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In its first major decision following the Nov. 3 elections, North Carolina’s Democratic caucus has chosen Robert Reives II, Chatham County’s representative in the N.C. House, to serve as … more
When polls closed Tuesday night in every precinct around the country, it marked the end to a historic voting season — but the election process is far from over. Widespread concerns about voter … more
Editor's note: this story will be updated continually throughout the night. Polls in Chatham County will closed at 7:30 p.m. tonight, with the county reporting the results of in-person, one-stop … more
Through sunshine or rain, nonpartisan organizations are finding creative ways to encourage Latinx folks to vote by throwing “fiestas para votar,” or voting parties.  Poder NC … more
Editor’s Note: The following are exclusive interviews with U.S. Senate candidates Cal Cunningham and Thom Tillis conducted via email with the News + Record. Responses were included in their … more
Just days remain before the polls close on Nov. 3. But chances are, if you planned to vote during this election season, you’ve already cast your ballot. As of Tuesday morning, 34,737 Chatham … more
While lingering concern over potential voter intimidation will likely persist through Nov. 3, early in-person and mail-in voting in Chatham County has, so far, been a resounding success — a credit … more
Two incumbent Chatham County officials, Register of Deeds Lunday A. Riggsbee and Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor J. Lynn Mann, are running uncontested in this year’s … more
While school boards have certainly always made important decisions, in recent months they’ve stepped into a larger, more harsh spotlight — deciding about re-opening schools in communities where … more
A resident of Chatham County for 45 years, Jimmy Pharr is running as a Republican against Commissioner Mike Dasher to represent Dist. 2 on Chatham County’s Board of Commissioners. He’s worked … more
Democrat Mike Dasher is seeking re-election as a Chatham County Commissioner after representing District 2 since 2016. During that time, he’s served as the board chairperson and also acted as the … more
In Dist. 5, Republican incumbent Andy Wilkie will face Franklin Gomez Flores — the first contested commissioner race in Dist. 5 in two elections. Wilkie, who has served on the board since being … more
Franklin Gomez Flores, a 26-year-old Siler City native, is seeking the Dist. 5 county commissioner seat by challenging Commissioner Andy Wilkie. If he’s successful, it’ll be the first time in … more
Editor’s note: In Chatham, the five-member board of county commissioners acts as the main policy-making body for the county’s government. This year, three of the board’s five seats will be … more
Karen Howard is many things: mom, former attorney and children’s advocate. Since 2014, she’s also been one of Chatham County’s commissioners, stepping into the chairperson role in January of … more
Both candidates for the N.C. Senate Dist. 23 seat, which covers Chatham and Orange counties, have platforms typical of their political parties. But each has a unique history — bringing experience … more
Editor’s note: The News + Record sent questionnaires to each of the five Chatham County Schools Board of Education candidates on this year’s ballot. The biographical facts and civic involvement … more
In Chatham County, the school district is governed by a non-partisan board with five members. This year, two of the Chatham County Schools Board of Education’s five seats will be up for … more
SILER CITY — Norma Boone will fill the vacant seat of the late Dist. 2 commissioner Larry Cheek following a unanimous decision by Siler City’s Board of Commissioners Tuesday … more
In competition for the N.C. House of Representatives District 54 seat – which includes all of Chatham County and parts of Durham County – incumbent Rep. Robert Reives II and challenger … more
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