Bueller? Bueller? Chronic absenteeism in NC schools at 27%

By Katherine Zehnder Raleigh, NC – In North Carolina, more than one in four public school children were chronically absent in 2023, only down slightly from its peak in the 2021-22 school year. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing more…

6 Chatham County teams playing in second round of state basketball playoffs

Pittsboro, NC – The first round of the state basketball playoffs was played on Tuesday. Eight Chatham County high school basketball teams played in the first round. Here are the results from Tuesday night’s basketball game. We are also including…

The closing of an eye

By Nathan Allen Booko Pittsboro, NC – Folklore and literature abound with stories, quips and mottos relating to the lid of an eye either being open or being closed. “Wide awake,” “Every shut-eye ain’t asleep, “let sleeping dogs lie,” “Wink,…

Chatham County Schools’ District Spelling Bee showcases 56 spellbinding students

By John Wood Bear Creek, NC – 56 spellers from grades K-8 were invited to Chatham Central High School Wednesday night for the 2024 Chatham County Schools’ District Spelling Bee. Four spellers from each K-8 school placed 1st-4th at their…