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Chatham County government recently launched a redesigned website, and along with a sleek update in appearance, it’s designed to make it easier for residents, businesses, and other members of the … more
PITTSBORO — Five mornings a week for 22 years, Ronnie Gilmore woke up at 4:30 to start his day as a beloved custodian and bus driver at Perry Harrison Elementary. Now, after retiring earlier … more
Kelly Reiter’s acting career didn’t begin glamorously. The Chatham County native moved to Los Angeles when she was 18 for a film role she’d landed, but was immediately hit with a new reality … more
SILER CITY — When JMArts’ Rose Pate resolved to bring Jordan-Matthews High School another special arts project, she began looking for something that J-M’s instrumental music students — and … more
PITTSBORO — Comedian Rob Santos plans to bring some laughs to the Pittsboro community on Saturday night when he holds a comedy show with three of his stand-up comedy friends — Buddha Joe, CW … more
Liberty native Andy Clapp is a pastor and speaker who’s just published his first book, a Christmas story set in the N.C. mountains. This week, we spoke with him about the book and its origins and message. more
On Dec. 4, Moncure will hold a “Candy Land” themed street fair open to the community on Moncure Loop Road, supported by Moncure’s Lion’s Club, Moncure Fire Dept. and 3 Rivers Coalition. more
SILER CITY — What two Chatham County sisters experienced in the past year has helped them understand that Thanksgiving isn’t simply a once-a-year family holiday — it can be a way of life, … more
PITTSBORO — The Odd Company, or ODDCO, has a new next-door neighbor on West Street — and as luck would have it, this newcomer, the Small Museum of Folk Art, is just as offbeat. After nearly … more
It’s Thanksgiving season, which means CORA — the Chatham Outreach Alliance — is working overtime to provide food to individuals and families within the community who are … more
PITTSBORO — Trades Hill near Pittsboro was once “a place for meetings, drunkenness and fights.” Around the time the Civil War ended, the land which made up Trades Hill consisted of a store, … more
Straddling the line between homage and revisionism, “The Harder They Fall” features forgotten figures to tell an old tale inside a burnished tableau. The opening title cards declare that … more
The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons are extremely busy for the Salvation Army of Chatham County. This week, we speak with staff members and volunteers from the Army about activities within … more
Mountaire Farms’ “Thanksgiving for Thousands” program started a quarter century ago, and its effort in Chatham County this year is expanding. This week, we speak with Sasha Duncan, … more
RALEIGH — When Dora Owens was told she was selected as an inductee into this year’s North Carolina State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame, she was surprised. Owens, 59, now joins her mother, Ruth … more
PITTSBORO — Brandi Morris didn’t expect to come home from a family vacation last September to start a new business with her father, Danny Jenkins Jr. But during a trip to Busch Gardens last … more
Some people learn second or third languages in school; others learn on the job or through total immersion. Then there’s Mexican immigrant Ascary Arias, who learned English from Elvis … more
Sacred to three faiths and revered by more than half the people on the planet, the city of Jerusalem conjures up powerful images of the celestial. Beneath its narrow alleys and holy places, however, … more
RALEIGH — For 56 years now, the Pittsboro Kiwanis Club has sold genuine country ham biscuits at the N.C. State Fair to fund scholarships for seniors graduating from local high schools. It’s a … more
SILER CITY — Veronica Nuñez’s calling in life revolves around being able to help those around her. She hopes to improve the lives of those around her. more
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