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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
When four high school juniors first launched their donation drive for menstrual and hygiene products in Chatham County, they didn’t expect to receive many donations. Chatham County, however, … more
For National Nurses Week, we reached out to four nurses at Chatham Hospital to discuss the profession and its challenges, to ask about COVID’s impact on them and whether — if they could do it all … more
In honor of National Nurses Week, the News + Record spoke with Eric Wolak, the chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Chatham Hospital, about his career and the work nurses perform in … more
A new Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Plan will ensure and focus on equitable practices in Chatham County’s employment terms and conditions over the next two years and work to increase diversity … more
News Briefs Governor Declares Correctional Officers and Correctional Employees Week RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 2-8 as Correctional Officers and Correctional Employees … more
SILER CITY — The town’s board of commissioners again postponed acting on a petition from Mountaire Farms to close portions of three roads near the company’s Siler City facility, more than two … more
PITTSBORO — After 100 days as head of Chatham’s leading business recruitment agency, Michael Smith is still glad he took the job. “It’s even better than I knew,” he told the News + … more
PITTSBORO — Last year, Chatham County prepared for the potential negative economic impacts of COVID-19 with a cautious recommended budget for 2020-21, up 5% from the prior year. Now, the county … more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Police Department is nearing completion of a month-long investigation involving three Chatham law enforcement officers who were caught firing their weapons in public while … more
The Public Policy Committee of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce hosted a “lunch & learn” event in mid-April with Dale Folwell, N.C. State Treasurer, as a guest speaker. According to … more
In his latest book, local author Gordon Hutchison explores the gamut of human emotion with 400 original aphorisms — from hysterical quips to thought-provoking adages. An adventurous life has … more
News Briefs Central Carolina Promise/K14 program to hold virtual information sessions From Central Carolina Community College SANFORD — Pre-register now to attend a virtual information … more
SILER CITY — More than four months after the killing of Ramon Hernandez, Chatham County police have made little progress in locating his suspected killer, Sergio “Yovani” Rodriguez … more
In the wake of Chauvin’s historic trial, many police officers have voiced their approval, or rejection, of the outcome. A day after the trial concluded, Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man, was shot five times by police in Elizabeth City. He died from a “kill shot to the back of the head,” according to attorneys for Brown’s family. more
SILER CITY — The Chatham News + Record published its first Spanish print edition of La Voz de Chatham last week nearly a year after the bilingual reporting project first began. It’s also … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools recently began its two-year equity training efforts with a group called The Equity Collaborative, the district said at its April 19 Board of Education … more
SILER CITY — To promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month and draw attention to local resources for abuse victims, the Siler City Police Department operated an information booth last Friday at … more
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