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Chatham Chili Challenge stirs up heated competition for local Boys and Girls Clubs

SILER CITY — The 4th annual Chatham Chili Challenge benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Carolina and the Wren Family Center was greeted on Saturday with cooler temperatures and a slight …

County government continues work on community equity, social justice involvement
PITTSBORO — What started in March 2018 as the creation of a Human Relations Task Force has continued to churn, and the Chatham County Board of Commissioners heard the latest update on the effort …
Chatham couple arrested last week on sex assualt charges SILER CITY — Daniel Kundig, 22, of Pittsboro, and his partner Cameron Rakes, 20, of Siler City, are both in law enforcement custody this week and have had their first court appearance in connection …
Duke Energy seeks rate hike, would affect Chatham customers
Duke Energy announced last week that it’s asking regulators to approve a rate hike for its energy customers. Duke Energy, the primary electricity provider in North Carolina and Chatham County, …
Community Calendar
Community Calendar for October 9 - October 16, 2019

ON THE AGENDA The Chatham County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10 in the conference room in the new Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. This is an open …

Movie Review
This Weekend

Goldston’s annual fall festival set for October 12

The 32nd annual Old Fashion Day in Goldston is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with more than 100 vendors lined up to participate in an event offering a mix of art, antiques, crafts, food, jewelry and fashion accessories, mums, candles, wreaths, pottery, home décor and clothing.

Local sports
Now, obviously, one could point out the good and the bad in sports on a weekly basis if the desire was there, but that would make for a pretty mundane column. From time to time, however, it’s a …
LINEBERRY — The Jordan-Matthews girls’ tennis team closed out the regular season last week in Lineberry with a 9-0 smashing of host Providence Grove in 2A PAC 7 Conference action. The Lady …
BEAR CREEK — On paper the 1A Yadkin Valley Conference volleyball clash between Chatham Central and Albemarle looked heavily tilted in the Lady Bears’ favor. And that’s exactly how it played …
NEW LONDON — There’s no question North Stanly has dominated Chatham Central on the gridiron throughout a series that began in 2003, winning all 10 of their previous matchups by an average of 47 …
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews knew it would be a tough row to hoe on Friday night when the young Jets played host to a powerful Eastern Randolph squad. And first-year coach Sam Spencer was proven …

Chatham Ch@t | Anna Tuell, Habitat for Humanity

For 30 years, Chatham Habitat for Humanity has been working to provide safe, healthy and affordable houses to Chatham County families. This week, we …

Educator of the Week

Educator of the Week: Vivian Headen | Virginia Cross Elementary

Chatham County Educator of the Week Grades/subjects you teach: As an Instructional Assistant I am assigned to first, second, third and fourth grades teaching Math, Reading, Science and Social …

Chatham Ch@t | Dr. Roxanne Hollander

Chatham Ch@t | Dr. Roxanne Hollander Dr. Roxanne Hollander’s practice of Integrative Functional Medicine combines contemporary and advanced diagnostics with personalized health care. She uses a …

Obituaries
edna carol blakeman Edna Carol Blakeman, 64, of Bear Creek, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. No services are planned at this time. Mrs. …
PARKER LEE DIXON Parker Lee Dixon, born July 24, 2019 of Siler City, passed to the arms of Jesus at Chatham Hospital on October 1, 2019. Despite his short time on earth, Parker was deeply loved …
RUFUS “JACK” JACKSON MANN Rufus “Jack” Jackson Mann, age 77, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Duke Hospital. Jack was born in Chatham County, on November 18, 1941 to …
BARBARA HARRISON Barbara Harrison, 77, of Sanford, died Saturday, September 28, 2019 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 2 until 3 pm …
Columns/Opinions

Letters: Seize this opportunity to talk about peace, love

to the editor: Regardless of feelings about the two Confederate flags, let us see this as an opportunity to talk with our children and our community members about tolerance, safety, peace and …

Letters: Let the statue stand as is

To the editor: This is addressed to those who feel like I do concerning the Confederate Soldier standing proudly at the majestic old courthouse in Pittsboro. Let the statue stand where it is …

Stay focused behind the wheel; it’s the season for deer

I don’t know if it’s still common practice, but generations of student drivers — myself among them — were shown short movies that depicted in graphic color and detail the aftermath of traffic …