The News
The Chatham PTA Thrift Shop will present a donation of approximately $385,000 to Chatham County Schools at the board of education’s Sept. 27 board meeting, distributing funds across the …
SILER CITY — In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Siler City’s N.C. Arts Incubator has just gained a new guest exhibit: Durham artist Antonio Alanís’ Latinx Visual Resiliency series. The …
PITTSBORO — Katie Childs’ transition from a supporting role at the United Way of Chatham County to its executive director came, in part, because she just didn’t know how to stay in her own …
PITTSBORO — BMC brewing, the newest addition to The Plant on Lorax Lane in Pittsboro, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Sunday, finally opening two years after its owners set out to join the …
SILER CITY — Siler City could invest more than $50 million in its water infrastructure over the next 20 years for general repairs and expansion.
Local Sports
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Oct 3. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, September 27 Tuesday, …
The Chargers (1-3) looked sluggish at times in their Central 3A conference opener against the Walter M. Williams Bulldogs (2-3), falling 34-7 — the goose egg saved by a touchdown on their second-to-last possession — after having last week’s game against Southeast Raleigh canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
last Thursday, Seaforth’s J.V. football team — and, with the school having just 9th and 10th graders, its only football team — earned a come-from-behind win, 33-23, over the Chapel Hill Tigers for the first victory in program history.
There isn’t a more beloved player in all of sports than a freshly drafted rookie quarterback. When a team spends draft capital on a top quarterback — namely a first-round selection — in the …
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 26. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, September 20 Tuesday, …
Current conditions
La Voz de Chatham
SILER CITY — After receiving too few applications for Siler City’s new immigrant advisory committee, the town has opened a second 30-day application period to solicit more letters of …
SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison, in partnership with Greensboro-based medical provider Better Care, vaccinated more than 200 people during its COVID-19 Health Fair on Saturday, blowing the …
SILER CITY — After three decades in the United States, Guatemalan native Dora Interiano finally achieved last December what she’d spent over a year working toward: U.S. citizenship. To her, it …
Ch@t
CH@T: From reading to life skills, Newell’s group promotes literacy and learning

Throughout the pandemic, Chatham Literacy’s staff and volunteer tutors continued to provide literacy services and support help residents gain a variety of life skills. This week, we speak with …

Ch@T: Dennis Hetzel discusses new novel, which involves Nazis, UFOs and a mysterious abduction Dennis Hetzel is a media consultant, freelance journalist and author of the new book “Azalea Bluff,” a novel which involves Nazis, UFOs, a missing reporter and more. This week, the News + Record …
Education
In the beginning months of the pandemic, Siler City Elementary School Counselor Teresa Meadows remembers scrambling to find ways to check in with students without having designated times to see them …
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education again voted to require universal masking on all CCS campuses at its regular meeting last Monday night, in accordance with state legislation …
One week after being presented with House Bill 324, which included new rules for how public schools could teach students about racism, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the bill — criticizing the priorities of Republican legislators who pushed for it.
A total of 134 people at Chatham County Schools have tested positive for COVID-19 since the district’s first day of school on Aug. 23, according to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard as of Monday morning, including one cluster of nine associated cases at Chatham Central High School documented during the second week of classes.
The majority of North Carolina public school students failed end-of-grade and course state exams last school year, according to test results released last week — including in Chatham County …
Columns/Opinions
Every family has a member they don’t talk about or talk about only in hushed tones because of the shame it might bring to the family name. In my family, it was me, a notorious — for that time …
I was just about to head to the gym four Saturdays ago when I received an unwelcome — and unexpected — piece of news. “Your sister’s just tested positive for COVID,” …
Climate change is a nebulous dilemma; its ramifications can seem obscure. But there’s at least one tangible effect that will make most Americans shudder: coffee supplies are drying up. “U.S. …
In some North Carolina houses, this is a time of empty rooms and empty spaces. Children, so long ever-present, are now suddenly gone away to college. Even though they knew the day was coming, …
The income of the median American household fell by nearly 3% last year as the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent regulations shuttered many businesses for months, closed others for good, and forced …