The News
SILER CITY — Decades after immigrants first began flocking to Siler City, the town will soon have a new immigrant advisory committee — and its creators have high hopes for the opportunities …
SILER CITY — Siler City will spend almost $370,000 over the next year to repave sections of 10 major roads — about 23% more than originally allocated in the budget for fiscal year 2021-22 …
A state Senate education committee took up revised legislation last week that prohibits public schools from “promoting certain concepts,” including that the United States was created by members …
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to improve student learning conditions at its meeting Monday night, as requested of local boards across …
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners met at the Historic Courthouse for its regular meeting Monday night, marking the second session back in the building since before COVID-19 …
Local Sports
PITTSBORO — It began with a race for a $100 prize in Greensboro, circa 1973. Pittsboro’s Chuck Gillis, who was in school at Guilford College in Greensboro at the time, slipped on his makeshift …
It’s taken five years, a worldwide pandemic and countless trials and tribulations to get here, but this week, the Summer Games are officially back. This is the season of staying up late to watch …
The other weekend while riding my bike through the beautiful backroads of Chatham, I had the unfortunate encounter not once, not twice, but three near hits by vehicles. In general, cyclist’s safety …
If you’ve ever watched ESPN’s “First Take,” you know it’s full of wild opinions, heated debates and a discussion table for trending topics in the world of sports. I’m not a regular viewer …
CHERRYVILLE — Preston Parks didn’t have many expectations for his first season as a Dixie Youth softball manager, much less championship aspirations. But as his team — the West Chatham 10U …
Current conditions
La Voz de Chatham
Chapel Hill education nonprofit LatinxEd chose the Hispanic Liaison’s Selina Lopez last week as one of 15 Hispanic leaders statewide to form part of its inaugural Fellowship. Housed at …
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners greenlit the 8th Hispanic Heritage Fiesta Monday night, despite initial concerns over scarce police presence and the date itself. The Fiesta is …
SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison plans to offer “Latinxs” the opportunity to meet Chatham County’s first Latino commissioner in Compadres Mexican Restaurant next …
Ch@t
CH@T: Fundraising event to showcase new Pittsboro Boys & Girls Club

The Pittsboro Boys & Girls Club, a new unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Carolina, will open soon on the campus of George Moses Horton Middle School. Club organizers are hosting a “Pancakes Pave the Way” fundraising event beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. A breakfast will be catered by 39 West.

CH@T: Rocky River Heritage Foundation’s volunteers conduct clean-up effort Environmental and volunteer organizations routinely devote hundreds of hours every month to keep lakes and rivers in North Carolina as pristine as possible. This week, we speak with Pamela Hawe, a …
Education
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged schools on Friday to fully reopen in the fall, also saying that fully vaccinated students and teachers don’t have to wear face masks in …
Chatham County Schools has extended its deadline for K-8 applications to its standalone virtual academy for next year, and will now accept students through July 30. The deadline for high schoolers …
Over the last 15 months, schools across the country faced myriad challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic: moving learning online, reaching students without internet and implementing safety protocol …
Nearly 2,000 K-12 students are signed up for this year’s Chatham County Schools summer programming, a staggering increase from the typical years’ registration of about 300 K-3 students, according …
Chatham County Schools’ $17.4 million of COVID-19 relief funds will be spent on summer programming over the next few years, for technology and connectivity support and to hire at least 68 school …
Columns/Opinions
Work fills the time alloted for it. As Joe Pinsker wrote for The Atlantic last month: “When we have 40 hours of work a week, we find ways to work for 40 hours.” That’s not to say we …
It’s time for a reality check. That’s the message from both a World Health Organization epidemiologist and the director of the Chatham County Public Health Department (see story, page A1) in …
Home. Before your mind jumps to the physical and metaphorical meanings of this loaded word, try saying it slowly out loud. Or, if you are reading this in public, you could whisper quietly. Home. Do …
Last week, many families across our community woke up to a deposit in their bank account via the Child Tax Credit. That money, signed into law by President Biden in the American Rescue Plan, has not …
As a longtime North Carolina faith leader, I am hoping that Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis will help find common ground to ensure fairness and equality for all Americans. For decades, …