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One in nine. That’s how many Chatham County high schoolers have self-reported that they’ve attempted suicide. That’s how many Chatham adolescents say they’ve tried to end their own life. more
The moment, around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, a work crew took down the Confederate statue from atop the concrete pedestal on which it has stood at the Historic Chatham County Courthouse since 1907, a crowd of about 20 onlookers sympathetic to its removal let out a cheer, witnesses said. more
  With the monument's removal having begun Tuesday night, here's a timeline of its history... In recent months, key players — the Chatham County Board of Commissioners and the Winnie … more
PITTSBORO — Saturday's blustery weather brought a higher-than-normal level of tension to protests surrounding the "Our Confederate Heroes" monument. The Chatham County Sheriff's office said … more
  There aren’t any better reasons to see “The Good Liar” than Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. The film’s knighted stars inhabit the frame like master craftsmen, slowed … more
News Briefs Triangle Jazz Orchestra hosting show to benefit Chatham Literacy A local jazz group is donating proceeds from a performance to a local nonprofit. The Triangle Jazz Orchestra’s … more
The Chatham News + Record and Our Chatham are entering the podcast game. The pair of news organizations are collaborating on “The Chatcast,” a new podcast series which will explore newsworthy topics over a season’s worth of episodes. The first season, “The Age of Anxiety,” will focus on teen mental health and will be available for free on December 13 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more. more
PITTSBORO — For the past 60 years, through various moves, the uniform Sam Hummel wore as a young Marine hung in a closet, an untouched and mostly forgotten relic of the two years he spent in the … more
SILER CITY — Make your way through downtown Siler City and you’ll see a recurring sight: triangle-shaped yellow flags placed in front of a variety of businesses up and down North Chatham … more
Editor’s note: The first Mid-Atlantic Hemp Show & Conference, scheduled for Nov. 22-23 at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, will bring our region’s top agriculture … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education last Monday formally authorized the location for its new Central Services administrative building, which will be constructed on Renaissance Drive … more
Poverty hurts. Maybe not physically, although that can happen sometimes, too — and that doesn’t take into account the mental, emotional, social, and even spiritual aspect of that complex … more
SILER CITY — On Monday, Terry McInturff offered the public the chance to view the transit of Mercury, an occurrence so rare it only happens a dozen or so times a century. McInturff, renowned … more
The North Carolina government has passed a series of laws that officials say will update and modernize the state’s statutes on sexual assault and child abuse. Senate Bill 199, titled “An Act … more
SILER CITY — Town officials continue to review proposals from Mountaire, the Delaware-based company with a large poultry processing plant near downtown, on its request for permanent closure of E. … more
With another Election Day having come and gone, here’s a recap of the voting results in Chatham’s municipal races and other ballot measures from Nov. 5. Pittsboro The Town of Pittsboro has … more
Chatham County’s governing body, including its board of commissioners, annually approve what’s called a Capital Improvements Plan, or CIP, featuring all projects, planned and potential, that … more
PITTSBORO — Superior Court Judge Susan Bray on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction filed by the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to prevent … more
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PITTSBORO — The legal fight over the ownership of the confederate statue located on the grounds of the Historic Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro may have new participants. The West Chatham Branch of the NAACP and the activist group “Chatham for All” together filed a motion Monday requesting to become defendants in the case. more
News Briefs Chatham library offering Microsoft Excel classes The Chatham Community Library is offering Microsoft Excel Basics classes at 3 p.m. on November 20 in Pittsboro.  Attendees … more
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