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Friday | WRAL.com

Chatham tire fiber plant to close, lay off 200

Performance Fibers Inc. wants to consolidate production of polyester tire yarn in its Salisbury plant, and up to 60 employees will be transferred from the New Hill plant to Salisbury.

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Friday Aug 29 | Business Journal

Top of the Hill Distillery's 'locally-made' mission

Chapel Hill's Top of the Hill Distillery could create a niche market for local farmers, as owner Scott Maitland continues to expand its out-of-state distribution.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Agriculture, Science, Lee County, NC

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Police escalate danger with no-knock raids

Shortly before 3 a.m. on May 28, a team of SWAT officers armed with assault rifles descended on a home outside of Atlanta and burst into a room where a family was sleeping.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Burlington, NC, Opinion

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Chapel Hill News

Arts Listings, Aug. 20

Glenn Porter, 5 in this photo from the archives, literally passes the hat to collect money for the band Rootzi as they play at the Bynum Front Porch Music Series outdoor show at the historic Bynum General Store Friday evening May 30, 2008.

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Related Topix: 9, Orange County, NC, Carrboro, NC, Hillsborough, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

Burlington Times News

County has four reported rabies case

Three dogs fought with a raccoon Friday on Pleasant Hill Church Road near Chatham County.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Alamance County, NC

The Raw Story

Georgia man threatens black kids at bus stop over noise: 'This...

A Georgia man was arrested late last week for brandishing a gun at children who were waiting for their bus, telling them he had a bullet with their name on it.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education Etc.

Cousinconnect.com

Genealogy Query - COPELAND : JOHNSON : WILKERSON

My 2X Great Grandmother was born Margaret Wilkerson, in 1810-1815, in Chatham County, North Carolina, USA.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Sun Journal

Tom Glasgow: Lace bugs more abundant in hotter locations

The sycamore , also known as American planetree, is one of our largest native trees east of the Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Home Gardening, Home

Thu Aug 14, 2014

News Observer

Geography plays a role in storm tracks

When I read your fascinating article about the Piedmont trough, I realized that you should research a local saying about Pittsboro and Chatham County! I was born in 1940, and since childhood I have heard that Pittsboro is "located in the dry forks."

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Related Topix: Pittsboro, NC, Granville County, NC, Anson County, NC

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Independent Weekly

Saving the Colonial Inn in Hillsborough

Two signs adorn the 175-year-old inn's faade. One denotes the building, a former burnished dining and lodging destination on West King Street, a "best of" winner for online guide Citysearch.

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Related Topix: Hillsborough, NC, Orange County, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

Independent Weekly

A Pittsboro neighborhood band turns a suspicious eye toward the town's future

Walk to practice in Pittsboro: From left to right, Eric Haugen, Adam Brinson, Michael Hayes and Clay Boyer are The Outboards.

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Related Topix: Pittsboro, NC

Sun Aug 10, 2014

News Observer

North Carolina Zoo celebrates 40th anniversary

A gorilla familiar to zoo visitors for many years, Ramar, also made his public debut in North Carolina that day.

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Related Topix: Asheboro, NC, North Carolina, Home Gardening, Home, Randolph County, NC, Butner, NC

Thu Aug 07, 2014

News Observer

Lawsuit seeks to halt Pittboro's Chatham Park development

Pittsboro Matters, a group critical of the proposed Chatham Park project, and a number of people who live or own property near it, want a Superior Court to overturn the rezoning and master plan approval for the project, as well as the town's planned development district ordinance that accommodates it.

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Related Topix: Pittsboro, NC

Tue Aug 05, 2014

News Observer

Rainy, cloudy weather triggers a boom of mushrooms

Just 10 feet into a Chatham County forest Tuesday morning, Sprenger had already spotted six species.

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Related Topix: Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC

News Observer

Crash closes US 15-501 in north Chatham County

The state Department of Transportation said law enforcement had set up detours around the affected area, where Briar Chapel Parkway on the west and Vickers Road on the east intersect the highway.

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Sun Aug 03, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

Pittsboro man finds antique wood, makes floors

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY AUG 4 AND THEREAFTER - Baba Antique Wooden Floors employee Asuncion Martinez Duran checks the smoothness of a board with his fingertips after hand sanding it on Thursday, July 10, 2014 near Pittsboro, N.C. The company's boards deck the penthouses of Manhattan, the tech-money mansions of Seattle and the homes of Hollywood big ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pittsboro, NC

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