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Debate over re-zoning for the 501 Landing project near the Lystra Road-U.S. Highway 15-501 intersection occupied a good chunk of the February meeting of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, and … more
More “Lord of the Flies” than “Peter Pan,” “Wendy” appeals to folks who wish their charming childhood fiction had more strange creatures and feral children in it. Writer-director Benh Zeitlin waited eight years to make a follow-up feature to “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” and he kinda ended up making a sequel. more
Movies can be ahead of their time in a couple of ways. They can employ technological wizardry that belies their contemporaries, films like “The Wizard of Oz,” “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” … more
My first bagel was eaten at the table of Michael Weiss, an old boyfriend. I was 11. I love all things bread. So when Michael’s mom gave us bagels and a block of cream cheese, I was as … more
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
“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 and characters stereotypes as broad as a 1940s Disney cartoon. It’s smug in its critique of our political divide and reductive in its bothsidesing. 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
The Plant on Lorax Lane in Pittsboro has lived many lives. The facility now boasts 12 diverse tenants, from electricians and engineers, to organic and sustainable products, to craft distillers. Owner Lyle Estill calls the facility an eco-industrial park which also hosts the Chatham Beverage District. 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
The best plants to share are the ones you received as gifts. That’s my takeaway this spring while enjoying the beautiful irises my friend Jenny Garrett McLaurin gave me last year. While new to me, … 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
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
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
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
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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