The News
PITTSBORO — Across select Chatham County Schools this fall, students will have the opportunity to take a look back at an important piece of local sports history. With the 20th anniversary of Los …
More than a year and half after first moving classes online due to COVID-19, Central Carolina Community College is set to fully resume its in-person instruction across its programming this fall.
PITTSBORO — In a rare deviation from normal procedure, Pittsboro’s mayor and board of commissioners delayed most agenda points from Monday’s regular meeting, citing the surge of the COVID-19 …
PITTSBORO — Starting next week, CORA — the Chatham Outreach Alliance — will launch its “Hunger Heroes” month-long food drive to collect popular food items for the pantry. The event, for …
SILER CITY — Decades after immigrants first began flocking to Siler City, the town will soon have a new immigrant advisory committee — and its creators have high hopes for the opportunities …
Local Sports
The fall athletic season is just around the corner as practices and official tryouts are slated to begin on Aug. 2, first contests are scheduled to be held on Aug. 16 and Chatham students plan to …
Let me go ahead and clear the air: I rarely defend the NFL. I’ve criticized our country’s most popular — and profitable — professional sports league on several occasions. I’ve opposed …
At the end of every sports season, there’s a news outlet (primarily ESPN) that does way-too-early predictions for the next year. For example, after Baylor stomped past Gonzaga in the NCAA Men’s …
Earlier this summer, Vermont Mountaineers baseball coach Charlie Barbieri pulled catcher Matt Oldham aside and into the batting cage. Oldham, a former Northwood high school baseball star playing …
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews’ youth summer camps keep getting bigger. The Jets started their summer break by hosting 20 campers at its youth soccer camp in late June, which then increased to …
Current conditions
La Voz de Chatham
Chapel Hill education nonprofit LatinxEd chose the Hispanic Liaison’s Selina Lopez last week as one of 15 Hispanic leaders statewide to form part of its inaugural Fellowship. Housed at …
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners greenlit the 8th Hispanic Heritage Fiesta Monday night, despite initial concerns over scarce police presence and the date itself. The Fiesta is …
SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison plans to offer “Latinxs” the opportunity to meet Chatham County’s first Latino commissioner in Compadres Mexican Restaurant next …
Ch@t
CH@T: Fundraising event to showcase new Pittsboro Boys & Girls Club

The Pittsboro Boys & Girls Club, a new unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Carolina, will open soon on the campus of George Moses Horton Middle School. Club organizers are hosting a “Pancakes Pave the Way” fundraising event beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. A breakfast will be catered by 39 West.

CH@T: Rocky River Heritage Foundation’s volunteers conduct clean-up effort Environmental and volunteer organizations routinely devote hundreds of hours every month to keep lakes and rivers in North Carolina as pristine as possible. This week, we speak with Pamela Hawe, a …
Education
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged schools on Friday to fully reopen in the fall, also saying that fully vaccinated students and teachers don’t have to wear face masks in …
Chatham County Schools has extended its deadline for K-8 applications to its standalone virtual academy for next year, and will now accept students through July 30. The deadline for high schoolers …
Over the last 15 months, schools across the country faced myriad challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic: moving learning online, reaching students without internet and implementing safety protocol …
Nearly 2,000 K-12 students are signed up for this year’s Chatham County Schools summer programming, a staggering increase from the typical years’ registration of about 300 K-3 students, according …
Chatham County Schools’ $17.4 million of COVID-19 relief funds will be spent on summer programming over the next few years, for technology and connectivity support and to hire at least 68 school …
Columns/Opinions
Life is pockmarked with an array of puzzling incongruities. Among them is the fact that we actively recruit volunteers from among our ranks to bag up roadside trash — trash discarded by litterbugs …
After I read my respected colleague Melissa Florer-Bixler’s recent editorial in the Washington Post (“‘Ted Lasso’ showed us how kindness can change UK soccer. Until we saw the real UK …
It’s been a boon year for ABC store sales since pandemic shutdowns shuttered regular drinking holes and haunts. In Chatham especially, North Carolinians come from far and wide to peruse the …
For years, North Carolina conservatives and progressives argued incessantly about the effects of the state’s rightward turn. Conservatives said lower taxes and less regulation tend to boost …
What North Carolinians would you most like to be subject to a new biography? People whose lives are lessons or inspirations? My suggestions include the late Senator Robert Morgan, the late …