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Growing up, Cheynie Wray would look at her parents’ yearbooks. One time with her father, she said, he showed her pictures of the girls he had crushes on. Birdie Romatzick looks back at yearbooks from 10 years ago to see what life was like. Wray and Romatzick, seniors at Woods Charter School in Pittsboro, are among the students in Chatham County that work on the school’s annual catalogs of history, documents that show what happened and who was there in each school year. more
BEAR CREEK — As school districts around them are already canceling classes for May 1 in anticipation of a teacher rally in Raleigh, the Chatham County Board of Education decided Monday night to … more
There’s a scene in “Shazam!” when the crimson-clad hero and his nemesis scamper across a giant piano mat while barreling through a toy store. It’s an apt … more
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners heard a list of recommendations Monday to help improve the experience of Hispanic residents in the community. The town’s Building Integrated … more
Chatham County is the fifth most expensive North Carolina county in which to live, according to a report by the N.C. Budget and Tax Center released last week. According to the report, a family of … more
SILER CITY — Dr. Nagasayana Rao Kothapalli, MD, was born in India, studied and practiced in Ireland and England, and then Cleveland, before joining the staff at Chatham Hospital in 1980, … more
SILER CITY — Mary Clayton Jolicouer and her fifth-grade music class broke out the ukuleles Monday afternoon at Virginia Cross Elementary School in Siler City. She was going to teach them to play … more
Each Monday and Friday, farmers and cattle ranchers gather at the Carolina Stockyards to sell their livestock. If you arrive a couple hours before the auctions begin, you’ll hear a lot of noise. But the predominant sound is the cacophany of mooing as transports of cows arrive on the scene. “MOOOO!!! MOOOOOOO!!!! MOOOOO!!!!!” more
Duke Energy is engaged in a project that officials with the utility company hope will prevent buzzards from further damaging its transmission lines and causing outages in northeastern Chatham … more
GOLDSTON — Construction on a new water tower is under way in Goldston, with officials and engineers hoping to improve water pressure and availability for the area. Located between the Goldston … more
SILER CITY — “Because I said so” is a response that many people grew up hearing from their parents. Although the phrase frequents households nationwide, a Costa Rican psychologist informed … more
SILER CITY — Anticipation for the new version of an old festival is growing. Siler City’s “old” Chicken Festival, which paid homage to the town’s chicken heritage, began in the late … more
BEAR CREEK – Chatham County Schools Superintendent Derrick Jordan took the podium on the afternoon of March 28 in Chatham Central High School’s auditorium. “Do you really realize what has … more
SILER CITY — Siler City is gearing up for its 5th annual Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Site Readiness Spring Litter Sweep, scheduled for April 13-27. Each year the town, in … more
Three men with direct ties to the Chatham County Republican Party are among a group who were named in an indictment in federal court Tuesday on charges of corruption and attempted bribery.John … more
When JMArts, the Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation, launched its New York Arts Adventure last year, some initially saw the trip for high school artists as a fun way to spend spring break. That may be … more
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As the debate over the placement of Confederate monuments in the 21st century has raged in North Carolina and around the country, Pittsboro’s “Our Confederate Heroes” monument is getting more intense focus from the community. more
The Chatham News + Record earned eight editorial awards and two advertising awards at the N.C. Press Association’s annual news and editorial contest banquet including a second place for “Best Community Coverage” and third place for “Use of Photographs” in the contest’s community newspaper division. more
Goldsmith Jenny McLaurin creates her distinct pieces of jewelry, infusing in each one the natural forms and organic shapes characteristic of her work. more
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