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Sharing science videos with students in the classroom and at home. Multi-step word problem activities in Zoom breakout rooms. A hands-free camera with a microphone to allow teachers to read aloud and … more
Editor’s note: In this fourth installment of our water and sewer infrastructure series, the News + Record explores calls for government intervention in Chatham’s private wastewater treatment … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro is undergoing dramatic change, especially north of U.S. Hwy. 64 where the Chatham Park behemoth is developing at full bore. But some residents, such as “SoCo” developer … more
PITTSBORO — Less than a block away from Pittsboro’s historic courthouse, two young Mexican immigrants have baked something new out of an old recipe. For nearly two years, Carolina Cravings … more
After voting to update its previous Plan A timeline at a special meeting Monday, the Chatham County Board of Education met in closed session to discuss superintendent applications. The board … more
The Chatham County Board of Education approved the district's suggested motion to comply with school reopening bill, Senate Bill 220, on Monday, voting 3-0 to send 4th-5th graders back under Plan A on April 12 instead of April 19. more
SILER CITY — The town’s board of commissioners reviewed markers of the town’s fiscal health — how its debt compares to similar municipalities and how its property valuations are trending — … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s Board of Commissioners heard an update Monday night on the county’s reappraisal process in advance of the scheduled March 26 mailing of 2021 reappraisal notices to … more
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series examining what 2021 will mean for Chatham Park. Last week’s story focused on where the development stands now, with the first residents … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department welcomed the community to use the long-awaited Dog Park at The Park at Briar Chapel on Monday. This area is Chatham County Parks … more
PITTSBORO — The trucks arrived in January: dozers, backhoes, compactors. Soon, they’d stripped the pavement and gutted the roundabout. Almost overnight, it seemed, Neal’s Gas and Convenience … more
But as schools begin reopening, education experts warn that long-standing educational disparities have only deepened during remote learning and won’t be fixed simply by returning to school — at least not for all students. more
In the next 20 years, Pittsboro’s population is expected to grow by more than 1,000%, demanding a robust and expansive infrastructure to serve the community’s water and sewer needs.  Even now, though — with its fewer than 5,000 residents — the town’s water and sewer systems are reaching capacity.  more
Allison Lipscomb is wearing her Carolina blues for the third time. She earned an undergraduate degree in music from UNC in 1999 and later returned to get a master’s degree in Public Health. … more
About 40 people gathered at Pittsboro’s Kiwanis Park on Monday — shivering in the cold and socially distanced — to hear state Sen. Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg) pitch his bid for U.S. Senate. more
Under the new PowerSchool update, announced to school districts by DPI on Friday, a student's “preferred name” will be displayed on most records. The only report that will display a student’s legal name is official state student transcripts. more
Nearly a year after N.C. schools first closed last spring due to COVID-19, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education unanimously voted on Monday to send K-5 students back for in-person learning four days a week under Plan A. more
Exactly one year ago, the World Health Organization declared global pandemic in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, more than 500,000 have died in the United States. According to the N.C. … more
SILER CITY — The coronavirus pandemic introduced many challenges for all Chathamites. Perhaps none were more affected than the county’s homeless population, though. Nationwide, as disease … more
Editor’s note: In this first of a two-part series, we’re examining what 2021 will mean for Chatham Park. This week, the story focuses on where the development is now, with a look at what’s … more
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