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A male teen drowned in Jordan Lake Tuesday, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Fuad Nagi Busisou, 19, of Raleigh was swimming in the lake near Clark Poe Road when a … more
WILSONVILLE — Since its formation 11 years ago, volunteers with the nonprofit group Clean Jordan Lake have removed 170 tons of trash — that’s 16,722 bags of garbage and nearly 5,000 tires — … more
SILER CITY — It’s tough having a birthday during a pandemic. But thanks to the Siler City Police and Fire Departments, one child got a little boost on his special day. Jeremiah “Jay” … more
SILER CITY — Siler City Mayor John Grimes signed a proclamation on Monday observing the National Day of Prayer. In 1952, President Harry S. Truman signed into law that the United States would … more
El Futuro, which has offices in Siler City and Durham, is a nonprofit outpatient clinic that provides comprehensive mental health services for Latino families in a bilingual environment of healing … more
People in Chatham want to help their neighbors. That’s been one clear signal since the launch of ChathamNeighbor2Neighbor, a collaborative effort by the Chatham News + Record, Abundance NC and … more
The N.C. General Assembly passed, and Gov. Roy Cooper signed, a pair of bills that allocated nearly $1.5 billion of federal money from the CARES Act as part of the state’s response to COVID-19. Cooper signed the bills — which received unanimous support in both the state House and Senate — during a press briefing on Monday. more
Gov. Roy Cooper indicated Monday that North Carolina was headed in the right direction toward loosening some of the restrictions put in place to attempt to halt the spread of COVID-19. But in Chatham County, public health officials indicated that no end is in sight for the virus — and that perhaps the peak of infections in Chatham has not been reached yet. more
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking individuals in Chatham County and the surrounding areas who may have been victims of fraud by a couple promising home repairs to the tune of $2 million. more
Like pretty much every student in North Carolina and across the United States, Luke Ford and Caleb Smith found their spring plans dramatically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. It didn’t take long for them to make new ones. more
Morgan Brewer called the days living in a COVID-19 pandemic a “strange” time. But even though she’s separated from her students, this Exceptional Children’s teacher is finding the … more
Not only have North Carolina’s ABC stores ­— deemed essential under the governor’s stay-at-home orders — remained opened during quarantine, but business has surged. “Oh yeah, sales … more
PITTSBORO ­­— You might say former Northwood two-sport star Carson Shaner — now a junior on N.C. State University’s softball team — was simply carrying on her family’s rich … more
April: Child Abuse Prevention Month PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. While social distancing measures and other public … more
SILER CITY — Five years ago, Michael Rogers transitioned his local auction and real estate business nearly entirely online. The move has proven a good one, Rogers said, with business steady … more
In March, when a state stay-at-home order forced educators to began teaching students remotely, Chatham Central teacher Laurie Paige started “Paige Academy” at her home. Paige, a 20-year … more
PITTSBORO — School nutrition officials told the Chatham County Board of Education last week that Chatham County Schools personnel have served more than 100,000 meals since the district began … more
SILER CITY — Along with other organizations in Chatham County, ranging from the nonprofit Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge to medical device manufacturer Gilero, Charter Furniture has begun to tailor … more
PITTSBORO — With the threat of a serious respiratory illness in COVID-19, tobacco smokers may be looking to kick the habit now — and resources are available that can help them while still … more
This has been such a stressful, frustrating and overwhelming time for everyone. No matter what our occupation or status in life, we have all been touched in some way, shape or form. As educators, … more
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