County sets April debate on Confederate statue’s future

PITTSBORO — As a rumored protest fizzled just outside the walls of the meeting room, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners set aside a date and time to hear public concerns and comments about …

ClydeFEST returns to Bynum community in April

The 17th annual ClydeFEST is coming to the Bynum Ballpark on April 6. Each year, the Chatham Arts Council hosts the “old school carnival” as a celebration of local folk artist Clyde Jones, …

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Community Calendar for March 21-27, 2019

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Chatham@Work: Jeremiah McCaffity of Communities In Schools

ABOUT: Jeremiah McCaffity is the Community Service, Restitution and Teen Court Program Manager for Communities In Schools of Chatham County. A native of Chapel Hill, McCaffity now lives in Greensboro. He has a degree in psychology and criminal justice from UNC-Charlotte and has worked with CIS since 2017.

Meet your ‘new’ county manager

For nearly a decade, Dan LaMontagne has worked for Chatham County, first as its Solid Waste Director, then Environmental Quality Director, then Public Works Director, and then Assistant County …

Restored Model A catches eyes, snags trophies

Model A sightings are, understandably, much rarer on contemporary roadways. But around Pittsboro, you stand a good chance of seeing one. And if you do, it’s likely you’ll find James “Peanut” Collins behind the vintage steering wheel.

Columns / Opinions

As finely crafted horror, 'Us' works

US Grade: B – Director: Jordan Peele Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker MPAA Rating: R Running Time: 1 …

Loss of interest gumming up life

There was a story in a recent Sunday paper that hurt my heart. Seems, according to that piece, a bit of America is on the way out. It also went on to say that the movement had been going on for …

How should we handle the Confederate statue discussion? With perspective

Rumors of a protest over Chatham County’s “Our Confederate Heroes” monument in Pittsboro ramped up last week and eventually spread like butter melting over a piping hot ear of corn — person …