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How is the food industry stacking up against other industries in the age of COVID-19? News + Record Publisher and Editor Bill Horner III talked this week with Hank Cardello, a Governors Club resident who writes about food policy for Forbes magazine. more
News briefs Donaldson Funeral home limiting viewings With the COVID-19, or coronavirus, continuing to spread, the staff of Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is taking measures to help … more
PITTSBORO — Greg Lewis was rather blunt about what the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, and government orders to close dine-in options at restaurants across North Carolina has mean for … more
SILER CITY — As people make runs to grocery stores, clearing shelves, fears of a shortage of food prevails. But in reality, workers in food and agriculture sector — that means agricultural … more
SILER CITY — If you thought shagging, the regional swing dance originated some 70 years ago in the coastal Carolinas, was in danger of becoming a relic of the time in which it was born, you’ll be … more
As the country grapples with controlling COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, a growing number of workers are finding themselves out of work as businesses close and travel restrictions increase. Silk … more
The “staff of life” is in short supply. Grocery stores in the Chatham County area are experiencing a run on bread, and restaurants have drastically reduced their need for it in this time of … more
With Chatham County’s public libraries closed and more residents working from home than ever, one might think accessing books from the libraries’ catalogue would be impossible Not … more
PITTSBORO — During an abbreviated Chatham County Board of Commissioners meeting March 16, the board postponed two public hearings on the Williams Corner development and scheduled a public hearing … more
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UNC Health and WakeMed on Monday enacted additional visitor restrictions, prohibiting visitors from their hospitals’ inpatient areas. The regional hospital systems have also expressed urgent … more
When Pittsboro residents and real estate agents Yvonne Beal and Lisa Skumpija started the Facebook group “Caremongering Pittsboro” last week, they did not realize how far it would … more
Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne told the News + Record Thursday morning that the county government was in the process of exploring what a shelter-in-place order would look like in Chatham. more
The News + Record sat down with Layton Long, director of the Chatham County Public Health Department, and Dr. Stephanie Freese, member of the Chatham County Board of Health and owner of Polaris Equine Mobile Veterinary Clinic, to talk about all things COVID-19 in Chatham. more
The Chatham County Public Health Department announced Wednesday, March 25, that three more residents had tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in a news release. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services notified the Chatham health department of the positive tests on March 24. The new positives bring the total caseload in Chatham to six individuals. more
They serve as three of the most front-facing agencies of Chatham County’s government that interact with thousands of residents every week. But now, the Chatham County Department of Social Services, Public Health Department and Council on Aging are being forced to adjust their procedures and still provide services, despite restrictions placed on them by the spread of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus. more
Through the first week of public schools being closed because of the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, districts around North Carolina work to adjust to a nearly-unprecedented situation. Now that the “break” from in-person teaching has been extended to May 15, teachers and administrators across Chatham County have been trying to find a rhythm. more
Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order Monday extending the closure of all K-12 public schools across the state to in-person instruction until May 15 as part of an extension of restrictions and guidance to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. more
When traffic at CORA jumped this week — double or even triple the normal numbers of individuals and families seeking food assistance — Melissa Driver Beard, the non-profit food pantry’s executive director, found herself in dire need of healthy volunteers to help assemble and hand out bags of food. more
CHAPEL HILL — A group of Briar Chapel homeowners want in on the N.C. Utilities Commission’s deliberations over allowing the neighborhood’s wastewater treatment plant to become a … more
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