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Siler City’s fire department has been awarded one of the state’s best fire suppression ratings, an evaluation which represents the department’s general preparedness and can decrease property insurance costs across town. more
GOLDSTON — Tim Cunnup, Goldston’s mayor for more than two decades, will not seek reelection in November, he confirmed to the News + Record. His decision to step back from the town’s highest … more
AD Tubi was founded in Italy in 1997. CEO Andrea Degano started the company after more than 20 years of learning the industry from the ground up. Since then, AD Tubi products have made their way around the world, but the company has only recently increased its U.S. footprint. more
The board of commissioners hosted a public hearing last Tuesday to amend sections of the town’s unified development ordinance and authorized town staff to begin repairs on Fifth Street. more
SILER CITY — Siler City Parks and Recreation will treat the community with its 5th annual Fall-O-Ween event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Bray Park Sports Complex. This … more
SILER CITY — Four months after publishing Chatham County’s first Spanish-language community paper, the News + Record’s second Spanish print edition of La Voz de Chatham goes to press this … more
A total of 134 people at Chatham County Schools have tested positive for COVID-19 since the district’s first day of school on Aug. 23, according to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard as of Monday morning, including one cluster of nine associated cases at Chatham Central High School documented during the second week of classes. more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s General Assembly and governor appear closer to passing a comprehensive state budget than they’ve been in four years, but reports of renewed bipartisanship … more
SILER CITY — Heidi Pérez-Moreno, a senior journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill, will join the News + Record’s La Voz de Chatham project as a part-time translator and reporter. more
Editor’s note: Starting back in 1981, Dwayne Walls Jr. worked building sets and props in regional theaters and outdoor dramas throughout the Southeast, including five seasons with “The Lost … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chatham’s Latinx business owners who showed entrepreneurial innovation and perseverance during the COVID-19 pandemic could receive thousands of dollars in small … more
La Voz De Chatham Briefs Hispanic Liaison to hold raffle as part of ‘Heritage Month’ observance SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison will raffle off eight prizes in October to celebrate … more
One hundred years to the day after his murder, Eugene Daniel will finally get the remembrance he deserves. Daniel was just a week past his 16th birthday when he was lynched on Sept. 18, 1921, by a group of Chatham County men. more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s Small Cafe B and B (formally The Small B&B Cafe) has new owners with ambitious plans to infuse the quaint, downtown eatery with flavors from around the world. … more
The majority of North Carolina public school students failed end-of-grade and course state exams last school year, according to test results released last week — including in Chatham County … more
What does a community do when some of its most prominent citizens commit an act of evil or covered one up? That question got under my skin as I investigated the lynching in 1921 of a 16-year old … more
North Carolina Senate Republicans approved House Bill 324, “Ensuring Dignity & Nondiscrimation in Schools,” on Aug. 26, which includes new rules for how public schools can teach students … more
For the first time in three months, Chatham County residents are again succumbing to COVID-19. As the recent surge of cases continues, Mike Zelek, the director of Chatham County’s Public Health … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Public Health Department is imploring all county residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask in public places to protect themselves and their … more
Expensive solutions will improve Pittsboro’s drinking water soon, but contamination troubles are expected to persist, according to Chatham leaders, scientists and activists who convened last Thursday to discuss the town’s multifaceted water woes at a public forum at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. more
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