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So, I had a theory, that then took a hard left. Although I love frosting, and think it should be a food group (whole grains, lean protein, buttercream…) cream cheese is pretty low on my frosting … more
Debate over re-zoning for the 501 Landing project near the Lystra Road-U.S. Highway 15-501 intersection occupied a good chunk of the February meeting of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, and … more
More “Lord of the Flies” than “Peter Pan,” “Wendy” appeals to folks who wish their charming childhood fiction had more strange creatures and feral children in it. Writer-director Benh Zeitlin waited eight years to make a follow-up feature to “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” and he kinda ended up making a sequel. more
The film speaks to those who have lost their fathers and struggle with the complicated family dynamics that often follow. But that message gets diluted in this medieval morass that lurches along until a denouement that ends where it began and thus feels like it goes nowhere (more unintended allegory). more
The “Hoosiers”-esque story arc of director Gavin O’Connor’s “The Way Back” feels instantly familiar. The tropes are recognizable and not especially compelling. But “The Way Back” isn’t a basketball movie serviced by colorful characters. It’s a character portrait in which basketball is the plaintive backdrop. more
Dana Haven grew up in a military family and took her first library job when she volunteered at a military base library in Florida during her high school years. She went on to work in public libraries … more
I think everybody can agree that dogs are too good for us broken, damaged humans. We’re just lucky they take pity on us, and share their lives with us. I mentioned in my very first column for … more
Grades/subjects you teach: Third grade E-mail address: abrigham@chatham.k12.nc.us Date, place of birth: Sept. 8, Lexington Education (high school & college attended, degrees): Faith … more
Two weeks ago, I made a reference to the U.S. version of “The Office,” which is far and away my favorite TV show ever. I hope to make more references in the future. Truthfully, “The Office” … more
I may have mentioned this before, but I’ll say it again: I came to Chatham County from working at a newspaper in nearby Lee County, and one of my “beats” was business. Additionally, I covered … more
Pittsboro’s George Greger-Holt has worked for decades in Chatham County serving and supporting youth and youth programs. As the community outreach coordinator for Chatham Drug Free — a position … more
Last November, Communities In Schools of Chatham was awarded a $25,000 Ribbon of Hope Grant by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to support expansion of the CIS Chatham Youth FIRST … more
So I feel like I’m in that episode where they have the clock in the corner of the screen. The recipe I have for you, Gentle Reader, is kind of a doozy. It’s my homemade mushroom gravy. It’s … more
Grades/subjects you teach: exceptional children instructional assistant E-mail address: jwhite@chatham.k12.nc.us Date, place of birth: January 29, Siler City Education (high school & … more
The 2020 update of “The Invisible Man” dispenses with the original provocative perspective for the sake of a modern construct — the #MeToo era. more
Reading these missives each week, Gentle Reader, you may have been under the misapprehension that I’m either a paragon who never takes a kitchen misstep, or I think that I am. Honestly, nothing … more
Grades/subjects you teach: kindergarten instructional assistant E-mail address: hamme@chatham.k12.nc.us Date, place of birth: June 14, 1986, in Chapel Hill Education (high school & … more
Dianne Birch says that throughout her life, she’s always been a volunteer. That desire to help others led to her involvement in Chatham Connecting, an all-volunteer group which — through the … more
Writing a business column was not my first love in journalism — it was sports. But through writing about business and the economy for around three-and-a-half years has taught me a lot, and I’ve … more
The Kid adores the brown but absolutely cannot abide the red. It’s almost like my child is mad at it, the dislike is so strong. I’m talking about meatloaf. I like both brown and red, but … more
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