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One man’s mission to not let Silk Hope Scouts BSA troop die

SILK HOPE — When Troop 911 was first chartered in 1956, it quickly became a thriving troop, serving scores of Silk Hope Boy Scouts over the years. Now, following more than a year of pandemic …

United Way of Chatham County’s ‘Day of Service’ deemed a success

The United Way of Chatham County hosted its second-ever Day of Service on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The event officially kicked off United Way’s annual fall fundraising season and connected 165 …

Childs, United Way prepare for agency’s 2021-22 campaign

PITTSBORO — Katie Childs’ transition from a supporting role at the United Way of Chatham County to its executive director came, in part, because she just didn’t know how to stay in her own …

Pittsboro’s newest drinking hole: BMC Brewing

PITTSBORO — BMC brewing, the newest addition to The Plant on Lorax Lane in Pittsboro, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Sunday, finally opening two years after its owners set out to join the …

As COVID surge continues, NC hospitals say staffs wearing thin

Kat Phillips spends her days in UNC Medical Center’s surgical intensive care unit caring for some of the sickest patients in the hospital. Some are on ventilators, dialysis and ECMO machines, …

From reading to life skills, Newell’s group promotes literacy and learning

Throughout the pandemic, Chatham Literacy’s staff and volunteer tutors continued to provide literacy services and support help residents gain a variety of life skills. This week, we speak with …

Dreamcycle built for 12 to 14

“It’s really, really good. And, I’m not even kidding, Debbie.” Damien, one of the sales managers at the dealership will probably end up a millionaire, if I don’t kill him …

Chatham County Sheriff’s office 09-23-21

On September 9, Lucinda Michele Dowdy, 52, of 95 Paw Paw Road, Gulf, was arrested by Deputy Jonas Lassiter for trespassing. She was issued a $500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham …

News + Record readers sound off

The News + Record invited readers through its Chatham Brew newsletter to share thoughts about vaccines, masks and mandates. Here are the responses: I welcomed the vaccine as a key defensive …

N.C. Arts Incubator features Durham artist’s work in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

SILER CITY — In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Siler City’s N.C. Arts Incubator has just gained a new guest exhibit: Durham artist Antonio Alanís’ Latinx Visual Resiliency series. The …