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Local potter Mark Hewitt hosted his first public kiln opening since the pandemic opened, inviting customers last weekend to view pottery and purchase pieces outside Hewitt's Pittsboro home he shares … more
More than a year after a pandemic turned operations at Chatham County’s public libraries upside down, they’ve re-opened to patrons. This week, Rita Van Duinen, the branch manager for … more
It took forever and at times seemed like a futile pursuit, but I finally did it. After many years, and many tears, I produced a batch of biscuits that would make any little old Southern lady … more
Legendary Chatham County musician Tommy Edwards, a renowned guitar player and teacher whose performance career spanned half a century, died Saturday morning — one day after receiving The Order of … more
“Army of the Dead” begins promisingly enough, with a cold open featuring a mysterious über-zombie escaping from and decimating a Area 51 military convoy, punctuated by it and two newly undead … more
jeremy ‘chad’ smith Jeremy “Chad” Smith, 39, of Bear Creek, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021, at Moore Regional Hospital. A graveside service was held on Monday, May 17, 2021, at 2 a.m. … more
HENRY OSCAR DAVIS Henry Oscar Davis, 75, of Siler City passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, surrounded by his family at UNC Hospice, Pittsboro. Mr. Davis was born in Chatham County on … more
Chatham County’s observance of its 250th anniversary is well under way, but the recently-formed Community Remembrance Coalition of Chatham is also at work — finding ways to remember and … more
Another post-pandemic film yawning to be graded on a curve, “Those Who Wish Me Dead” relies on two main attractions: seeing Angelina Jolie back in quasi-action mode, a role at which she is quite … more
Throughout the pandemic, the Chatham Arts Council has been working to support local artists and creators in various ways — including through unique and creative grants programs. more
So, this week I experienced a few new things. After one year, one month, and six days, I hugged The Kid. My child has rheumatoid arthritis and is on immunosuppressants. And because of that has … more
WRATH OF MAN Grade: C Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Harnett, Eddie Marsan and Scott Eastwood MPAA Rating: R Running Time: 1 hr. … more
In honor of National Nurses Week, the News + Record spoke with Eric Wolak, the chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Chatham Hospital, about his career and the work nurses perform in … more
The Public Policy Committee of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce hosted a “lunch & learn” event in mid-April with Dale Folwell, N.C. State Treasurer, as a guest speaker. According to … more
In his latest book, local author Gordon Hutchison explores the gamut of human emotion with 400 original aphorisms — from hysterical quips to thought-provoking adages. An adventurous life has … more
Many pandemic trendlines are positive, as reflected in the easing of mandates and restrictions across North Carolina and the U.S. But at Chatham Hospital, Dr. Andrew C. Hannapel, the … more
Cindy Poindexter, the president and CEO of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, looks back on a “roller coaster” year in this week’s Chatham Chat as the organization prepares to launch a new … more
For quite a few years now, it’s been dinner at Monterey — my parents’ neighborhood joint which also happens to be a Mexican restaurant with food so good — that for many years it was the site … more
The mission of CORA, the Chatham Outreach Alliance, is to provide food to individuals and families within the community who are in need during difficult personal economic periods. This week, we speak … more
In the days before illegal drugs were widely accessible, homemade alcohol was the country’s contraband du jour. Following the 18th amendment’s repeal in 1933 — concluding the decade-long … more
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