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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
PITTSBORO — The board of commissioners stepped through several action items in its regular meeting on Monday, voting on land use proposals, town ordinance on microbreweries, a resolution of support … more
PITTSBORO — People are so accustomed to living in an area surrounded by art of every kind that we may forget what it would be like if the arts disappeared altogether. The pandemic has given the … more
I’ve been on a roller coaster lately, chasing a COVID-19 vaccination starting from here on Hawks Nest, my property in Chatham County. I started by trying to register … more
PITTSBORO — Sanctuary at Powell Place Apartment Homes held a small, COVID-conscious ribbon cutting last Thursday to celebrate the completion of construction and the official opening of all … more
PITTSBORO — Quality Equipment, a John Deere dealer group based in North Carolina, opened a new location in Pittsboro on Monday. Located at 1243 Thompson St. — at the old Ford dealership — … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s nearly 11,000 water utility customers haven’t received a bill since last October, so the March billing notice — consisting of the five previous months of … 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
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH The First Baptist Church is pleased to announce that Rev. Jason Brogan has accepted the call to serve as the church’s new pastor. He and his wife Michelle are moving to … more
News + Record reporter Hannah McClellan has added “web editor” to her title, Publisher and Editor Bill Horner III has announced. “In this new role, Hannah will oversee our work as a team to … more
NEWS BRIEFS The Hawbridge School begins expansion project SAXAPAHAW — The Hawbridge School has begun construction on a new 40,000 square foot school building which will significantly increase … 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
SILER CITY — The Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Site, a 1,802-acre industrial megasite in western Chatham County, is ready for launch — all it needs are heavy industry companies … 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
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