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Staffing shortages lead to temporary closure of 7 of county's 12 waste and recycling collection centers

PITTSBORO— Seven of Chatham County’s waste and recycling collection centers will close temporarily starting Sept. 23 due to driver shortages.

Catching up with the Pittsboro’s Boys & Girls Club's new director

PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s new Boys & Girls Club has hired an executive director and will officially open to area youth in October. Last month, the club achieved a critical, minimum funding …

Chatham County expands COVID-19 testing options

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Public Health Department has been working with multiple testing providers to offer new options across the county throughout the week. The department has partnered …

Playground to be built at Siler City Elementary in memory of longtime teacher Janet Bridges

Nearly nine months after beloved Siler City Elementary School teacher Janet Brady Bridges’ death on Christmas Day, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education approved a donation to install a bench and musical playground equipment at SCE in her memory.

Event memorializing Eugene Daniel could be ‘a new departure point’ for Chatham County

Editor’s note: W. Robert Pearson is a member of Chatham’s Community Remembrance Coalition; the CRC-C will host two events on Saturday to remember both tragic and glorious parts of the county’s …

Hispanic Liaison’s health fair vaccinates more than 200 people against COVID-19

SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison, in partnership with Greensboro-based medical provider Better Care, vaccinated more than 200 people during its COVID-19 Health Fair on Saturday, blowing the …

Could Pittsboro be heading toward a mask mandate? Town commissioners discuss.

In Monday’s regular meeting of Pittsboro’s board of commissioners, Mayor Pro Tem Pamela Baldwin advocated for instituting an indoor mask mandate in response to accelerating proliferation of COVID-19’s aggressive delta variant.

Rep. Reives announces essay contest for Chatham high schoolers

The office of Rep. Robert Reives II (D-Dist. 54) is hosting an essay contest to encourage civic engagement in young people across Chatham County. This contest will be open to high school students in …

Chatham counselors, therapists support increased mental health services in schools

In the beginning months of the pandemic, Siler City Elementary School Counselor Teresa Meadows remembers scrambling to find ways to check in with students without having designated times to see them …

Gov. Cooper vetoes Republican-passed bill with new rules for discussing race, racism

One week after being presented with House Bill 324, which included new rules for how public schools could teach students about racism, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the bill — criticizing the priorities of Republican legislators who pushed for it.