Teacher and activist Barbara Lorie dies, age 93

PITTSBORO — A long procession of friends, neighbors and family followed Barbara Beye Lorie — her body cradled in a lavishly-decorated cardboard casket, carried to her grave site by wagon — …
Splendid simplicity of bloody ‘Wick’ redundant, but still works

The “John Wick” series carries the patina of a neo-film noir, but its real roots lie in westerns. It’s fitting, then, that as “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” allows the violent …

Community calendar
Community Calendar for May 16-22, 2019

ON THE AGENDA The Siler City Board of Commissioners will hold its regular session at 7 p.m. on May 20 at Siler City Town Hall Courtroom located at 311 N Second Avenue in Siler City. The Chatham …

Almost 80 student artists exhibit at 2019 JM Spring Art Show

SILER CITY — Work from almost 80 Jordan-Matthews High School artists went on display last week to celebrate the inaugural Siler City Spring Chicken Festival and close the spring art season.The …

Siler City’s Spring Chicken Festival draws 5,000

SILER CITY — About 5,000 people poured into the streets of downtown Siler City Saturday for the inaugural Spring Chicken Festival, a turnout that guaranteed the event’s continuation. Siler …

Shakori’s 17th year brings music and dance to Chatham

SILK HOPE—The air was warm and the sun was high on Thursday as the 17th Spring Shakori Grassroots Festival opened its gates to visitors from across the state and the region. The quiet former …

Columns / Opinions

The lamentation of being late

Hurry up and read this column, please, because I’m late. Actually, if what I heard many years ago about being late is true — and I believe it to be — then by the time you’ve gotten this …

Joe, java, mud...it’s all good

Ann Landers used to tell her readers to “wake up and smell the coffee.” Through the years I have taken that advice literally. Today I’ve gotten so good at it I can smell the coffee before I …

A life or death struggle in our front yard

We build and inhabit homes that safeguard us from the elements, from pests, from predators. Our air-conditioned environments, baring unusual events, serve us well. I, for example, fall asleep …