Business Spotlight



Publisher & Editor:  Bill Horner, III 

Office: 919-663-3250       




The Chatham News + Record has been in business for 2.5 years.  As a newspaper, the Chatham News + Record strives to inform, challenge, and celebrate. As a community servant, they provide compelling and engaging news products for the people of Chatham County through print, niche and digital platforms. As a marketing partner, they work with Chatham businesses and nonprofits to help them achieve their performance objectives.


The Chatham News + Record is a weekly newspaper and 24/7 website, publishes the following magazines and posts through social media platforms.

  • Chatham 411, in partnership with the Chatham EDC
  • Chatham Life, in partnership with the Chatham Chamber


La Voz de Chatham is the Chatham News + Record’s Spanish-language brand (website, print, Facebook).


Chatham News + Record also provides:

  • 3x/week e-newsletter (the Chatham Brew). 
  • A podcast (the Chatcast).
  • A e-newsletter devoted to parenting (to launch in June).
  • A weekly video newscast (to launch by July at the latest).
  • Their own brand of coffee (produced in partnership with Aromatic Roasters).
  • 20 Under 40 project and more.


The Chatham News + Record’s is proud of their mission at a time when most news organizations are scaling back. The Chatham News + Record won 28 awards in the 2021 N.C. Press Association news & editorial contest. Out of North Carolina's 150+ newspapers, only three large daily newspapers won more awards than they did, and no other community won as many awards. They have received national recognition for their work and innovation.


Chatham News + Record believes that word-of-mouth is the best form of advertising. They feel that you develop strong word-of-mouth business by having a market plan. Marketing creates top of mind awareness for their potential customers about the goods and services they provide. Given the "noise" on social media, partnering with Chatham News + Record, your local newspaper, is the best way to develop an affordable way to bring customers to your door.


At Chatham News + Record we are a team. According to Bill Horner, the reporting corps of Hannah McClellan, Lars Dolder, Victoria Johnson, and Victor Hensley are one of the most talented teams that he has worked with in newspapering for nearly 40. Their part-time photographers, Kim Hawks, Peyton Sickles and Simon Barbre, consistently create great photos for the newspaper, website and social media platforms. The office staff, Flo, Doris and Karen and their ad designer Jason, are amazing as well and do things right. Per Bill Horner, his partners, Kirk Bradley and Chris Ehrenfeld, are wonderful to work with. But most of all, Chatham News + Record feel that their readers and advertisers and strong supporters of quality journalism keep them motivated.