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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
The 2021 Academy Awards will be presented this Sunday (8 p.m. on NBC; oscars.go.com). The last Oscars ceremony was 441 days ago, but it seems like a lifetime. The film industry is among the … more
Chopped is a show on Food Network. Four chefs are confronted by three baskets with four mystery foodstuffs in each. With them, they must cook an appetizer course, then main course, and finally … more
With “Founding Day,” the official kick-off of the celebration of Chatham County’s 250th anniversary now completed, organizers are inviting Chatham residents to explore the county’s past and … more
Moncure resident and veteran author Judy Hogan has recently released two books, each the latest of a series: “Baba Summer, Part Two,” a memoir of her time in Russian, and a work of fiction, … more
Football bowl games: Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, even the Cheez-It and Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Nope. Tupperware bowl, cereal bowl, crystal bowl, mixing bowl. Nope. Not even that … more
Duke University professor, photographer, folklorist and author Tom Rankin and his wife, novelist and award-winning short-story writer Jill McCorkle, will be featured in Chatham Literacy’s … more
My boss at the dealership is the sales manager. His name is Andy. He is kind, funny, and very supportive of this complete car-selling neophyte. Every day his patience surprises me. I get nervous … more
Editor’s note: As the worldwide box office for “Raya and the Last Dragon” reached a reported $90.5 million last week, university English lecturer Lei Jiao watched the film in Wuhan, China, with … more
The 2020 Census count is over, the work of the Chatham County team is mostly done — but the results are still to come, delayed by the pandemic. This week, we speak with Courtney Cooper-Lewter, who … more
One recent Monday, The Kid joined us for dinner. While I was out in my pursuit of filthy lucre at my new job, Petey cooked. And, it wasn’t canned soup, frozen pizza, or microwave popcorn. He … more
“Nobody” is the “RED” of “John Wicks.” Indeed, this middle-aged pastiche hews so closely to the Keanu Reeves resurrection vehicle that you periodically ponder whether it was meant as a … more
Like so many superhero origin stories, the 2017 “Justice League” was an orphan, left fatherless and later adopted by a foster parent who, while experienced in the role, mistreated his ward and … more
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