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The opening pages of Karen Katz’s “The Colors of Us” show a young girl with cinnamon-colored skin, grasping paintbrushes in her right hand and a slight smile creeping across her face. “My name is Lena, and I am seven,” she says. “I am the color of cinnamon. Mom says she could eat me up.” more
Buddy is Gilmore’s 15-year old English Shepherd who lives with him at his home near the Chatham-Randolph county line. Over the last few weeks, Buddy has come across at least seven copperhead snakes in Gilmore’s yard and has eliminated them all. more
BY RANDALL RIGSBEE News + Record Staff Reports of flu are increasing after the season, which began last fall and continues into spring, got off to a slow start. While not seeing numbers like … more
Parks in Siler City have seen improvements over recent months with more expected.Siler City Parks and Recreation Director Joseph Keel presented some of the updates with the Siler City Board of Commissioners on Monday and requested approval for some of the changes. more
The town of Siler City was awarded the Urban Conservation Award by the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in January. more
By Zachary Horner News + Record Staff PITTSBORO — Rita Van Duinen’s daughter graduated from Northwood High School last year, but there was a hole in her class. Missing was Boone Cummins, … more
BY AIDAN BRADLEY News + Record Intern It’s not uncommon for a child to dramatically proclaim “I’m starving,” but in Chatham County, that same phrase is a reality for nearly one in five … more
Third Street in Siler City has reopened after being closed since last May to facilitate the construction of Mountaire’s $170 million, 255,000 square foot poultry processing facility adjacent to the road. more
BY RANDALL RIGSBEE News + Record Staff PITTSBORO -- There was a hub of activity around a trailer that will be anchored for the next couple of months at Matt Marki’s home in Pittsboro. On a … more
Disaster response in Chatham County is coordinated by the Emergency Management Department. During a widespread emergency or potential emergency, Chatham County will provide information to the public … more
Residents on Jeremiah Drive were informed by email last week that the N.C. Dept. of Transportation, working in coordination with local elected officials, will be funding improvements to raise the road to help alleviate flooding during rain events. more
BY BILL HORNER III News + Record Publisher Welcome to the “new” Chatham News + Record. With this edition, we’re debuting your newspaper’s new look. The modern design elements … more
Sharon Gillette worked two jobs, six days a week. She has 30 years of experience in the service industry. But not being able to find a roommate meant she had to leave Chatham County because living here was too expensive for her. After paying her rent and other bills each month, she would have just $30 left over. more
Chatham County Schools is nearing the end of a two-year process of re-evaluating its grading practices and is undergoing slight changes to its homework policies. The emphasis, according to Amanda Hartness, the district’s assistant superintendent for academic services and instructional support, is the student. more
Beginning March 1st, 2019, the Town of Siler City Water Plant will temporarily suspend the addition of ammonia to its water treatment disinfection process, as required by North Carolina Department of … more
What is Affordable Housing? Housing is considered affordable when housing costs, including rent or a mortgage and utilities, make up no more than 30 percent of a household’s gross monthly … more
CN+R Staff Report With a couple of Chatham Park’s major planning elements down, the Town of Pittsboro will next tackle tree protection. The discussion began in earnest at a town board meeting … more
Not long ago, Ashley Lux watched as her daughter Haley, 7, held onto her sister Grace, 2, as they went down a slide at North- west District Park in Siler City. The two children then ran off to … more
At last week’s Chatham County Board of Education retreat, district officials revealed that, if class size restrictions in kindergarten through third grade going into place next year were instituted this year, the district would be five teachers short. more
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