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Eight upperclass artists from Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler have flown to NYC for five daysto explore the city and gain new perspectives that will influence their work. JMArts has partnered with the Chatham News + Record  to get trip diary updates next week from the program's ace correspondents. Thanks to Chip and Rose Pate for sharing photographs and working with these students. more
There’s one good reason to see “Little”: Marsai Martin. The “Black-ish” star becomes the youngest person to earn a Hollywood producing credit for conceiving this inverse … more
Chanel Hart D’Aprix is an Oklahoma transplant who ended up graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. She’s been a Realtor for 12 years, including the last two with Domicile Realty in Chatham County. more
There’s a scene in “Shazam!” when the crimson-clad hero and his nemesis scamper across a giant piano mat while barreling through a toy store. It’s an apt … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Health Department, in partnership with the Chatham Health Alliance, released the 2018 Chatham County Community Assessment last week, a document designed to inform … more
If you haven’t been to the NC Arts Incubator in Siler City lately, then you’re missing out. This week, we talk about the NCAI with its Virginia-born artist-turned-arts-administrator, April … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County’s 2nd Annual Spring Agricultural Festival brought a large number of visitors to the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center Saturday. Beautiful weather … more
Terrance Ross is Chatham County’s best-known barista. A native of Queens, New York, he’s worked at Buzz Café at Chatham Marketplace for about three years and at Sweet Bee Café for the last six months. Ross is well-studied: he’s taken classes from the Art Institute of Washington, Durham Tech and Harvard’s online college. He lives in Chatham County with his cat, Eek. more
“What a disaster!” exclaims Alan Arkin near the end of Tim Burton’s “Dumbo.” As a critic, it’s tempting to cherry-pick this quote as applicable to both the burning … more
When JMArts, the Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation, launched its New York Arts Adventure last year, some initially saw the trip for high school artists as a fun way to spend spring break. That may be … more
Silk Hope School Principal Angie Brady-Andrew grew up in Bennett and lives now in Silk Hope in Chatham County. Brady-Andrew has been principal of Silk Hope School for five years and has worked for Chatham County Schools for 26 years. more
Inspired largely by a 19th century Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and a 20th century TV episode of “The Twilight Zone,” Jordan Peele’s “Us” succeeds as a finely crafted horror movie, … more
The Bynum Bridge is an icon within the Bynum community. Bynum began as a cotton mill community in the late 1800s with homes on the hill being rentals for the mill workers. By the 1970s, the … more
The 17th annual ClydeFEST is coming to the Bynum Ballpark on April 6. Each year, the Chatham Arts Council hosts the “old school carnival” as a celebration of local folk artist Clyde Jones, … more
ABOUT: Jeremiah McCaffity is the Community Service, Restitution and Teen Court Program Manager for Communities In Schools of Chatham County. A native of Chapel Hill, McCaffity now lives in Greensboro. He has a degree in psychology and criminal justice from UNC-Charlotte and has worked with CIS since 2017. more
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
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