Abandoned cougar makes journey from Washington to Chatham

Imagine being a child, lost in the woods, without your mother. You haven’t yet developed the skills needed to survive and there’s a chance that if you’re caught, you could be killed. That’s the story of a four-month old cougar named Beau.

Dozens protest in Pittsboro to protect trees

The Haw River Assembly organized the event after Chatham Park released a recent proposal for tree protection to the Town Board.

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ON THE AGENDA The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the second floor courtroom at the Chatham County Courthouse, 9 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. The Siler City …

Meandering slasher sequel feels mundane

Radiating a fetching charisma and sassy demeanor, Jessica Rothe was the best reason to watch 2017’s modest hit “Happy Death Day,” a kooky, if derivative Blumhouse slasher — think “Scream” …

CHATHAM@WORK | SHARON GLOVER

About: Sharon Glover was born in Siler City and graduated from Jordan-Matthews High School. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, as well as an associate of applied science degree …

For Chatham’s Reed, barbecue is more than a good-tasting passion

John Shelton Reed is more than simply an expert on “the South” and the author or editor of nearly 20 books on the subject — he’s an avowed lover of barbecue and has spent much of his …

Columns / Opinions

Finding special place good thing for soul

A voice from my past called to my soul the other day as I listened to some of the news accounts about all the folks across the political and social spectrum who have been found or admitted to wearing …

Journalism has long history and important future

Working in the news business can be difficult. For every reporter, it truly is a labor of love. We work weird, long hours, and often for little pay. Our jobs are tough and our futures are often …

Complex problem requires candor

More power to anyone who can get through high school and college without doing something stupid. That’s because high school students are young people with additional growth and maturity in their …