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Q&A Transcript: Layton Long, Dennis Streets share advice, ways to help seniors in Chatham through COVID-19

In the latest installment of our chats with experts and people making a difference in Chatham through the COVID-19 pandemic, we spoke to Layton Long, director of the Chatham County Public Health Department, and Dennis Streets, executive director of the Chatham County Council on Aging, about why seniors are a group at-risk for contracting COVID-19, advice for seniors and their caregivers and what different groups are doing to help this vulnerable population during this time.

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FAQ: Answering some key questions about Gov. Cooper’s ‘stay-at-home’ COVID-19 order

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BEAR CREEK — As the state of North Carolina begins to “stay at home” as ordered by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper last week, trucks and truck drivers are continuing their work to keep the supply chains …
Renita Foxx says she hasn’t yet seen an uptick in calls to the county’s domestic violence and abuse hotline since the COVID-19 pandemic started. But even that concerns to her. “I really …
SILER CITY — As county residents descended on grocery stores, clearing shelves in response to COVID-19, the West Chatham Food Pantry is facing the challenge of obtaining food to provide for the …
Obituaries
Mr. John Raymond Elkins, Jr., 84, of New Hill passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at Wake Medical Center in Cary. He was born in Chatham County, the son of the late John Raymond Elkins, Sr. and …
Angie Clark, 48 of Goldston passed on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at her residence. A private graveside service will be held at Goldston United Methodist Church Cemetery. Angie was born March …
Christine Sanders Mitchell, age 87, of Pittsboro, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at her home. Her daughter and beloved cat Patches were by her side. Christine was born June 15, 1932 …
Local Sports
In normal years, choosing ten players for an All-County basketball team would suffice. But the overall wealth of talent in Chatham County in the 2019-2020 season on the hardcourt made that virtually …
It was a great season in girls basketball in 2019-2020 as four of the five Chatham County teams made the NCHSAA state playoffs and three advanced into the third round. Northwood, Chatham Charter, …
What has been a well-received mock NCAA Tournament in Chatham County continued over the weekend with the Sweet 16 and the Great Eight contests. Locally, Duke flew past top-seed Dayton 86-81 at the …
SILER CITY — While the outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the sports world to a virtual standstill, one local athlete continues to pursue her aspirations of becoming a world record holder in swimming …
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Ch@t: Cardello: In times of shortage and doubt, the food industry should step up

How is the food industry stacking up against other industries in the age of COVID-19? News + Record Publisher and Editor Bill Horner III talked this week with Hank Cardello, a Governors Club resident who writes about food policy for Forbes magazine.

Auto care during COVID-19

Sheltering in place thanks to COVID-19? What about your car?

As more Chatham County residents hunker down in their homes aiming to avoid contact with COVID-19 and help curb its spread, traffic on local roads and highways is noticeably light.

Curious Cook

The acquired taste of avocados

When I was a kid, our Coast Guard family moved to Puerto Rico for three years. Our base was like Eden. Every yard had multiple fruit-bearing plants. We had coconuts and key limes. Other families …

Community Calendar
Community Calendar for April 1 to April 8

Events are subject to change based on closures due to coronavirus. Verify with organizers prior to events.

Review

REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ reigns online and roars with sweeping scope

In our new quarantined reality, the movie theaters are closed but the online media streaming services are wide open. As cloistered millions (re)discover movies new and old, the first hit sensation is a zany documentary that has it all: murder, sex, betrayal, and greed. Throw in animal rights, polygamy, lawsuits, and a hint of human trafficking, and you have “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” a backwater tale full of brackish characters.

Columns/Opinions
The heading of John Hood’s column last week (News + Record, March 26-April 1 edition) reads: “Virus response fits government role.” Make no mistake, help from our federal government has been …
Of the various worries I’ve been sorting, collating and trying to resolve during the COVID-19 pandemic, some have centered around our pets. We have two — a dog, Bella, and a cat, Ophelia, whom …
Somewhere amongst the verbiage in the 137 or so email messages I wrote out last Thursday and Friday, I included the phrase “moving pieces” in a commentary to someone about life in a …