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Editor’s note: Alirio Estevez is an ESL teacher at Siler City Elementary School. He received his first dose of the Moderna vaccine last Friday with the Chatham County Public Health Department in … more
About two and a half months into its vaccination campaign, UNC’s Chatham clinic hasn’t quite vaccinated as many Latino residents in Chatham as staff had hoped — and neither have some other Chatham-based vaccine providers, who have also made equity a key piece of their vaccination campaigns. more
This year, like every year, February was designated in Chatham as “We Love Seniors” Month — and though the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle didn’t know that, the organization managed to show some … more
Editor’s note: As more COVID-19 vaccine doses become available and other information about access changes, it’s hard to stay current. The News + Record is offering this guide. It’ll be updated … more
SILER CITY — In a bid to enact frequent calls for the town’s revitalization, Siler City’s board of commissioners authorized several ordinance amendments during its regular meeting Monday to … more
Editor’s note: This is a follow-up story to last week’s look at how Chatham Council on Aging Executive Director Dennis Streets and his staff have shifted their focus during the pandemic. This … more
Nick Haffele was the interim director of Chatham County Management and Information Systems (MIS) when the ransomware attack which crippled the county’s system on Oct. 28 of last year occurred. … more
If you were to ask Rhoda Berkowitz what she does, she might tell you she works in mysteries. That’s technically true, considering she’s the person who organizes the mysteries sections of the … more
SILER CITY — The Spring Chicken Festival is coming back, but this year’s iteration won’t look like 2019’s. Two years ago, the town launched its “first annual” Spring Chicken Festival … more
The Chatham News + Record captured a record-setting 28 news awards today at the N.C. Press Association’s annual news and editorial contest, winning more prizes than any newspaper in its … more
RALEIGH — State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell recommended the General Assembly take action to delay the state’s 2021 municipal elections. more
PITTSBORO — Following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers last summer, Lysandra Weber opened Instagram and saw a flood of black squares. It was “Blackout … more
Citing the “significant and sustained improvements” of N.C. COVID-19 metrics, Gov. Roy Cooper announced at a news conference Wednesday he’d lift the statewide modified stay-at-home … more
Three distinct systems serve Chatham County’s rural areas. But in Siler City, the town government is exclusively responsible for water treatment and distribution. more
Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne provided an update on Chatham’s cyber attack to county commissioners last week. This week, he responded to questions from the News + Record as he and other officials continue to guide the county’s recovery from the breach. more
PITTSBORO — When Valencia Toomer left her role as principal at Horton Middle School last June, she did so with the goal of starting a new school — School of the Arts for Boys Academy (SABA) — … more
Last week’s severe weather delayed vaccine shipments across the country and forced Chatham vaccine providers to reschedule appointments originally planned for earlier this week. Now, the vaccine … more
Last Friday, the Chatham County Public Health Department announced that school staff and childcare workers ages 50 and older will start getting vaccinated in Chatham on Friday. more
By Chatham County’s own admission, it’s skewing older. Under the Population and Income Information section of the county’s website, the last sentence on age demographics reads: “Like many … more
Attacks on personal data have intensified worldwide amid the coronavirus pandemic, and Chatham is no exception. Especially since the cyberattack on Oct. 28 — a network infiltration which … more
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