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This week, we speak with CIS’s executive director, Tych Cowdin, about the grant and the work the organization continues to do in Chatham County. more
SILER CITY — Brit and Fleming Pfann moved to a property on 144 Celebrity Dairy Way in Siler City in 1987, and in 1989, they started their own farm on the land called Celebrity Dairy. Celebrity … more
PITTSBORO — Brandi Morris, co-owner of Red Moose Brewing in Pittsboro, has always been a fan of actress Betty White. She has fond memories of watching the hit TV show “Golden Girls” with … more
A Chapel Hill education nonprofit organization, LatinxEd, has chosen Siler City’s Kevin Manzanarez as one of 20 Hispanic youth leaders statewide to form part of its fourth “20 Under 20” youth … more
John Rosenthal’s life’s work has included photography (he’s been featured in galleries across the nation), books, dozens of commentaries on National Public Radio and time as a college … more
PITTSBORO — Where typical community breweries might offer trivia nights and live music, one of Pittsboro’s newest drinking holes has brewed up an events calendar with a bicultural twist. The … more
SILER CITY — The new branch manager at Siler City’s Wren Memorial Library is a long-time book lover from a small town in Pennsylvania who loves what libraries can offer a community — and she … more
SILER CITY — Tyler White and Chris Terry have spent the majority of their lives behind the serving line at Bestfood Cafeteria and working in Hayley Bales Steakhouse — starting back in 2003, when … more
PITTSBORO — The old adage about age being “an attitude” and not a number is something Dennis Streets learned early. As a 9-year-old, Streets — now the executive director of the Chatham … more
Susan Hardy’s last day at the Chatham County Council on Aging was last Friday. It came the day after her co-workers hosted a “going away” event for her at the Chatham Community Library and a … more
Many economic development observers say Chatham County is poised for a giant year in 2022. Chatham Park’s accelerating development, Mosaic’s growing commercial client list and two megasites … more
From our breaking updates on Pittsboro’s water and Chatham schools’ COVID protocols, to our features on Chatham’s reaction to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and vaccinations and churches, 2021 was a long, messy, beautiful, challenging and newsworthy year. Revisit the last year with us through the stories that best capture 2021 in all its challenging but hopeful glory. more
We’ve compiled 10 of our favorite feature stories from 2021 — from Hubert West, the first Black head coach at UNC-Chapel Hill, to “Deadlock” film’s Kelly Reiter, who made her major studio debut alongside Bruce Willis. We hope you enjoy revisiting some of our favorite stories with us, sorted in alphabetical order. more
From graduations and celebrations to business expansions and awards, 2021 was a year well worth documenting. Take a look at some of the News + Record's favorite photos from the year. more
Where do you want to see Chatham County a year from today? If one change could occur this coming year, what would it be? We asked, you answered: more
Editor’s note: Orlando Dobbin, a Chatham County school counselor, shares this story of his exploration of what Chatham has to offer. Special — better, greater, or otherwise different from what … more
SILER CITY — Plenty of North Carolina’s bigger cities and smaller towns ooze with their own sports lore, their own athletic legends and their own storybook-worthy tales. Add Siler City to that … more
SILER CITY — After 20 years making his own ales and lagers as a hobbyist and beer enthusiast, Eric Stevens began classes at Wake Technical Community College in 2016 to better his brewing skills … more
PITTSBORO ­— In homes all across Chatham County this week, live Christmas trees are gazed upon with wonder by old and young alike as lights and ornaments — and the wrapped presents below — … more
The lack of adequate broadband access in rural portions of North Carolina is well documented. This week, we speak with two members of the leadership team from Innovate Chatham, which — in addition … more
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