The News
PITTSBORO — The Chatham Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting last Tuesday, closing out 2022 with a series of awards and presentations. As community business leaders took their seats …
Do you know an exceptional individual whose volunteer contributions deserve recognition? Consider honoring their work by nominating them for the Chatham County Outstanding Volunteer Award. The …
This Thanksgiving edition of the News + Record went to press early this week, on Monday afternoon, to accommodate timely mail delivery to subscribers in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The …
It’s November, which means it’s officially acceptable to start playing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.” And as the pumpkins get packaged away …
I am thankful for two healthy children (including our 2-week-old Emily) and our wonderful team at the Public Health Department. Mike Zelek, director Chatham County Public Health …
Local Sports
PITTSBORO — The Seaforth girl’s basketball opened up its season with a home win Friday night. Headlined by the return of sophomore guards Gabby White and Peyton Collins — …
North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye is currently third in odds to win the 2022 Heisman Trophy, listed as high as +650 at Caesars Sportsbook. But should the redshirt freshman be the outright …
PITTSBORO — Last season the Seaforth boys basketball team didn’t secure its first win until December. But with another year of experience under their belt, …
Rebecca Reed is entering her second season as the Northwood swimming and diving coach, and she hopes the 2022-23 season will bring the Chargers similar levels of success to what …
Just before the start of the 2022-23 season, a pair of Northwood girls basketball players have made the decision where they’ll eventually play in college. On Nov. 9, …
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La Voz de Chatham
Bracelets with the Colombian flag and other hand-crafted goods will be sold by seven artisans displayed at Saturday’s Hispanic Heritage Fiesta. 
The COVID-19 pandemic may have cast a spotlight on the importance of good mental health for most of America, but for some Siler City residents, it’s been a priority for at least the past four years.
A few weeks ago, district leadership once again studied a pool of staff nominations, as they had for the past several months, to choose Chatham County Schools’ April Equity Champion of the …
SILER CITY — The Siler City Immigrant Community Advisory Committee heard subcommittee updates and discussed ways to better serve youth mental health needs with youth-serving agencies during its …
Education
Jaime Detzi, executive director of the Chatham Education Foundation, announced 19 recipients selected to receive Creative Teaching Grants. “We were excited to have so many applicants and …
Chatham County’s Board of Education is set to remain the same after three incumbents won re-election to their seats last week — provided that Del Turner’s lead …
Chatham Charter School held activities honoring military service on Nov. 9, an annual event included age-appropriate sessions for elementary, middle and high school grades in which approximately 30 …
Politics
The head of Chatham’s chapter of Moms for Liberty addressed Chatham’s Board of Education last Thursday, coming to “dispel rumors” about its mission.
The Chatham County Board of Elections certified results from the 2022 midterms during its Friday canvass, closing the chapter on yet another election season. Board members gathered at the county …
The final numbers from the Chatham County Board of Elections are in following final canvass on Thursday. Challenger Jessica Winger did not earn enough votes to call for a recount against incumbent …
Democratic candidates for Chatham Board of Commissioners rode a blue wave last Tuesday, taking three contested seats by at least 12-point margins — with David …
Chatham County’s Board of Education is set to remain the same after three incumbents won re-election to their seats last week — provided that Del Turner’s lead …
Columns/Opinions
The 2022 World Series is long over now, having been replaced in America’s collective mind by college football, the NFL and other interests. And to many folks and in many ways, especially to the …
Before the mid-term election, most analysts predicted that voting would be driven again by “It’s the economy, stupid!” — a phrase used by Bill Clinton in his …
A little over a month ago, I had the privilege of being part of a team which hosted a Pay-What-You-Can Community Feast in Pittsboro. It was truly a community …
Nearly a decade ago, former Canadian politician Michael Ignatieff argued in the New York Times that democracy can only thrive when its practitioners respect the difference between adversaries and …
Put smart and engaged people in a room and good things are bound to happen. That was exactly the case at the Chatham Partnership for Children event I attended last Thursday.