The Democratic majority of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners picked Mike Dasher to be chairman with a unanimous 5-0 vote Monday. Dasher succeeds Diana Hales, who then was selected to be vice chairwoman.
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Schools in Wake County and Durham County will open on a two-hour delay on Nov. 6, 2018 while Chatham County schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools will close Election Day. Schedule changes were made because many schools are polling sites.
The average score from 2018 for every North Carolina school district and public high school has been posted online. Chapel Hill-Carrboro had the highest average for any district and Raleigh Charter High ranked among the best schools.
The Chatham Media Group LLC reached a deal Monday to purchase The Chatham News and The Chatham Record newspapers from The Chatham News Publishing Company, Inc. One of the new owners is an investor in Chatham Park.
Two seats on Chatham County Commissioner are contested. One is rematch of 2014 between Chairwoman Diana Hales, and ex chairman Brian Bock. The other has Jim Crawford taking on political newcomer Neill Lindley.
The school systems in Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Chatham counties and Chapel Hill-Carrboro all will close Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Michael. North Carolina is under a state of emergency.
The Wake County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school systems plan to reopen Tuesday after having been closed for three days due to Hurricane Florence. Wake also announced a new set of school makeup days after parents complained about the old ones.
As the center of Tropical Storm Florence moved slowly into South Carolina overnight, the storm’s outer bands of rain pummeled the Triangle, causing creeks to rise and bringing down trees and limbs that blocked roads and dragged down power lines.
A video by produced by members of the Pittsboro, NC police department who took up the law enforcement #LipSyncChallenge has garnered over 4 million views on Facebook. The video spoofs the popular SNL more cowbell skit.