The News
PITTSBORO — Virginia Cross Elementary School Assistant Principal Nikki Murchison has been selected as the 2022-23 Assistant Principal of the Year for Chatham County Schools. Murchison has been …
PITTSBORO — North Chatham Elementary School’s Nanette Atkinson has been selected as the 2022-23 Instructional Assistant of the Year for Chatham County Schools. Atkinson has been with Chatham …
PITTSBORO — Commissioners and town staff discussed adjustments to Pittsboro’s 2022-23 budget during the town board’s regular meeting on Monday evening at the Chatham County Agricultural and …
PITTSBORO — The Chatham community packed into George Moses Horton Middle School’s multipurpose room Monday night as students, teachers and staff members were honored with a variety of awards at …
Harley Gaddis is shopping for new books, but don’t let the Silk Hope kindergartener’s sparkly pink unicorn shirt fool you: She’s picking out books about sharks, spooky stories and animal facts.
Local Sports
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, May 16 to Sunday, May 22. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, May 16 Tuesday, May …
PITTSBORO — Person’s Carter Stacey never flinched. It would’ve taken just one errant pitch, one small mistake, to blow it all up. Yet, even as three Chargers occupied the bases behind him …
PITTSBORO — As time slowly trickled off the clock, every aspect of the game became magnified. Each shot was a potential game-winner, each save a game-salvager. Every turnover felt disastrous, …
PITTSBORO — Mother Nature brought the lightning, but Northwood unleashed the thunder. The Chargers women’s lacrosse team won its first-ever state playoff game last Tuesday, May 3, in a …
BURLINGTON — Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” and Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” are just two of the classic children’s tales embodied by Chatham Central men’s tennis …
Chatham County scores and schedules: May 9 through May 15

Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, May 9 to Sunday, May 15. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, May …

Current conditions
La Voz de Chatham
For the past month, lay health advisor Maria Herrera has spent over six hours each week knocking on doors in Love’s Creek to share COVID-19 information, resolve doubts and help her neighbors get vaccinated.
SILER CITY — The Siler City Immigrant Community Advisory Committee shared subcommittee updates and identified several Building Integrated Communities strategies to explore this year during its …
On Feb. 1, Ilsen Lopez took up a position as Communities In Schools’ first bilingual student support specialist in Chatham Middle School, a role in which she said she hopes to offer students the support she wished she’d had when she was in school.
Now a second-semester senior, Evelin Muñoz Tebalan has been selected as one of 411 semifinalists nationwide for the prestigious Cooke College Scholarship.
Education
The combination of creativity and care are why Walden was named the 2022-2023 Chatham County Schools teacher of the year.
The parenting education program through Chatham County Court Programs uses a curriculum from Nurturing Parenting, which builds parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglectful parenting and child-rearing practices.
Her can-do attitude is just one reason she earned North Carolina State University’s most prestigious honor for incoming first-year students — the Park Scholarship. Phillips is one of just 42 students to receive the honor, having been selected from a pool of more than 2,400 global applicants.
Politics
Election Day came to a close Tuesday evening in Chatham County for primary and municipal races.  Siler City's municipal election was riddled with tension between incumbent candidates and a …
Thanks to nearly two years of pandemic and Census-related delays, Siler City voters now have the odd opportunity to cast their ballots for the municipal elections in an even year.
Former Chatham County Commissioner Walter Petty is seeking office again, but he’s aiming for the N.C. House of Representatives Dist. 54 seat, a two-year term to represent Chatham County and part of Randolph County, held by Rep. Robert Reives II since his appointment in January 2014. But to get there, he’ll have to get past Pittsboro resident and business owner Craig Kinsey, a fellow Republican, in the May 17 GOP primary.
SILER CITY — Two political newcomers are on the ballot for the town’s District 1 commissioner seat. Albert Alston and Samuel Williams are aiming to replace Commissioner Tony Siler, who …
The polls are open and it’s time — if you’re an early bird — to vote. Chatham County’s 2022 primary election is May 17, but one-stop early voting, which began last Thursday, is available …
Columns/Opinions
What do you do when your best laid plans go awry? What about when tragedy strikes? And what does God have to do with it? These are the weighty questions author Cynthia Hilliard shoulders in her …
Remembrance recalls moments to be inspired, to learn a lesson, or to move on from a regret that cannot be undone. Five unremembered Black citizens, lynched in Chatham County by white vigilante …
Elections may feel like a popularity contest, but ultimately, for sincere and statesman-like candidates, they’re an appeal. Those seeking office state their cases, make their pleas about what …
About a million North Carolinians have spent some time in college but left without obtaining a degree. Policymakers at the University of North Carolina system and the General Assembly see these …
I wanted to think about abortion, so I went for a walk in the woods with my dog. It had rained the previous night. Everything was damp and dark and redolent. The dog kept her nose to the ground …