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The campus of Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City, home to more than 870 students during a normal weekday, was silent last Wednesday. But that doesn’t mean work wasn’t still being done. more
Renita Foxx says she hasn’t yet seen an uptick in calls to the county’s domestic violence and abuse hotline since the COVID-19 pandemic started. But even that concerns to her. “I really … more
BEAR CREEK — As the state of North Carolina begins to “stay at home” as ordered by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper last week, trucks and truck drivers are continuing their work to keep the supply chains … more
SILER CITY — As county residents descended on grocery stores, clearing shelves in response to COVID-19, the West Chatham Food Pantry is facing the challenge of obtaining food to provide for the … more
SILER CITY — For as long as it’s been around, Siler City has been the epitome of small-town America. Chartered in 1887, the town — current population about 7,800 — has been … more
Two new basketball goals were installed at Goldston United Methodist Church just recently, completing the final touches of a project initiated last year by Chatham Central High School senior Riley Michael Lagenor to fund and build a full basketball court at his church. more
Every 10 years brings the U.S. Census, the official count of people living in America. So far, in the 2020 count, Chatham is showing up. more
The state of North Carolina will be under a stay-at-home order, starting at 5 p.m. Monday, Gov. Roy Cooper said in a press conference Friday afternoon. The order comes after multiple counties and municipalities issued their own orders. more
How is the food industry stacking up against other industries in the age of COVID-19? News + Record Publisher and Editor Bill Horner III talked this week with Hank Cardello, a Governors Club resident who writes about food policy for Forbes magazine. more
Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne told the News + Record Thursday morning that the county government was in the process of exploring what a shelter-in-place order would look like in Chatham. more
The News + Record sat down with Layton Long, director of the Chatham County Public Health Department, and Dr. Stephanie Freese, member of the Chatham County Board of Health and owner of Polaris Equine Mobile Veterinary Clinic, to talk about all things COVID-19 in Chatham. more
The Chatham County Public Health Department announced Wednesday, March 25, that three more residents had tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in a news release. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services notified the Chatham health department of the positive tests on March 24. The new positives bring the total caseload in Chatham to six individuals. more
They serve as three of the most front-facing agencies of Chatham County’s government that interact with thousands of residents every week. But now, the Chatham County Department of Social Services, Public Health Department and Council on Aging are being forced to adjust their procedures and still provide services, despite restrictions placed on them by the spread of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus. more
Through the first week of public schools being closed because of the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, districts around North Carolina work to adjust to a nearly-unprecedented situation. Now that the “break” from in-person teaching has been extended to May 15, teachers and administrators across Chatham County have been trying to find a rhythm. more
Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order Monday extending the closure of all K-12 public schools across the state to in-person instruction until May 15 as part of an extension of restrictions and guidance to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. more
When traffic at CORA jumped this week — double or even triple the normal numbers of individuals and families seeking food assistance — Melissa Driver Beard, the non-profit food pantry’s executive director, found herself in dire need of healthy volunteers to help assemble and hand out bags of food. more
CHAPEL HILL — A group of Briar Chapel homeowners want in on the N.C. Utilities Commission’s deliberations over allowing the neighborhood’s wastewater treatment plant to become a … more
PITTSBORO — Construction was still being done last week on the new Perch Coworking location on Hillsboro Street in downtown Pittsboro as Betsey Elbogen showed off the facility. It’s not yet … more
MONCURE — Larry Ray, the man the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office suspects killed six members of his family Sunday — before fatally turning his gun on himself — had previously been charged … more
Editor’s note: Last week, in the first of this two-part series, the News + Record discussed how N.C.’s Tier system — designed to level the playing field for the state’s 100 counties by … more
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