The News
SILER CITY — Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-09) joined farmers and agricultural interests from Chatham County and the surrounding area on Thursday, Feb. 8 at Bestfood Cafeteria in Siler City. …
New fish are coming to Jordan Lake as part of a stocking project by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and a nonprofit, Bass Anglers for NC Lakes. The NCWRC stocks many …
“Paris is always a good idea,” Audrey Hepburn once famously declared. Before my journey from Raleigh-Durham Airport to Charles De Gaulle Airport on October 25, 2023, I was besieged …
RALEIGH — I made my annual visit to the fair on Monday with my wife, Beth, and our sons, Everett, 13, and James, 8. I've been going to the state fair since I can remember going anywhere. I've …
PITTSBORO – The Chatham County Board of Commissioners met Monday, August 7 with the primary focus of the meeting being to start preliminary discussions surrounding the potential redrawing of …
Local Sports
Middle School Basketball The Chatham County Schools Middle School Basketball tournament concluded Friday night at Seaforth High School and crowned two champions for the 2023-24 season. For …
Postseason basketball has finally arrived for Chatham County’s high school basketball teams. Competition has already started with the Mid-Carolina 1A/2A and Central Tar Heel 1A conference …
Seaforth sophomore Cali O’Neill was one of 24 soccer players selected to the U-16 U.S. Women’s Youth National Team roster ahead of its first training camp of the year. O’Neill …
To cap off a historic season, Seaforth captured the 2A individual team state title while having two wrestlers win individual state championships Saturday. Senior Josh Miller took home the state …
Northwood boys basketball’s Fred Whitaker earns athlete of the week honors for the week of Feb. 12. In Northwood’s regular season finale against Bartlett Yancey on Feb. 14, Whitaker, …
Current conditions
La Voz de Chatham
SILER CITY — The Immigrant Community Advisory Committee (ICAC) met last Wednesday to discuss three main topics to help the immigrant community of Siler City.   ICAC, composed of …
SILER CITY –– Vidas De Esperanza se ha asociado con UNC para ofrecer cuidado dental gratis a los residentes de los bajos ingresos en Siler City – con $200 en …
Education
BEAR CREEK — Fifth grader Helen Moose of George Moses Horton Middle School is the best speller in the county, nabbing first place in the 2024 Chatham County Schools District Spelling Bee at …
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools is one of 20 North Carolina public school districts to receive a $50,000 pilot grant in 2024, aimed at enhancing teacher recruitment and retention. This …
PITTSBORO — As the old joke goes, how do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Thus we have Abigail Sabrina Wright, a junior at Northwood High School, has been …
Politics
SILER CITY — Donald Matthews will be the new mayor of Siler City, unseating Chip Price in unofficial results on Tuesday, Nov. 7. In a rematch of their contest in 2022, Matthews prevailed, …
PITTSBORO — Jay Bonitz, J.A. (Jay) Farrell and John Foley claimed seats on the Pittsboro Town Council on Tuesday, Nov. 7. With results reported on election night, Bonitz led the …
PITTSOBORO — Town commissioner Kyle Shipp will soon officially become mayor with Tuesday's election results completed. In July, he was the only candidate to file for the office. Backed by …
What is your position on the proposed agreement with Sanford for water and sewer treatment for Siler City? Water & sewer are two of the most important issues facing Siler City.   To …
What is your position on the proposed agreement with Sanford for water and sewer treatment for Siler City? In my opinion, this is the best possible solution to an ongoing problem. This project …
Columns/Opinions
All the gifts are gone from under the tree and soon my better half will throw out the cedar tree our son cut from his pasture land and brought to our house so we could have a “real” tree …
Here in the last week of the year, one might reflect upon the highs and lows of 2023 or look to the future by making resolutions. One might also have one’s hands full of the endless tasks …
My favorite childhood concept was the do-over. Whether shooting hoops or swinging a baseball bat, sometimes I needed a second chance. Maybe a third or fourth! Adults, however, are less receptive …
Mr. Webster, in his book of words, defines “tradition” as “an inherited, established or customary pattern of thought, action or behavior” and as “the handing down of …
In an extraordinary move, Special Counsel Jack Smith asked the Supreme Court on Monday to rule on President Donald Trump's claim that he is immune from prosecution for election interference. The …
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