The News
Restaurant owner Lewis Hendricks will seek the 3rd District Seat currently held by Chatham County Commissioner Diana Hales in 2022, he announced Friday.  Hendricks, a Republican/Democrat …
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s board of commissioners voted unanimously last Tuesday asking Town Manager Chris Kennedy to write a letter to the N.C. Dept. of Transportation seeking an alternative to a …
SILER CITY — ‘Tis the season to celebrate with the Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department at the 3rd annual Holiday in the Park. The afternoon will be packed full of fun, …
SANFORD — A Pittsboro woman was struck and killed by a passing vehicle Sunday as she walked along Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) near the U.S. 421 bypass. According to a statement by the …
SILER CITY — When JMArts’ Rose Pate resolved to bring Jordan-Matthews High School another special arts project, she began looking for something that J-M’s instrumental music students — and …
Local Sports
With the 2021-22 NCHSAA fall sports season coming to an end, a number of Chatham County athletes have been selected to all-conference teams in cross country, football, women’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s tennis and volleyball.
PITTSBORO — Seaforth sophomore phenom Jarin Stevenson might be getting all the press clips, but Northwood sophomore point guard Drake Powell doubled his offensive output as the Chargers threw a …
CHAPEL HILL — It was a tale of the rookie wrestling coach challenging a Hall of Fame icon when 3A Northwood traveled to 4A Chapel Hill last Monday. And despite the gap in experience, first-year …
PITTSBORO — Natalie Bell was expected to be a dominant force on defense for the Northwood High School women’s basketball team this year, but her game isn’t limited to the defensive end of the floor.
Craig Adams was in a no-lose situation when the Seaforth High School women’s basketball team christened the new school’s basketball court in their debut season against Northwood High School last …
Chatham County scores and schedules: Nov. 29 through Dec. 5

Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Nov. 29 to Sunday, Dec. 5. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, November …

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SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners appointed seven inaugural members to the town’s first Immigrant Advisory Committee Monday, reinvigorating a years-long initiative to better …
Chatham County’s Latinx students may now apply to form part of LatinxEd’s fourth “20 Under 20” youth leadership cohort by Nov. 29. First launched in 2018, “20 under 20” is a yearly …
Since its creation in late 2017, the Hispanic Liaison’s free year-round youth mentorship program, Orgullo Latinx Pride, has nearly always capped off at around 30 students at Jordan-Matthews High …
SILER CITY — Inside Communities In Schools’ downtown office, a richly decorated skull smiles up at you from the first level of a three-step altar in front of the office’s window. Made from …
Education
SILER CITY — At Chatham Middle School, some educators are finding ways to celebrate Native American Heritage Month by teaching students the history of the Americas’ first inhabitants through …
The first full state budget since 2017 was signed into law last Thursday by Gov. Roy Cooper, and among other things, allocates hundreds of millions of dollars to increase educator compensation pay …
PITTSBORO — George Moses Horton Middle School Cafeteria Worker Mandy Cheek credits two people with helping her through the most challenging of shifts: Jesus Christ and Bill Withers. Cheek shares …
Black students are 4.4 times as likely as white students to receive short-term suspensions at Chatham County Schools, according to 2019-20 discipline data from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Politics
PITTSBORO — Six Democratic candidates filed for local contests in the 2022 elections during the first day of filing on Monday, according to the Chatham County Board of Elections. Filing in …
PITTSBORO — Jim Crawford will announce his resignation from the Chatham County Board of Commissioners at the board's Dec. 20 meeting for personal reasons, he confirmed to the News + Record on …
Restaurant owner Lewis Hendricks will seek the 3rd District Seat currently held by Chatham County Commissioner Diana Hales in 2022, he announced Friday.  Hendricks, a Republican/Democrat …
Columns/Opinions
I never met Mike Williams, the Jordan-Matthews teacher who was killed in a car accident just before Thanksgiving. We learned about his death from Nancy Wykle, the public information officer for …
Before the fatal night of Aug. 25, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Kyle Rittenhouse was a high school dropout. His job experience was limited to that of a part-time lifeguard. But Rittenhouse was …
The $1 trillion infrastructure bill President Joe Biden signed into law on Nov. 15 attracted the votes of both Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Washington and has attracted praise from many …
What’s the biggest news in our state’s literary circles? On Nov. 17, Jason Mott won the National Book Award for Fiction. No North Carolinian had won that coveted award since Charles Frazier …
My father had many sayings he imparted to his three sons. Some were original, I think, while others he had heard himself or were a part of the general culture of mankind. There were the familiar …