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Chatham Health Alliance expands outreach directly to Spanish-speaking neighborhoods
The Chatham Health Alliance has been connecting hundreds of Chatham residents to resources since the COVID-19 pandemic’s early …
Chatham health dept. vaccinates hundreds of Hispanic residents at St. Julia’s
SILER CITY — Just off U.S Hwy. 64 on Harold Hart Road last Saturday, a line of cars began to wrap around St. Julia’s Catholic …
Some Chatham vaccine providers hope to receive J&J doses in April
As vaccine eligibility widens in North Carolina, some Chatham vaccine providers say they hope to receive the single-shot J&J vaccines …
Chatham students start donation drive for products to fight ‘period poverty’
For Annika Lowe, the idea to fight local “period poverty” all began with TikTok. While scrolling through the social media …
Under new management, Carolina Cravings combines the best of both worlds
PITTSBORO — Less than a block away from Pittsboro’s historic courthouse, two young Mexican immigrants have baked something new out …
Traffic circle project hurts some downtown business owners, encourages hope in others
PITTSBORO — The trucks arrived in January: dozers, backhoes, compactors. Soon, they’d stripped the pavement and gutted the …
Chatham works to combat education disparities, provide equal chance for success
But as schools begin reopening, education experts warn that long-standing educational disparities have only deepened during remote …
After three years, Rojo Canela in Siler City closes for good
After nearly three years of serving Siler City with “calidez humana,” or human warmth, Rojo Canela has shut down — permanently. …
El Futuro weighs telehealth as tool to expand mental health services and reach
SILER CITY — In early 2020, El Futuro’s mental health clinics offered primarily in-person services, save for a telehealth program …
Here’s what you need to know about getting vaccinated in Chatham
Editor’s note: As more COVID-19 vaccine doses become available and other information about access changes, it’s hard to stay …
Chatham vaccine providers work to ensure vaccine equity for Hispanic residents
Chatham vaccine providers haven't vaccinated as many Latino residents as hoped, despite making equity a key piece of their vaccination …
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle launches food distribution and health program for Chatham’s minority seniors
This year, like every year, February was designated in Chatham as “We Love Seniors” Month — and though the Inter-Faith Food …
Delayed shipments arrive, allowing Chatham providers to resume vaccinations
Last week’s severe weather delayed vaccine shipments across the country and forced Chatham vaccine providers to reschedule …
'The sooner, the better:' School staff to begin accessing vaccines in Chatham
Last Friday, the Chatham County Public Health Department announced that school staff and childcare workers ages 50 and older will …
Most Chatham residents get vaccinated outside the county, health dept. finds
When North Carolina first began rolling out vaccinations, Chatham resident Linda Smith thought it would be easy to get an …
Some vaccine providers' no-ID rule might allow some to ‘skip in line.’ But Chatham providers say it’s worth it.
Many Chatham vaccine providers don’t require ID to ensure that it’s not a barrier to vaccination — a decision which could allow …
J-M’s Vicky Tobar provides interpretation, support to Siler City’s Spanish-speaking families
SILER CITY — Growing up, Virginia “Vicky” Tobar had always wanted to be a school nurse. She’d even started studying to be one …
Chatham CIS’ Perla Ayala set to take dream job
SILER CITY — When Siler City resident Perla Ayala was younger, her family often encouraged her to consider three specific careers. …
Chatham 250 to offer soccer tournament, create dedicated Latino history archive
Chatham County’s 250th anniversary celebration is set to kick off in early spring, and for its planners, it’s not just a birthday …
Hispanic nonprofit offers free business seminar in Spanish to N.C.’s Hispanic business owners
Prospera, a Florida-based Hispanic nonprofit, will offer a free, Spanish-language seminar about several grant programs to North …