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Opioids aren’t the only drugs contributing to the rise in overdose deaths. Overdose deaths from prescription sedatives known as benzodiazepines or “benzos” are also on the rise. However, … more
PITTSBORO — The town’s board of commissioners voted at its regular meeting Monday to endow Pittsboro’s new Boys & Girls Club with authority over town-funded recreational programs. “As … more
SILER CITY — Three employees, 50 children, zero volunteers and 10-hour days. The Boys & Girls Club Wren Family Center’s programs have made many shifts over the past … more
Through this lifelong passion, author, photographer, videographer and folklorist Ferris became a pioneer in the field of Southern Studies, using ever changing technology to preserve and share the diverse culture of the South with the nation and the world. more
On July 8, 1974, the Chatham County Council on Aging was founded as a nonprofit organization to serve seniors and their families. Soon to celebrate its 47th anniversary, the COA continues to assist … more
Chatham County Schools submitted its application for its second and third rounds of COVID-19 relief funds — totaling about $17.4 million — to the state last week, the district said during … more
PITTSBORO — As aggressive expansion barrels on in Pittsboro, the cost of running the town’s government is surging. To meet rising costs of infrastructure development and broaden the scope of … more
PITTSBORO — Downtown’s historic traffic circle is expected to open for regular traffic by month’s end, permitting full access to beleaguered businesses which have contended with the N.C. Dept. … more
Chatham County’s slice of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan stimulus package amounts to more than $30 million, and the county and its municipalities are figuring out ways to spend it. In … more
Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne’s recommended $149.9 million 2021-22 budget for county operations represents a 10.4% increase in expenditures from the current budget — funded in part by … more
DURHAM — El Futuro launched an initiative to improve mental health outcomes and develop tailored services for Latino families living in northeast Florida, the bilingual mental health clinic … more
SILER CITY — The Chatham Health Alliance will bring its Community Resource Hub to Washington Avenue Park on May 18 to distribute free meals, COVID-19 vaccine information and other … more
The Hispanic Liaison’s month-long 5 de Mayo raffle raised $6,100 in donations and gave away five prizes, including a car in “excellent condition.” more
MONCURE — Chatham County’s largest megasite is “re-branding” its image and purpose to attract a host of new businesses, which promise to introduce as many as 20,000 new jobs in coming … more
For more than 10 years, Chapel Hill consultant Will Mendoza helped businesses and organizations come up with strategies to better achieve their visions. Now, he’s bringing that same drive and … more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Police Department has concluded its investigation into an April 11 incident involving three off-duty law enforcement officers, according to a PPD press release, … more
SILER CITY — The Chatham County Partnership for Children’s annual Day of the Books celebration distributed about 200 new and used bilingual books in English and Spanish to nearly 150 children … more
At this rehearsal, it’s just over a week before the curtain rises on “The Lottery,” a one-act play that will be performed Friday as the first dramatic theater production for Jordan-Matthews High School after taking a more than one-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  more
Last semester, Jordan-Matthews High School ESL teacher Wendi Pillars struggled to engage her students over Zoom — those who showed up, that is. Some students on her roster didn’t attend due to … more
PITTSBORO — The North Carolina Medicaid program will be transitioning to a managed care model, requiring most Medicaid beneficiaries to enroll in new health insurance plans. In Chatham County, … more
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