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Born in St. Louis in 1958 and raised in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, Gardner — who just retired from his position as Chief Deputy of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office — bore witness to the vestiges of Jim Crow and simultaneously, the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement. more
This week, we speak with Taylor Hobbs III about what community service means to him, his work and his thoughts about how Chatham County is changing. more
A new temporary exhibit at Chatham’s Historical Museum showcases the county’s Black history — from the triumphs to the tragedies — during Black History Month. more
The Chatham Community Library and Chatham’s Community Remembrance Coalition will commemorate Black History Month by co-sponsoring a virtual lecture about the contributions of Chatham’s free … more
Starting March 4, adults 50 years and older may register online for the games at http://torch.ncseniorgames.org. Interested seniors without email or internet access may alternatively fill out and send in printed registration forms. more
Despite long periods of segregation and discrimination, Pittsboro has been home to generation after generation of African-American families. That history dates back 250 years, but much of it was … more
Formerly a Chatham County Schools parent liaison and teacher, López Garcia became the Hispanic Liaison’s new youth program assistant in December to mentor Chatham’s Hispanic youth and empower them to achieve their dreams. more
PITTSBORO — Aaron Puryear has been one of the co-owners of Oak City Hemp — located at The Plant in Pittsboro — since the company’s inception in 2018, when hemp-derived products were federally … more
This is part two of a four-part February series in conjunction with “Chatham Loves Seniors,” a month-long celebration designed to value Chatham County’s older adults and to fight back against ageism. more
Staff photo by Kim Hawks A resident cardinal appeared to give CN+R photographer Kim Hawks ‘the eye,’ as if to say, ‘How about some seeds to chew on or maybe some unfrozen water in the … more
(Editors Note: This is the first of a four-part February series in conjunction with “Chatham Loves Seniors,” a month-long celebration designed to value Chatham County’s older adults and to … more
As Chatham County provost, Mark Hall serves as Central Carolina Community College’s executive administrator in Chatham. A North Carolina native, Hall’s life and career path have taken him all … more
PITTSBORO — A new women-owned subscription box service for college students launched out of Chatham last fall, but the idea first started years ago. Founded by Jaime Detzi and Jen Bowman, Detzi … more
SILER CITY — Spend any amount of time around Irma Beal, and it becomes apparent that she is no ordinary lady. As Beal moves around her Siler City home with the independence and grace of a person … more
This week, we speak with CIS’s executive director, Tych Cowdin, about the grant and the work the organization continues to do in Chatham County. more
SILER CITY — Brit and Fleming Pfann moved to a property on 144 Celebrity Dairy Way in Siler City in 1987, and in 1989, they started their own farm on the land called Celebrity Dairy. Celebrity … more
PITTSBORO — Brandi Morris, co-owner of Red Moose Brewing in Pittsboro, has always been a fan of actress Betty White. She has fond memories of watching the hit TV show “Golden Girls” with … more
A Chapel Hill education nonprofit organization, LatinxEd, has chosen Siler City’s Kevin Manzanarez as one of 20 Hispanic youth leaders statewide to form part of its fourth “20 Under 20” youth … more
John Rosenthal’s life’s work has included photography (he’s been featured in galleries across the nation), books, dozens of commentaries on National Public Radio and time as a college … more
PITTSBORO — Where typical community breweries might offer trivia nights and live music, one of Pittsboro’s newest drinking holes has brewed up an events calendar with a bicultural twist. The … more
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