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A car and truck parade [Photo gallery]
Chatham County Group Homes Inc., a non-profit organization that was established in 1984 to house and support adults with developmental disabilities, held a parade of car show vehicles for a birthday … more
Chatham rivers run high [Photo gallery]
Downhill aquatic biking Some Chatham youngsters decided to take advantage of a risen Deep River and ride their bikes and scooters down a hill into the water last Saturday. River runs … more
Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro held a ‘drive-by’ event Friday for residents, where family members and friends were invited to drive by the facility and wave hello to people … more
SILER CITY — Siler City Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem Larry Cheek passed away on Tuesday at SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Healthcare in Pittsboro. Cheek had fallen ill last … more
The infrastructure that produces the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in Chatham County, North Carolina and around the country is testing, and the state government has relied on numbers of tests conducted as part of its procedure for “re-opening” businesses and other operations. Testing in Chatham County has taken different forms since the first COVID-19 cases were identified in the county in early March — and according to health officials, it’s played a major role in how the county has responded to the novel coronavirus crisis. more
Pittsboro’s Diali Cissokho said it’s “weird” to him. “It’s totally different,” he said. “It’s so different to me because I’ve never done it. It’s what they call a ‘life change.’ If life is changing, you’ve got to follow life.” He’s talking about the Chatham Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Initiative, the yearly art education program moving for the first time to a digital platform in order to reach students during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series about child abuse and neglect in Chatham County. The series concludes next week. more
Zone Fitness and Tanning in Siler City is closing its doors. Christina Fisher, who has owned the business for five years, says the decision to close was a “personal” one. more
As North Carolina begins to lift some of its restrictions on companies and more people are out and about, the News + Record sought responses from local businesses about how COVID-19 has affected … more
Caroline Watkins, a recent University of Missouri graduate, and Olivia Rojas, a rising sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, have begun work as summer interns in the newsroom of the News + Record. more
The News + Record has created two new marketing programs — one featuring free advertising, the other offering $30,000 in matching stimulus grants — for Chatham businesses adversely affected by … more
The music industry, aspiring artists are often told, is hard to break into. Jordan Pickett has heard it, too. more
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Even though schools are closed for the rest of the academic year because of COVID-19, local youth-serving agencies are determined to bring a little #chathamspirit to students stuck in … more
The Siler City Board of Commissioners reviewed on Monday a proposed 84-unit affordable housing community to be located near Chatham Hospital. more
SILER CITY — Friends and family are still mourning the death of Jordan-Matthews High School senior Daniel Zagada-Hernandez, who died May 5 in Asheboro from injuries sustained in a vehicle collision … more
Chatham Neighbor2Neighbor continues to build and connect Chatham residents who need help with people and services that assist. Neighbor2Neighbor, a collaborative effort of the Chatham News + … more
In 1963, John F. Kennedy was the first president to designate May as a special time to celebrate the current and past contributions of older persons to our nation. Every year since, presidents have … more
This is a weekly series highlighting some of Chatham’s graduating high school seniors in the wake of cancellations of ceremonies and traditions because of COVID-19. Want to tell us about your … more
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