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RALEIGH — When Dora Owens was told she was selected as an inductee into this year’s North Carolina State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame, she was surprised. Owens, 59, now joins her mother, Ruth … more
PITTSBORO — Brandi Morris didn’t expect to come home from a family vacation last September to start a new business with her father, Danny Jenkins Jr. But during a trip to Busch Gardens last … more
Some people learn second or third languages in school; others learn on the job or through total immersion. Then there’s Mexican immigrant Ascary Arias, who learned English from Elvis … more
Sacred to three faiths and revered by more than half the people on the planet, the city of Jerusalem conjures up powerful images of the celestial. Beneath its narrow alleys and holy places, however, … more
RALEIGH — For 56 years now, the Pittsboro Kiwanis Club has sold genuine country ham biscuits at the N.C. State Fair to fund scholarships for seniors graduating from local high schools. It’s a … more
SILER CITY — Veronica Nuñez’s calling in life revolves around being able to help those around her. She hopes to improve the lives of those around her. more
Pittsboro’s George Greger-Holt has worked for decades in Chatham County serving and supporting youth and youth programs. As the community outreach coordinator for Chatham Drug Free — a … more
The short-term suspension rates for Black students and students with disabilities in Chatham County is more than four times that of white students. That has to do with the behaviors that lead to … more
Pittsboro is a busy place these days, particularly with construction and the Chatham Park expansion. But downtown, a group of business leaders and volunteers — Main Street Pittsboro — are working … more
Just one month and a few days after learning she had cancer, longtime Chatham educator Karen Heilman — known for her positivity, love of sports and her great hair — died at age 55 on Sept. … more
SILK HOPE — When Troop 911 was first chartered in 1956, it quickly became a thriving troop, serving scores of Silk Hope Boy Scouts over the years. Now, following more than a year of pandemic … more
Throughout the pandemic, Chatham Literacy’s staff and volunteer tutors continued to provide literacy services and support help residents gain a variety of life skills. This week, we speak with … more
Dennis Hetzel is a media consultant, freelance journalist and author of the new book “Azalea Bluff,” a novel which involves Nazis, UFOs, a missing reporter and more. This week, the News + Record … more
Cassandra King Conroy met, and then married, celebrated novelist Pat Conroy after each were successful, published authors. Their marriage and 18-year relationship ended when Pat Conroy — author of … more
Abundance NC’s PepperFest is set for 3-6 p.m. Sunday at The Plant, at 220 Lorax Lane in Pittsboro. For a quick preview, we checked in with Ally DeJong, Abundance NC’s executive director. more
Across Chatham, some churches are tackling vaccinations in their congregations, with Black and Latino churches leading the effort by sharing information with congregants and partnering with the local health department and community organizations to host vaccination clinics. more
Chatham County has one of the fastest-growing aging populations in North Carolina. That’s creating an entire population of children and extended family members who are being asked, or will be … more
The United Way’s annual “Day of Service” is set for Sept. 15 in Chatham County. This week, we spoke with Chatham’s United Way team — Executive Director Katie Childs, Finance … more
A month after graduating from Northwood High School, Ella Sullivan wasn’t taking a vacation. Instead, she was completing her Girl Scout Gold Award project, which explores the history of Chatham … more
PITTSBORO — After 25 years in education — 14 of them in Chatham — Chris Poston will soon be starting a new role: Chatham County Schools’ Executive Director for Excellence and … more
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