The News
SILER CITY — The silicon carbide chip manufacturer Wolfspeed announced Monday it will officially name its new Siler City facility after co-founder John Palmour. Palmour passed away at age 62 in …
SILER CITY — Jennifer Baptiste’s first meeting with the Siler City Board of Commissioners was on Jan. 3, her second day as the town’s new Planning Director. Since then, Baptiste …
The Chatham Board of Commissioners heard several rezoning requests — most concerning properties along Old U.S. Hwy. 1 in Moncure — at its meeting at the Chatham Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro last Tuesday.
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education, meeting on the eve of its day-long planning retreat, presented a number of awards and heard a variety of updates at its regular session last …
SILER CITY — New information obtained by the News + Record in the case of a Pittsboro Elementary School teacher charged with assault with a deadly weapon raises questions over whether he did …
Local Sports
The best record of any Chatham County boys lacrosse team last spring belonged to Northwood, which finished the year 11-6 overall — the team’s best season since 2018 — after reaching …
There is already too much chaos in this world for me to entertain a man who willingly puts mayonnaise in his coffee. I do not need this guy starting at the most important position on my favorite …
Ahead of last Friday’s tilt between Chatham Charter and Woods Charters’ girls basketball teams, Knights senior Tamaya Walden was approached by her dad, who let her know how close she was …
PITTSBORO — Mitch Johnson was already familiar with Northwood High when he recently applied to become the team’s next head football coach. Heck, he had already applied for the job the …
PITTSBORO — As talented as Seaforth junior Jarin Stevenson is, even he’s not had a stretch like this before. Stevenson, a 6-foot-10 forward ranked as the No. 14 overall player and No. …
Current conditions
La Voz de Chatham
PITTSBORO — Los casos semanales de COVID-19 tienen una tendencia al alza en el condado de Chatham, y el condado alcanzó el nivel alto de transmisión comunitaria según lo determinado por …
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 …
Education
PITTSBORO — Jaime Detzi, executive director of the Chatham Education Foundation, is the most recent recipient of Chatham County Schools’ Power of One award. The award is made monthly to …
SANFORD — Melissa Fogarty, Central Carolina Community College Medical Assisting Program Director and Chatham Health Sciences Center Site Director, is the 2022-2023 CCCC Faculty Member of …
The Chatham County Partnership for Children is beginning work on an Early Childhood Community Assessment to help identify and understand the needs of children ages 5 years old and younger across …
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
While Charlotte is known as the Queen City, the behavior of its leaders sometimes invites comparison to a different monarch: Hans Christian Andersen’s newly “clothed” Emperor. …
Folks in some tourism and marketing departments like to chirp that when it comes to weather, their states’ climates feature four honest-to-goodness seasons. We can now boast of at least few …
With the Triangle expanding and North Carolina, in general, growing at an explosive rate, it’s high time for a frank conversation about the balance between collective action and individual …
It is a Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit, specifically the Water Rabbit that is believed to bring peace and calm. On my morning walk, I saw a bunny crouched beneath a bush. She was still as …
Just recently, her family and many friends laid to rest my Aunt Rachel. She was 95, the last of a group of 12 brothers and sisters, including my mama, born to Grover and Verdonia Cooper of Bynum. …
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