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A mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, last Tuesday, killed 19 students and two teachers. Leaders in Pittsboro held a vigil there Sunday, and on June 9 — next Thursday — faith leaders in Chatham County will host a prayer vigil in response to the tragedy. It’ll take place at 7 p.m. at Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church at 314 Great Ridge Parkway, Chapel Hill. more
PITTSBORO — While attending college in Greensboro about a decade ago, UNCG student Ashlyn Martin thought she knew which area of social work she wanted to go into.  And so, when the … more
On the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, a 20-year-old man shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, with two rifles and a handgun. He then turned the guns on those inside the … more
The COVID-19 pandemic may have cast a spotlight on the importance of good mental health for most of America, but for some Siler City residents, it’s been a priority for at least the past four years. more
Last Wednesday, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper released his recommended budget for FY 2022-23, a proposal he calls “Building on Success.” The $29.28 billion spending plan, according to the governor, … more
Ohio native Cynthia Hilliard and her husband, David, moved to Chatham County in 2017 to be closer to their son and daughter-in-law and their two grandsons — both of whom attend Chatham County … more
The Chicken Festival’s return in 2019 to Siler City was a major success, drawing thousands downtown for a day of fun to highlight community and the town’s poultry business heritage. The 2020 … more
An approaching summer means live performances at Pittsboro Youth Theater, a vibrant, professional-level community theater organization which teaches theater arts to and produces family plays for, with and by area children and adults. more
BYNUM — For the first time since 2019, the Chatham Arts Council’s ClydeFEST will return to Bynum. It’s scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Bynum Ball Field inside Earl … more
As a mother of four, Amy Kappelman says she’s always believed in the importance of active parent involvement in K-12 education. She has put that belief into practice by taking on PTA leadership … more
Mountaire Farms’ “Thanksgiving for Thousands” program dates back more than a quarter century. Now, the company — which has a plant in Siler City — is expanding its outreach with a brand new … more
Chatham Park’s growth only slowed slightly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Now, as 2022 moves into high gear, we checked in this week with Vanessa Jenkins, who oversees the sales and marketing for all of Preston Development Company’s communities, which includes Chatham Park. more
Chatham Literacy’s staff and volunteer tutors provide literacy services and help residents gain a variety of life skills. This week, we speak with Executive Director Vicki Newell about promoting literacy and about the organization’s upcoming spring fundraising event. more
Chatham’s Community Remembrance Coalition (CRC-C) formed two years ago to “seek the whole truth of Black history of Chatham County, justice based on that truth, and reconciliation to move forward with better race relations in the County to the benefit of all.” Now, the organization is sponsoring an essay contest for local high school students on the subject of racial justice. more
Pollutants in the Haw River have made headlines across the state in the past year, but nowhere is the impact of those pollutants greater than in Chatham County. This week, we bring the second of a … more
Local law enforcement and first responders have been working to address one of the largest health crises in Chatham County’s — and the nation’s — history: substance use disorder and overdose deaths. more
Pollutants in the Haw River have made headlines across the state in the past year, but nowhere is the impact of those pollutants greater than in Chatham County. This week, we speak with two of the … more
PITTSBORO — Starting a fresh week of school can challenge any student, but on one recent Monday, a 16-year-old Northwood High School student faced the biggest challenge of her life. more
PITTSBORO — A few months ago, dropping kids off at Pittsboro Elementary School meant approximately six to 10 minutes of sitting in the carpool line. As of Jan. 10, it means listening six to 10 minutes of something a bit more exciting: 92.7 FM WPES In The Morning, a radio segment with students to highlight school news and happenings. more
Jennie Knowlton, founder and executive director of The Quiltmaker Café, began her first nonprofit journey early last year, along with her husband, David, and daughter, Elizabeth. Having … more
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