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After keeping their playoff hopes alive for an absurdly long time, the Carolina Panthers were officially eliminated from postseason contention with a 30-24 loss to Tampa Bay on the road Sunday … more
They — whoever “they” are — tell us memory is the first thing to go. I don’t remember what’s next. But recently a thought has come to me that even though … more
My family scooted down to the North Carolina coast for a couple days last week to celebrate the holidays with extended family. The kids received more Christmas presents, including a turtle for my … more
Let’s take a culinary trip across North Carolina. Our leader will be food expert and retired UNC-Chapel Hill professor Marcie Cohen Ferris. Our guidebook will be her latest book, … more
I distinctly remember when I learned what a faux pas was. I’d been caught, as a 12-year-old, committing one — licking my knife, and in a nice restaurant, to boot — in the company of … more
I’ve been on the redistricting beat a long time. Back in the early 1990s, I wrote numerous articles criticizing the collaboration among Republican and NAACP activists to maximize the number of … more
Was it just me or did Christmas come too early? Yes, it’s always Dec. 25, but it seemed like we were still eating Halloween candy when Christmas neighbor goodies started showing up on our … more
MEASLES The Disease Measles is a respiratory disease caused by a virus. The disease of measles and the virus that causes it share the same name. The disease is also called rubeola. Measles … more
Editor’s note: this is one of a series of profiles of Chatham County nonprofits served by the United Way of Chatham County, which is in the process of finishing its annual fundraising campaign. … more
I was born with what I believe is a legitimate congenital defect. The technical, Latin nomenclature for this is (or should be) Lingua Infans, or “Baby Tongue.” Regardless of … more
RALEIGH — A battle betweem two of the top recruits in the country took center stage at the John Wall Invitational at Broughton High in Raleigh on Wednesday night. Playing in its second game … more
Larry Wayne Binkley, 72, of Siler City, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Mr. Binkley was born in Chatham County on November 25, 1950, the son of Robert Binkley Sr. … more
Curtis Ernest Powers Jr., 88, of Bennett, died Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, December 23, 2022, at Beulah Baptist … more
Jessica Hill Cotten, 34, of Graham, formerly of Pittsboro, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Alamance Regional Medical Center surrounded by loved ones. She is the … more
Lawrence Webster, 72, of Pittsboro, passed away on December 21, 2022, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., from multiple complications. He was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, on July 3, 1950, to … more
February 11, 1991 ~ December 20, 2022 William “Billy” Benjamin Chaplin, 31, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. … more
July 3, 1950 ~ December 20, 2022 Phillip Charles Kelly, 72, of Sanford, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022 A celebration of life will be held at a later date.    He was … more
December 22, 1952 ~ December 21, 2022 William Lloyd McGee, 69, of Sanford, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Central Carolina Hospital. The family received friends on Tuesday, … more
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