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PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools says 15 of its 17 schools are facing the expense of replacements for aging HVAC and lighting systems. School officials discussed the matter with county …
Editor’s Note: Kim Hawks, who works as a photographer for the News + Record, attended a recent Siler City Community Meal and wrote this first-person account of her time there. SILER CITY — In …
PITTSBORO — Michelle Morehouse sat at the front of the room, backed by a mural of children in flight, trying to hold the attention of five toddlers. Not an easy task. “For my young friends, we …
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Community Calendar
Community Calendar for December 5 - December 11, 2019

ON THE AGENDA The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 at Pittsboro Town Hall located at 635 East St. in Pittsboro. The Chatham County Board …

United Way Profile

United Way Profile: West Chatham Food Pantry

Editor’s note: As part of the News + Record’s commitment to the community, we’re partnering with the United Way of Chatham County to help provide insight into the work of the agencies the …

Local Sports
As the final seconds ticked off the scoreboard clock on Saturday night inside Carter-Finley Stadium what was left of the North Carolina State Wolfpack fans were in shock. Or were they? I say …
GREENSBORO — What a difference a night makes. Twenty-four hours after destroying Western Harnett 55-9 the Northwood girls basketball team suffered a hard 67-48 loss at the hands of Northern …
ERWIN — It was nothing short of a stampede. Northwood bolted to a 19-0 advantage after one quarter and never looked back while placing nine players in the scoring column as the Chargers …
Review

‘Marriage Story’ effectively captures the angst and agony of divorce

“Marriage Story” isn’t about the throes of nuptial bliss, but rather the messiness of matrimonial disunion. The film opens with a couple who’s married in name only, dancing around a …

Educator of the Week

Educator of the Week: SHALON MATTHEWS | J.S. Waters School

Grades/subjects you teach: 4th and 5th Grades/Math and Science Education: I graduated from Chatham Central High School, Sandhills Community College (associate degree), St. Andrews Presbyterian …

For the Holidays

Where to see Christmas parades in Chatham

Christmas time is fast approaching here in Chatham County, and one of the county’s favorite traditions is just around the corner — parades. Goldston will hold its annual Christmas parade at 11 …

Obituaries
Dean Gunter, 63, of Sanford, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019. The family will celebrate his life at a later date. He was born in Lee County on December 31, 1955 to the late Paul Edward …
Michael Wayne Blackburn, 25, of Sanford, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel. He was born …
Mrs. Jie Yi Liang, 54, of Chapel Hill, passed on Monday, November 25, 2019 at UNC Hospice Home, Pittsboro. The cemetery services were held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2019 in Markham …
Joshua Aaron Biby passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. The graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Williams Family Cemetery. Joshua was born in …
Columns/Opinions

Memo to Congresman Walker: Walk your talk

He may not be our Congressman in a year’s time — whether by defeat in election or redistricting — but Mark Walker is giving Chatham County residents a reason to be wary of his claims of …

Letters: Let’s be governed by people who will listen to everybody

To the editor: On November 19, the Confederate Memorial statue was taken down in the middle of the night. There are passions on both sides of that action. Many who wanted the statue to remain as a …

Old ballfields were once where game of life played out

Every time I drive from my house to Pittsboro I pass by a place that gives me food for thought about life. I’ve seen it hundreds, maybe even thousands of times through the years— this patch of …