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Coping with stress during COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis has sent shockwaves around the world. In a time of stress and uncertainty, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

Latest news
CHAPEL HILL — The coronavirus pandemic has deepened health and economic disparities in North Carolina along the lines of race and geography, according to a research team from the University of …
Without a Paycheck Protection Program loan, Chatham Habitat for Humanity wouldn’t have been able to afford building families affordable homes. “The money allowed us to continue to pay people …
SILER CITY — Avery Headen smiled as she approached the makeshift stage outside Jordan-Matthews High School on June 13, her diploma in hand and Pomp and Circumstance playing over the loudspeaker. It …
Following the Chatham County Board of Education’s July 16 decision to start the first four weeks of the 2020-21 school year school under Gov. Roy Cooper’s fully-remote “Plan C” option, the …
PITTSBORO — As study after study is released showing significant levels of unregulated chemicals in the Haw River, the town of Pittsboro and Chatham County have each issued strong letters to the …
Local Sports
SILER CITY — Five months to the day after Jordan-Matthews’ Jennah Fadely swam the best race of her high school career, she scored another major honor. On Feb. 6, at the NCHSAA 1A/2A Swimming …
In his years on the mound, Caleb Staley has developed what he calls “a really bad habit.” Before he rears back for a pitch, he’ll lick the fingers on his left hand. It started as a way to …
Starting Aug. 3, athletes can share equipment such as footballs, basketballs and volleyballs within "small groups/pods" under the NCHSAA's newly released Phase Two guidelines for workouts. The …
PITTSBORO — The stats are eye-popping enough. But to truly appreciate Madi Horrell’s 2019 season in goal for Northwood women’s lacrosse, you need the context. Last spring was the Chargers’ …
Ch@t

Ch@t: Mixing in more retail, dining south of PBO’s Courthouse area

If you think “development” and “Pittsboro,” you might envision Chatham Park or Mosaic, taking shape north of town. But Greg Stafford envisions something special in downtown Pittsboro with his …

In Good Heart

A Saturday morning in July at In Good Heart Farm in Chatham County

From U.S. Hwy. 64, I turn onto quiet rural roads. I transition from a four-lane speeding highway, to a two-lane road with a couple of businesses and a housing project, then take a left-hand turn on a …

Obituaries
Jacqueline (Jackie) Willis, 66, of Siler City died Saturday, June 20, 2020. The funeral service was held Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral …
Franklin Matthew “Mac” Quick, 53, of Sanford, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Moore Regional Hospital. Services entrusted to Knotts Funeral Home.
Nancy Marie Gattis, 92, of Chapel Hill, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at the Stratford Assisted Living Home. Services entrusted to Knotts Funeral Home.
Community Calendar
Community Calendar for July 28 to August 5

Community events in and around Chatham County

Curious Cook

Peasant food? Doesn’t matter, if it’s tasty

Some foods aren’t worth making if you don’t make a huge amount. Most of those kinds of dishes were originally peasant-type dishes. Peasants traditionally have very little money. They do, …

Columns/Opinions
Some few years ago Better Half and I had a screened-in back porch added to our humble dwelling. It started out to be a deck but somewhere between starting and finishing, we had the inspiration: why …
I’ve spent the majority of my career working for Christian organizations, starting as a YMCA camp counselor and culminating at my current role with Chatham Habitat for Humanity. Which is why it …
On top of the 150,000 lives that have been lost to COVID-19 in the U.S., our society has suffered the loss of a shared and common decency. Instead of uniting against a lethal threat, this virus …
To the Editor: Responding to Steven Beckstrand’s letter to the editor (“For the second time in my life, I won’t vote Republican,” News + Record, July 23-29 edition), this individual lives …
To the editor: Hitler’s first moves were to divide the nation, arrest Jews who were in assembly, disarm the citizens, get rid of local law enforcement and burn books to eliminate history when he …

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