From early age, Chatham teen has distinguished himself in emerging sport of jump roping

PITTSBORO — For his long and eclectic list of interests and talents, teenager Zac Tomlinson credits his tendency, as he puts it, to “get bored easily.” At 18, he’s already completed high …
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Community Calendar for April 11-18, 2019

ON THE AGENDA The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on April 22 at Pittsboro Town Hall located at 635 East St. SATURDAY Siler City Lions Club will …

Erratic, padded 'Little' has mild chuckles, but very little else to offer

There’s one good reason to see “Little”: Marsai Martin. The “Black-ish” star becomes the youngest person to earn a Hollywood producing credit for conceiving this inverse …

JMArts: New York Arts Adventure 2019

Eight upperclass artists from Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler have flown to NYC for five daysto explore the city and gain new perspectives that will influence their work. JMArts has partnered with the Chatham News + Record  to get trip diary updates next week from the program's ace correspondents. Thanks to Chip and Rose Pate for sharing photographs and working with these students.

For busy Meadows, Siler City’s a hub of activity

Growth and development in Pittsboro and northern Chatham may get the bulk of the attention in Chatham County, but what about Siler City? Town Planner Jack Meadows will testify — by virtue of stacks …

Columns / Opinions

Why I write about public schools so much

I’ve been a reporter professionally for nearly three years now — with a couple small breaks here and there — and no topic has fascinated me more than education, specifically public …

Do the remedies hide in plain sight?

A few days ago, I was rummaging through the various drugstore aisles that contain the medicines and cures you can buy without a prescription. I was looking for a particular eyedrop that the eye doc …

Enough rain to change an attitude

Thunder! Lightning! Rain! None of it troubles me much. I sleep like a baby through most bad nighttime storms, which could be more indicative of ignorance than grit. But I know weather can pack …