The News
VOTE 2021: Here's our interview with the two candidates for Pittsboro's mayoral seat — incumbent Jim Nass, who's seeking re-election, and former (2015-2019) mayor Cindy Perry, his challenger.
There have been 242 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported to Chatham County Schools since Aug. 23, according to the district’s case dashboard Tuesday afternoon, making up 2.3% of the district’s …
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education has approved a budget resolution for the 2021-22 school year, containing reconciled budgets for the state public school, local current …
PITTSBORO — Chatham County commissioners discussed and ultimately approved new rules of procedure for the county’s public hearings and subdivision first plats at their meeting Monday …
CHAPEL HILL — Following EPA’s announcement of its PFAS Roadmap Monday in Raleigh, the Southern Environmental Law Center released a statement by Geoff Gisler, senior attorney and leader of the …
Local Sports
GRAHAM — The Graham Red Devils were longer, more athletic and more experienced in their 56-0 win Friday over the now 0-8 Jordan-Matthews Jets. Jordan-Matthews’ defense that evening — …
PITTSBORO — Northwood High School inducted seven members and one team into its Athletics Hall of Fame last Friday. The induction took place during halftime of the Chargers’ 34-6 victory over …
SILER CITY — As special as the ceremonies, exhibits and celebrations have been to commemorate Los Jets’ 20th anniversary, Jordan-Matthews has found an even better way to honor the soccer …
I swung the door open and stepped foot inside the bright, fragrant room. I wiped my rain-soaked shoes on the floor mat as my eyes scanned the store for the reason why I made the trip. The walls …
As the baseball season winds down to its last four teams, America’s pastime is now at the height of the sports world. The teams remaining in the postseason are the Astros, Red Sox, Dodgers and …
Current conditions
La Voz de Chatham
SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison’s Hispanic Heritage raffle raised $5,200 in donations and gave away nine prizes, including the top prize, a Nintendo Switch, and a “surprise.” …
Some people learn second or third languages in school; others learn on the job or through total immersion. Then there’s Mexican immigrant Ascary Arias, who learned English from Elvis …
When Honduran immigrant José Héctor López Barrera arrived in Siler City in 2006, his top priority wasn’t learning English. It was finding work.
Ch@t
Chatham Drug Free's ‘Live Above the Influence’ event encourages recovery

Pittsboro’s George Greger-Holt has worked for decades in Chatham County serving and supporting youth and youth programs. As the community outreach coordinator for Chatham Drug Free — a …

Ch@T: Group seeks solutions for students whose brushes with the law stymie academic path The short-term suspension rates for Black students and students with disabilities in Chatham County is more than four times that of white students. That has to do with the behaviors that lead to …
Education
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education recognized Virginia Cross Elementary School Principal Sarah Estes as the county’s principal of the year Monday night and approved …
Chatham County Schools will begin offering free weekly COVID-19 tests to students and staff this fall, beginning with K-5 students the week of Oct. 25. The rapid results tests, administered by …
There have been 205 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported to Chatham County Schools since Aug. 23, according to the district’s case dashboard, making up under 2% of the district’s total …
Twenty-seven public and private schools in and around the Triangle have active COVID-19 clusters, according to this week’s state health department’s child care and school settings report, updated …
In Chatham, as is the case across the country, schools are taking what would typically be seen as drastic measures to maintain student services in the face of drastic staffing shortages.
Columns/Opinions
There are, perhaps, men out there in the world right now who fear their wives might someday try to poison them. Me? My wife, to my culinary chagrin, goes far off in the opposite direction. A …
Names and faces — namely, putting them together — have never been my strong suit, something I’ve puzzled about since the two things I’ve spent most of my vocational life doing (journalism and …
Too many things are occurring for even a big heart to hold. The Irish poet W.B. Yeats penned that sentence in 1889. It echoes across the Atlantic Ocean more than a century later. In this country, …
It is October on the Outer Banks. A late hurricane is threatening to wash away the beaches and blow down the old wooden houses that have been family treasures for generations. The Boston Red Sox are …
Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly-planned and executed virtual schooling as an inadequate substitute — proved to be a disaster for North Carolina …