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The year 2020 is already shaping up to be an intriguing one for North Carolina politics. After all, there are 15 contenders now for what will eventually become two candidates in November for the …
The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners this week set a plan in motion for the process for finding a new town manager. Since the January 27 resignation of former manager Bryan …
Her run is over, but Pittsboro’s Dr. Lulu Boykin’s fun sure wasn’t. Boykin was a contestant on season 18 of The Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America” until this past …
Obituaries
Ricky Lynn Hall, 62, of Siler City died Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Laurels of Chatham, Pittsboro. Mr. Hall was born in Chatham County on November 20, 1957, the son of Otis Odell and Juanita …
Larry Edward Matthews, 78, of Pleasant Hill Church Road, Siler City died Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Peak Resources Of Alamance in Graham. Mr. Matthews was born in Alamance County on December …
Georgie Stout Burke, 92, of Bear Creek, died peacefully Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Burke was born in Chatham County on December 15, 1927, the son of Georgie Goodson and Rosa …
March 1, 1929 - February 4, 2020 Final Assignment-HEAVEN Aubrey J. Mendenhall, born March 1, 1929, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He would …
Curious Cook

‘Red scare’ and the delicious taste of meatloaf

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 …

Ch@t

Ch@t: Central Carolina clubs growing, evolving to serve more youngsters

Daniel Simmons is the CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina, a youth development organization which serves nearly 500 children per day across Chatham, Lee and Harnett counties. In …

Local Sports
CARY — Chatham high schoolers posted good times and earned a medal in last week’s state high school swimming and diving championships. Jennah Fadley of Jordan-Matthews finished second in the …
PITTSBORO — Deuce Powell pumped in 20 points and Aaron Ross added 17 as Northwood crushed Orange 80-57 in Pittsboro on Tuesday night in 3A Big Eight Conference basketball action. Northwood …
BEAR CREEK — For North Rowan’s Brandon White, it was simply a matter of dominate the lane, dominate the game. With the 6-foot-10 sophomore collecting 14 points and 15 rebounds while asserting …
For more than a week leading up to the first of two annual Duke and UNC rivalry games, the national media repeatedly downplayed the contest due to UNC entering the game on Saturday night in the Dean …
GRAHAM — Chatham Charter took a pair of victories last week to improve to 23-1 on the season. The No. 10-ranked Knights hosted River Mill in Siler City on Friday night and captured a key 59-39 …
Educator of the Week

Educator of the Week: Hubert West | Margaret B. Pollard Middle School

Hubert West, Educator at Margaret B. Pollard Middle School

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Review

One-percenters flick 'Downhill' not a fun day on the slopes

A film that lives up to its title, “Downhill” is a chillier version of “Marriage Story” — if its participants were even more annoying and irredeemable. Set and filmed on the slopes of Alps, it’s the rough equivalent of being stuck in a ski lodge with a gaggle of unlikeable one-percenters.

Columns/Opinions

What would happen if Phil had all the tech gadgets?

Long ago and far away in another world and another time, weather forecasting was a different animal. Tribal folks, nomads, even city dwellers got their hopes up or down by observing the heavens or …

A season for misinformation — but a time to know

If anything, politics has shown itself over time to be an arena for misinformation, either intentional or inadvertent. Chatham County is faced with that now. A recent advertisement on the …

Some potential points of interest for spring planning

Just a couple of weeks ago, I used the bully pulpit of this column to write about the chilly stretch of weather we were enduring at the time here in the mostly moderate middle of our southeastern …