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The Curious Cook's take on an "Our State" recipe. more
Houseplants make you healthier. more
Workforce development is an integral part of the work community colleges do to boost local and regional economic development. more
More than waiting in line, outside, in the summer, more than blisters from new shoes, more than adding up my American Express bill each month, I hate wasting food. More than a frosted lemonade, … more
August marks National Immunization Awareness Month The Chatham County Public Health Department is marking the month by celebrating “Vaccine Appreciation Week” on its Facebook page, … more
CHAPEL HILL — Less than a week. All it took was less than a week for four COVID-19 clusters to rise and spread around UNC. As a sophomore student who decided to come back to campus, I’m not … more
This is another in a series of updates on Chatham’s “Neighbor2Neighbor,” a grassroots collaborative project of Abundance NC, the News + Record and the Caremongering Pittsboro Facebook group. N2N’s objective is to connect those in need during the pandemic with those who have the capacity to help. more
The Kid is a beer lover. Not in a Homer Simpson, I-drink-my-weight-in-brewskis-on-a-weekly-basis kind of way. More in a, “I will lecture you about microbreweries IPAs and stouts until you’re … more
This year’s PepperFest, like all other public events, has been significantly altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, we speak with organizer Tami Schwerin about the annual festival will look … more
CN+R photographer Kim Hawks, an experienced gardener, recently visited the Jim Massey family garden in Chatham for a picture-taking session, and filed this report. more
Zinnias are one of my favorite annuals, and a true herald of hot, summer weather. Last summer my front garden bed was full of zinnias, but this year I skipped them in lieu of lantana. Still lovely, … more
Some foods aren’t worth making if you don’t make a huge amount. Most of those kinds of dishes were originally peasant-type dishes. Peasants traditionally have very little money. They do, … more
If you think “development” and “Pittsboro,” you might envision Chatham Park or Mosaic, taking shape north of town. But Greg Stafford envisions something special in downtown Pittsboro with his … more
There are so many things I love about summer vegetable gardens, but without a doubt, tomatoes are my favorite. Like, I would arm wrestle Sasquatch for the last tomato in the field. If you’re a … more
This week, we chat with Vicki Newell, executive director of the Chatham Literacy Council, about the organization’s upcoming fundraising event. Newell has worked as the executive director for nine … more
Growing up, we were a Parkay family. Anything that called for butter — mashed potatoes, toast, vegetables, pan-frying — it was all conducted with a tub of margarine. (Who knows how many pounds of … more
The coronavirus pandemic has touched just about every part of our daily lives, but state officials overseeing this year’s general election have had a particular challenge. This week, we speak with … more
This week’s talk with Chef Virginia Willis marks the end of the pandemic conversation series with many of my favorite, most respected, role model chefs. But just like the virus itself, there … more
Here are the first 10 questions for Chef Virginia Willis. It’s a peek into the mind of a celebrity chef. When it’s going to be a while before you make a grocery run, what’s your favorite … more
I was happy to catch up with Donna and Bill Moldovan of Pittsboro this week to talk about one of my favorite fruits: peaches. Actually, that should be peaches with an exclamation point. … more
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