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Immigrant Advisory Committee creates subcommittees to tackle BIC plan
SILER CITY — The Siler City Immigrant Community Advisory Committee created five subcommittees during its meeting last Tuesday as a …
Who are Siler City’s Immigrant Community Advisory Committee members?
Seven Siler City residents make up the town’s Immigrant Community Advisory Committee. Here’s a little bit more about who they are …
Siler City student chosen as a LatinxEd ‘20 Under 20’ youth leader
A Chapel Hill education nonprofit organization, LatinxEd, has chosen Siler City’s Kevin Manzanarez as one of 20 Hispanic youth …
How prevalent is ‘Latinx’ in Chatham County, and who uses it? We took a look.
Over the past few months, pushback has grown throughout the United States against the use of the term “Latinx,” a gender-neutral …
Looking for a bilingual or bi-cultural game night? bmc brewing’s got you covered.
PITTSBORO — Where typical community breweries might offer trivia nights and live music, one of Pittsboro’s newest drinking holes …
Hispanic Liaison holds online booster, kids’ vaccine Q&A for Chatham’s Spanish speakers
SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison hosted an online chat last Saturday to provide free information about children’s vaccines and …
After initial disparities, Chatham’s Hispanic vaccination rate nears 50%
Just eight months ago, vaccination rates among Chatham’s Hispanic community trailed those of most other demographic groups by …
Chatham’s visitor spending decreased by 24% in 2020, but the jury’s still out on 2021
For most people, the idea of tourism generates images of long trips to faraway places, thousands-year-old monuments and tacky fanny …
After a year, St. Julia’s normal Virgin of Guadalupe Feast Day celebrations return
SILER CITY — Last December, the Virgin of Guadalupe went on a COVID-safe pilgrimage to her parishioners in and around Siler …
Hispanic Liaison wins GSK IMPACT award for efforts to create healthier community
En español SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison was one of 10 Triangle-based community nonprofits to win an IMPACT award from …
Jordan-Matthews to host a Latin jazz clinic and concert for public, student musicians
SILER CITY — When JMArts’ Rose Pate resolved to bring Jordan-Matthews High School another special arts project, she began looking …
Small Museum of Folk Art expected to reopen in early December
PITTSBORO — The Odd Company, or ODDCO, has a new next-door neighbor on West Street — and as luck would have it, this newcomer, the …
Siler City's Immigrant Advisory Committee members are finally appointed
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners appointed seven inaugural members to the town’s first Immigrant Advisory …
Thinking about traveling? Don’t let COVID stop you.
Arriving at the Eiffel Tower with a bag of dirty laundry wasn’t how I’d imagined my first day in Paris would go. It was May …
Hispanic Liaison launches a second Latinx youth group at Seaforth High School
Since its creation in late 2017, the Hispanic Liaison’s free year-round youth mentorship program, Orgullo Latinx Pride, has nearly …
Chatham's Communities in Schools celebrates Day of the Dead
SILER CITY — Inside Communities In Schools’ downtown office, a richly decorated skull smiles up at you from the first level of a …
Can you teach yourself another language? One local immigrant says yes.
Some people learn second or third languages in school; others learn on the job or through total immersion. Then there’s Mexican …
Siler City delays Immigrant Advisory Committee appointments yet again
SILER CITY — The Siler City Board of Commissioners on Monday postponed appointments to the town’s first Immigrant Advisory …
Hispanic Liaison’s Hispanic Heritage raffle raises over $5,000
SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison’s Hispanic Heritage raffle raised $5,200 in donations and gave away nine prizes, including the …
Pittsboro to bring Main Street Pittsboro initiative back into town management, form downtown advisory committee
PITTSBORO — The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 Monday night not to renew its Memorandum of Understanding with the …