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To the editor: Last week’s story “Town approves first public park built by Chatham Park” (July 2-8 edition) needs some clarifications. The article describes this as “the first of seven … more
I believe that Black lives matter. I don’t work for a Marxist association, I’m not hired by Antifa and I’m not a professional protester. I believe that many of our current structures and … more
Not so terribly long ago, I was rummaging through my closet searching for some article of clothing; I just don’t remember exactly what it was I was looking for. It may have been a favorite tie … more
We buy our fish fresh at the Thursday afternoon Pittsboro farmer’s market. Thanks to James and Marcey Clark and their business, Hook & Larder, we need no longer brave traffic and drive to … more
To the editor: To Pittsboro and Chatham County commissioners: In light of our current events, and our path forward, can we please outlaw symbols of terrorism locally? This would also put us … more
Even with the recent decision by the state Supreme Court, the governing board of elected lay leaders at our church voted unanimously to continue the suspension of our in-person gatherings, including … more
I’m going to wander out here onto a limb and hope it doesn’t get cut out under me to make a general statement that no matter who or what you believe about the coronavirus pandemic that you’re … more
When 2019 rolled over into 2020 and the 12 months that lay ahead were promising blank canvases, I did something I’d never done at the launch of any other year: I set a reading goal. And like … more
I’m part of the generation of prizes, gold stars and words of affirmation. Once I graduated from grade school, I realized how ill-prepared that made me for life’s unavoidable … more
We are living through a crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has brought physical, emotional and economic suffering. No one knows what the future holds. It may well include greater hardships and more … more
They were sheltered-in-place and doing the safest thing they could: staying home. Their whole world had been turned upside down in a matter of days. Life as they knew it was forever changed and what … more
Information is a hot commodity in the age of COVID-19, and, unfortunately, as currency, there’s a pretty robust black market for those who trade in it. Rumors. Hearsay. Social media rants. … more
Despite the current spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths, there is good news on the not-so-distant horizon. Three effective vaccines are in the pipeline. Some North Carolinians — those battling … more
The prospect of several weeks in stay-at-home mode can seem daunting. It’s a lifestyle and a work style foreign to most of us, and making it happen is an adjustment. It takes time. Every day … more
Unbelievable when you think about it, how North Carolina maintained its segregated and discriminatory racial system for such a long time. The remnants of what is commonly called “Jim Crow” are … more
I woke up early one day last week to venture to the local Dollar General near my home in rural Chatham County. I had learned when the “paper” truck would be arriving and the shelves would be … more
Dear Rachel, Your 2020 self doesn’t really have her life together. Her phone still automatically plays the U2 album that she’s been too lazy to delete for six years. She still has acne that … more
Due to the shelter in place restrictions, I am unable to gather at church during Holy Week. So, I worship in the woods around my home with the timbered choir of trees and the chorus in the branches … more
To the Editor: For me, the most frustrating part of COVID-19 is The Mask and absence of smiles. Thank goodness we don’t mask our eyes for they can express a smile, although eyes aren’t … more
It’s been said “little things mean a lot.” But just what is a “little thing”? Is it, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder? Do the little things ever amount to bigger … more
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