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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
ABOUT B DEMERS: B — that’s her real name, along with her “normal” middle name, Natalie — Demers was born “a long time ago, when Truman was president,” she says, and “in a galaxy far, … more
Chatham Ch@t | Shirille Lee Shirille Lee, the Student Support Specialist for Youth FIRST for Chatham Communities In Schools, joined the CIS team as a staff member in 1998. But long before that, … more
It seems like Quentin Tarantino enjoys conceiving fake old entertainment as much as real new entertainment. Pastiche fills his films, from the fictional LA 70s radio station heard throughout “Reservoir Dogs” to the “Fox Force Five” TV pilot described by Uma Thurman in “Pulp Fiction.” There’s another Austin, Texas-based radio show and Tennessee-based movie shoot in “Death Proof,” and faux Nazi propaganda films in “Inglorious Basterds.” more
Rachel Horowitz was born in Massachusetts, but moved to Raleigh when she was a child and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. Today, the volunteer program manager for Chatham Habitat for Humanity lives in … more
The Lion King Grade: C+ Director: Jon Favreau Starring the voices of: Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, … more
Chatham County’s Salvation Army and its volunteers are preparing for a back-to-school supplies drive they’re calling “Stuff the Bus.” This week, we speak with Jane Wrenn, the Army’s local director, who’s been in Chatham County for 40 years and celebrates her 10 year anniversary this year with The Salvation Army of Chatham. more
Tracy Burnett has been working for the Chatham County Parks and Recreation department for more than a quarter century. A native of Chatham County, she attended Chatham Central High School, where … more
The term “toxic masculinity” has become as virulent as toxic masculinity itself, an amorphous catch-all label attached to any expression mere masculinity itself. The term loses its potency when portrayed in films like “The Art of Self-Defense,” a pitch-black comedy in which the polar extremes of modern masculinity are rendered so risible that any metaphorical value is leached away in the process. more
Capt. Steve Mayor, a 17-year department veteran of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, native of Sanford who lives in Bear Creek, has the official title of Captain, Special Operations, and is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of a number of department functions, including court, narcotics, community service and Chatham’s Student Resource Officers, as well as employee recruitment for the Sheriff’s Office. more
Editor’s note: Siler City’s Alanna Pyrtle, a recent graduate of UNC’s School of Media and Journalism, was part of a 14-student team which traveled to Israel as part of a “Documenting the … more
Editor’s note: An error in the production process in last week’s edition resulted in an unedited version of this Q&A with Goldston Mayor Tim Cunnup being published. This week, the fully … more
Editor’s Note: In lieu of a film review this week, the News + Record’s Zachary Horner reviews the third season of the popular Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Mild spoilers follow. I got … more
As the student coordinator for the Chatham Literacy Council, Leslie Ocampo works to change lives through education. A Chapel Hill native and now Siler City resident, Ocampo studied in Chatham County … more
Sara Pack was born and raised in Highfalls — now known as High Falls, “although it will always be one word in my heart,” she says — and grew up near Bennett, but now lives on a cattle farm … more
  Not all heroes wear capes, and if “Spider-Man: Homecoming” wasn’t convincing enough, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” establishes that Zendaya’s Michelle … more
  “Yesterday” is an above-average cover band, skillfully and entertainingly regurgitating familiar tunes but ultimately beholden the original. If you love the Beatles’ … more
For three and a half years, Shannon Culpepper has been the Waste Reduction Coordinator for Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling. more
Chatham County Sheriff Mike Roberson has lived in Chatham County his entire life, meeting his wife Annette when he was in the first grade. “I love our home and believe we live in the best place in … more
About Melanie Diana: Mel Diana was born in Washington, D.C., but has called Pittsboro home for the last six years. Her practice at Chatham Wellness Center focuses on Chinese medicine and includes … more
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