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PITTSBORO — The police department has a new chief: Pittsboro native Clarence “Shorty” Johnson Jr., who inherits the position at a pivotal juncture in the department’s history. Johnson, 49, … more
SILER CITY — The police department has completed a $20,000 renovation project of its emergency operations center using donated funds from the Duke Energy Foundation. The grant was awarded last … more
Editor's note: this story will be updated continually throughout the night. Polls in Chatham County will closed at 7:30 p.m. tonight, with the county reporting the results of in-person, one-stop … more
Despite a frosty start to Election Day, residents across Chatham County made their way to polling places on Tuesday for their last chance to weigh in on the 2020 election cycle. At the Paul … more
When polls closed Tuesday night in every precinct around the country, it marked the end to a historic voting season — but the election process is far from over. Widespread concerns about voter fraud and insecurity over the voting process have cast a pall over the integrity of this year’s election. To investigate the legitimacy of voter fears that ballot counting procedures may permit fraudulence, the News + Record spoke with members of Chatham County’s Board of Elections to learn how your votes make their way from mail-in ballot or poll booth to helping to elect the next president. more
SILER CITY — When it came time to vote this year, Siler City resident Natalia Franco López didn’t go to Paul Braxton Gym. She went to the Hispanic Liaison. more
SILER CITY — Siler City resident Kimberly Lara has been sending letters to her congressional representatives and political leaders since she was in elementary school. “In class, the teachers … more
SILER CITY — Chatham Charter is postponing high school athletics until at least Nov. 12 but still plans to start its cross country and volleyball seasons as scheduled the following … more
At 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Chatham County government released an email statement saying it had identified a cyber incident that left its network, office phones and email “inoperable for an … more
PITTSBORO — Nearly 50 people gathered at the Chatham County Historic Courthouse on Saturday holding signs and yelling chants — one side denouncing racism, the other applauding President … more
BONLEE — On a Monday morning at Bonlee School, the return of students learning at desks instead of behind computer screens almost seems normal. That is, if you can get past the arts and crafts … more
News briefs, 10-29-20 Chatham County Libraries to offer computer access at local branches PITTSBORO — Beginning this week, Chatham County Libraries will offer limited access to its computer … more
We all have them, but most of us don’t know what to do with them — old medications from dental work, an injury, illness or hospital visit. Most of the time, they just sit in our medicine cabinets … more
Church news oakley baptist church Candy Land will be held at Oakley Baaptist Church from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. Wear your costumes and bring your candy buckets to play fun games … more
2016 was a challenging year. It was a time when I was experiencing the loss of one of my closest friends; my daughter was dealing with the loss of two of her friends while I was also struggling with … more
Chatham County’s Salvation Army service unit is gearing up for a busy fall and winter season. This week, we speak with Jane Wrenn, the Army’s local director, who’s been in Chatham County for … more
PITTSBORO — Kyle Shipp thought of himself as just an ordinary citizen when he attended a Pittsboro town hall meeting in late 2018. “Some people came to the meeting and gave public comments … more
SILER CITY — Mayor John F. Grimes’ funeral was held Saturday on the Chatham Charter School grounds to commemorate his lifetime of service and decades of leadership in Siler City … more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Water Quality Task Force — a 17-person team of experts assembled by the town’s board of commissioners last November to assess “unregulated contaminants in the Haw … more
Editor’s Note: The following are exclusive interviews with U.S. Senate candidates Cal Cunningham and Thom Tillis conducted via email with the News + Record. Responses were included in their … more
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