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  There aren’t any better reasons to see “The Good Liar” than Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. The film’s knighted stars inhabit the frame like master craftsmen, slowed … more
ABOUT SHANNON: Shannon Bueker has been a Pittsboro resident for 28 years, but she was born in Spain in 1963. Her father was stationed at the Seville AFB, and she and her family lived there and other … more
PITTSBORO — The future of the Confederate monument in downtown Pittsboro remains uncertain following months of protests, lawsuits and a temporary restraining order. But it has it also affected … more
Grades/subjects you teach: Kindergarten E-mail address: eparks@chatham.k12.nc.us Date, place of birth: Oct. 9 in Sanford, but I grew up in Pittsboro. Education: Graduated with Chatham County … more
Editor’s note: As part of the News + Record’s commitment to the community, we’re partnering with the United Way of Chatham County to help provide insight into the work of the agencies the … more
In the newspaper business, we call this column and things of its ilk “standing features” — items that run every week, usually in the same place, both to fill space and to appeal to certain … more
Working retail is really, really, hard. And not only that, it’s hard. Did I mention it’s hard? When I was in my 20s, I spent five years in the retail trenches. It aged my body at least 15 … more
Dr. Lisa Chapman became President of Central Carolina Community College on April 1. This week, we speak with Dr. Chapman about her ascent to the position, CCCC’s academic achievements and her goals … more
This week’s roundup of news and notes affecting the business world in Chatham County includes a reflection on a company locating in Siler City, a surprising drop in attendance from a popular state … more
The Kid has always been a very adventurous eater. In the 1st grade, students were asked to bring in their favorite food to share with the class. The next day the table was laden with hot dogs, … more
Grades taught: 6th, 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts E-mail address: akakins@chatham.k12.nc.us Date, place of birth: March 22, 1982, in Elmira, New York Education: Southside High … more
For those wondering whether the world needed another movie about the Battle of Midway Island during World War II, it’s worth pointing out that director Roland Emmerich’s latest big screen bonanza … more
Editor’s note: As part of the News + Record’s commitment to the community, we’re partnering with the United Way of Chatham County to help provide insight into the work of the agencies the … more
Grades/subjects you teach: online facilitator; coach E-mail address: showze@chatham.k12.nc.us Place of birth: Buffalo, New York Education: High Point Central High School, East Carolina … more
Last week’s column, which included a mention of GrubHub, Uber Eats and Door Dash, prompted a response. I learned something new, which is one of my favorite things about being a … more
Editor’s note: As part of the News + Record’s commitment to the community, we’re partnering with the United Way of Chatham County to help provide insight into the work of the agencies the … more
Chatham Trades is hosting an open house at its new location on Nov. 7 at 2535 Old U.S. Hwy. 421 North in Siler City. This week, we speak with the organization’s executive director, Shawn Poe, about … more
In 1986, Petey and I moved to the Heart of Carolina. Over the next couple of years, we made a home, made friends, and made ourselves familiar with the area. And these two nomadic children of … more
Greetings, Chatham County. My name is Debbie Matthews, and I am delighted to be writing this new weekly column for the Chatham News + Record about food, cooking, and all the culinary etcetera that … more
Poverty is a sad reality for thousands of Chatham residents. This week, we speak with John Moore, the founder and executive director of UPLIFT Chatham, once known as Circles Chatham. The organization … more
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