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PITTSBORO — The aromas of warm cinnamon crumb cake wafted through the air as tensions rose.   The cake melded with the nostalgic flavors of peanut butter and jelly in a gooey delight. … more
When Josie Murray was forced to stand outside a public library in Purcellville, Virginia, unable to check out a book, she knew she had to make a change. Her white friends offered to go inside … more
If you pass by the Boys & Girls Clubs in Siler City or Pittsboro on a weekday after school, you might see students playing games, doing their homework or engaging in leadership activities. … more
Some large employers are asking remote-working employees to come back to the office. But the growth of coworking during, and since, the Covid-19 pandemic has been well-documented. In Chatham … more
Each spring, the Chatham County Partnership for Children hosts a “Day of the Books” (or “El Día de los Libros”) children’s festival in Siler City. The event … more
Many senior citizens struggle with budgeting after finding themselves on a fixed income. The Chatham County Council on Aging is partnering with the National Council on Aging to offer a program to … more
This week, we speak with Chatham Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Poindexter about its new member platform and other Chamber news. The Chamber has just introduced a new platform for members to … more
Robin Leto is a registered nurse and dietitian who spent most of her career working with an older population. She had positions in a state office on aging, as well as working as a nursing home … more
Across the U.S., obstetric units in rural hospitals have been peril. More than 90 have closed since 2015, and by 2020, the American Hospital Association said half of rural community hospitals … more
The growing use of fentanyl and other opioids has led Chatham County government to begin the process of hiring an Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator. The person hired will work with other … more
Even as a young girl, Marcia Herman-Giddens recognized something was amiss. It was 1946. The soon-to-be 6-year-old Marcia had moved with her family from New York to the Southern city of … more
Chatham County Schools’ strategic initiative, called “One Chatham,” is an ambitious five-year plan with 111 specific strategies used to … more
In Chatham County and other rural counties across North Carolina, the racial wealth gap is wide. But so far, observers say little documentation has been compiled to help understand the barriers faced … more
Pittsboro native and resident Joyce Bouldin Frank’s work career took her to a variety of jobs in Chatham County and then to positions in accounting and management. But sensing God had other … more
Tych Cowdin’s passion for teaching, coaching and mentoring exemplifies the mission of Communities In Schools of Chatham County: to provide students a network of support empowering them to stay … more
In January, Daniel Simmons, the CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina, will leave his post to join the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America … more
Rep. Robert Reives II, who won re-election to his Dist. 54 N.C. House seat in November, was recently chosen by his fellow Democrats as House Minority Leader for the second time. Reives has served in the state General Assembly since 2014. He spoke recently with the News + Record about his outlook for the coming two-year legislative term. more
CHATHAM CHAT | JAimE DETZI, CHATHAM EDUCATION FOUNDATION Jaime Detzi, the executive director of the Chatham Education Foundation, says she’s always had a passion for public education. She … more
Lil’ Football Fan CARY — Anik Gupta lives and breathes football. Nearly every inch of his bedroom is filled with jerseys and helmets from NFL teams and paintings depicting aspects of the … more
The Salvation Army of Chatham County enters a busy holiday season seeking support and volunteer help — all in the name of giving it the best opportunity … more
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