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Snow is like a Rorschach test. Some look at it – snow itself, and forecasts of it – and it brings them joy. Others – and if you’re in the first group, you may call them curmudgeons -- find snow not so much fun. more
If you’re among those who view the oeuvre of Yorgos Lanthimos as a funhouse reflection of Stanley Kubrick, then “The Favourite” is Lanthimos’ “Barry Lyndon.” more
When I was a youngster – not to be confused with me saying when I was “a little boy,” since childhood pictures show I never was very little – I had some exposure to … more
We see them, year after year, faithfully standing by a red Salvation Army kettle, ringing a bell.You may even have volunteered to be a bell-ringer for the well-respected charitable organization … more
In the part of the country where we live, particularly for those of us who call North Carolina home, we can be a bit conceited.Along with our pristine sandy beaches and majestic Blue Ridge mountains, … more
I’ve never understood the appeal of Black Friday.I understand the desire to save money, certainly, and I suppose broken down to its basics that’s what Black Friday – American … more
Sometimes, life is a funny thing.Not “ha ha” funny, but “interesting” funny.We live in the present, reminisce about the past and look forward to the future – sometimes, … more
When you #shopsmall, it always means big things for Chatham County. That was the message from a number of local retailers this week in the wake of the after-Thanksgiving “Black … more
Mahershala Ali won an Oscar for his supporting performance in “Moonlight,” a layered, complex film traversing the intersection of race and sexuality from the perspective of the African-American experience. Two years later, Ali revisits those themes in “Green Book,” but in a far more elemental, reductive fashion. more
Thanksgiving!A time for sitting around the table, being with family and taking a nap. And feasting, of course.There will be a lot of that going on Thursday!Thanksgiving when I was growing up was a … more
It’s been said beauty is in the eye of the beholder, meaning what looks good to some folks won’t necessarily do the same for others.As a youngster, I had that notion reinforced often by … more
Grieving the loss of a pet is a singular pain of the heart that everyone, certainly all who have owned a pet, know.One of the things I find most poignant on Facebook – and it’s one of the … more
Last week I promised not to go into great detail about my recent visit to an area hospital for a procedure and recovery and that’s still my intention. But if you’ll permit, I’d like … more
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve nursed myself back to health from a bout with the common cold. more
Welcome to the new Chatham News + Record. We’d like to take this opportunity, with this first issue, to do something a bit unorthodox: to write directly to you, our readers, a little about … more
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