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Drones are NCDOT’s newest tool in maintaining the state’s bridges and other infrastructure. The Federal … more
Editor’s note: In Chatham, the five-member board of county commissioners acts as the main policy-making body for the county’s government. This year, three of the board’s five seats will be … more
Following the Chatham County Schools Board of Education’s Sept. 23 decision to remain in Plan C through the end of the semester, many parents, students and residents across the district were … more
Chatham Trades Executive Director Shawn Poe is pleased to announce Dina Reynolds as the Director of Development and Communications. “Chatham Trades is very fortunate to have been able to acquire … more
Karen Howard is many things: mom, former attorney and children’s advocate. Since 2014, she’s also been one of Chatham County’s commissioners, stepping into the chairperson role in January of … more
SILER CITY — Twelve-year-old Octavio Hernandez walked for five days and nights, crossing into the U.S. with 17 strangers, a jug of water and limited food — all with the goal of reuniting with the … more
SILER CITY — In the late summer of 1967, a maroon-colored Mustang — one of 413,000 brand-new Mustangs the Ford Motor Company produced for the 1968 model year — arrived by train in … more
In competition for the N.C. House of Representatives District 54 seat – which includes all of Chatham County and parts of Durham County – incumbent Rep. Robert Reives II and challenger … more
SILER CITY — Every time Holly Rohaly’s 8-year-old daughter even hears the word, “school,” she cries. Her daughter, a 3rd-grader at Silk Hope Elementary School, usually loves learning, … more
Editor’s note: In the second of this two-part interview with News + Record Publisher Bill Horner III, former U.S. diplomat W. Robert Pearson, 77, looks at the healing process of reconciliation at a … more
Editor’s note: The News + Record sent questionnaires to both of the N.C. Senate Dist. 23 candidates on this year’s ballot. The biographical facts and civic involvement sections were compiled from … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Police Department faces an uphill battle as it fights to suppress ongoing crime. According to Chief Mike Wagner, it’s the result of systemic failures beyond the … more
Something remarkable happened in our state in July of this year. The City of Asheville apologized for its participation in and sanctioning of slavery. I admire and applaud the Asheville City Council … more
News briefs, 10-8-20 State board reminds voters: don’t photograph your ballot RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections is reminding voters that North Carolina law prohibits taking photographs … more
Editor’s note: News + Record photographer Kim Hawks, herself a cancer survivor, reached out to other survivors in the Chatham County community to share thoughts about their experiences. Here’s … more
PITTSBORO — At a specially called work meeting Monday late afternoon, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved edits to the county’s Emergency Housing Fund policy and received an annual … more
SILER CITY — Siler City’s Board of Commissioners welcomed a new commissioner, honored a beloved judge, examined the town’s financial health and continued plans to renovate City Hall at the … more
SILER CITY — Norma Boone will fill the vacant seat of the late Dist. 2 commissioner Larry Cheek following a unanimous decision by Siler City’s Board of Commissioners last Tuesday night. In a … more
Editor’s note: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, with one diagnosis happening every two minutes. Breast … more
Both candidates for the N.C. Senate Dist. 23 seat, which covers Chatham and Orange counties, have platforms typical of their political parties. But each has a unique history — bringing experience … more
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