About US

Chatham County Line is a community newspaper serving all of Chatham County and southern Orange County, North Carolina. Our mission is to inform our community by providing a forum “where all voices are heard,” which is our motto. We seek all views and ideas about our community, and we report on the important matters that we face comprehensively and in depth.

We also specialize in covering our cultural life, with features on the arts, music, and writing, as well as printing poetry and fiction. We are dedicated to creating the best-written, best-edited and most stylish community newspaper anywhere.

Chatham County Line has grown out of Chatham Crossroads, which was first published in January 1999.

In 2006 it expanded into a monthly newspaper. Chatham County Line traditionally publishes 10 issues a year: February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November and December/January; however beginning in 2021 we will be publishing at least 12 issues a year.

Our print run is typically 9,000 to 10,000 with increases of up to 32,000 issues for more in-depth election coverage.

Approximately 9,000 copies are direct mailed each issue to addresses in and around the Town of Pittsboro; Briar Chapel and Fearrington.

Subject to COVID-19 the remaining papers circulate across Chatham County, from Goldston and Gulf to Siler City and Silk Hope; from Bear Creek to Pittsboro and Moncure. We also circulate widely in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Our printed paper is typically available at the public libraries closest to Chatham in all of the surrounding counties including Alamance, Durham, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Randolph and Wake.

Our copy deadline is the 20th of the month before publication; the ad deadline is the 21st.

Our website is www.chathamcountyline.org and features exclusive web-only content.

The current publisher is Randolph Voller and the designer is Lesley Landis.

We can be reached at publisher@chathamcountyline.org.

Casey Mann is the senior correspondent.

Julian Sereno is the editor and publisher emeritus of Chatham County Line and the paper was his labor of love for nearly twenty years.

He had more than 30 years experience in community journalism, including 12 years as Neighborhood Editor for The Durham Sun and then The Herald-Sun. He has an A.B. from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Mass Communication Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been a Carrboro resident for more than a quarter century.