Current conditions
Sponsored by:
Latest news
Early voting for the 2020 primary has been steady but “slow” in Chatham County with 1,726 residents casting votes by the beginning of this week. Voters choosing the Democratic Party ballot …
PITTSBORO — The 18th annual Fearrington Folk Art Show, which features the works of more than 30 self-taught artists, returns to Fearrington Village this weekend. The event will be held from 10 …
Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of stories on the proposed wastewater transfer from Fearrington Village to Briar Chapel. The News + Record will continue reporting on this story as it …
Obituaries
ASHEBORO — Jerrel “Jerry” Ray Holloway, age 89, of Asheboro, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, February 10, 2020. Mr. Holloway was born August 24, 1930 in Jonesboro, AR and was …
James Alton Dixon, age 88 of Siler City, died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Clapps Assisted Living Home in Pleasant Garden. Mr. Dixon was born in Chatham County on June 16, 1931 to the late …
Alexander Boychuck, former resident of Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, North Carolina, passed away on January 6, 2020, at the age of 88. He was surrounded by his loving family. Alex was born on …
Hannah Jean Parker, 30 of Moncure, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Central Carolina Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at the New Elam …
Curious Cook

Gosh Darn It! (The Kid was right)

Reading these missives each week, Gentle Reader, you may have been under the misapprehension that I’m either a paragon who never takes a kitchen misstep, or I think that I am. Honestly, nothing …

Ch@t

Ch@t: Helping volunteers, nonprofits and needs all connect

Dianne Birch says that throughout her life, she’s always been a volunteer. That desire to help others led to her involvement in Chatham Connecting, an all-volunteer group which — through the …

Local Sports
SILER CITY — In a hard-fought contest that featured nine lead changes besides four ties, Austin Biggs’ layup with 2.3 seconds left provided the winning margin as Wheatmore overcame a four-point …
PITTSBORO — For the fourth season in a row the Margaret Pollard girls completed a perfect 17-0 season with a dominating 47-30 triumph over rival Horton in the 2020 Chatham County Middle School …
PITTSBORO — Despite missing its first eight attempts from the field, league-leading Northwood opened up a nine-point advantage over Northern Durham after one quarter and was never seriously …
HENDERSON — It’s official. The Northwood girls’ basketball team downed Vance County 42-30 Friday night in Henderson after hammering East Chapel Hill 58-33 and Northern Durham 42-21 earlier …
BEAR CREEK — After Uwharrie Charter Academy rallied from a 12-point third-quarter deficit to seize a 40-39 advantage with 3:05 left in the contest, Chatham Central’s Olivia Hudson buried a jumper …
Educator of the Week

Educator of the Week: Elizabeth (Liz) Hamm | Perry Harrison Elementary School

Grades/subjects you teach: kindergarten instructional assistant E-mail address: hamme@chatham.k12.nc.us Date, place of birth: June 14, 1986, in Chapel Hill Education (high school & …

Community Calendar
Columns/Opinions

Change more than coins in your pocket

It’s been said change is the only thing that’s constant in life. That may be true because, as someone else has said, time and tide wait for no one. Change is all around and as Bob Dylan sang …

March Madness too mad for me, but B-ball is still key

March Madness? It’ll soon be here. But not for me. Not this year. Not, in fact, in a long time. I think I’ve grown immune. Not that I was ever especially mad about March Madness, though …

Winter’s fickle tease hasn’t walloped us — yet

“Everyone’s talking about the weather,” a famous newspaperman once remarked, “but nobody does anything about it.” That’s one of many quotes often mis-attributed to Mark Twain, but …