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Citing the “significant and sustained improvements” of N.C. COVID-19 metrics, Gov. Roy Cooper announced at a news conference Wednesday he’d lift the statewide modified stay-at-home …
Three distinct systems serve Chatham County’s rural areas. But in Siler City, the town government is exclusively responsible for water treatment and distribution.
Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne provided an update on Chatham’s cyber attack to county commissioners last week. This week, he responded to questions from the News + Record as he and other officials continue to guide the county’s recovery from the breach.
PITTSBORO — When Valencia Toomer left her role as principal at Horton Middle School last June, she did so with the goal of starting a new school — School of the Arts for Boys Academy (SABA) — …
Last week’s severe weather delayed vaccine shipments across the country and forced Chatham vaccine providers to reschedule appointments originally planned for earlier this week. Now, the vaccine …
Local Sports
SILER CITY — After a disappointing 2-9 season in 2019, Jordan-Matthews’ main goal for this year was simply to be competitive. It’s clear they’re taking that goal …
PITTSBORO — Never underestimate the power of passionate parents. During Northwood’s first-round playoff win, 58-51, over Fayetteville’s E.E. Smith Golden Bulls on Tuesday, the 25 …
SILER CITY — Whether you were standing near the edge of the Chatham Charter bench like head coach Jason Messier, running up and down the court like senior power forward Trevor Golden or sitting …
Torn-up turf. Mud-soaked cleats. Bundled-up coaches. Stiff-handed quarterbacks. These are the signs of February football in North Carolina — more specifically, the signs of February football at Chatham Central.
Last season, the Chargers were able to string together an impressive four-game winning streak in the middle of the season, showing life after opening the season with three straight losses. But after the win streak, they went on a four-game losing streak to close out the year.
Community Calendar
Community Calendar for February 24 - March 3

Events are subject to change based on closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Verify with organizers prior to events. The Friends of the Chatham Community Library has cancelled its Spring …

La Voz de Chatham
SILER CITY — Growing up, Virginia “Vicky” Tobar had always wanted to be a school nurse. She’d even started studying to be one in the early 2000s, too — at least until Jordan-Matthews High …
SILER CITY — When Siler City resident Perla Ayala was younger, her family often encouraged her to consider three specific careers. Her older sister suggested nursing or cosmetology, while her …
You asked; we found answers. Last week, the News + Record fielded questions and concerns from Chatham’s Hispanic community members about the COVID-19 vaccines and the county’s distribution …
Ch@t
Ch@t: 8th-generation Pittsboro native reflects on history, heritage

During Black History Month, the News + Record is featuring discussions about issues related to the African American experience in our Chatham Chats. This week, we speak with historian Antonio Austin, …

CH@T: Inspired by ‘a conviction that our country was better than its worst days’ During Black History Month, the News + Record is featuring discussions about issues related to the African American experience in our Chatham Chats. This week, we speak with W. Robert Pearson about …
Education
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education voted 3-2 against phasing in Plan A for EC and K-5 students during a specially called meeting Tuesday night. Board members Jane …
CHAPEL HILL — The Woods Charter School Board unanimously approved the school administration team’s staggered plan for offering in-person learning under Plan B on Thursday, with the first …
CCCC’s Jon Spoon recently stepped into a new position as the director of continuing education — a move that will revitalize the college’s continuing education program and allow work typically …
Since the academic school year began in July, there have been 84 resignations or retirements at Chatham County Schools, according to approved personnel agendas, with 56 of those taking place after …
Cooper’s announcement does not guarantee that school staff can receive a vaccine starting the 24th, across the state or in Chatham. That date represents when the state has said ...
Columns/Opinions
“Life expectancy in the United States dropped a staggering one year during the first half of 2020,” according to last week’s news reports. For males the average life expectancy is now 75.1 …
“I can’t believe this. I really can’t. My mom signed me up for the PTA. I think I am going to faint. What will everyone say when they find out? Or maybe they won’t. Maybe I won’t let them. …
After the terrible winter storms last week, we saw image after image of human misery in Texas. Millions were forced to endure freezing temperatures without electrical power not only because of the …
I’m the youngest of the three sons born to my mother and father. Years ago and years after I came to be, I learned that there almost was a fourth one of us — except that my mom suffered a …
A president failed to overturn an election; an insurrection against Congress and the vice president failed; and the Senate acquitted former president Trump of inciting that insurrection in his second …

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