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Community Calendar
Community Calendar for November 18 - November 25

Events are subject to change based on closures due to coronavirus. Verify with organizers prior to events. CANCELLATIONS Chatham County Council on Aging: both centers are closed at this time …

Latest news
SILER CITY — Siler City has a problem: the town has about 7,300 workers but only 5,000 jobs. And it gets worse. While the community is projected to grow by another 2,000 people over the next five …
This week we celebrate the most quintessential of American holidays: Thanksgiving. We created it to proclaim the bounty and blessings of life to be shared with family, friends and even strangers …
SILER CITY — When Gudelia Santana Ubaldo asks her son to speak, he grabs her hand and gently touches his forehead to hers. “Dime Sammy, usa tus palabras,” she says, telling Sammy to use his …
PITTSBORO — In a year where every nonprofit’s budget has been stretched, the Chatham Arts Council, in partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council, is excited to lend a helping hand by …
The Chatham Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting last Wednesday to commemorate a tumultuous year for businesses across the county and around the world. The program was prerecorded and …
Local Sports
BEAR CREEK — Same opponent. Same score. Same situation. When Chatham Central’s volleyball team broke its final pre-set huddle Tuesday night, the Bears were feeling some serious …
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Nov. 29. This story will be updated throughout the week.
PITTSBORO — As Sydney Cox looped back onto the track at Northwood High School, her legs burning from a nearly completed three-mile run, she had one thing on her mind. “I had to push …
PITTSBORO — Youth basketball returns to Chatham County in January, but there’s a twist. In keeping with its generally cautious strategies to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the …
Optimistic Gardener

Kiwi: I like to eat them, but how to grow them?

I caught up with my friend Lindy Parr last week to talk about her infamous kiwifruit. We’re in the same book club and for the last two years, Lindy’s kiwis have been regular conversation fodder. …

Ch@t

Ch@t: Annual ‘Development Briefing’ won’t be business as usual

The Chatham Chamber of Commerce’s annual Development Briefing, like many other public events this year, is going from in-person to virtual. This week, we speak with Chamber President Cindy …

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 …
Janice Evelyn Whitaker White Goodwin, 79, of Carthage, died Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Peak Resources. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Barbecue …
Douglas J. Ellis, 61, of Cameron, died Thursday, November 19, 2020, at his home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. He was born in Durham County on November 2, 1959, to the …
Robert Landon Freeman, 82, of White Oak, N.C., died Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Cape Fear Valley, Bladen Healthcare in Elizabethtown. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, November 24, …
Curious Cook

Fee day-o come — and I want to eat some

In my daydreams, I’m glamorous and alluring. Late at night, after an exclusive party, my driver brings me home to my large tastefully-decorated apartment in a luxury building in Art Deco …

Columns/Opinions
The past year has wrought a global pandemic, a heated election, scores of wildfires and the worst hurricane season ever recorded — and the hits keep coming. The third wave of the coronavirus looms …
I recently came across a 1995 case study called “Teaching Zack to Think,” where a 14-year-old student finds a seemingly credible internet article that claims the Holocaust never existed. Zack …
I refinished a farmhouse medicine cabinet for my parents decades ago. It came from their barn museum of auction prizes. The inside backing looked like ragged slats pried off of a pallet and reused …
To the Editor: The news media has often referred to the origin of the coronavirus as China. Although it’s been said the coronavirus germ can not survive on an inanimate object, I see no …

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