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The uncertain and ongoing saga of whether or not Briar Chapel’s wastewater facility will take on Fearrington Village’s sewage — thus creating a regional wastewater treatment plant, to the …
There were some shifts in funds, but generally, things will stay pretty much the same on Siler City’s bottom line next year. Siler City Town Manager Roy Lynch introduced the …
Every winter, during a seven-week window between January and March, the Girl Scout Cookie Program gets underway and thousands of boxes of the popular sweet treats — from Thin Mints to Caramel …
CORA, the Pittsboro-based nonprofit which has a food pantry there, hosted a “mobile market” food distribution in Siler City, serving more than 125 families over a two-hour …
Optimistic Gardener

Evil has a name, and it is poison ivy

Evil has a name, and at our house, it’s poison ivy. I wasn’t always an optimistic gardener — in fact, before I got married, I’d never even cut the grass — but by the time I got my first …

Obituaries
Harold Thurman Burke, age 81, of Bear Creek passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at his home. Mr. Burke was born November 23, 1938 to George C. and Rosa Stout Burke. Thurman was a gentle, humble, …
Victory Gardens

Victory Gardens spring up in Chatham

In the wake of COVID-19, many residents have been grappling with depleted grocery shelves and anxiety over access to food. As a result, many are turning to creating Victory Gardens in Chatham County. …

Local Sports
SILER CITY — Four months ago, on Valentine’s Day, Rodney Wiley was at a loss for words. In a season full of heartbreakers, his Jordan-Matthews boys basketball team had just lost another. The …
PITTSBORO — Martin Slavin, the executive director of Chatham Soccer League, admitted the last few months have been “pretty scary” for the organization. CSL, a non-profit that’s facilitated …
COVID-19 Perspectives
For most of our lives, we have rushed around. We are always on the move, doing one thing then doing the next thing. We take many things for granted. Many of us don’t stop to contemplate or wonder …
This has been such a stressful, frustrating and overwhelming time for everyone. No matter what our occupation or status in life, we have all been touched in some way, shape or form. As educators, …
My husband Chris and I have three kids in the Chatham County Schools — in 5th, 9th and 11th grade. While I realize I am coming at this pandemic from a place of privilege as far as income and …
I’m a class of 2000 “Xennial.” Born in October 1981, I can do analog and digital. I thought I learned all I needed to know from the computer game, “Oregon Trail.” In the game, you hoped …
Review

The arrival of HBO Max and what it offers

The biggest news in online entertainment in the last week or so was not a particular film or series. It was the arrival of HBO Max, HBO’s latest entry into the standalone streaming marketplace. …

Community Calendar
Community Calendar for May 28 to June 3

Events are subject to change based on closures due to coronavirus. Verify with organizers prior to events.

Curious Cook

Two questions, many answers, Part 4

This time it’s personal. I’ve known Chef Chrissie for approximately 147 years. We met when I was 9. He was my best friend’s big, jerky brother. For years I thought we had a mutual …

Columns/Opinions
Somewhere it must be written that newspaper offices have to be cluttered. Notice I said “cluttered,” not “sloppy” or even “messy.” There’s a vast difference in those words although …
Somewhere around the year 100 A.D., a Roman poet named Decimus Junius Juvenalis first posed the question: “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” To non-Latin speakers, like me, the phrase may sound …