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Districts across North Carolina have left millions of COVID-19 relief funds on the table by not allocating them, but that’s not the case here: Chatham County Schools has clear plans for the nearly $19 million it will ultimately get. The clock to spend that money keeps ticking, with school districts needing to decide on allocations by September 2024. more
SILER CITY — The town’s Immigrant Community Advisory Committee resolved to kickstart planning for a possible Siler City FaithAction ID program during its monthly meeting last Tuesday. Such a … more
PITTSBORO — A Northwood graduate from the class of 2022 died in an accidental drowning incident Thursday.  more
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part exchange on U.S.-China relations. Journalism professor Buck Ryan in Kentucky and English lecturer Lei Jiao in Wuhan, China, pursue … more
SILER CITY — In reality, Faye Tillman will never be located at the bottom of the ocean floor. Nor will she mow down a runner attempting to steal second on a baseball diamond or communicate the … more
Two local organizations — CORE (Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity) and WEBB Squared — are working together to plan two events in observance and celebration of Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. The events take place at the Chatham County Agricultural & Industrial Fair Association in Pittsboro this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19). more
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved new animal resource ordinances for the care of domestic and farm animals in 2017. Among other things, these ordinances regulate four areas of … more
Hundreds of Chatham high school students walked across the graduation stage this weekend to receive their diplomas. It was a culminating celebration for a class that’s had to overcome a … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County and Pittsboro commissioners met jointly last Thursday to talk about Chatham’s future, having discussions about the relocation and centralization of county services, the … more
In early March, an 8th grader at a J.S. Waters School in Goldston was subjected to a mock “slave auction” after class. The incident angered and frustrated much of the Chatham County community and … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County has installed two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with the aid of a grant from the state and the Volkswagen Settlement Fund. Chatham County was awarded two … more
As Siler City continues to grow, new Town Manager Hank Raper says expansion of town services will become a necessary step to ensure residents are satisfied with the work of town departments. One first step: expanding and separating Siler City’s Public Works and Utilities department into two separate entities. more
Now, the woman behind the desk — a bedrock of the J-M community — is retiring. Rose Pate celebrated her final year at J-M on Wednesday night with a special retirement ceremony in the school’s auditorium. The ceremony featured more than 50 current students, staff and alumni dating as far back as the class of 2006. more
Mary John Little Resch, the widow of Alan Resch, the former Chatham News and Chatham Record publisher, died Saturday after a brief battle with abdominal cancer. more
The “Swords into Plowshares” service, hosted by Chapel in the Pines and The Local Church and held at the former’s sanctuary, was a powerful reminder of the need for healing in the wake of traumatic incidents. More than 60 people gathered in the church to sing hymns, read scripture and be in the presence of one another during this challenging time. more
From inside her Siler City home, blogger Amy Smith has accidentally achieved every entrepreneur’s dream: build a thriving business around her passion. more
VinFast, the Vietnamese automaker planning a $4 billion electric vehicle manufacturing facility at Chatham’s Triangle Innovation Point, hopes to begin moving dirt at its 1,977-acre site on or around July 1. First, though, the company must acquire all that land. more
PITTSBORO — Commissioners may pursue litigation against industries responsible for repeated discharges of PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane — chemical compounds which are likely human carcinogens … more
A retired N.C. Highway Patrol supervisor who analyzed the dashcam video for the News + Record of a traffic stop resulting in a Staley man’s death has described the actions of Chatham County Trooper Rodney Cook during the incident as "textbook." more
CARY — In its 19 wins this season, the Woods Charter’s women’s soccer team hadn’t seen an opponent quite like this one. Christ the King — the West’s No. 3 seed … more
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