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There has been a never-ending list of business-related news that has infiltrated my inbox on a daily basis since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States. Mainly, it’s been the economy’s … more
This week, we chat with Mark Davis, currently an associate justice on the N.C. Supreme Court. An Onslow County native, Davis earned his Juris Doctor at the UNC School of Law in 1991 and spent 13 … more
In Japan, food texture is very important. Often foods will be eaten because even though they has little taste, they’re valued because of their interesting texture. The rest of us value texture … more
It’s a nasty virus, COVID-19. But it is just a virus. The damn thing depends on a cell, in this case primarily a human cell, to live and reproduce and multiply. It’s killed by alcohol wipes and … more
Thirty rescue animals, including two horses, and two foster children. A mortgage, three jobs to keep up and a husband working, full-time. Somehow, we made ends meet, even after our own two … more
For once, everyone in the world is sharing an experience. We have the time to reflect on the world we’ve created; the systems and resources that are in place. We’re seeing businesses adapt, … more
In this edition of “the business world thanks to COVID-19,” as politicians debate over and pass stimulus packages, some companies and industries are finding their own ways, as of now, to respond … more
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 … more
Editor’s Note: As part of our series of first-person perspectives on living during a pandemic, The Rev. Brent Levy, pastor of The Local Church in Pittsboro, writes about being a member of the … more
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. more
This week, we speak with Karinda Roebuck, the co-chairman and community organizer for CORE (Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity) and fellow members Maureen Maurer, Katy McCullough, Irene Wells, … more
Grades/subjects you teach: I am currently an instructional assistant for children with special needs. I have also worked in preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade. E-mail address: … more
If anecdotes and Netflix algorithms are any suggestion, the current COVID-19 crisis has fostered quite the appetite for pandemic-related movies to watch while we’re self-sequestering. Obvious … more
I always offer a bit of advice for the uninitiated at my mother’s dinner table. If you’re really hungry and want a lot more, tell her you want a little more. If you only want a little more, … more
The certainty and predictability of our daily lives has suddenly become unpredictable, uncertain, and chaotic thanks to COVID-19. more
Grades/subjects you teach: 8th-grade math and science; boys’ and girls’ soccer coach E-mail address: jbhall@chatham.k12.nc.us Date, place of birth: May 15, 1970, in Huntingdon, … more
I recently attended the Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s “Opportunity Chatham” event in Pittsboro, which meant that I got to hear about the latest in opportunity, Chatham and economic … more
Siler City’s Chatham Hospital’s new five-bed Maternity Care Center is the newest addition to the facility by UNC Hospitals. This week, we speak with Chatham Hospital President Dr. Jeffrey … more
“The Hunt” is social satire made for (and maybe even by) folks who get their news via shared Facebook posts. It’s a monochromatic stab at political edginess, with dialogue written like memes … more
Gentle Reader, these are trying times. For reliable information and updates, I strongly urge you to visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. I also strongly urge you to double-check any information … more
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