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SILER CITY — Heidi Pérez-Moreno, a senior journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill, will join the News + Record’s La Voz de Chatham project as a part-time translator and reporter. more
Editor’s note: Starting back in 1981, Dwayne Walls Jr. worked building sets and props in regional theaters and outdoor dramas throughout the Southeast, including five seasons with “The Lost … more
La Voz De Chatham Briefs Hispanic Liaison to hold raffle as part of ‘Heritage Month’ observance SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison will raffle off eight prizes in October to celebrate … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chatham’s Latinx business owners who showed entrepreneurial innovation and perseverance during the COVID-19 pandemic could receive thousands of dollars in small … more
One hundred years to the day after his murder, Eugene Daniel will finally get the remembrance he deserves. Daniel was just a week past his 16th birthday when he was lynched on Sept. 18, 1921, by a group of Chatham County men. more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s Small Cafe B and B (formally The Small B&B Cafe) has new owners with ambitious plans to infuse the quaint, downtown eatery with flavors from around the world. … more
The majority of North Carolina public school students failed end-of-grade and course state exams last school year, according to test results released last week — including in Chatham County … more
What does a community do when some of its most prominent citizens commit an act of evil or covered one up? That question got under my skin as I investigated the lynching in 1921 of a 16-year old … more
North Carolina Senate Republicans approved House Bill 324, “Ensuring Dignity & Nondiscrimation in Schools,” on Aug. 26, which includes new rules for how public schools can teach students … more
For the first time in three months, Chatham County residents are again succumbing to COVID-19. As the recent surge of cases continues, Mike Zelek, the director of Chatham County’s Public Health … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Public Health Department is imploring all county residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask in public places to protect themselves and their … more
Expensive solutions will improve Pittsboro’s drinking water soon, but contamination troubles are expected to persist, according to Chatham leaders, scientists and activists who convened last Thursday to discuss the town’s multifaceted water woes at a public forum at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. more
Editor’s note: U.S. military aircraft carried the last American troops out of Afghanistan on Monday. It signified the end of the longest war in U.S. history, coming just before (Afghanistan time) … more
PITTSBORO — The Rotary Club of Pittsboro held its first Fill the Bus school supply drive the weekends of Aug. 14 and 21, generating more than $500 in cash donations and filling 20 large boxes with … more
PITTSBORO — The United Way of Chatham County is hosting an online art auction Sept. 1-17 with all proceeds benefitting United Way. Karen Meredith, a celebrated artist, Chatham resident, and … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham Community Library plans to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month beginning this month by hosting a virtual showing of the award-winning 2015 documentary, “Don’t Tell Anyone (No … more
Many families across Chatham are caregivers for their loved ones at home. Whether for financial reasons or by choice, seniors are increasingly wanting to age in place. Caregiving can be rewarding, … more
SILER CITY — News + Record Publisher Bill Horner III, Reporter Hannah McClellan and Photographer Kim Hawks spoke with about two dozen CCS students about journalism at a presentation to Chatham … 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
SILER CITY — Since the arrival of 2020 census data last month, redistricting has begun at all levels of government across the state and country. What does that process involve? And what does it … more
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