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Orchids are elegant, unique and delicate. And with long-lasting blooms ranging from the simple to the exotic, they’re prized and highly sought-after plants. But even though they’re prolific, they can be difficult to nurture and care for. At Pittsboro’s Orchid Gallery, which has been growing, distributing and babysitting orchids and similar flora for 26 years, the flower’s dramatic impact makes the effort worth it. 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
The United Way of Chatham County is the largest annual provider of funds to Chatham’s nonprofit entities. This week, we speak with its executive director, Dina Reynolds, about the United Way’s … more
The days when the mere presence of a female action lead was a progressive touchstone mostly ended with Ellen Ripley. Gender discrimination on and off the silver screen certainly didn’t end then, … more
With more than 30 volunteers working on a daily basis to help care for and support animals, Chatham Animal Rescue & Education is an animal shelter without a physical shelter. This week, we speak … more
Central Carolina Community College’s campuses in Chatham, Lee and Harnett counties serve thousands of students, many of whom benefit from financial help from the college’s foundation. This week, … more
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” the third installment in the film triumvirate, is a visually brilliant series caper steeped in life lessons about friendship, love, and sacrifice. … more
Alex Mayfield is the Senior Youth Director with the Chatham YMCA in Pittsboro. A native of Louisiana, he attended Olympia High School in Orlando and Appalachian State University. He lives in … more
This week, we chat with three of the principles involved in Pollard Middle School’s upcoming Global Extravaganza, an annual event showcasing the school’s social studies department and promoting … more
Before the Academy Awards are handed out this Sunday evening, here’s 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
Radiating a fetching charisma and sassy demeanor, Jessica Rothe was the best reason to watch 2017’s modest hit “Happy Death Day,” a kooky, if derivative Blumhouse slasher — think “Scream” … more
In Chatham County, 13 percent of the population over 25 years of age don’t have a high school degree. Nearly 12 percent of adults live below the poverty lie. What’s a simple solution that will … more
Occupation: Sales and Design Consultant at H&B Furniture, Siler City. I’ve been there one year. The unique thing about my work history is that it mostly revolves around “home.” For nore … more
While everything isn’t awesome about the redundantly titled “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” the Lord & Miller-penned sequel still pulsates with the wit and energy of its … more
This week, we speak with Debra Henzey, Chatham County’s director of community relations. Talk to us about your background, your previous roles and what brought you to Chatham County. Born and … more
Grade: B – Director: Karyn Kusama Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford, Jade Pettyjohn and Scoot McNairy MPAA Rating: R Running … more
This week, we speak with Dr. T. Eston "Bud" Marchant, the president of Central Carolina Community College. Dr. Marchant has announced his retirement as President of Central Carolina Community … more
On the Basis of Sex Grade: B – Director: Mimi Leder Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, and Sam Waterston MPAA Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 2 … more
If Beale Street Could Talk Grade: B + Director: Barry Jenkins Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Michael Beach, and Brian Tyree Henry MPAA … more
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