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SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison plans to offer “Latinxs” the opportunity to meet Chatham County’s first Latino commissioner in Compadres Mexican Restaurant next …
PITTSBORO — More than 36,000 Chatham County residents had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, marking 48% of the county’s population; nearly 34,000 are fully vaccinated, making up …
Pittsboro parks PITTSBORO — Town representatives and Chatham Park Investors have dedicated Pittsboro’s newest park, concluding more than a year of development and launching the first major …
Runners across Chatham County gathered last month for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a yearly awareness campaign to raise funds for Special Olympics North Carolina. Chatham participants joined a …
Jim Quick and Coastline will appear June 29 at the Mann Center of North Carolina for “Music on the Mann,” a free “welcome back pandemic relief concert.”
Local Sports
Chatham County Athletics Rundown This is the first week in a long time without any regular-season high school sports, though athletics aren’t quite over for the summer despite all five high …
NORTH MOORE 10, CHATHAM CENTRAL 0 BEAR CREEK — Once the final out was recorded, friends and families of the Chatham Central baseball team made their way onto the field where they snapped photos, …
In the first game of the series last Tuesday, the Jets had a shot to win after scoring two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 3-3, sending it into extra innings.
PITTSBORO — Opportunity was the big winner as golfers wrapped up the 8th Central Carolina Community College Foundation Chatham Golf Classic on May 5th at the Chapel Ridge Golf Club. The Classic …
SILER CITY — For the five high schools across Chatham County, postseason play for a variety of sports is taking off this week with playoffs in baseball and regionals in track & field, …
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SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison plans to offer “Latinxs” the opportunity to meet Chatham County’s first Latino commissioner in Compadres Mexican Restaurant next …
SANFORD — Inside a squat building at 215 Bracken St., a small, two-desk office has turned into the Lee County base for a Siler City nonprofit’s far-reaching mission. After operating out of …
SILER CITY — When Chatham resident Hannia Benitez was younger, her mother taught her a few principles to live by: “Learn as much as you can. Ask a lot of questions,” and “also help your peers …
Ch@t
CH@T: At CCCC, ‘normal’ means whatever leads to a great educational experience

CHATHAM CHAT | Dr. Lisa Chapman, CCCC Drive-thru graduation ceremonies were recently held at Central Carolina Community College, bringing an end to another semester at the school and ushering in …

CH@T: Chatham’s public libraries welcoming patrons again More than a year after a pandemic turned operations at Chatham County’s public libraries upside down, they’ve re-opened to patrons. This week, Rita Van Duinen, the branch manager for …
Education
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education approved two new principals at its meeting Monday night during its closed session — Donna Barget at Jordan-Matthews High School and Matthew …
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education voted Monday to approve a memorandum of understanding between the district and the Hispanic Liaison, with the goal of helping both organizations …
When Jacquelinne Marroquin Tobar moved to Siler City and started school at Jordan-Matthews High School four years ago, she knew very little English and struggled to feel comfortable around other …
Editor’s note: In this second of a series of reports, the News + Record is examining school equity in Chatham, looking specifically at the services the district provides for Hispanic students and …
A bill that could put new rules on public school curriculum regarding race and history — such as prohibiting schools from teaching the U.S. was created to oppress people or that people are …
Columns/Opinions
Some weeks ago, a vacuous scammer temporarily commanded my mother’s WhatsApp account. He picked the wrong son’s mother to swindle; naturally, I found him for a phone interview (it wasn’t …
Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 that enslaved African-Americans in Texas were finally told three words: “You are free.” Now, 156 years later, we continue to observe Juneteenth, June 19th …
Should we be satisfied with nearly eight in 10 Chatham County seniors having been vaccinated against the dangers of COVID-19? I would hope not. In March, I was excited by the pace with which …
Growing up, my younger brother and I both played baseball. Since my brother moved to New York City more than a decade ago, my father and I have tried to meet him every summer at a different ballpark …
Why would John Shelton Reed write another book about barbecue? After all, he is a co-author of the recently revised classic, “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue” and in 2016, …