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SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison plans to offer “Latinxs” the opportunity to meet Chatham County’s first Latino commissioner in Compadres Mexican Restaurant next … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham Cottage, handcrafted by Central Carolina Community College students enrolled in the college’s Building Construction Technologies and Sustainable Technologies programs, … more
PITTSBORO — During the pandemic, emergency funding for artists and arts- workers has been essential. Now, the clouds are beginning to lift and emergency funding is shifting to a new phase of artist … more
PITTSBORO — N.C. State Extension has announced that Kristin Peters is completing an Extension internship this summer with the Chatham County Center. An Extension summer intern works with other … more
Katherine H. “Kack” Harris, a 2021 graduate of Lee County High School, is the 2021-22 recipient of the Hinton James Masonic Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded by Lux Libertas Lodge … more
PITTSBORO — More than 36,000 Chatham County residents had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, marking 48% of the county’s population; nearly 34,000 are fully vaccinated, making up … more
Pittsboro parks PITTSBORO — Town representatives and Chatham Park Investors have dedicated Pittsboro’s newest park, concluding more than a year of development and launching the first major … more
Runners across Chatham County gathered last month for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a yearly awareness campaign to raise funds for Special Olympics North Carolina. Chatham participants joined a … more
Jim Quick and Coastline will appear June 29 at the Mann Center of North Carolina for “Music on the Mann,” a free “welcome back pandemic relief concert.” more
ASHEBORO — Randolph Community College has recognized student achievement with its annual Academic Awards and Curriculum Awards. The Academic Award is based on the highest GPA in the degree and … more
Pittsboro Commissioners PITTSBORO — Just a few weeks after the board of commissioners adopted Pittsboro’s Unified Development Ordinance, town staff are drafting amendments and additions to … more
SILER CITY — On the fringes of downtown Siler City, a group of unassuming brick buildings stand along South Birch Avenue, where they host a real estate company’s offices. But once, recalls … more
Chatham County Schools’ $17.4 million of COVID-19 relief funds will be spent on summer programming over the next few years, for technology and connectivity support and to hire at least 68 school … more
PROSPECTS FOR GROWTH As real estate development barrels on across the county, commercial growth has seemed to lag behind. But county leaders and Chatham’s Economic Development Corporation … more
Last week’s graduation festivities concluded 2021’s Chatham graduations. After more than a year of school during a pandemic, the News + Record spoke with graduates from around the county … more
Last year, COVID-19 gathering restrictions led to drive-thru and virtual ceremonies. After more than a year of pandemic challenges faced by everyone but felt acutely by teachers, students and their parents, this final Northwood performance felt like both a celebration of the class of 2021 and of the ability to have an in-person graduation at all. more
‘We don’t want to replace it’ Along Chatham Church Road about 12 miles south of Pittsboro, a one-lane steel truss bridge looms over the Rocky River. On one side, there’s pavement; on … more
PITTSBORO — The traffic circle in downtown Pittsboro has reopened after months of renovation, but work on the larger road construction project is ongoing. In January, the N.C. Dept. of … more
SILER CITY — When Chatham resident Hannia Benitez was younger, her mother taught her a few principles to live by: “Learn as much as you can. Ask a lot of questions,” and “also help your peers … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education voted Monday to approve a memorandum of understanding between the district and the Hispanic Liaison, with the goal of helping both organizations … more
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