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Medical device manufacturers have come under intense scrutiny in the last year. Several scrambled at the pandemic’s start to supply COVID-19-specific products, with limited success. Just this … more
For the second Ramadan in a row, Chatham resident Delinda Otto hasn’t stepped foot in a mosque. Last year — during what Otto calls a “super-COVID Ramadan” — at the beginning of the … more
Child sex abuse is more common than many think — and it’s also a lot closer than many realize. Just weeks ago, the Siler City Police Department arrested Oscar Vera Jimenez, a Siler City … more
PITTSBORO — More than 42% of Chatham County residents had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while the community continues its efforts to end the pandemic. According to data from … more
SILER CITY — Clad in ultra-reflective vests and furnished with official NCDOT-approved “grabber sticks,” Siler City’s business leaders are out to beautify their town, one piece of trash at a … more
PITTSBORO — Wine may be considered the nectar of the gods, but Anna Lange views it from a more down-to-earth perspective. “It’s such a social thing,” she says. After a year of … more
SILER CITY — Last year, COVID-19 restrictions turned the Chatham County Partnership for Children’s interactive, walk-through Day of the Books celebration into a no-contact drive-in. This year, … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners considered sustainable water and wastewater utility services at its work session on Monday, following discussion by the town of Pittsboro … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education approved a new state-mandated summer learning plan, meant to help students recover from COVID-19 learning loss, as presented by the … more
Following a year of the pandemic that emphasized challenges facing women in the workforce, the Chatham County Business Professional Women organization is offering small scholarships to women looking … more
SILER CITY — The town’s board of commissioners entertained a presentation on Monday from representatives of the N.C. Main Street & Rural Planning Center — a subset of the N.C. Dept. of … more
SILER CITY — Inside Vidas de Esperanza Clinic last Saturday, Siler City resident María Blanca E. López López sat on the examination chair, waiting to receive her first Moderna shot. Her jacket … more
Earlier this month, Hubert Davis replaced Roy Williams as the head coach for UNC-Chapel Hill’s men’s basketball team, becoming the program’s first Black head coach and fourth overall in any … more
SILER CITY — Telephone scams have proliferated since the pandemic began, with overseas fraudsters targeting senior citizens. At least one Chathamite has had enough. Tom DeWitt is waging a … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s new Welcome Center is officially open to the public, and its representatives are eager to help newcomers and longtime residents alike find new and exciting things to do in … more
PITTSBORO — The Northwood community is rallying around one of its own. Over the last week, donations, messages of support and signs of solidarity have been flooding into the family of Troy … more
In the days before illegal drugs were widely accessible, homemade alcohol was the country’s contraband du jour. Following the 18th amendment’s repeal in 1933 — concluding the decade-long … more
Nearly four months into Chatham’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, just under a quarter of Chatham’s Hispanic population has been partially vaccinated — a rate over 10 percentage points below the … more
In recent years, more North Carolina charter schools have set aside seats for “educationally disadvantaged” students in their often competitive admission lotteries. The trend is true … more
SILER CITY — Vidas de Esperanza, a Siler City clinic, will host a COVID-19 vaccination drive from 8:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for anyone who wants a dose. And the best part? No appointment … more
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