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Immigrant Advisory Committee discusses trust building with SCPD, youth mental health
SILER CITY — The Siler City Immigrant Community Advisory Committee heard subcommittee updates and discussed ways to better serve …
How many people vote in Siler City municipal elections, and who are they?
Thanks to nearly two years of pandemic and Census-related delays, Siler City voters now have the odd opportunity to cast their ballots …
Immigrant Advisory Committee shares subcommittee updates, challenges to carrying out BIC plan
The Immigrant Community Advisory Committee shared subcommittee updates and pinpointed community engagement as a major roadblock to …
3 J-M juniors to head to N.C. Governor’s School this summer, making school history
For the first time in at least 41 years, three Jordan-Matthews juniors have been selected from among thousands to attend N.C. …
The Dos and Don’ts of Scotland, according to a one-time visitor
The third time really is the charm. After two COVID postponements, my sister and her husband finally celebrated their marriage in …
Hispanic Liaison launches COVID-19 program to ‘reach the hard to reach’
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 …
Immigrant Advisory Committee identifies priorities to strive toward this year
SILER CITY — The Siler City Immigrant Community Advisory Committee shared subcommittee updates and identified several Building …
Northwood FFA student Matthew Sullivan gets scholarship to attend summer leadership conference
PITTSBORO — Northwood High School junior Matthew Sullivan received a scholarship last week through the North Carolina Future Farmers …
Love Chatham hopes to launch emergency housing initiative in spring
SILER CITY — A little over a year after its formation, Chatham’s lone homelessness-centric organization, Love Chatham, is gearing …
CIS’ Lopez joins Chatham Middle School as first bilingual student support specialist
On Feb. 1, Ilsen Lopez took up a position as Communities In Schools’ first bilingual student support specialist in Chatham Middle …
Second ‘Big Night in for the Arts’ fundraising event to air in March
First held last year, this fundraising initiative — a show called “Big Night in for the Arts” — will feature performances from …
Jordan-Matthews senior Evelin Muñoz Tebalan chosen as scholarship semifinalist
Now a second-semester senior, Evelin Muñoz Tebalan has been selected as one of 411 semifinalists nationwide for the prestigious Cooke …
Immigrant Advisory Committee appoints subcommittee members, works on project timeline
SILER CITY — The Siler City Immigrant Community Advisory Committee appointed members to its five subcommittees and discussed a …
Chatham SPARK program receives ‘a lot’ of interest with diverse business proposals
Following a seven-week application period, Central Carolina Community College’s 12-spot entrepreneurial development program, Chatham …
Chatham Senior Games sign-ups to open in March
Starting March 4, adults 50 years and older may register online for the games at http://torch.ncseniorgames.org. Interested seniors …
Hispanic Liaison’s José López Garcia aims to empower youth in new role
Formerly a Chatham County Schools parent liaison and teacher, López Garcia became the Hispanic Liaison’s new youth program …
JMArts’ Latin jazz concert rescheduled for March
SILER CITY — Gregg Gelb and La Fiesta Latin Jazz Sextet will now perform a free concert at Jordan-Matthews High School on Friday, …
School districts: Please don’t take away snow days
When I was still in school, every snow day felt like a wintry gift from God. The second I’d hear an inkling of a snowy weather …
How prepared is Chatham for more winter storms?
You’re sitting at your table eating breakfast and checking the week’s forecast one chilly morning when you spot an ominous sign: …
5 tips to stay safe during severe winter weather
Ahead of last week’s second snowy forecast, we asked Chatham County’s emergency management director, Steve Newton, about how …