Chatham County Line - Where all voices are heard


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 publishes 10 issues a year: February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November and December/January.

Our print run is 9,000; 5,000 copies are direct mailed to addresses within 3 miles of Pittsboro. The other 4,000 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 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 15th of the month before publication; the ad deadline is the 21st.

Our website is and features exclusive web-only content. The number of hits remained steady throughout 2015 with an average 700 unique visitors per month.

Julian Sereno is editor and publisher of Chatham County Line. He has 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.

P.O. BOX 1758 · PITTSBORO, NC 27312 · 919.949.1274 ·