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To The Editor: I am writing in response to last week’s Letter to the Editor (“It’s time to re-open America,” May 14). Very funny! And to think, I almost took it seriously and got … more
During this global pandemic, we have witnessed terrible suffering not only by those who are sick and dying, but also by those experiencing financial hardship. More then 36 million people have lost … more
Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the most … more
To The Editor: Thank you for the extensive coverage of the COVID-19 virus and impacts on Chatham County. Your newspaper content the past two months reminds all of us why local newspapers are vital … more
To the editor: During National Police Week, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the law enforcement community for their diligence in maintaining the safety of the … more
I’ve been playing Scrabble for almost as long as I can remember, introduced to the classic board game by my parents when I was young. I most associate Scrabble with the beach, especially those … more
We’re preparing for a move, and in doing some closet-cleaning over the weekend I came across a 50-year-old note tucked away in a small box of family memorabilia. Typewritten on the inside of a … more
To the editor: The Unified Development Ordinance for Pittsboro, with the Tree Ordinance section, was slated to be completed in the winter of 2019. Town Board member Michael Fiocco took the draft … more
The News + Record asked individuals on either side of the tree protection at Chatham Park discussion to write a 750-word opinion piece of the subject. Elaine Chiosso is the Executive Director of … more
In the early days of cellular phones and all the technology that goes — and has gone — with all that, it was AT&T (I think) that produced a television commercial featuring the legendary … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Our brains — the human nervous system’s mission control — are interesting organs. In partnership with the spinal cord, it’s responsible for everything we do, including my tapping the … more
To the editor: If our world is an ant mound, this novel coronavirus was a boot that stepped on us all. But after an initial burst of confusion, ant colonies rebuild. Here in North Carolina, so … more
One of the advantages of my life here is that I’ve been blessed to have lived in several communities across the county. With that has come the opportunity through the years to know countless … more
To the editor: In his recent column, John Hood refers to the fact that two of the last three presidents, George W. Bush in 2000, and Donald Trump in 2016, were elected by the Electoral College, … more
Give me liberty, or give me death! Patrick Henry uttered this declaration in 1775, yet I heard it repeated last week in the context of the novel coronavirus. In such a time as this, we should … more
There’s no template, as far as I know, for grief. We grieve as we must and there is no right or wrong way. Last Tuesday, the day after my mother passed away on March 2 at the age of 88 after … more
A number of years ago, in another life, I was in love with a 15-foot bass boat. It wasn’t something I owned. Instead, it was something I wanted...really wanted. And I’m not sure why since … more
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