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PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s proposed $18 million town hall project received the green light to move into the “construction document” phase Monday night from the Pittsboro Board of …
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education voted Monday to freeze teaching supplement spending at its current rate because of a gap between what’s available to spend and what would be …
The Food Network’s ‘Worst Cooks in America’ Episode 3: Chinese New Year Sunday, Jan. 19 at 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at 12 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 …
Obituaries
Ethel Moon Buckner, 94, of Siler City died Monday, January 13, 2020. Mrs. Buckner was born in Chatham County on April 8, 1925 the daughter of Al W. and Maude (Terry) Moon. Ethel was an active …
Velinda “Gail” McBane Brantley passed away with peace and grace on Monday morning, January 13, 2020 after a 30-year battle with Breast Cancer. Gail is survived by her daughter, Kristen …
Shirley Jean Harrison Phillips, 82, of Bear Creek died Sunday, January 12, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Mrs. Phillips was born in Lee County on September 20, 1937, the daughter …
William “Bill” Poe, 82, of Siler City died Friday, January 10, 2020 at UNC Hospice, Pittsboro. Mr. Poe was born in Randolph County on June 29, 1937 the son of William Clarence and Maude …
Curious Cook

Melly’s (gluten-free!) macaroons

So, there’s this rule. If you give me food, and my dog likes you, I bake for you. It’s not up to me — it’s just the rule. One evening last summer, I was walking my dog in the …

Ch@t

Ch@t: Theater vet Taphorn outlines plans for new live performance center at Mosaic

Chatham County has an active and vibrant arts community, but a planned performance arts center in Mosaic in Chatham Park will greatly expand the stage — literally and figuratively — for live …

Local Sports
Chatham County lost its own “Bill Dance” last Friday afternoon when my neighbor, Bill Poe, passed away at the age of 82. To say it will be an adjustment not seeing Bill out in the yard, going …
LILLINGTON — Avery Headen and Ashlyn Ray combined for 17 first-half points as Jordan-Matthews opened up an eight-point advantage at intermission and never trailed after the break while cruising to …
HILLSBOROUGH — What a win it was on Friday night in Pittsboro as the Northwood girls used a pivotal 17-5 run in the second quarter en route to a huge 53-45 triumph in 3A Big Eight Conference …
BOYS 4A 1. Millbrook (4) 13-1 - 66 3. Vance 11-1 - 50 4. Ardrey Kell 11-3 - 41 5. Lumberton 11-1 - 29 6. Hillside 9-1 - 23 7. Hough 11-2 - 22 8. Middle Creek 12-2 - 19 9. …
MINNEAPOLIS — Despite a great season for the Minnesota Vikings — which included an 11-7 record and a stunning playoff 26-20 overtime win at New Orleans — George Edwards will not be returning as …
Educator of the Week

Educator of the Week: Laura Moffitt-Smith | Jordan-Matthews High School

Grades/subjects you teach: Basic life skills Date, place of birth: January 10, Chatham County Education: 1986 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School; associate degree from Central Carolina …

Community Calendar
Community Calendar for January 15, 2019 - JANUARY 22, 2019

ON THE AGENDA The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will hold its monthly regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Chatham County Historic Courthouse Courtroom, 9 Hillsboro St., …

Review

The best films of the 2010s were notably profound, lasting

The cinematic landscape over the past 10 years (2010-2019) was dominated by the comic book flick, but they were just showcases for the dramatic technological advances that quickly found their way …

Columns/Opinions

Sometimes the best path to coexistence is a quick exit

A popular bumper sticker implores us, with just one word and several symbols, to “coexist.” It’s a noble and necessary aim — coexistence — but it isn’t always easy. This is true on a …

There’s another way toward peace

The Gospel of Matthew paints a picture of King Herod as a lying, conniving, egomaniac (see Matthew, chapter 2). Other historical sources tell us this ancient king was even worse. Herod was granted …

It’s time to see what time it is

As the clock ticks on and the years go by and I have more birthdays, I seem to pay more attention to time. I don’t think it’s an obsession and I don’t understand it any better than before; …