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Today, Jairo McMican distinguishes himself as “Blacktino,” an identity that encompasses Black Latin Americans, but he didn’t always. Growing up, the 47-year-old McMican struggled to carve … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education named Tripp Crayton as the first principal of Seaforth High School last Wednesday, effective Feb. 15. Seaforth, set to open this fall … more
The State Board of Education approved on Jan. 7 a request asking the U.S. Dept. of Education to not hold N.C. schools and districts accountable for this year’s state exams. If approved, that … more
Cambridge Hills completed its first round of COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday. Before we get to that, can you talk about any changes in operations and procedures you’ve had since our last discussion, and how you’ve managed to prevent COVID infections at Cambridge? more
With the bulk of assessed 2020 property taxes already collected and in the county’s coffers, Chatham County Tax Administrator Jenny Williams and her staff at the county’s tax offices are in the … more
PITTSBORO — Just off Jones Ferry Road along the outskirts of Pittsboro, a Mexican food truck served dinner right outside Cedar Grove United Methodist Church’s front porch last Thursday as … more
The night before my grandpa died, I told a close friend at the end of our nearly two-hour phone call that I wasn’t too sad that his passing was likely imminent. Just 10 hours later, my mom … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro could have clean drinking water within about a year, according to water treatment experts, but only if the town’s board of commissioners act later this month to approve … more
SILER CITY — Updated analysis of Siler City’s economic trends and job market health paints a troubling picture of fiscal instability, according to recent data from a team of experts at the North … more
The North Carolina Department of Transportation held a virtual presentation last Thursday to discuss the proposed construction of the North Chatham Park Way, a new north-south roadway to run east of … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Tax Office reminds those owning real estate that personal and business property as of Jan. 1, 2021, must be listed with the Tax Office no later than Feb. … more
PITTSBORO — The coronavirus pandemic has been unforgiving to many, but few industries have been hit harder than entertainment. In 2020, many big-budget films were delayed; some major movie … more
PITTSBORO ­— The Chatham County Board of Commissioners met for a two-day budget retreat on Monday and Tuesday, with county commissioners and staff receiving an update on the current fiscal … more
Nearly 22% of Chatham County Schools students received a grade of D or F in a class during the first two grading periods of the current semester — a 73.96% increase from last year’s 12.56% … more
PITTSBORO — When the United Daughters of the Confederacy sought to have a highway named for Confederate president Jefferson Davis in 1913, they decided to mark their chosen route — about 160 … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s iconic traffic circle is getting a functional and aesthetic overhaul to make it safer for pedestrians and drivers. The $2.48 million project, on which work began … more
Who are the most outstanding young professionals in Chatham County? The News + Record wants to recognize them with a new “20 Under 40” project, and nominations are due now. “We want to … more
At the end of the Chatham County Schools Board of Education mid-year retreat Monday, the board unanimously voted to delay the start of in-person learning for high school students under Plan B to … more
NEWS BRIEFS Gov. Cooper extends N.C.’s evictions moratorium Gov. Roy Cooper extended the evictions moratorium for North Carolinians through Jan. 31 to help the approximately 485,000 North … more
SILER CITY — In its first meeting of the new year, Siler City’s board of commissioners entertained five presentations on project proposals and town policy amendments. Community Development … more
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