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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 — The Haw River Assembly — a 501(c)(3) non-profit citizens’ group founded in 1982 to restore and protect the Haw River and Jordan Lake — will host a public forum next Thursday with … 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
PITTSBORO — Wesley Hart didn’t speak at the ceremony last Thursday during which he was awarded the French Legion of Honor. He didn’t have to. The 102-year-old Chathamite’s service during … more
The News + Record reached out to Lee County Health Department Director Heath Cain to get an update. Lee County announced last week that with the recent rise of cases in there, the department would begin providing COVID-19 testing for individuals at the department’s clinic this week. more
Earlier this week, I started feeling sluggish with cold-like symptoms.  I brushed it off as a “summer cold." After all, I had my required two jabs of Moderna last March and April. Then … more
Michael Smith is an experienced economic development professional with more than 20 years serving in local organizations and with the N.C. Dept. of Commerce. more
PITTBORO — Cedar Grove United Methodist Church hosted its first 'summer fiesta' with Chapel Hill's Ta Contento last Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Fiesta offered live music, dancing and … more
PITTSBORO — At 102 years of age, Chatham County resident Wesley Hart is in rare company — one of just a relative handful of surviving centenarians from among the 16 million U.S. servicemen who … more
The Pittsboro Boys & Girls Club, a new unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Carolina, will open soon on the campus of George Moses Horton Middle School. Club organizers are hosting a “Pancakes Pave the Way” fundraising event beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. A breakfast will be catered by 39 West. more
More than a decade — and hundreds of hours of practice — later, Mitchum doesn’t just understand how to read and play music. He’s become an artist. more
“We never based our business just on burgers,” she said. “It’s based on quality; top quality meat cut and ground every day. When you order your burger, you know it’s getting fixed right then.” more
Environmental and volunteer organizations routinely devote hundreds of hours every month to keep lakes and rivers in North Carolina as pristine as possible. This week, we speak with Pamela Hawe, a … more
PITTSBORO — There was a time in his life, just four short years ago, when Corbie Hill would have found it difficult to envision himself as a runner. Much less a fast one. But the … more
As the Chatham Chamber of Commerce plans in-person events and seeks new board members, we caught up this week with Cindy Poindexter, the president and CEO of the Chamber. As a member-supported … more
Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) was incorporated in 1975 with the name Chatham Humane Society by a group of citizens in Siler City. Today, the mission of CARE is to promote the health … more
CHATHAM CHAT | Dr. Lisa Chapman, CCCC Drive-thru graduation ceremonies were recently held at Central Carolina Community College, bringing an end to another semester at the school and ushering in … more
Local potter Mark Hewitt hosted his first public kiln opening since the pandemic opened, inviting customers last weekend to view pottery and purchase pieces outside Hewitt's Pittsboro home he shares … more
More than a year after a pandemic turned operations at Chatham County’s public libraries upside down, they’ve re-opened to patrons. This week, Rita Van Duinen, the branch manager for … more
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