‘We can’t delete this water’

You’d have to go back to August to find the last time Jordan Lake was at its “normal” water level.In the five months since, North Carolina, particularly its central area, has experienced a literal deluge of precipitation.
Community calendar
Community calendar Jan. 3 - 9

SATURDAY • New Hope Audubon Society Bird Walk, Saturday, Jan. 5 – Meet at Oak Creek Village Shopping Center, behind Bojangles in Durham for 2-3 hour walk nearby. All levels of birders …

Kitchen Kapers
I tried this recipe and thought about putting it in the paper in February but because Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day both fell on the same day in 2018, I used a chocolate recipe that week instead.
By the Saturday night after Thanksgiving everyone in Mary Alice’s family was tired of turkey and turkey leftovers and ready for a steak. We bought some thick New York strip steaks and she mixed …
ch@t with Daniel Simmons

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina bustling with activity, working to make positive impact for Chatham kids

This week, we speak with Daniel Simmons, the CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina, which serve Chatham and Lee counties. Simmons joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford/Lee …

Columns / Opinions

Rosy socio-political ‘On the Basis of Sex’is a feel-good drama, and not much else

On the Basis of Sex Grade: B – Director: Mimi Leder Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, and Sam Waterston MPAA Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 2 …

Critics aren’t the final word on worth of movies

In the late 1980s, while I was a reporter at a small daily newspaper in the Sandhills, the sports editor (a man improbably named Lance Spear) and I hatched a plan to break into the movies.

Looking both ways not same as two-faced

Around this time of year, many folks go to great lengths to make resolutions about things they will do or say or not do or say in the new year. For most of them, that change in behavior lasts somewhere around 10 or 15 minutes.