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SILER CITY — Updated analysis of Siler City’s economic trends and job market health paints a troubling picture of fiscal instability, according to recent data from a team of experts at the North …
PITTSBORO — Pittsboro could have clean drinking water within about a year, according to water treatment experts, but only if the town’s board of commissioners act later this month to approve …
The North Carolina Department of Transportation held a virtual presentation last Thursday to discuss the proposed construction of the North Chatham Park Way, a new north-south roadway to run east of …
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Tax Office reminds those owning real estate that personal and business property as of Jan. 1, 2021, must be listed with the Tax Office no later than Feb. …
PITTSBORO — The coronavirus pandemic has been unforgiving to many, but few industries have been hit harder than entertainment. In 2020, many big-budget films were delayed; some major movie …
Local Sports
SILER CITY — Full-court outlets. Dump-offs. No-lookers. Underhanded skip passes. The Chatham Charter men’s basketball team pulled off just about every assist imaginable and then some …
SILER CITY — Jamarr Ross admitted the first half of Tuesday’s game wasn’t “the prettiest thing ever.” But that was the plan he’d created for his Chatham Charter …
Growing up in rural Georgia, Taylor Duncan loved baseball. But he didn’t love the lingering stigma from select teammates and coaches who doubted what he, as a player with autism, could do on the …
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools will delay the start of its winter middle school basketball season by four weeks after a unanimous vote from the CCS Board of Education on Monday …
Optimistic Gardener

Kiwi: I like to eat them, but how to grow them?

I caught up with my friend Lindy Parr last week to talk about her infamous kiwifruit. We’re in the same book club and for the last two years, Lindy’s kiwis have been regular conversation fodder. …

Community Calendar
Community Calendar for January 13 - January 20

Events are subject to change based on closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Verify with organizers prior to events. CANCELLATIONS The Chatham Soil and Water Conservation District will …

Ch@t

Ch@t: Annual ‘Development Briefing’ won’t be business as usual

The Chatham Chamber of Commerce’s annual Development Briefing, like many other public events this year, is going from in-person to virtual. This week, we speak with Chamber President Cindy …

Obituaries
Jacqueline (Jackie) Willis, 66, of Siler City died Saturday, June 20, 2020. The funeral service was held Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral …
William McKinley “Bud” Price, 70, of Bear Creek died Saturday, January 9, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Price was born April 12, 1950, the son of William Harrison and Peggy Farrar Price. Bud …
Harrison Zimri “Zim” Hinshaw, 91, of Asheboro passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Green Valley Hospital, Greensboro. Mr. Hinshaw was born in Alamance County on December 19, 1929, …
Thomas “Tommy” Wilson Glosson, age 86, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the SECU UNC Hospice House. Tommy was born in Chatham County, N.C., on May 9, 1934, to the late Lacy …
Curious Cook

Fee day-o come — and I want to eat some

In my daydreams, I’m glamorous and alluring. Late at night, after an exclusive party, my driver brings me home to my large tastefully-decorated apartment in a luxury building in Art Deco …

Columns/Opinions
The relentless advance of COVID-19 into my family continued this month. No sooner had the doctors pronounced my cousin George fully recovered than they pronounced his granddaughter infected. That …
I’d been dreading my eye examination. An inordinate amount of my waking hours are spent in front of a computer screen. In the last few months, dry, itchy eyes, painful styes and blurry vision …
Much of modern society, major advertising especially, tells us that “new” and “bigger” equal “better.” Years ago, or so it seems, products from cars and clothes to radios and rugs all …
I was doom-scrolling through my Facebook feed last Wednesday when a comment on a local’s post stood out to me. It compared the government’s response to the Capitol attack to the Nazi occupation …

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