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  It speaks to the quality of “Hustlers” that the 50-year-old Jennifer Lopez’s show-stopping turn as a nightclub pole dancer isn’t the most surprisingly fab part of … 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 program helps fund with a series of local agency profiles. First up: Chatham County 4-H. more
This week, we introduce our regular "Teacher of the Week" feature. We start off by getting to know Chatham Middle School art instructor Mike White. 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 annual fundraising campaign, which kicked off last week. more
Burlington-born and Silk Hope-raised, Kevin Lindley is somewhat new to his position as director of Environmental Quality for Chatham County, but he’s been around Chatham most of his life. more
No one is going to complain about a low unemployment rate. No one wants to complain about it. But as people involved in Chatham’s economy on a day-to-day basis will tell you, and the numbers indicate, that doesn’t mean Chatham is necessarily in good shape when it comes to jobs — and for several reasons. more
Siler City has been a waypoint for Cycle NC before, but on Oct. 1-2, more than 1,000 cyclists will ride through — and stay — in Siler City as part of the 2019 Mountains to Coast Ride. This week, we speak with Neha Shah, the director of the Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors Bureau, about the event and the Siler City stop. more
Most days, you’ll find Wes Collins at the circulation desk of the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro, where he’s worked since 2013. more
As both a historical drama and revenge thriller, “The Nightingale” isn’t perfect, but it is powerful and provocative. more
A survivor — that’s what Loretta Morris-White calls herself. As a veteran and victim of abuse, she has opened an arts studio at 227 N. Chatham Ave. in Siler City and is working to organize local … more
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” is such a modern-day Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn story that a character can’t help but avowedly acknowledge its Mark Twain derivation at one point. more
Pepperfest has grown in the last decade or so into one of Chatham County’s largest annual events. This year’s 12th annual Pepperfest is Sept. 22 in Pittsboro, and this week, we spoke to Schwerin … more
Cathy Brooks (Brooksie) Edwards is most alive when she’s helping people deal with death. The Oklahoma native is the founder of heart2heart, which provides holistic services for living and dying. … more
Chana Heins Meeks was born in San Diego — her father was stationed in the Navy there — and grew up in Sanford, graduating from Lee County High School in 1980. She’s part-owner of Siler City’s … more
“Angel Has Fallen” has several unexpected surprises. Who knew that Gerard Butler would still be headlining action movies in 2019? Who knew that the “Fallen” film series would become a trilogy? Who knew that Nick Nolte was still around? And who knew that, as far as August action movies go, “Angel Has Fallen” isn’t that bad? more
It wasn’t necessary for “Them That Follow” to sensationalize or serve as a quasi-documentary about the fringe religious practice of snake handling. But, the discredited, perhaps misunderstood milieu merited more in-depth examination than this earnest, yet languid character study that immerses itself in its sylvan, suffocating setting without dissecting the cultural makeup of its inhabitants. more
JR Butler was born in Port Jervis, New York, and now lives in Silk Hope. He attended Port Jervis High School and Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado, and receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts … more
The legendary Tommy Edwards was born in Siler City and, with wife Cindy, calls Pittsboro home, but his music is known around the country and the globe. As the lead singer and guitarist for The … more
Is Chatham County “dementia-friendly”? Technically, no, but Jackie Green would like to see that change. Green, the exercise instructor and activity coordinator for the Chatham County Council … more
Keith Medlin, the Chief Information & Technology Officer for Chatham County Schools, was born in the late 70s in Detroit, where he attended Michigan State University and earned undergraduate and … more
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