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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
Much has been made recently about the positive state of the U.S. and North Carolina economies, of declining unemployment rates and rising job numbers. But for public school districts like Chatham … more
PITTSBORO — A proposed 48-unit affordable housing development in Pittsboro cleared its first hurdle during the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Monday. The project, an apartment … more
SILER CITY — Of all the familiar motifs of old cowboy movies — and its a genre brimming with recurring themes and images — one of the most indelible is that of the hero riding off into the … more
GOLDSTON — Goldston Mayor Tim Cunnup agrees — it’s always nice to get state funds for major town improvements. The town, as well as the Goldston-Gulf Sanitary District, was recently awarded … more
PITTSBORO — A new degree program will begin on Pittsboro’s Central Carolina Community College campus starting this fall. Electrical Systems Technology will help educate students about … more
PITTSBORO — Capacity of the wastewater treatment plant and the Town of Pittsboro’s future needs have been a subject of discussion in the town of Pittsboro for many years. The town’s small … more
In recent years, Chatham County Schools has grown steadily, increasing the number of students it serves each school year from 2009-10 to this year. In that period, the district’s student population … more
SANFORD — Central Carolina Community College will offer three new Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs in Fall 2019, as approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. The new … more
A recent study on employment and earnings shows a 19 percent gap in pay between women and their male counterparts in North Carolina — ranking the state 32nd in the nation in that regard. In … more
After last year’s rally drew around 20,000 teachers and educators to downtown Raleigh, the N.C. Association of Educators has announced a sequel. NCAE President Mark Jewell announced a “Day of … more
The 17th annual ClydeFEST is coming to the Bynum Ballpark on April 6. Each year, the Chatham Arts Council hosts the “old school carnival” as a celebration of local folk artist Clyde Jones, … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s Board of Equalization and Review is seeking applicants to fill an alternate board member slot. The alternate attends board meetings when regular members are unable to … more
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