The News
SILER CITY — Siler City could invest more than $50 million in its water infrastructure over the next 20 years for general repairs and expansion.
PITTSBORO — Chatham County will not proceed with redistricting for the 2022 elections following the release of 2020 Census results, county commissioners decided at their Monday meeting.
These remarks were delivered as part of the Community Remembrance Coalition-Chatham’s libations and remembrance ceremony Saturday morning at New Hope Baptist Church.
The aluminum wire mesh strainer I used to sift the soil dug from the ground where Eugene Daniel was lynched was rusted and battered. I stood among a small cadre of volunteers laboring around …
Hispanic Oral Health Prevention and Education seeks to offer Spanish-speaking patients critical oral health education and individualized care at Vidas de Esperanza, a medical and dental clinic in Siler City.
Local Sports
We’re a little under a month away from playoff bracekting/seeding for the 2021 fall sports season, with plenty of Chatham teams likely slated to make postseason appearances in volleyball, men’s …
There isn’t a more beloved player in all of sports than a freshly drafted rookie quarterback. When a team spends draft capital on a top quarterback — namely a first-round selection — in the …
BURLINGTON — Rest vs. rust. It’s a sports debate as old as time. Does taking a week off typically help players feel rested and refreshed, primed to dominate their competition the following …
SEAFORTH 33, CHAPEL HILL 23 PITTSBORO — At most schools, junior varsity sports usually aren’t given much attention outside of school. They’re the teams full of developing players, …
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 26. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, September 20 Tuesday, …
Current conditions
La Voz de Chatham
SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison, in partnership with Greensboro-based medical provider Better Care, vaccinated more than 200 people during its COVID-19 Health Fair on Saturday, blowing the …
SILER CITY — After three decades in the United States, Guatemalan native Dora Interiano finally achieved last December what she’d spent over a year working toward: U.S. citizenship. To her, it …
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 …
Ch@t
CH@T: Cassandra King Conroy to highlight Chatham Literacy’s fall event

Cassandra King Conroy met, and then married, celebrated novelist Pat Conroy after each were successful, published authors. Their marriage and 18-year relationship ended when Pat Conroy — author of …

Ch@T: Ahead of 14th annual PepperFest set for Sunday Abundance NC’s PepperFest is set for 3-6 p.m. Sunday at The Plant, at 220 Lorax Lane in Pittsboro. For a quick preview, we checked in with Ally DeJong, Abundance NC’s executive director.
Education
One week after being presented with House Bill 324, which included new rules for how public schools could teach students about racism, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the bill — criticizing the priorities of Republican legislators who pushed for it.
A total of 134 people at Chatham County Schools have tested positive for COVID-19 since the district’s first day of school on Aug. 23, according to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard as of Monday morning, including one cluster of nine associated cases at Chatham Central High School documented during the second week of classes.
The majority of North Carolina public school students failed end-of-grade and course state exams last school year, according to test results released last week — including in Chatham County …
North Carolina Senate Republicans approved House Bill 324, “Ensuring Dignity & Nondiscrimation in Schools,” on Aug. 26, which includes new rules for how public schools can teach students …
Every year of Oliver Ewy’s high school career has taken place during a pandemic. That’s why Ewy, a junior at Northwood High School, is excited to finally go to school in-person every day of the week.
Columns/Opinions
To the Editor: It does run downhill ... and it appears a bit of the swamp water from Washington, D. C., has run down to Pittsboro. I’m referring to the recent decision to close seven of …
In some North Carolina houses, this is a time of empty rooms and empty spaces. Children, so long ever-present, are now suddenly gone away to college. Even though they knew the day was coming, …
The income of the median American household fell by nearly 3% last year as the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent regulations shuttered many businesses for months, closed others for good, and forced …
Every family has a member they don’t talk about or talk about only in hushed tones because of the shame it might bring to the family name. In my family, it was me, a notorious — for that time …
When Julian Pleasants died on Sept. 7, North Carolina lost one of its most important academic and popular historians. Pleasants grew up in Southern Pines, graduated from Davidson College, and …