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Chatham County’s Board of Health unanimously endorsed a motion Monday night urging the Chatham County Board of Commissioners to require the wearing of face coverings inside all Chatham County … more
SILER CITY — By the time COVID-19 spread to Chatham County, Fleming and Brit Pfann made the difficult decision to move out of their home and into their bed and breakfast, The Inn at Celebrity … more
As North Carolina moves through the phases of its reopening plan, business leaders in Chatham County are trying to strike a balance between quelling public anxiety in respect to the pandemic, and … more
PITTSBORO — A clash last week between protesters near the former site of Pittsboro’s Confederate soldier monument led to at least one injury, and Pittsboro police are still seeking one of the … more
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BEAR CREEK — Kelsey Hussey’s drive to achieve is impressive. Just 14 years old, Hussey plays three sports, served as the president of the Beta Club at Bennett Elementary School, has gotten … more
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that the Trump Administration could not terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, which protects about 700,000 young immigrants — … more
On June 19, 1865 — two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation — Union soldiers told enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, the war had ended and they were … more
Júlia Pimentel Gudiel came to North Carolina from Guatemala for her children. While her four kids stayed in her home country, Pimentel Gudiel came to the U.S. to earn money, which she sends back … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s town board passed its $10.3 million FY 2020-21 budget on Monday, a significant increase from the original proposed $9.3 million budget developed after estimated revenue … more
PITTSBORO — In the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police, leaders of three predominantly African-American churches in Chatham County met last week with leaders of the … more
Today, I speak before you with a myriad of emotions awakened by the horrific murder of George Floyd. I watched a human being that I distinctly identify with in race and ethnicity, subjugated to a … more
With the 2019-2020 school year wrapping up at the end of last week for students across Chatham County, educators and policy makers have already begun looking toward the 2020-2021 school year and how … more
Editor’s note: With the nationwide observance of “National Onion Ring Day” set for June 22, CN+R Reporter Zachary Horner — a major fan of the hamburger joint staple — set out to sample the … more
When asked what the Chatham County community can do to combat PTSD, Pittsboro-based therapist Susanne Saunders’ answer went right to current events. “Everything that’s been going on in this … more
Walls Jr. Walls Jr. Editor’s note: Dwayne Walls Jr., a resident of Pittsboro, tragically lost his father in 2008. Years before that, Dwayne Walls Sr. worked with News + Record Publisher Bill … more
While post-traumatic stress disorder — PTSD for short — is fairly commonplace in discussions surrounding mental health today, it’s a relatively new diagnosis. In his book, “The Body Keeps … more
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SILER CITY — Siler City has battled nuisance violations and derelict properties since the economic downtown of 2008 and the closure of its major chicken processing plant that year. Now, the town … more
As the pastor of Jordan Grove AME Zion Church in Siler City, it gives me great pleasure to speak briefly to each of you. Let me begin by congratulating you all for your hard work and dedication! What … more
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