Chatham’s high schools celebrate graduation

Over the last few weeks, Chatham County has seen a lot of high school graduates. At Monday’s Chatham County Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Derrick Jordan said the commencements were …
'Ma' brims with contradiction, confusion, camp, compassion, crass

One of the many tropes in horror films is that the villain is often concealed in some fashion, whether it’s their identity, their physical appearance, and/or their motivations. The scariest …

Community calendar
Community Calendar for June 13 - June 19, 2019

ON THE AGENDA The Chatham County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13 in the conference room downstairs in the new Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. This is …

Ch@t: CCL’s digital tools, programs keep library growing

In a world that’s become more and more digital, Rita Van Duinen is part of a team working to make sure Chatham County’s public libraries remain relevant and useful. This week, we speak with Van …

Pollinator garden in Pittsboro feeds bees, local economy

The pollinator garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro may be an official project for her job, but Debbie Roos also sees it as a personal labor of love.

Chatham@work | Pandora Paschal, Chatham County Board of Elections

About Pandora Paschal: A native of Chatham County, Paschal is Chatham County’s director of elections for the Chatham County Board of Elections. A graduate of Chatham Central, Paschal attended …

Columns / Opinions

What’s behind ‘holidays’ anyway?

On the desk in my study is a large calendar. Occasionally, I can find it if I move all the papers, notes, stacks of books to be read sometime in the future, bits of memorabilia created by a …

Books on Break: instilling the opportunity for — and joy of — reading

I walked into Siler City Elementary School’s library last Thursday morning feeling like I’d stumbled unsuspectingly into a gold mine. The treasure? Books, and lots of them. Libraries are …

Sometimes the weather comes to us

Randall RIGSBEE Randall Reflects Randall RIGSBEE Randall Reflects We take precautions against weather in order to mitigate, to the extent that we can, its impact on us. Examples …