The Chatham County Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance Monday night imposing a two-year moratorium on county approvals for oil and gas development, including hydraulic fracking. The moratorium period will give the county time to update relevant land use regulations and ordinances and…
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners potentially could slow the arrival of hydraulic fracturing in the county at its meeting Monday with a local ordinance imposing a two-year moratorium on the practice.
Students at Chatham Charter School will begin a new school year on Tuesday, Aug. 11. For the first time in its history, the school’s span will be kindergarten through 12th grade.
The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Thursday announced the approval of one of the final requirements needed for Duke Energy to store millions of tons of coal ash at the Colon and Brickhaven Mine sites in Lee and Chatham counties.
For the motorcyclists gathered at the Kangaroo Express on Jefferson Davis Highway Saturday morning, the chance to take a leisurely 82-mile drive on a sunny weekend day was just one of the draws to the store's fourth annual ROO Ride.
Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of 100 North Carolina’s counties in June — including Lee — decreased in four counties and were unchanged in one county, according to data released Wednesday by the North Carolina Department of Commerce-Division of Employment Security.
When visitors congregate at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site this weekend, they'll watch a battle unfold just as it did when loyalists and revolutionaries clashed there in 1781.
Central Carolina Community College recently hosted the UNC School of Government Public Executive Leadership Academy for a one-day session at the Chatham County Campus in Pittsboro.
More than 150 animals were removed from a Chatham County property Thursday for their safety and protection, with Chatham County Animal Services requesting assistance from national and local groups for this large-scale rescue.
This week, we Take 5 with John Runkle, a Chapel Hill attorney who's worked for various environmental groups, about Lee County, coal ash and the potential environmental impact.
Local groups EnvironmentaLEE, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and Chatham Citizens Against Coal Ash Dump filed a legal challenge Monday in Raleigh against permits issued for Duke Energy's coal ash storage sites in Lee and Chatham counties.
While Facebook and Twitter can fuel controversies such those brewing over the Confederate Flag and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, social media also can provide opportunities to businesses not available through more traditional methods.
The City of Sanford could receive up to $13 million per year for the next five to seven years for the treatment of leachate from Duke Energy’s Lee and Chatham county coal ash sites.
The musket cartridges that participants at the House in the Horseshoe's first-ever Backcountry Militia Day Camp made Friday were much less lethal, and much more sugary, than those used by the men involved in the skirmish at the residence in 1781.
Reactions to Duke Energy's announcement that it would excavate 12 more coal ash basins across North Carolina Tuesday morning were mixed throughout Lee and Chatham counties — the two areas most affected by Duke's plans.
Duke Energy wll excavate 12 more coal ash basins in North Carolina and the majority of the ash could be relocated to the coal ash sites at Colon and Brickhaven roads in Sanford and Moncure respectively.