Legalized pot in NC — good or bad idea?

MEBANE — Jane Smith — not her real name, for obvious reasons — started smoking marijuana at age 12. She did so again this week. That wouldn’t make the 56-year-old Mebane resident alone …
Black comedy ‘Self-Defense’ somewhat engrossing, but lacks focus

The term “toxic masculinity” has become as virulent as toxic masculinity itself, an amorphous catch-all label attached to any expression mere masculinity itself. The term loses its potency when portrayed in films like “The Art of Self-Defense,” a pitch-black comedy in which the polar extremes of modern masculinity are rendered so risible that any metaphorical value is leached away in the process.

Community calendar
Community Calendar for July 18 - July 24, 2019

Community events in and around Chatham County for July 18

Helping your pets beat the heat

With another week of searing temperatures and heat indices at or above around 100 degrees, pet owners are being reminded that keeping pets cool will ensure a long and healthy relationship with your …


Ch@t: Parks & Rec’s Burnett on county’s parks plan, need for more space

Tracy Burnett has been working for the Chatham County Parks and Recreation department for more than a quarter century. A native of Chatham County, she attended Chatham Central High School, where …

Chatham@Work | Steve Maynor, Chatham County Sheriff’s Department

Capt. Steve Mayor, a 17-year department veteran of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, native of Sanford who lives in Bear Creek, has the official title of Captain, Special Operations, and is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of a number of department functions, including court, narcotics, community service and Chatham’s Student Resource Officers, as well as employee recruitment for the Sheriff’s Office.

Columns / Opinions

Bringing up baby can have meaning for later

Throughout my life, I’ve had lots of experience with babies. Heck, I even used to be one, although I can’t remember much about that except for what I see in a few old pictures. The first few …

When it comes to battling email, the struggle is real

“The best way to reach me,” I’ve been telling people for years, “is by email.” Lately, I’m not so sure. In reality, I love most of what email has to offer. As an introvert and …

Nothing compares to NC; our motto is awesome, too

North Carolina boasts beautiful mountains and a warm, inviting coast; in between are some pretty incredible places, too, including the region right here which most of you reading this (and me writing …