Storm cuts power to 400,000; floods cause massive sewage spill in Pittsboro
The ice and winds overnight brought down numerous trees, including 40 to 50 pines that blocked Bivens Road in Durham County near the Orange County line, the state Department of Public safety reported.
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Friday Mar 7
Chapel Hill News
Former UNC department manager won't face charges in in bogus-classes scandal
Previous noncriminal investigations had found Deborah Crowder was at the center of the creation of lecture-style classes that never met and that typically provided high grades for those who turned a term paper in at the end.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Which automakers need more manufacturing capacity and could the Triad help?
Dianne Reid, president of the Chatham Economic Development Corp., at the 1,818-acre megasite in Chatham and Randolph counties that's pending official state certification as a megasite, which would place it in the running to be marketed for an automobile plant.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Tiny House movement is an alternative to the McMansion era
Nicole Byrne and her husband, Donald, live in a tiny house with their children Laxmi, 2, and Niko, 3. The house doesn't have electricity or running water.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
Former UNC African studies manager wont be charged, but will cooperate with probe
Late last year, Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall was eying possible misdemeanor charges against a retired department manager deeply involved in bogus classes frequented by athletes at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Viewpoint: How much is Randolph megasite land worth?
Our story in Friday's print edition of The Business Journal on the race between groups in Randolph and Chatham counties to get the first certified megasite in the state included two interesting, but separate, pieces of information.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
In Pittsboro, Melinda Fitzgerald is spreading the seed of organic farming
Chatham County resident Melinda Fitzgerald, 39, owner of Country Farm & Home Supply in Pittsboro is a former teacher who took over her family's business in 2008 and has turned the farm store into a hub for supplying a growing number of organic farms in the western Triangle.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Chatham EDC hosting joint elected officials meeting March 13
March 13, 2014 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Siler City, NC - The Chatham Economic Development Corporation is hosting a joint elected officials meeting Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at Bestfood Cafeteria.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Clay Aiken officially joining NC Congress race
Singer and actor Clay Aiken is now officially making the switch to wear the hat of a North Carolina congressional candidate.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Chatham County issues boil-water advisory
Residents in several communities reported unexpected low water pressure and outages, according to county officials.
Burlington Times News
Cold case: Four men charged with trying to steal refrigerator
According to the Alamance County Sheriff's Office, two people said that as they were driving by 365 Workman Road, they saw two men carrying a refrigerator through the yard of the residence toward a Jeep and trailer that was parked roadside.
Consultant critiques Chatham Park's lack of vision
During Monday's meeting of the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners, those critics heard many of their biggest concerns - insufficient open space, unclear development plans and staggering infrastructure implications - further legitimized by an outside consultant.
Pittsboro approves plans for Chatham Park solar farm
Pittsboro, NC - At their Monday evening town board meeting, the Pittsboro Town Board unanimously approved a site plan for a new 178 acre solar farm that will be the largest in the state.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Report says SUV was traveling 90 mph before fatal crash in Raleigh
A Raleigh police officer looks over a demolished vehicle on Gorman Street under I-40 Friday Feb.21, 2014 .
Sun Feb 23, 2014
UNC ties don't limit prosecutor's investigations
That sentimentalism for his alma mater has not stopped the 53-year-old Orange County district attorney from pursuing criminal cases with the potential to add embarrassment to a university mired in athletic and academic scandals.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
OWASA employee killed when SUV crashes on Raleigh's Gorman Street at Interstate 40 underpass
Police identified the man as William Darryl Martin of Siler City and said he was the sole occupant of the SUV.
Tornado watch issued for Triangle as storms approach
Forecasters also issued a severe thunderstorm warning – the alert issued for likely conditions – for Orange and Chatham counties for about an hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then Wake and Johnston counties for about an hour from 11 a.m. to noon.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Durham opens Tobacco Trail bridge
Officials announced the move on Thursday, Public Works Director Marvin Williams confirming it in a brief announcement at the start of an afternoon City Council work session.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Chapel Hill News
Big house plans for Small Street
The oldest house in Pittsboro has a new site — South Small Street — and new owners — Ray and Janet Carney — who intend to give the grand old dame a new lease on life.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Chapel Hill News
Chatham, Orange candidates file for office
Anyone interested in launching a campaign this year has until noon Feb. 28 to file with the Orange County Board of Elections, 208 S. Cameron St. in Hillsborough.