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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
The first Sunday Greg Lamb preached at Mays Chapel Baptist Church, he asked the seven people in the congregation apart from his family a strange and difficult question: “Would the community even care if this church were to close its doors?” 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
CN+R STAFF PICKS | FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONG Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming Christmas is full of music from the sacred to the silly; picking a favorite isn’t easy. But the key to any music is … more
Kit Kittredge American Girl Doll I remember every month, my mom would receive an American Girl doll store catalogue. I would spend hours flipping through the pages at the different dolls, each … more
Editor’s note: As a Christmas treat for readers, Andy Clapp, a Liberty native and pastor there, has written this piece of short fiction for the News + Record. more
PITTSBORO — About 70 Chatham County seniors got gussied up in their finest Christmas attire for the Chatham County Council on Aging’s holiday party last Wednesday at the Chatham County … more
For many years, I have heard about the Meals on Wheels program and how it provides a warm, nutritious meal to older adults who may otherwise go hungry. In early December, I got to experience … more
CORE (Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity) is a Chatham-based volunteer-led organization working to build a broad-based coalition of individuals, nonprofits, and community groups. Its mission is to … more
After a storied high school career in both cross country and track & field for the Chargers, Northwood senior Caroline Murrell has announced her commitment to N.C. State, where she’ll run cross country for the Wolfpack once she graduates in the spring. more
North Carolina’s mountains, Piedmont and coast provide more than just gorgeous landscapes and vacation destinations — they contain geological features that have played an important role in the … more
As Chatham County nears the milestone of 100 COVID-related deaths and a new variant has sparked concerns about the seemingly never-ending pandemic, the News + Record spoke with Mike Zelek and Eric … more
SILER CITY — Dozens of notes line the hallway of Jordan-Matthews High School honoring the life of Mike Williams — a well loved teacher who died in a car accident on Thanksgiving Day. “I … more
ABOUT FAITHFULLY FRUITFUL 1993 N. Main Street, Goldston Phone: 919-738-9127 Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday www.faithfullyfruitful.com We want … more
Chatham County government recently launched a redesigned website, and along with a sleek update in appearance, it’s designed to make it easier for residents, businesses, and other members of the … more
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