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FireClay Cellars' Erik Mitran and Beau Hall chat grapes, wine and what's next for Chatham's award winning winemaker. more
This week’s recipe is most definitely peasant food. The ingredients are cheap, but require time to coax out the very best of each one. It’s garlic soup, and a bowl of this feels like a fragrant hug from that Italian grandmother you never had. more
Major General (Retired) Jim Hodge is the president of the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit located in Chapel Hill. A West Point graduate, General Hodge — who lives … more
I can’t think of a manner in which to warn a child away from something that’s both so counterproductive and alluring. I was 10. We were living in Puerto Rico, and attending a Christmas party. … more
Name: Vickie Partin School: Moncure School Grades/subjects you teach: Kindergarten E-mail address: vpartin@chatham.K12.nc.us Date, place of birth: December 23, Ohio Education (high … more
Each new year brings about a list of New Year’s resolutions, hopes and dreams. The year 2020 will be no different. I couldn’t find any scientific studies on New Year’s resolutions, but one … more
There are times when I struggle to fill out my annual top 10 films list due to a lack of worthy choices. Indeed, that’s been the case for several years running. However, 2019 provided a cornucopia … more
Welcome, Gentle Reader, to my family’s most treasured holiday tradition. Although your participation will be by way of proxy, I am still very pleased you will be joining us. It is time for our … more
Winston-Salem native Diane Faison-Mckinzie will perform “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman,” a one-woman play about the life of the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, at 2 p.m. … more
The “Star Wars” universe is built on rivalries. The light and dark sides of the Force. The Empire versus the Rebel Alliance (or whatever the new substitute sides are called). Hayden Christensen … more
The end of a calendar year is a good time to look back, assess what’s happened and think ahead for what’s to come. So to do that, I spoke to Alyssa Byrd, president of the Chatham Economic … more
Grades/subjects you teach: K-8 exceptional children instructional assistant E-mail address: acotton@chatham.k12.nc.us Place of birth: Chatham Hospital, Chatham County Education: Chatham … more
Tych Cowdin’s passion for teaching, coaching and mentoring exemplifies the mission of Communities In Schools for Chatham County: to give students a network of support and to empower them to stay in … more
For better or worse, filmmakers can suddenly get very bold about critiquing a person after they die. more
Grades/subjects you teach: Instructional assistant and administrative assistant E-mail address: tmartin@chatham.k12.nc.us Date, place of birth: Chatham County Education (high school & … more
So it’s Christmas time, which means there’s a lot of business and economy things we could talk about. But we’re going to focus on shopping. Here’s nine fun facts about Christmas shopping, … more
It is more than coincidental that the politically conservative Clint Eastwood chose now to direct a film that pillories the FBI and mainstream news media. It’s worth observing that a movie in … more
If you’re into business and the economy and you don’t subscribe to the Business North Carolina “Daily Digest” email newsletter, you’re missing out. Whenever I have a statewide business … more
In assessing the latest cinematic incarnations of “Jumanji” it’s a mistake (one I made two years ago) to judge them strictly through the prism of action-adventure films. They lack vivid visual … more
This time of year, stuff falls through the cracks. Heck, sometimes I feel like I’m spending the holidays deep inside one of those cracks. You can reduce the chance of holiday-themed memory … more
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