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When I started at the News + Record some 599 days ago, I was fresh out of college and — like everyone else — also newly navigating what it meant to live in a pandemic. For the most part, I met … more
CCS will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday to vote on a recommendation to remove the existing face covering mandate, effective March 7. If the board approves the recommendation, all of CCS will shift to a mask-optional policy as of March 7 — for the first time since the pandemic began in March of 2020. more
PITTSBORO — A few months ago, dropping kids off at Pittsboro Elementary School meant approximately six to 10 minutes of sitting in the carpool line. As of Jan. 10, it means listening six to 10 minutes of something a bit more exciting: 92.7 FM WPES In The Morning, a radio segment with students to highlight school news and happenings. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools parent Jessica Winger formally announced her candidacy for the district’s Dist. 3 Board of Education seat last Wednesday, after first announcing her intended run during the public comments portion at last Monday’s board meeting. more
Nationally known actor and playwright Mike Wiley is something of a local legend. He’s spent the last decade bringing educational theater to schools and communities in Chatham and across the country, emphasizing key events and figures in African American history. more
The 8th annual State Equality Index (SEI), released Jan. 20 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute, placed North Carolina in the report’s lowest category, “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality” — due to a lack of LGBTQ-friendly laws and a presence of those deemed as anti-LGBTQ. more
PITTSBORO — In a contentious 3-2 vote Monday night, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education began a gradual transition to optional masking “on or about March 7,” dependent on … more
The North Carolina Supreme Court overturned the state’s three new political maps last Friday night in a 4-3 ruling, three months after the Republican-led state legislature first passed the contested districts. more
The Chatham County Schools Board of Education voted last month to pursue the $12.9 million replacement of three gymnasiums at Bennett, Bonlee and Silk Hope schools — three smaller K-8 schools in rural areas of the district. more
Nearly 750 affordable rental units are still needed to meet the growing demand in Chatham, according to the annual report by the county’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee — despite an increase of 185 affordable units from 2019 to last year. more
The Chatham Community Library and Chatham’s Community Remembrance Coalition will commemorate Black History Month by co-sponsoring a virtual lecture about the contributions of Chatham’s free … more
Chatham commissioners unanimously appointed former Chatham County Schools Superintendent Robert Logan in a 3-0 vote on Monday night to fill the Dist. 4 vacancy left by Jim Crawford following his Dec. 31 resignation. more
In partnership with the Chatham County Public Libraries, the Chatham County Public Health department is now distributing N95 respirator masks to the public. On  Saturday, CCPHD will also host two drive-thru sites to distribute N95s from 10 a.m. to noon while supplies last, at Northwood High School and Silk Hope School. more
News that a Tennessean school district unanimously banned the use of “Maus” — a Pulitzer-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust by Art Spiegelman — in its 8th-grade curriculum spread … more
The Chatham County Democratic Party’s executive committee “overwhelmingly selected” former CCS Superintendent Robert Logan on Thursday as the party’s recommended candidate to … more
The 2022 filing period was fraught — and complicated — from the beginning. The messy process continues, with a bill that would delay the primary election again, this time to June 7, currently at … more
PITTSBORO — A new women-owned subscription box service for college students launched out of Chatham last fall, but the idea first started years ago. Founded by Jaime Detzi and Jen Bowman, Detzi … more
PITTSBORO — Ten months after President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) stimulus package, Chatham County Government is seeking public input on how to spend its … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham commissioners adopted two resolutions honoring county employees at their Jan. 18 meeting: one regarding Finance Officer Hope Tally for her 20-plus years of service and another … more
By the end of the second week of class following winter break, Chatham County Schools counted 703 students and 68 staff members as absent from school due to either testing positive for COVID-19 or quarantining due to exposure, according to district data shared with the News + Record. more
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