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In the movie “Forrest Gump,” the Tom Hanks-played main character says numerous times that he and his lady love Jenny go together “just like peas and carrots.” Now not everybody likes peas … more
My love affair with books sometimes eclipses my love affair with reading. Which is to also say that I don’t finish every book I start, a trend I sometimes struggle to reconcile. Reading has … more
As a white person, I was somewhat hesitant to submit this because in no way do I want to imply that I understand at all what it is like to experience life as a person of color. My hope in sharing … more
By the time you read this, my significant other will have returned to his job at a well-known Chapel Hill restaurant. Three years ago, I walked through those doors, not realizing that by returning to … more
To the editor: Hitler’s first moves were to divide the nation, arrest Jews who were in assembly, disarm the citizens, get rid of local law enforcement and burn books to eliminate history when he … more
To the Editor: Responding to Steven Beckstrand’s letter to the editor (“For the second time in my life, I won’t vote Republican,” News + Record, July 23-29 edition), this individual lives … more
On top of the 150,000 lives that have been lost to COVID-19 in the U.S., our society has suffered the loss of a shared and common decency. Instead of uniting against a lethal threat, this virus … more
I’ve spent the majority of my career working for Christian organizations, starting as a YMCA camp counselor and culminating at my current role with Chatham Habitat for Humanity. Which is why it … more
Some few years ago Better Half and I had a screened-in back porch added to our humble dwelling. It started out to be a deck but somewhere between starting and finishing, we had the inspiration: why … more
We’re days away from the 2020 primary day, the final opportunity for Chatham County residents to vote on the local option sales tax referendum on this ballot. As part of our coverage, we’ve got … more
The News + Record asked individuals on either side of the tree protection at Chatham Park discussion to write a 750-word opinion piece of the subject. Elaine Chiosso is the Executive Director of … more
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