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PITTSBORO — The North Carolina Association of Educators’ (NCAE) “We Heart Public Schools” statewide tour stops in Chatham County on Saturday, April 10th, as the “NCAE …
PITTSBORO — Chatham County has announced the reopening of major facilities after being closed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with county libraries, Parks and Recreation facilities and the …
The Chatham County Library commemorated National Women’s History Month — celebrated in March to highlight the contributions of women in history and society — with a Zoom roundtable discussion …
Why have parcels of property been appraised and revalued? North Carolina law requires all counties to conduct a reappraisal at least once every eight years. Chatham County is on a four-year …
SILER CITY — The town’s board of commissioners deliberated over two potential upcoming events in its regular meeting Monday, weighing future pandemic uncertainty and fiscal limitations against …
Local Sports
PITTSBORO — If you didn’t receive an invite to the Chargers’ hit parade, hosted last Thursday at 310 Northwood High School Road, you might be one of the only ones. Almost every …
CHAPEL HILL — For student-athletes, returning from spring break isn’t always easy. Players transitioning from relaxing on the beach one week to competing in a high-intensity game the …
PITTSBORO — One day, when his collegiate career begins at Florida International University, Aidan Laros’ sole responsibility will be kicking the football. In the meantime, he’s …
What most of us hoped was just an April Fools’ joke gone too far turned out to be authentic. After 18 years of memorable moments, plenty of wins, championships, celebrations, tears, catchphrases, life lessons and fashionable sideline sport coats, the Roy Williams era in Chapel Hill had come to a close.
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, April 5 to Sunday, April 11. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, April 5 Soccer: …
Community Calendar
Community Calendar for April 8 - April 14

Events are subject to change based on closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Verify with organizers prior to events. The 2021 Spring Chicken Festival, scheduled for May, has been cancelled …

La Voz de Chatham
After nearly three years of serving Siler City with “calidez humana,” or human warmth, Rojo Canela has shut down — permanently. March 1 was the restaurant’s last day.
SILER CITY — In early 2020, El Futuro’s mental health clinics offered primarily in-person services, save for a telehealth program they’d designed for migrant farmworkers. Now, in early 2021, …
Chatham vaccine providers haven't vaccinated as many Latino residents as hoped, despite making equity a key piece of their vaccination campaigns. Here's what they're doing to fix that.
Ch@t
Ch@T: Folklorist Rankin, author McCorkle to discuss ‘Goat Light’

Duke University professor, photographer, folklorist and author Tom Rankin and his wife, novelist and award-winning short-story writer Jill McCorkle, will be featured in Chatham Literacy’s …

CH@T: County’s 2020 Census leader reflects on count, and what’s next The 2020 Census count is over, the work of the Chatham County team is mostly done — but the results are still to come, delayed by the pandemic. This week, we speak with Courtney Cooper-Lewter, who …
Education
Education Briefs CCS summer programming planning PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools administrators want input about summer opportunities for academic enrichment, so a survey has been created …
In the last month, shifting state and federal COVID-19 guidance on school reopening led to a whirlwind of district decisions increasing in-person instruction — including in Chatham. While …
From working out virtually in the offseason to wearing masks while competing in front of mostly empty bleachers, high school sports across Chatham County — and the rest of the state — have had a …
PITTSBORO — Schools of the Arts for Boys Academy hosted a golf tournament on March 20 to fundraise for its fall 2021 opening. With 70 golfers out of 72 registered — despite the cold …
PITTSBORO — Students in 6th-12th grades will have the option to attend in-person learning under Plan A on April 19, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education decided at a special meeting on …
Columns/Opinions
Picture this, as Golden Girls’ Sophia Petrillo used to say. Alamance County. May 2010. A Latina driver is stopped by a sheriff’s deputy. She provides her valid North Carolina driver’s license …
Back in 2017, I had just started working in the finance industry when then-President Donald Trump bushwhacked his way through a largely hostile Congress to push his landmark achievement — the Tax …
I grew up learning that history is the indispensable subject. To paraphrase philosophers Edmund Burke and George Santayana, knowing history enables modern communities to avoid past mistakes. I am now …
As a Black conservative Republican, Mark Robinson isn’t North Carolina’s traditional Lieutenant Governor. But he’s squarely in the tradition of Lieutenant Governors bedeviling Governors. One …
Although the main principles of economics were established decades ago, the discipline is constantly evolving. One of the most recent contributions has been a new field called “behavioral …