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Community Calendar for OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 4

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 resident Kimberly Lara has been sending letters to her congressional representatives and political leaders since she was in elementary school. “In class, the teachers …
At 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Chatham County government released an email statement saying it had identified a cyber incident that left its network, office phones and email “inoperable for an …
PITTSBORO — Nearly 50 people gathered at the Chatham County Historic Courthouse on Saturday holding signs and yelling chants — one side denouncing racism, the other applauding President …
Chatham County’s Salvation Army service unit is gearing up for a busy fall and winter season. This week, we speak with Jane Wrenn, the Army’s local director, who’s been in Chatham County for …
2016 was a challenging year. It was a time when I was experiencing the loss of one of my closest friends; my daughter was dealing with the loss of two of her friends while I was also struggling with …
Local Sports
CHAPEL HILL — This summer, Woods Charter got quite the aesthetic upgrade: a brand-new gym floor that made its sidelines and baselines and midcourt green and grey Wolves logo shine. Now, …
CHAPEL HILL — If you didn’t have a calendar handy at the Governors Club on Monday, you may not have realized anything was out of the ordinary. The 32nd annual Chatham Chamber Golf …
After an “individual with a connection to the school” tested positive for COVID-19, Chatham Charter paused all high school preseason workouts last week …
Are you an elementary or middle school parent with a kid desperate to get on a court? Starting Nov. 7, Chatham Charter’s varsity basketball teams are hosting five camps at their home gym in Siler City.
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 …
John Grimes passed from his earthly home to his Heavenly home on Tuesday morning, October 20, 2020, after only a few days under hospice care. He was born March 15, 1943, in Salisbury, N.C, the son …
Sylvia Rouse died at her home on October 23, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C., surrounded by her family. Sylvia was born on August 31, 1937, in Jamesport, N.Y., to her parents Joseph and Helen …
Melicent Huneycutt-Vergeer passed away peacefully at her home in Pittsboro on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at the age of 93. Meli was predeceased by her husband John Vergeer and survived by her …
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
Throughout most of my life — at least the adult part, which I’m still working on — I’ve been a pack rat. You name it; I’ve probably saved it. And most of the time not just one or two but …
If you’ve visited Pittsboro’s new Haunted Hills Terror Drive or enjoy people-watching, strap on in. This fittingly spooky topic comes from weeks of gathering notes on haunted house human …
Give me this one fantasy. I want a dog. I grew up with a half-Lab, half-Golden Retriever named Lucy. Right out of college, I adopted a black-haired puppy I named after the poet Nikki Giovanni. …
To the Editor: After reading interviews with all the candidates for Chatham County Commissioner (News + Record, October 15-21), I am convinced that Democrats Karen Howard and Mike Dasher need to …

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