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When Honduran immigrant José Héctor López Barrera arrived in Siler City in 2006, his top priority wasn’t learning English. It was finding work. more
For most immigrants migrating to the Chatham County without English fluency, language presents both a concern and an opportunity. Yet, while children can learn English in school, many barriers … more
As the impacts of climate change continue to be felt on a national scale, Chatham County is not immune — particularly with significant development and population growth expected over the next 20 … more
PITTSBORO — The Haw River is an important natural resource the county should invest in before rapid Pittsboro development ensues, the all-volunteer group Friends of Lower Haw River State Natural … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners initiated the redistricting process Monday night, setting mapmakers’ five guiding principles for creating the town’s new voting … more
SILER CITY — Wren Farrar’s vision for Siler City’s renaissance is finally crystallizing after years of planning behind the scenes. The great-grandson of L.L. Wren — one of Siler City’s … more
There have been 205 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported to Chatham County Schools since Aug. 23, according to the district’s case dashboard, making up under 2% of the district’s total … more
PITTSBORO — Contract crews have put the final touches on the project to improve the iconic traffic circle in downtown Pittsboro. Barriers have been removed, giving traffic full access to the … more
SILER CITY — The 2021-22 arts season at Jordan-Matthews High School kicks off Oct. 21 with a free preview featuring performances by the JM Chorus and JM Jazz Ensemble, followed by a short … more
PITTSBORO — On a Tuesday morning this past June, the second day of Pittsboro Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school, participating children walked down the aisle to the front of the sanctuary to … more
SILER CITY — The United Way of Chatham County awarded Chatham Hospital employees with the 2021 Ormsbee Robinson Award — the highest honor given by United Way — last Thursday during an employee … more
Twenty-seven public and private schools in and around the Triangle have active COVID-19 clusters, according to this week’s state health department’s child care and school settings report, updated … more
PITTSBORO — As news comes from federal agencies about expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, the Chatham County Public Health Department continues to encourage more people to get … more
PITTSBORO — Growing up, Chatham transplant Phillip Pappas thought he’d one day come to manage his family’s decades-old restaurant catering business. Now, years later, he’s helping other … more
Chatham County’s population increased by about 20% from 2010 to 2020, according to 2020 U.S. Census data — and much like the majority of the U.S., most of that growth came from Chatham’s … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners hosted a special meeting Monday to guarantee an option for $14.5 million in loan money to fund wastewater infrastructure enhancement. The board … more
In Chatham, as is the case across the country, schools are taking what would typically be seen as drastic measures to maintain student services in the face of drastic staffing shortages. more
PITTSBORO — Mosaic, a mixed-used development under construction at Chatham Park, has made quiet but steady progress through the pandemic and will reach several landmarks over coming months, … more
PITTSBORO — To commemorate the arrival of several new tenants and completion of its event forum, Mosaic at Chatham Park will host a series of free concerts and makers markets over the first three … more
Just one month and a few days after learning she had cancer, longtime Chatham educator Karen Heilman — known for her positivity, love of sports and her great hair — died at age 55 on Sept. … more
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