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Mark Walker first ran for Congress not because he wanted certain policies in place, but because the word wasn’t getting out. “I believe individual liberty and opportunity should be provided for all of our communities,” he said while sitting in his Capitol Hill office last week. “That was my fundamental belief, and I had looked at an overview of the Republican Party and saw that we, even maybe with good intentions, were failing to make sure that message reached all the audiences.” more
Chatham County 4-H held its ninth annual 4-H Livestock Show earlier this month at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center. Under the discerning eye of livestock judge Callie Birdsell … more
Chatham County will be purchasing new voting equipment and may be testing it in at least one precinct during upcoming municipal elections. The purchase to replace 30 standard voting machines and … more
An estimated 2,500 people came to this year’s edition of PepperFest, the annual celebration of peppers and more produced by Abundance NC, held in downtown Pittsboro for the first time. Organizer … more
SILER CITY — Rock ‘n’ roll will take over downtown Siler City on Oct. 19 with the fourth annual Koo Day Tah celebration hosted by renowned custom guitar maker Terry C. McInturff and the N.C. … more
SILER CITY — Chatham County, like many, has citizens who struggle with mental illness and substance abuse. A group of local organizations are hoping to raise awareness, celebrate individuals who … more
SILER CITY — Ilana Dubester, the founder and Executive Director of El Vínculo Hispano, also known as the Hispanic Liaison, was honored with an award from the N.C. Justice Center this month … more
SILER CITY — A partnership between Chatham County Schools and Chatham County Public Libraries will enable the school system’s students to use their school-issued identification number to access … more
The rise of social media has given way to people called “Instagram influencers” — people who use their Instagram platforms to sell products or generally influence public opinion about a topic. more
PITTSBORO — The political discussion regarding symbols of the Confederacy moved beyond the Chatham County Board of Commissioners and into the chambers of the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners Monday … more
SILER CITY — Siler City resident and Western Chatham Senior Center member Nick Murray scored big at the N.C. State Seniors Games State Finals. Murray brought home the hardware for third place, … more
PITTSBORO — Now that Chatham County staff have explored suggested possibilities for the Article 46 sales tax expansion in the county, we now know what that money could be used for in a practical … more
The three men representing Chatham County in Congress have reacted to the announcement by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's intention to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. more
The Chatham News + Record has obtained recordings of the 911 calls  from the September 12 hostage incident at the State Employees Credit Union in Pittsboro. The recordings include three 911 … more
PITTSBORO — The Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy formally asked the Chatham County Commissioners late last week for an extension to the October 1 deadline for a … more
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part story examining the effort of some Chatham residents to memorialize the victims of the county’s racial terror lynchings. A photograph depicting an 1899 lynching is shown on page A8. Readers may find the image disturbing. more
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Editor’s note: Scholar and author Tim Tyson — whose latest book, “The Blood of Emmett Till, won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and was named Best Book of 2017 by both the Los Angeles … more
Chatham County Schools Superintendent Derrick Jordan faces a strange dilemma when he evaluates his schools’ performance grades on state tests. The marks — which measure proficiency and growth … more
These are the names and pertinent information of the victims of lynchings in Chatham County’s history. All information is courtesy of “A Red Record: Lynchings in the Former Confederacy,” a … more
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