The News
Some 65 years ago in Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. posed a question that now rings through generations. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing …
The early voting schedule for Chatham County’s November general election — set now to begin Oct. 20 — won’t be finalized until approved by the state’s elections board.
SILER CITY — Over 570 students in kindergarten through 12th grade at Chatham Charter School in Siler City began a new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The Chatham Charter faculty is working …
With the Chatham Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) megasite drawing major attention from large manufacturers and an increasing number of proposals for new housing subdivisions, the town’s board of commissioners voted last week to help prepare for what’s ahead by developing a strategic plan.
The start of every school year brings the promise of new possibilities. For some members of the Chatham County Schools community, it also provides a new responsibility: leading a school. At a July …
Local Sports
The Tar Heel takeover continues! But in all seriousness, hey everybody! My name is Jeremy Vernon and I am the new Sports Editor at the News + Record. Here’s a little bit about what I was …
August has long been the worst month for heat-related illnesses. According to a 2012 study by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 60.3% of exertional heat illnesses between the 2005-06 and 2011-12 school years occurred during the month, and climate conditions have continued to grow worse in the decade since.
The Chatham Central Bears had one of their best all-around tennis seasons in school history last year, with the women’s team making it to the third round of the dual-team playoffs — along with a …
After spending his freshman season with the Oklahoma Sooners in 2021, Mann made the decision in June to take his talents 1,000 miles east from Norman, Okla., to Boone, where he’ll suit up for the Appalachian State Mountaineers in 2022.
It’s been nearly 19 months since I started my journey as the sports editor at the News + Record. When I joined the team, it was my first “real” job after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in …
Current conditions
La Voz de Chatham
The COVID-19 pandemic may have cast a spotlight on the importance of good mental health for most of America, but for some Siler City residents, it’s been a priority for at least the past four years.
A few weeks ago, district leadership once again studied a pool of staff nominations, as they had for the past several months, to choose Chatham County Schools’ April Equity Champion of the …
SILER CITY — The Siler City Immigrant Community Advisory Committee heard subcommittee updates and discussed ways to better serve youth mental health needs with youth-serving agencies during its …
For the past month, lay health advisor Maria Herrera has spent over six hours each week knocking on doors in Love’s Creek to share COVID-19 information, resolve doubts and help her neighbors get vaccinated.
Education
PITTSBORO — A stack of more than 60 Chromebook computers lines the walls of a classroom at Seaforth High School. Each one is a trophy of the hard work put in by the Chatham County Schools Summer …
A Seaforth High School student attended the 62nd North Carolina Association of Student Councils (NCASC) Summer Leadership Workshop on the campus of Mars Hill University during the week of July 11-15. …
Chatham County Schools will keep Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson at the helm through 2026 after the county’s board of education unanimously approved a one-year contract extension for him at its …
Politics
The early voting schedule for Chatham County’s November general election — set now to begin Oct. 20 — won’t be finalized until approved by the state’s elections board.
PITTSBORO — Early voting for the Nov. 8 statewide general election begins Oct. 20, and Chatham County’s ballot will be lengthy — with six major county-wide seats, two state legislative seats …
Siler City’s first even-year municipal election drew just under 25% of registered voters to the polls, according to the Chatham County Board of Elections’ voting statistics — a slight 0.7% increase from 2019, and a 2% decrease from 2017.
SILER CITY — An ongoing investigation into disturbing text messages sent to former political candidates in Chatham County has been handed off to the Siler City Police Department, according to …
The Chatham County Board of Elections’ post-election “canvass” process didn’t see any changes to the outcomes of Chatham County’s 2022 primary elections, held on May 17, according to …
Columns/Opinions
Editor’s note: This week, we introduce a new occasional News + Record columnist: Jan Hutton. A contractor left my crawlspace door ajar. The mice were rejoicing. These little critters were able …
Even with my GPS, I rely on signs to travel to my desired locations. But driving to my children’s summer camp, my favorite “sign” along the way was actually a person. We often passed an older …
Why does it seem we are willing to talk ourselves into a recession? Opponents of President Biden seem almost gleeful about the prospects and the media has also been complicit in talking up the …
Is the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence fact or fiction? “Meck Dec” is a shorthand term sometimes used to refer to the Declaration of Independence adopted on May 20, 1775, by a group of …
When CNBC ranked North Carolina the best state in America for business a few weeks ago, Democrats and Republicans spun the news in familiar ways. The former used it to promote the leadership of Gov. …