The News
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools will be closed for staff on Tuesday "out of an abundance of caution and due to very likely potential for unsafe road conditions," the district said in a …
BEAR CREEK — The last at-large suspect in a May 2020 murder is finally in custody. Shyquaule Javon Fisher, 25, suspected as the shooter in the killing of 20-year-old Emerson Batsche, was …
Over the past few months, pushback has grown throughout the United States against the use of the term “Latinx,” a gender-neutral term referring to people of Latin American descent. Hispanic …
PITTSBORO — The town’s board of commissioners discussed Pittsboro’s annual audit and unanimously passed language changes to a unified development ordinance regarding how the town handles …
PITTSBORO — On Thursday, Jan. 6th, the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services reported 24,292 new cases of COVID-19, with 114 among Chatham County residents, and 3,292 hospitalizations in …
Local Sports
ASHEBORO — A year ago, the entire Jordan-Matthews swim team could comfortably fit inside of a 2021 Honda Civic. And they’d still have an extra seat leftover. But in just her second season …
PITTSBORO — If you were anywhere near Seaforth Road in Pittsboro last Friday night, you probably heard the variety of sounds emanating from the gym of Chatham’s newest high school late into the …
PITTSBORO — Whether it’s a movie, a book or a jelly-filled doughnut, the content-rich middle is always the best part. In sports, it’s no different. Especially if you’re the Seaforth …
PITTSBORO — Entering last Wednesday’s game against Panther Creek, Northwood senior Olivia Porter needed just 12 points to hit a milestone that nobody’s ever reached in Pittsboro: 2,000 career …
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Jan. 10 to Sunday, Jan. 16. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, January …
Chatham County scores and schedules: Jan. 10 through Jan. 16

Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Jan. 10 to Sunday, Jan. 16. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, January …

Current conditions
La Voz de Chatham
SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison hosted an online chat last Saturday to provide free information about children’s vaccines and boosters to the Spanish-speaking community. Broadcast via …
Just eight months ago, vaccination rates among Chatham’s Hispanic community trailed those of most other demographic groups by double-digit percentage points. Now, that disparity has all but disappeared.
SILER CITY — Last December, the Virgin of Guadalupe went on a COVID-safe pilgrimage to her parishioners in and around Siler City. This year, though, her people will once again go on pilgrimage …
En español SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison was one of 10 Triangle-based community nonprofits to win an IMPACT award from global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for …
Education
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education approved Dr. Janice Giles as the new principal of North Chatham Elementary School during its Monday mid-year retreat. Giles is in her …
PITTSBORO — During the third school year impacted by the pandemic, student enrollment at Chatham County Schools is up slightly from 2020 but still lower than 2019 — the last “pre-pandemic” …
Effective Jan. 1, substitute teachers at Chatham County Schools will get a 30% daily pay raise — the raise required to satisfy the $13 per hour minimum pay rate passed in the new state budget for noncertified school employees.
Politics
PITTSBORO — Five Democratic candidates filed for Chatham’s commissioner seats in the 2022 elections — four of them new candidates in wide-open seats — before the North Carolina Supreme Court …
SILER CITY — About 30 people attended a pastors conference sponsored by the N.C. Faith and Freedom Coalition held last Wednesday to focus on “threats to our religious freedom today.” The …
PITTSBORO — Chatham County saw several changes to its board Monday night, with Commissioner Jim Crawford attending his last meeting before his Dec. 31 resignation, and Commissioners Karen Howard …
12 YEARS A COMMISSIONER PITTSBORO — Michael Fiocco recalls visiting with some friends a year or two after being elected to the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners and being asked: So, what have you …
PITTSBORO — The first and second candidates to file in Chatham on Monday for the 2022 election were two Democrats running for commissioner seats: former Siler City mayor candidate Rev. Albert …
Columns/Opinions
We must talk more openly overall about suicide and suicide prevention while also making tangible strides to fund mental health resources. Because such efforts work and help save lives.
Typically, I’m a fan of Pope Francis. He wrote a powerful encyclical letter citing the scientific evidence for human-induced climate change and calling upon the international community to repent of …
It was Will Rogers, America’s folksy humorist/philosopher of the 1920s and early ‘30s, who said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” These days, another …
To live in interesting times, is it a blessing or a curse? To live in the era of Donald Trump would be a blessing, at least a temporary one, for those who are sometimes derisively referred to as …
When the news broke on Jan. 3 that one of North Carolina’s largest school districts — Cumberland County — was considering a shift to virtual instruction in response to rising case counts of the …