the worst of the snow hit.

She was wrong.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Highway Patrol investigates Chatham County traffic fatality

At approximately 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, the Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle head-on collision on Silk Road near Romine Pike Road in Chatham County. Early indications are that this may be weather related.


Feb. 13, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

CCCC trustee ruling leaves neither side totally satisfied

The four Central Carolina Community College trustees who sued the college and the state after being forced off the board this summer by the General Assembly have had their case dismissed.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Weather-related closings and cancellations

* Lee County Schools is closed for students and staff on Thursday.

* Central Carolina Community College will be closed Thursday.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 02:01 PM

Chatham County urges Preparations for Wintry Weather & Revises Office Hours

Wednesday afternoon through Thursday, Chatham County is expected to be hit by varying amounts of snow, sleet and freezing rain. As of Wednesday, forecasts call for the eastern half of the county to be more impacted by ice, but power outages are possible throughout the entire county.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC gets clean interim accreditation report

The regional accrediting agency for colleges and universities has given Central Carolina Community College a “thumbs-up” following an in-depth review of the quality of its programs and procedures.


Feb. 11, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Another arctic blast lashes region

If you don’t absolutely have to go anywhere today, don’t even try to leave your house.


Feb. 11, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Reives takes office in historic inauguration

In the middle of Black History Month and 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech," Robert Reives II became the first black person to represent this area in the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Feb. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Local activists join massive march on Raleigh

When the N.C. General Assembly was in session this summer, liberal protestors organized large events called Moral Mondays.


Feb. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Clay Aiken to run for Congress in North Carolina

Former "American Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" runner-up Clay Aiken joined another high-profile contest Wednesday — this one to get elected to Congress in his native North Carolina.


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Weather makeup days announced

Lee County Schools will hold winter weather makeup days for students in most schools by extending three days that had been planned as early release days to full days.


Feb. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Eateries game for Super Bowl

For many, Super Bowl Sunday conjures images of friends and family packed onto living room couches, gorging on wings, dips and other foods piled in front of them. For others, it’s just another day to clean up around the house or do errands.


Jan. 30, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Forecast calls for warm-up

People living on country roads likely have been wondering when their streets will be cleared of snow and ice by the yellow vehicles servicing other roads around town.


Jan. 29, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Local Closings

Area School Closings


Jan. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

STATE: N.C.'s lower unemployment rate spurs optimism locally

The unemployment rate in North Carolina remained above average last month but is dropping faster than the national rate, according to government data released Tuesday — prompting one local official to predict that the downward trend would also hold true for Lee County.


Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Schools, others take wait-and-see approach to winter weather threat

As forecasts of snow remained varied on how many inches might actually fall in the area, school districts and local governments were still waiting to announce cancellations until late Tuesday or even early this morning.


Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Hazardous snow expected to linger

Area drivers are urged to exercise caution — especially during the early morning and nighttime hours — while negotiating Lee County's wintry roads.