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Now that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is recommending COVID-19 vaccines for children up to 5 years old, Chatham’s health experts are encouraging parents to seriously consider it as a “critical line of defense” against the virus. more
PITTSBORO — Carol Goettman has been fighting for reproductive rights since the 1970s. She was at the march in Washington in support of passing Roe v. Wade when it originally passed in 1973. … more
PITTSBORO — Owls and hawks alike soared high in the skies above Starrlight Mead on Saturday when Claws Inc. — an organization dedicated to assisting wild and exotic animals — held a … more
Shivers and Simon started beekeeping about a decade ago, and since then, they’ve worked to build up their business and spread awareness on the importance of bees to the environment and for pollinating flowering plants — a process which helps to create a lot of the fruits and vegetables seen on dining tables across the county. more
Chatham County leaders and residents expressed frustration and anger at Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. more
PITTSBORO — Christian Poteat Jr., Tony Keck and Cassandra Sibrian, all Northwood students, passed away in a string of horrific accidents over the course of a week. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners officially approved the county budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year at their June meeting in Pittsboro Tuesday. The meeting also featured updates about broadband access and a new historical marker coming to Pittsboro.  more
What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat? People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by … more
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part exchange on U.S.-China relations. Journalism professor Buck Ryan in Kentucky and English lecturer Lei Jiao in Wuhan, China, pursue … more
SILER CITY — The town’s board of commissioners postponed a vote Monday to rezone a 99.73-acre tract of land near Hwy. 421 and Harold Andrews Road that would be developed into a 214-unit housing … more
SANFORD — The Golden LEAF Board of Directors has awarded Central Carolina Community College $498,924.36 for training equipment for a regional truck driving and logistics program providing … more
Pittsboro’s board of commissioners has voted to investigate upstream Haw River polluters and seek litigation against them for discharging PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane. Simultaneously, the Environmental … more
SANFORD — G. William Powell has graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree, double-majoring in Information Science and History. Prior to … more
The Chatham County Council on Aging was one of 13 Meals on Wheels America member organizations in North Carolina to earn revenue from the 2022 Subaru “Share the Love” Campaign. more
SILER CITY — After two years of pandemic-related cancellations, the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is set to finally return — the first time since 2018 — to Siler City on Saturday, Sept. … more
With the scorching temperatures berating Chathamites, the News + Record is sharing tips on how to stay cool and what to keep in mind if you do venture into the blazing outdoors. more
Now, the 2018 Northwood graduate is one of the top relievers not only at UNC, but in the nation. He finished with a 2.72 ERA with 74 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings pitched this past season. That was enough to earn him third-team All American honors from Perfect Game USA. more
Activists like Katie Bryant have worked and advocated that Pittsboro pursue legal action against those responsible for the many discharges of PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane — chemical compounds which have been deemed likely carcinogens — into the Haw River, Pittsboro’s only source of drinking water. more
Hundreds of Chatham residents gathered at the Chatham County Agricultural and Industrial Fair Association this weekend to celebrate Juneteenth with events provided by two Chatham-based organizations. more
Districts across North Carolina have left millions of COVID-19 relief funds on the table by not allocating them, but that’s not the case here: Chatham County Schools has clear plans for the nearly $19 million it will ultimately get. The clock to spend that money keeps ticking, with school districts needing to decide on allocations by September 2024. more
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