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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
Chatham County has an active and vibrant arts community, but a planned performance arts center in Mosaic in Chatham Park will greatly expand the stage — literally and figuratively — for live … more
Who likes burgers? Maybe the better question is, who doesn’t like burgers? Vegetarians, I guess. Anyway, this week’s business column features a good smattering of Chatham County-related … more
The cinematic landscape over the past 10 years (2010-2019) was dominated by the comic book flick, but they were just showcases for the dramatic technological advances that quickly found their way … more
Grades/subjects you teach: Basic life skills Date, place of birth: January 10, Chatham County Education: 1986 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School; associate degree from Central Carolina … more
When/where born, and where you live now: Born and raised in Sanford Education: Graduated from Lee Senior in Sanford and Campbell University with a degree in Accounting Occupation: Finance … more
Regardless of the cast listing, the undisputed star of “1917” is Roger Deakins. The esteemed 70-year-old cinematographer, who finally won an Oscar two years ago for “Blade Runner 2049,” … more
It’s a new year and a new edition of the Corner Store. As you probably figured out last week, we’re going to keep this thing going into 2020. We haven’t had a state business roundup in a … more
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