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There may soon be a new charter school in Chatham County. Carolina Royal Academy was one of 14 applications received by the state Department of Public Instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. … more
SILER CITY — The strongest statements from the night, based on crowd response, came from Jazmin Mendoza Sosa. Born in Mexico and raised in Siler City, Mendoza Sosa spoke with experience about … more
Chambers of Commerce have long served as networks of businesses and companies within a given area and often advocate on behalf of the business community. Cindy Poindexter hopes this year’s … more
SILK HOPE — Water, wastewater and what to do with them is a regular issue for municipal governments across the country. But did you know that Chatham County Schools is also in the wastewater … more
Did you know that, during fiscal year 2018-2019, the Pittsboro branch of the Chatham County Library system circulated more than 40,000 items? Forty thousand is a lot of books, magazines, DVDs, … more
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s candidates for town board showed their differences — and their similarities — at a forum held by the Haw River Assembly at the Central Carolina Community College on … more
In archery, you must aim your arrow at the target before you release it. Without a target, you can’t aim your arrow. Literacy service organizations have been working to find that target, and in … more
BENNETT — The Tri-County Ruritan Club, organizers of the 2019 Flatwoods Festival, has announced winners of parade and raffle prizes from the event held Sept. 6 and 7. Prize winners from the … more
Based on a review of legal documents and other evidence, the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy “more likely than not” own the “Our Confederate … more
Dorian scams, sheriff's community appreciation night and more. more
Note to readers: This is the first of a two-part story about the legacy of Chatham County’s lynching victims and an effort by some local residents to memorialize them. more
Performance grades for Chatham County’s public and public charter schools were released last week, and it was good news for most of them. Ten of the county’s 18 scored public schools received an A or B. more
“Two for a penny oat milk cookies. Converse PF Flyers. Ten pieces of Mary Janes. Saw a white boy run from a black man.” That’s the first poem that Jaki Shelton Green, a celebrated writer and North Carolina’s current poet laureate, remembers writing. more
Chris DiGiovanna’s office is a bit scattered. There are pieces of jewelry in a table in the middle, bagged and tagged. Computers line the walls. A makeshift mini-photo studio sits on another wall. In a back room, shelves contain items ranging from busts of Winston Churchill to a bootleg Mickey Mouse faux-fur jacket. more
The Siler City Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last week to contract with the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Main Street and Rural Planning Center to develop two economic plans — one for downtown and one for the town as a whole. more
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office responded last month to two attempted suicides of young people, both under 25. Neither survived. Josie [not her real name], a senior in a Chatham County high … more
According to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 10.9 percent of Chatham high schoolers said they have ever been “physically forced to have sexual intercourse,” compared to 8.4 percent in the state and 7.4 percent in the country. But those who work in the field say that number could be higher. more
RALEIGH — A three-judge panel from the state’s Court of Appeals ruled that North Carolina legislative districts, drawn by the Republican majority in 2017, violated the state’s Constitution … more
A school district’s choices when inclement weather hits are pretty simple: a delay, closing or early release. But how that decision is made is far from simple, and for Chatham County Schools, Dorian provided a perfect example. more
The United Way of North Carolina is embarking on a new program with the state to connect statewide resources for healthcare and human services providers with the resident consumers most in need. … more
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