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PITTSBORO — Built in 1811 by a free Black man, the Lewis Freeman House was one of the first buildings in the town of Pittsboro. Still standing today, it witnessed the horrors of the Civil War. … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County would like to update residents regarding the reappraisal process which has been underway since January 2019. Reappraisal notices were mailed to residents on March … more
As vaccine eligibility widens in North Carolina, some Chatham vaccine providers say they hope to receive the single-shot J&J vaccines as soon as April. Last Friday, the White House COVID-19 … more
PITTSBORO — In honor of its 250th anniversary, Chatham County will host a series of interactive events for community members throughout the year. The first event, Founding Day, will be held from … more
Education Briefs CCS summer programming planning PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools administrators want input about summer opportunities for academic enrichment, so a survey has been created … more
In the last month, shifting state and federal COVID-19 guidance on school reopening led to a whirlwind of district decisions increasing in-person instruction — including in Chatham. While … more
CHAPEL HILL — With state-imposed restrictions lifting, vaccine distribution hastening and coronavirus deaths lessening, local economies seem poised for speedy recovery. Expert forecasts depict … more
From working out virtually in the offseason to wearing masks while competing in front of mostly empty bleachers, high school sports across Chatham County — and the rest of the state — have had a … more
PITTSBORO — Schools of the Arts for Boys Academy hosted a golf tournament on March 20 to fundraise for its fall 2021 opening. With 70 golfers out of 72 registered — despite the cold … more
Congressman Ted Budd (R-NC), whose district includes western Chatham County, visited Siler City on Thursday to present Cecilia Grimes with a Congressional Record honoring her late husband, Siler City … more
PITTSBORO — Students in 6th-12th grades will have the option to attend in-person learning under Plan A on April 19, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education decided at a special meeting on … more
For Annika Lowe, the idea to fight local “period poverty” all began with TikTok. While scrolling through the social media platform in November, Lowe, a junior at the Chatham School of Science … more
PITTSBORO — The board of commissioners spent most of its regular meeting Monday evaluating land use requests — zoning amendments and a final plat approval — in addition to fielding citizen … more
SILER CITY — The town’s 2021 version of the Spring Chicken Festival will — like the 2020 version before it — not take roost. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and out of concern for … more
SILER CITY — Loves Creek Watershed Stewards, in partnership with environmentalists from N.C. State University, will host the first in a series of workshops on Saturday to help Siler City residents … more
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
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro Youth Theater held its first in-person theater rehearsals for each of the organization’s four spring plays on a recent Saturday. Social distancing was enforced but that did … 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
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