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Chatham schools announce closures, remote learning on Friday in anticipation of winter weather
PITTSBORO — In anticipation of inclement winter weather, Chatham's schools are opting for snow days or remote learning and workdays …
Superintendent Jackson reflects on first six months, moving forward, at BOE retreat
PITTSBORO — In addition to extending universal masking and approving two COVID-related funds last week, the CCS Board of Education …
Last week’s Chatham commissioner retreat marks start of budget development
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners met last Wednesday and Friday for its budget retreat, kicking off the …
Where do elections and redistricting stand for 2022?
Ten candidates filed for seats representing Chatham in the 2022 elections at the Chatham County Board of Elections before filing was …
Celebrating MLK Day after CRT debates in schools
More than five decades after his assassination, King is widely heralded and taught about in schools as an important and beloved civil …
CCS closed to staff on Tuesday due to potentially unsafe roads
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools will be closed for staff on Tuesday "out of an abundance of caution and due to very likely …
CCS board approves $1,000 COVID training bonuses for more employees
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved using approximately $750,000 of its $12.5 million …
Chatham County Schools extends universal masking amid Omicron surge
PITTSBORO — Amid higher COVID-19 cases counts following the holidays and the Omicron surge, the Chatham County Board of Education …
SABA, new Chatham charter, opens 2022 lottery and adds 6th grade students
PITTSBORO — School of the Arts for Boys Academy (SABA) — a new public charter school set to open next fall — will add 6th grade …
21 stories that made 2021: A look back at the CN+R's reporting on the last year in Chatham
From our breaking updates on Pittsboro’s water and Chatham schools’ COVID protocols, to our features on Chatham’s reaction to …
10 people who made Chatham better, more interesting in 2021
We’ve compiled 10 of our favorite feature stories from 2021 — from Hubert West, the first Black head coach at UNC-Chapel Hill, to …
This year, I want to be more like my grandma.
My grandma’s cursive is much like her: beautiful, hard to read and resourceful — making a home out of whatever space life, or in …
Mays Chapel pastor Greg Lamb achieves his Ph.D. dream, 7 years in the making
The first Sunday Greg Lamb preached at Mays Chapel Baptist Church, he asked the seven people in the congregation apart from his family …
A closer look at some highlights from the 2021 State of Chatham report
PITTSBORO — A year of response, recovery and resiliency. That’s the opening tagline to the 19-page 2021 State of Chatham County …
Grieving this holiday season? You're not alone — here are some tips.
During a normal year, the holidays can accentuate grief, mental health experts say, largely due to the emphasis on spending time with …
Meet Chatham’s new commissioner candidates in Dist. 3 and 4 — so far
PITTSBORO — Five Democratic candidates filed for Chatham’s commissioner seats in the 2022 elections — four of them new …
Chatham pastors event advocates for Christian values in elected office
SILER CITY — About 30 people attended a pastors conference sponsored by the N.C. Faith and Freedom Coalition held last Wednesday to …
Chatham BOC elects Karen Howard as next year’s chairperson, Franklin Gomez Flores as vice-chairperson
PITTSBORO — Chatham County saw several changes to its board Monday night, with Commissioner Jim Crawford attending his last meeting …
Enrollment at CCS up from last year, but still down from before COVID
PITTSBORO — During the third school year impacted by the pandemic, student enrollment at Chatham County Schools is up slightly from …
CCS approves substitute raises, extension of some employee bonuses
Effective Jan. 1, substitute teachers at Chatham County Schools will get a 30% daily pay raise — the raise required to satisfy the …