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RALEIGH — There’s a lot about the state budget Rep. Robert Reives II (D-Dist. 54) helped approve that he didn’t like, primarily because — in his words — it “didn’t really do a lot” to … more
The $27.9 billion spending plan, approved July 11, provides adjustments to the two-year budget Gov. Roy Cooper signed back in November. more
Since December, the organization has been hosting a monthly Chatham Social Justice Exchange online as a place to gather for meaningful conversation through a lens of racial equity and justice. But last Thursday marked the first time community members could do so face to face. more
PITTSBORO — In a relatively quiet first session since officially approving the new fiscal year budget, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners terminated the county’s state of emergency, saw … more
A Chatham County resident who believes his posts on Sheriff Mike Roberson’s Facebook page led a new department policy to disallow or limit comments says his First Amendment rights have been … more
Laura Phelps opened the first location of The Chocolate Cellar in Sanford in 2017 — the place she calls home with her daughter, Carol Wiley — as a way to continue one of their favorite pastimes: making indulgent chocolate truffles. more
The News + Record asked Chatham Hospital’s Eric Wolak, who recently recovered from COVID-19, to share his experience. more
The News + Record asked Josh Smith, who recently recovered from COVID-19, to share his experience. more
Editor’s note: Journalism professor Buck Ryan in Kentucky and English lecturer Lei Jiao in Wuhan, China, pursue cross-cultural understanding through good stories — this time how emojis with … more
PITTSBORO — There are vertebrates, and then there are invertebrates. Linda Saum knows that a Chatham County Council on Aging minus its robust volunteer corps results in a team less able to … more
SILER CITY — Siler City’s police department is still investigating a shooting that occurred at the Park ‘n Shop gas station, located at 201 E. 11th St., on July 9, but charges are … more
SILER CITY — The board of commissioners are set to appoint a new at-large commissioner to replace Mayor Chip Price’s unexpired seat. The two applicants commissioners will have to choose … more
PITTSBORO — The Professional Women of Chatham and Orange Counties (PW-COC) held its annual Scholarship Awards night at Briar Chapel Clubhouse June 29, presenting $500 scholarships to members Leslie … more
SILER CITY — There is no relocation, no lengthy acclimation period to undertake for the new manager of the Western Chatham Senior Center, Kathryn Walters. Instead, this product of Siler City is … more
SILER CITY — It’s hard to tell whether things at StartUp Siler, the charitable organization which settled here earlier this year with bold ambitions, have actually started up. more
or Pat Hackney, one of the secrets to happiness is staying close to home. She still lives in her hometown of Bennett, where she and her late husband, Charles, raised three sons, Tony, Jerry and Drew. And when it came time, back in 1982, to help supplement the family’s income, she again stuck close to home, taking a job at an insurance agency in downtown Siler City. She’s still in that same job today. more
As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in some pockets of the country — a surprising summer surge driven in part by new variants — is keeping Chatham County in the “high” transmission level. more
Chatham neurologist Dr. Zachary Potter knows the feeling. That scenario has occurred time and time within his household, and it led him to develop Zuzu For Kids — a free digital platform to help parents find activities for their kids. more
The growth from the megasites, which will inevitably bring employees and housing needs to Siler City, is coupled with ongoing revitalization efforts in the downtown area. Small business owners in the town care about preserving the community-feel of commerce in the area, but several told the News + Record they viewed the growth as an opportunity to grow their business and welcome in new clientele. more
SILER CITY — The new proposed North Carolina budget has opened speculation about the potential occupant of the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) megasite.  more
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