The News
PITTSBORO— Seven of Chatham County’s waste and recycling collection centers will close temporarily starting Sept. 23 due to driver shortages.
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s new Boys & Girls Club has hired an executive director and will officially open to area youth in October. Last month, the club achieved a critical, minimum funding …
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Public Health Department has been working with multiple testing providers to offer new options across the county throughout the week. The department has partnered …
Editor’s note: W. Robert Pearson is a member of Chatham’s Community Remembrance Coalition; the CRC-C will host two events on Saturday to remember both tragic and glorious parts of the county’s …
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 …
Local Sports
The Chatham Central women’s tennis team is on a roll. Having won six straight matches, including four against the Mid-Carolina 1A/2A conference, the Bears look primed for a run at regionals this …
BEAR CREEK — There are no two ways about it: Wheatmore whupped Chatham Central real good. The score is what it was Friday night, with the Warriors winning, 39-6. But late in the fourth quarter …
RALEIGH — It appears that, for now, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association isn’t going anywhere. But that doesn’t mean things won’t change. An amended version of House Bill …
PITTSBORO — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has named Jason Amy as the state Athletic Director of the Year for the 2020-21 school year when he served as athletic director at …
Week 2 of the college football season was filled with drama. There was an Oregon road upset over the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes, a disastrous welcome to the Southeastern Conference party for Texas and …
Current conditions
La Voz de Chatham
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 …
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 …
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
The Chatham County Board of Education again voted to require universal masking on all CCS campuses at its regular meeting Monday night, in accordance with state legislation requiring school boards to vote monthly on face mask requirements.
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
I write this on the morning of Sept. 11. A mentor and friend came to my house for supper last night and shared his story of that infamous day 20 years ago. The Friday before the attack, he had …
I was just about to head to the gym three Saturdays ago when I received an unwelcome — and unexpected — piece of news. “Your sister’s just tested positive for COVID,” my dad told me. …
Among the many weaknesses in my life are too much tea (notice I didn’t say “iced” or “sweet,” since any other form is not tea), a tendency to stay too long at the table, and a healthy dose …
During one of my recent early morning workouts at the local YMCA in Raleigh, I met an impressive young person. He is a senior at NCSU’s textile college. We talked about the textile industry and his …
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 …