The News
PITTSBORO — In anticipation of inclement winter weather, Chatham's schools are opting for snow days or remote learning and workdays for students and staff on Friday, schools announced Thursday.
SILER CITY — The Siler City Immigrant Community Advisory Committee created five subcommittees during its meeting last Tuesday as a part of its efforts to help the town better serve its immigrant …
Seven Siler City residents make up the town’s Immigrant Community Advisory Committee. Here’s a little bit more about who they are and what they do: Hannia Benitez, president Born in Tecun …
PITTSBORO — In addition to extending universal masking and approving two COVID-related funds last week, the CCS Board of Education also discussed Superintendent Anthony Jackson’s first six months …
PITTSBORO — Last week, more than 4,000 North Carolinians were hospitalized with COVID-19 for the first time in the nearly two years of the pandemic. Additionally, more than 44,000 positive tests …
Local Sports
PITTSBORO — It didn’t take long for Northwood to find its guy. Less than three months after the sudden resignation of Cullen Homolka in October, the Chargers’ search for a new head football …
If you woke up on Monday morning and turned your TV to ESPN’s “First Take” or FOX Sports’ “Undisputed,” I’m sure you heard one (or more) of the hosts with the following takes: • …
PITTSBORO — “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy,” legendary Olympic champion and record-setting former University of Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable once said. The …
MEBANE — Northwood 182-pound wrestler Ryan Brinker knew what he had to do when he stepped onto the mat against Jackson Fulcher of Eastern Alamance. Like a big constrictor, he slithered his …
SANFORD — Dal Langston of Sanford is the new volleyball coach at Central Carolina Community College. He succeeds Bill Carter, who retired from coaching after 13 years of leading the CCCC volleyball …
Chatham County scores and schedules: Jan. 17 through Jan. 23

Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Jan. 17 to Sunday, Jan. 23. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, January 17 Tuesday, …

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La Voz de Chatham
SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison hosted an online chat last Saturday to provide free information about children’s vaccines and boosters to the Spanish-speaking community. Broadcast via …
Just eight months ago, vaccination rates among Chatham’s Hispanic community trailed those of most other demographic groups by double-digit percentage points. Now, that disparity has all but disappeared.
SILER CITY — Last December, the Virgin of Guadalupe went on a COVID-safe pilgrimage to her parishioners in and around Siler City. This year, though, her people will once again go on pilgrimage …
En español SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison was one of 10 Triangle-based community nonprofits to win an IMPACT award from global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for …
Education
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved using approximately $750,000 of its $12.5 million remaining COVID-relief funds to pay a $1,000 COVID-19 training bonus …
PITTSBORO — Amid higher COVID-19 cases counts following the holidays and the Omicron surge, the Chatham County Board of Education voted 3-1 to extend universal masking on all CCS campuses during …
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education approved Dr. Janice Giles as the new principal of North Chatham Elementary School during its Monday mid-year retreat. Giles is in her …
Politics
Ten candidates filed for seats representing Chatham in the 2022 elections at the Chatham County Board of Elections before filing was halted and the primary election delayed. Now, the state's primary elections could be delayed again — this time until June 7 — following a bill passed by the General Assembly on Wednesday that now must go to the governor’s desk. 
PITTSBORO — Five Democratic candidates filed for Chatham’s commissioner seats in the 2022 elections — four of them new candidates in wide-open seats — before the North Carolina Supreme Court …
SILER CITY — About 30 people attended a pastors conference sponsored by the N.C. Faith and Freedom Coalition held last Wednesday to focus on “threats to our religious freedom today.” The …
PITTSBORO — Chatham County saw several changes to its board Monday night, with Commissioner Jim Crawford attending his last meeting before his Dec. 31 resignation, and Commissioners Karen Howard …
12 YEARS A COMMISSIONER PITTSBORO — Michael Fiocco recalls visiting with some friends a year or two after being elected to the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners and being asked: So, what have you …
Columns/Opinions
On Tuesday, I began my final semester of undergrad at the University of Missouri. As of now, I’m not planning on attending graduate school, so this could be it. Wow. That’s wild for me to …
The term “economic divide” is commonly used today. It can refer to several aspects in our economy, such as the economic differences between urban and rural areas, the widening income and wealth …
My mother and father instilled gender equity in both theory and practice for my younger brother and me: When we were in elementary school, Mom earned her master’s degree, then began her own …
It’s that time of year again. No, not June weddings or graduations or even so many shopping days until Christmas. It’s time for employers and pensions and Uncle Sam through Social Security …
From July 2020 to July 2021, there was a net inflow of 637,729 Americans into these top-five destination states: Florida, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and South Carolina. During the same period, …