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Reading these missives each week, Gentle Reader, you may have been under the misapprehension that I’m either a paragon who never takes a kitchen misstep, or I think that I am. Honestly, nothing … more
Grades/subjects you teach: kindergarten instructional assistant E-mail address: hamme@chatham.k12.nc.us Date, place of birth: June 14, 1986, in Chapel Hill Education (high school & … more
Dianne Birch says that throughout her life, she’s always been a volunteer. That desire to help others led to her involvement in Chatham Connecting, an all-volunteer group which — through the … more
Writing a business column was not my first love in journalism — it was sports. But through writing about business and the economy for around three-and-a-half years has taught me a lot, and I’ve … more
The Kid adores the brown but absolutely cannot abide the red. It’s almost like my child is mad at it, the dislike is so strong. I’m talking about meatloaf. I like both brown and red, but … more
Hubert West, Educator at Margaret B. Pollard Middle School more
One of the things I hoped to do with this column was provide a space for local businesses to announce the latest developments related to what they’re doing. Where are you, guys? If you have … more
Daniel Simmons is the CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina, a youth development organization which serves nearly 500 children per day across Chatham, Lee and Harnett counties. In … more
A film that lives up to its title, “Downhill” is a chillier version of “Marriage Story” — if its participants were even more annoying and irredeemable. Set and filmed on the slopes of Alps, it’s the rough equivalent of being stuck in a ski lodge with a gaggle of unlikeable one-percenters. more
The biggest event in the world of sports and business (arguably) just happened over the weekend. And while I highly doubt that any Chatham County company invested the at least $5.1 million to air a … more
Before the Academy Awards are handed out this Sunday evening, here is my annual primer of what/who will and should win each of the six main categories, plus what actor or film was robbed of their … more
This week, Gentle Reader, I have a dare for only the brave and steadfast. This project is neither for the flighty nor the dilettantes. My challenge for you is to create a sourdough starter using … more
School shootings have left an ugly and indelible impression on the United States. This week, we speak with Pittsboro’s Tammy Matthews about the play “columbinus,” which she directs and is … more
If you ever get a job as a reporter at a newspaper — or anywhere news is reported, I’m sure — you better get ready for the news releases and story pitches. In both of my journalism jobs, … more
Grades/subjects you teach: 9th-12th grade Social Studies/AVID Coordinator and Elective Teacher E-mail address: lcaudle@chatham.k12.nc.us Date, place of birth: January 23 in … more
“The Gentlemen” is actually writer-director Guy Ritchie’s second return to the London-based wide boy gangster milieu he rode to celebrity with “Snatch” and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” more
I really enjoyed my chat last week with Jerry “Twig” Wood III, president of Brookwood Farms in Siler City, which is featured in this week’s newspaper. One thing that didn’t make it into … more
Boo-Yah Baked Potato Salad 5 slices bacon 2 large baking potatoes Juice of 1/2 lemon 3 green onions, sliced thinly on the bias 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 teaspoon … more
Chatham Outreach Alliance’s mission is to provide food to individuals and families within our community who are in need during difficult personal economic periods. This week, we speak with … more
So, there’s this rule. If you give me food, and my dog likes you, I bake for you. It’s not up to me — it’s just the rule. One evening last summer, I was walking my dog in the … more
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