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The Chatham News + Record and Our Chatham are entering the podcast game. The pair of news organizations are collaborating on “The Chatcast,” a new podcast series which will explore newsworthy topics over a season’s worth of episodes. The first season, “The Age of Anxiety,” will focus on teen mental health and will be available for free on December 13 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more.
PITTSBORO — Superior Court Judge Susan Bray on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction filed by the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to prevent …
PITTSBORO — The legal fight over the ownership of the confederate statue located on the grounds of the Historic Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro may have new participants. The West Chatham Branch of the NAACP and the activist group “Chatham for All” together filed a motion Monday requesting to become defendants in the case.
Chatham County released its Capital Improvements Plan for Fisol years 2021-2027 Monday night during a Chatham County Board of Commissioners meeting. The CIP showcases proposed, current and future projects the county funds that will cost $100,000 or more and could be scheduled and funded over the next seven years. The document is not a budget, but simply a projection that can change over time.
Community Calendar
Community Calendar for November 7 - November 13, 2019

ON THE AGENDA The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Pittsboro Town Hall located at 635 East St. in Pittsboro The Chatham County Soil …

Longtime local volunteer turns tuneful for senior audience

PITTSBORO — For Don Lein, retired IBM executive and Chatham resident for going on three decades, volunteering comes easily and naturally. It’s a “way of life,” he said.

Local Sports
WESTFIELD, MA — Anna Trotter and Colby Day represented Central Carolina Community College at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass.
In 2018 after the NCAA bowl season was complete the University of Alabama was awarded the National Championship in football after winning the playoffs. Central Florida, not in the playoffs, finished unbeaten that season and bucked the NCAA and declared itself as the real National Champions complete with a trophy and parade.
Vance County’s Samein Burwell entered Friday evening’s key Big Eight 3A Conference showdown with Northwood having established himself as one of the league’s top-rated passers, and his impressive outing against the Chargers in a battle to determine sole ownership of third place in the standings only served to enhance his reputation.
Movie Review

‘Midway’ earnest and enjoyable, but feels out of place during November awards season

For those wondering whether the world needed another movie about the Battle of Midway Island during World War II, it’s worth pointing out that director Roland Emmerich’s latest big screen bonanza …

Educator of the Week

Educator of the Week: Alicia Shoup | Moncure School

Grades taught: 6th, 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts E-mail address: Date, place of birth: March 22, 1982, in Elmira, New York Education: Southside High …

This Curious Cook

Mad Kitchen Science leads to lentil pilaf

The Kid has always been a very adventurous eater. In the 1st grade, students were asked to bring in their favorite food to share with the class. The next day the table was laden with hot dogs, …

Mr. Mario Salinas Noyola, 36, of Winston Salem, passed on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home, Pittsboro.
Ms. Annie Ruth Glover, 85, passed away on Friday, November 01, 2019, at Genesis, Siler City Center. Arrangements by: Knotts and Son Funeral Home.
Gloria Gail Henderson, 69, of Siler City died Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday November 6, 2019 at Rives Chapel …
Woodie Gene Parrish, 77, of Pittsboro, died Saturday, November 2, 2019 at his home. There are no services planned at this time. Gene was born in Autauga County, Alabama on September 20, 1942 …

Time change adjustment just takes ... time

There have been days, though I can’t remember specific ones, that I probably could have used an extra hour. But Sunday wasn’t one of them. Not that Sunday — a pleasing day off, after all, …

LETTER: No greater ‘hate crime’ than eliminating rights of Southerners

to the editor: When U.S. law covering hate crimes was voted into existence, surely there was a list explaining the actions that were considered a hate crime. It is my personal opinion that there …

LETTER: An idea about handling impeachment

To the editor: I’ve always marveled at the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville and thought if he had been an American citizen he could have easily been president. However, I didn’t know how …