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Arts & Culture

Ask Ollie!

Ollie is a rescued black and white Shih Tzu who turned his passion for helping other pets into a popular advice column. Ask Ollie questions by emailing him at Ollie@chathamcountyline.org Dear READER, It’s magic, it’s hope, and it’s the holiday ...
Arts & Culture

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: Writing and Publishing in the 2020s (Part 3)

by Michele Tracy Berger Coming of age in the 1970s and 1980s, I never read a commercial novel that featured a character that was anything like me: African American, female, wickedly smart, urban, and geeky. The children’s and young adult market ...
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Mayor Seat to Remain Vacant

by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent The Siler City Board of Commissioners decided to leave the town’s mayoral seat vacant until next year. The board decided that rather than fill it with an appointee, it would leave it up to voters ...
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Yearlong Celebration for 250th Anniversary

From Chatham County Throughout 2021 Chatham County will commemorate its 250th anniversary through diverse community-centered events and activities that highlight Chatham’s uniqueness, rich history, and promising future. The yearlong festivities will focus on five key areas – Creative Arts, Community ...
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The Chatham County Budget: Where Does The Money Come From?

Deep dive: Chatham County by the numbers (Part 3) by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent Parts 1 and 2 available online at ChathamCountyLine.org The Chatham County Line has taken a deep dive into the inner workings of Chatham County’s budget, providing an overview ...
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Wastewater Agreement Reached in Briar Chapel, No Vote on Final ...

by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent The Briar Chapel Community Association announced it had reached an agreement with Newland, the development company that built Briar Chapel, and Old North State Water Company which currently owns and operates the community’s wastewater treatment ...
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Literacy Instruction Moves Online

From Chatham Literacy One in five adults in Chatham County lack the literacy skills to navigate daily activities. Individuals struggling with limited literacy are experiencing greater challenges during this pandemic: a higher rate of job loss, a higher exposure to ...
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Chatham County government hit by cyberattack

by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent Chatham County government was the victim of a cyberattack on Wednesday, Oct. 28, affecting access to its network, email and phones. A majority of county departments, including the county manager’s office, the health department, planning ...
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After raising rabbits, Willett hits the trails and eyes big ...

by Randall Rigsbee, Correspondent Crystal Willett is widely known as “the Rabbit Lady,” a moniker the 54-year-old Chatham County resident earned, and embraced, in the years she operated The Chatham Rabbit, her farm in Bear Creek. For a decade or ...
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Health disparities are preventable differences in health outcomes between groups ...

by James Crawford, Chatham County Commissioner, District 4 The following statement was adopted by the Chatham County Board of Health at its August 24, 2020 meeting:  “As members of the North Carolina, Chatham County Board of Health, it is our ...