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SILER CITY — When Sarah Harris arrives at Jordan-Matthews High School before 8 a.m. each day, her work day isn’t starting — not really. More accurately put, it’s just … more
Gov. Roy Cooper announced last Wednesday that 11 rural North Carolina counties — Chatham not among them — will receive more than $12 million in grants to expand high-speed internet service in … more
PITTSBORO — It was more than seven decades ago, but Siglinda Scarpa can still remember the “big boots” and harsh voices of Gestapo soldiers who came pounding on the door of her home, looking … more
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BYNUM — The Bynum General Store was awarded a $7,765 Community Challenge grant from the American Association of Retired Persons to expand its ability to do storytelling and performances … more
A recent report on poverty created for the United Way of North Carolina shows many families in the state are “struggling to stretch their wages to meet the costs of basic necessities.” The … more
Chatham Latinx agricultural workers hurt by the pandemic can apply to a Dunn-based nonprofit for financial assistance. The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry has again begun accepting applications for … more
The morning starts with a virtual meeting with your teacher and classmates, then a shorter virtual meeting with a smaller group of students. Next, a few assignments before lunch, then virtual … more
In addition to extending Plan C from four to nine weeks during an Aug. 10 meeting, the Chatham County Board of Education also unanimously approved policy revisions related to Title IX, a federal … more
Superior Court Judge Carl Fox announced last Friday he will retire on Oct. 1 after 40 years in the judicial system, most of which was spent serving Chatham and Orange counties. Superior court … more
Jenny (*not her real name) learned that the Neighbor2Neighbor / VecinoAVecino program could help her pay bills. She got in touch with me and Abundance NC arranged to pay a bill for her. Later she … more
So far, more than 6,800 Chatham County residents requested an absentee ballot, putting Chatham in the top 10 among N.C. counties for such requests. As absentee ballot requests surge and questions of … more
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to name the park under construction in the Vineyard Park community the Knight Farm Community Park. The land where the … more
The Chatham County Board of Health voted Monday to declare racism as an “ongoing public health crisis” and also pledged its commitment in working to mitigate associtated health … more
SILER CITY — He roamed those sidelines for 19 seasons, a 6-foot-4 gentle giant whose steady hand and penchant for the counter right run play made his name synonymous with successful Jordan-Matthews … more
RAMSEUR — Ask John J. Pleasants for his coolest piece of Boy Scouts memorabilia, and he’ll give you plenty of options, from gear to art to the downright dangerous. There’s a canvas uniform … more
After five months of providing free meals to children 18 years old and under, CCS School Nutrition Services will resume its normal school breakfast and lunch programs on Aug. 31. Under this program, … more
SILER CITY — To Siler City beauty salon owner Yazmín Hernández, Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to reopen businesses came as a great relief. more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners decided on Monday to wait for additional information before moving forward with public hearings on the proposed closure of E. Third Street in … more
In 2016, candidates Roy Cooper and Josh Stein made a series of promises to 1,400 Latinos at a North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations (NCCLO) assembly in Durham. more
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