Hemp: Farmers in the crosshairs

Four years after North Carolina legalized the production and sale of industrial hemp, actions by legislators in the N.C. House Agriculture Committee may strike a blow to one of the state’s fastest-growing industries. The uncertainty has local hemp farmers, and others in the industry, concerned. Here’s one local farm’s story.
Don’t be afraid of ‘Stranger Things’ - it’s worth your time

Editor’s Note: In lieu of a film review this week, the News + Record’s Zachary Horner reviews the third season of the popular Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Mild spoilers follow. I got …

Community calendar
Community Calendar for July 11 - July 17, 2019

ON THE AGENDA The Chatham County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m. in the conference room downstairs in the New Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. This is …

Ch@t: Goldston’s Cunnup reflects on two decades in mayor’s seat

Editor’s note: An error in the production process in last week’s edition resulted in an unedited version of this Q&A with Goldston Mayor Tim Cunnup being published. This week, the fully …

Pittsboro’s Summer Fest shines despite rain

PITTSBORO — Despite the threat of rain, Pittsboro’s annual Summer Fest went off without a hitch last Sunday. Visitors enjoyed live music, a patriotic bike parade, crafts and vendors, delicious …

Chatham@Work | Leslie Ocampo, Chatham Literacy Council

As the student coordinator for the Chatham Literacy Council, Leslie Ocampo works to change lives through education. A Chapel Hill native and now Siler City resident, Ocampo studied in Chatham County …

Columns / Opinions

Some things that once made sense no longer do

Do you ever pause from time to time to reflect on your past, specifically things you once did regularly without giving them a second thought? When ­— and if — you do that, does it seem …

Seeing poor journalism — and trying to do better ourselves

Exactly what constitutes “good journalism” these days? I thought about this over the holiday weekend while reading — and not in this newspaper — the story about the Chatham County …

It’s a Mad world no more

I haven’t read Mad Magazine since the ‘70s, a time when well-worn copies of the subversive humor periodical freely floated about our household, passed among me and my two older siblings. I …