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It’s here. The first season of “The Chatcast,” a joint podcast production by the News + Record and Our Chatham project from UNC-Chapel Hill, will be available for free in many places on Friday. The 10-episode production, “The Age of Anxiety,” will focus on teen mental health in Chatham County. more
While Chatham County residents faced fairly simple ballot choices in the 2019 election, 2020’s will be anything but. Along with voting for U.S. President, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of … more
PITTSBORO — Rev. Ricky R. McKinney Sr. says it’s hard to overstate the importance of the Bryant family and the contributions made by the African-American family to Pittsboro during the last … more
PITTSBORO — For now, it’s over. Superior Court Judge Susan Bray granted Chatham County’s motion to dismiss the case against the Board of Commissioners filed by three residents and the Winnie … more
Local photographer Craig Greiner wasn’t sure what to expect last fall when he and his wife Amanda, an oil painter, first opened their Bynum art studios to the public for the Chatham County Artists … more
PITTSBORO — A group of up to 100 women will dance their way down the one-mile parade route this Sunday at the Pittsboro Christmas parade in hopes to spread peace, love and unity in a town that has … more
As we continue to preview “The Age of Anxiety,” the first season of “The Chatcast,” we want to introduce you to the hosts, creators and reporters on this season — the Chatham News + Record's Zachary Horner and Our Chatham's Adrianne Cleven. more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PARAB) urged the Pittsboro town board on Nov. 25 to fill the town’s park planner position left vacant with the resignation of … more
PITTSBORO — Michelle Morehouse sat at the front of the room, backed by a mural of children in flight, trying to hold the attention of five toddlers. Not an easy task. “For my young friends, we … more
Editor’s Note: Kim Hawks, who works as a photographer for the News + Record, attended a recent Siler City Community Meal and wrote this first-person account of her time there. SILER CITY — In … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools says 15 of its 17 schools are facing the expense of replacements for aging HVAC and lighting systems. School officials discussed the matter with county … more
PITTSBORO — Superior Court Judge Susan Bray granted Chatham County's motion to dismiss the case against the Board of Commissioners filed by three residents and the Winnie Davis Chapter of the … more
Telling the story of teen mental health in Chatham County would be impossible without the teenagers. Hundreds of adolescents in Chatham County deal with pressure from all kinds of areas — school, peer relationships, families, finances — and the five teenagers interviewed for “The Age of Anxiety,” the first season of the new podcast “The Chatcast,” are no different. They’re different genders, ages, classes and even sexual orientations. more
SILER CITY — It’s a Wednesday evening in Siler City, and court is in session. Elsa Trunnell, a senior at Northwood High School, stands in front of the bench in a black blazer, giving her … more
PITTSBORO — The moment, around 2 a.m. last Wednesday morning, a work crew took down the Confederate statue from atop the concrete pedestal on which it has stood at the Historic Chatham County … more
A look at the numbers shows that, pretty much objectively, Chatham County is very charitable. A study by SmartAsset earlier this year said Chatham was the second-most charitable county in North … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners last week tentatively approved the 2021-2027 Capital Improvements Program. The board met last Tuesday at a workshop to hear a presentation … more
The Chatham County government released its annual “State of the County” report last week, covering fiscal year 2018-2019. Throughout its eight pages, the document showcased ways the county has … more
When a patient nearing the end of life is admitted to hospice, they’re offered many different services: skilled nursing, a nurses aide, a chaplain, a social worker. “And,” said Amber … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s new $18 million town hall project, still in its design stage, is encountering infrastructure concerns. Representatives from Hobbs Architects, which is managing the … more
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