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Editor’s note: Buck Ryan, director of the Citizen Kentucky Project at the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Media, is visiting Chatham County through Oct. 26. A funny thing … more
To the editor: I had a business in downtown Pittsboro for 40 years, raised our children here and loved being a part of this diverse community. But not so much now. When the commissioners met … more
When my neighbor Mary celebrated a birthday in late August, many of her friends observed the occasion by sending her a birthday card. Savoring the memory, Mary neatly arranged the couple dozen … more
To the editor: When asked about gun violence in your October 4 feature article, Congressman Mark Walker replied: “As far as making sure that a weapon, a gun is not in the hands of the wrong … more
To the editor: In memory and honor of the men who answered our state’s call, and in response to the Chatham News + Record article “Three arrested in Saturday protests around Confederate … more
This world is literally crawling with germs. It’s little wonder none of us gets out of here alive. This pleasantry was on my mind this past Saturday as I sat — suffering mightily — inside … more
Education takes many forms. There’s the formal type, the now K-12 public or private school version. Shoot, there’s even Pre-K. Sometimes, I’m still a bit amazed that my 3-year old princess … more
Splat! That’s the sound of pumpkin guts flung onto an outspread newspaper. I love that sound, but by association only. As a singular activity, cleaning the gooey guts and sticky seeds out … more
Have you ever given thought to how events or happenings can build us up or push us down almost at the same time? Those roller-coaster events can bring us to tears or to laughter within a blink of … more
To the editor: I have been following with interest events in Pittsboro regarding the town’s Confederate monument, and the recently erected Confederate Battle Flag on private property. I have … more
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The train sped through the early-morning darkness from Bruges, the ancient port city that was once the trading hub of northwest Europe, toward Brussels. In those pre-dawn … more
I don’t know if it’s still common practice, but generations of student drivers — myself among them — were shown short movies that depicted in graphic color and detail the aftermath of traffic … more
To the editor: This is addressed to those who feel like I do concerning the Confederate Soldier standing proudly at the majestic old courthouse in Pittsboro. Let the statue stand where it is … more
to the editor: Regardless of feelings about the two Confederate flags, let us see this as an opportunity to talk with our children and our community members about tolerance, safety, peace and … more
All along many of our nation’s highways are mile markers telling us how far we’ve gone from Point A to Point B. That, obviously, can be pretty helpful if we know where we started and know … more
To the editor: Who do we call when someone steals our property or is threatening our lives? We call our police and they come to protect us and help us. Now they need our support. These liberal … more
To the editor: Your column last week (“More reader feedback, from the ‘pitiful’ to the pleased...,” Sept. 26-Oct. 2) is like the third one addressing the issue of dissatisfied readers. I … more
None of us knew his name, if he even had one. We just knew him — this free-spirited feline — as the lithe little cat cutting around corners of the Chatham News + Record’s building at the … more
To the editor: I read the interview with Rep. Mark Walker with interest, but his quote that white supremacy and injustice allowed minority communities “a buy-in to failed leftist ideology and … more
In the Hebrew Bible, the word “salvation” originally meant to “clear the road.” I recently learned this at an academic gathering of theologians and biblical scholars at my alma mater. We had … more
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