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  • Chatham County is maintaining its stream protections

     PITTSBORO–As the Chatham County Board of Commissioners considered changes in the county’s Watershed Protection Ordinance, more than a dozen residents  urged the board not to weaken existing protections. Commissioners were considering changing the protections on ephemeral streams and following  public comments, the board put the matter to vote. In a 3-2 vote, the board approved changes that opponents said would jeopardize drinking water quality in Jordan Lake.

  • Harnett County Schools are considering a pull-out of NCHSAA

    LILLINGTON–Concerned primarily about the distance that athletes from Western Harnett would have to travel in the latest realignment proposal by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), the Harnett County Board of Education is discussing its options. The most dramatic of those contigencies discussed would be withdrawal from the NCHSAA with the four Harnett County High Schools–Harnett Central, Overhills, Triton and Western Harnett.

  • NASCAR made history Sunday when it postponed the Daytona 500

    SANFORD–Die-hard NASCAR fans  were not too happy Sunday when  the Daytona 500  had to be postponed for the first time in 54 years.  A group  of fans had gathered to watch the race when NASCAR postponed The Great  American Race after heavy rain saturated the Daytona International  Speedway.   Officials spent more than four hours waiting to dry the famed  track, but it never came.  And when the latest storm cell passed over the  speedway, they had little choice but to call it a day and reschedule.    The 500 mile race was rescheduled for noon Monday.  It will be aired […]

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