Daily Archives: December 1, 2020

Voices

Chile’s Message of Hope

by James A. Wood Democracy has been battered in recent years. Press freedom assaulted. Voting rights abused. Peaceful protests attacked. We have seen this in the United States and we have seen it around the world. But democracy is resilient. ...
Voices

Some winners and losers from the recent election

by Julian Sereno President-Elect Joe Biden is planning his administration while Lame-Duck President Donald Trump quacks that the election was stolen. Control of the U.S. Senate won’t be decided until January, when Georgia holds its runoff for both its seats. ...
News

Public Meeting Notice – Town of Pittsboro

Town of Pittsboro Wastewater Treatment System Improvements Engineering Report – Environmental Information Document All interested parties are hereby advised that the Town of Pittsboro is seeking comments on the Engineering Report – Environmental Information Document (ER-EID) for the Town of ...
HealthMATTERS

Going Plant Based for a Healthy Gut

by Karen Pullen More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates—the father of modern medicine—suggested that all disease begins in the gut. While he was not completely right, scientists and medical professionals have recently linked a huge number of diseases to the ...
Voices

The Only Thing We Need More of is Less

by Joe Jacob When someone asks you what gift you want for the holidays, consider the effect of your answer.  During the past fifty years, I have seen a lot of progress made toward protecting our environment. It is hard ...
News

Wastewater Agreement Reached in Briar Chapel, No Vote on Final ...

by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent The Briar Chapel Community Association announced it had reached an agreement with Newland, the development company that built Briar Chapel, and Old North State Water Company which currently owns and operates the community’s wastewater treatment ...
News

Literacy Instruction Moves Online

From Chatham Literacy One in five adults in Chatham County lack the literacy skills to navigate daily activities. Individuals struggling with limited literacy are experiencing greater challenges during this pandemic: a higher rate of job loss, a higher exposure to ...
News

Chatham County Government Hit by Cyberattack

by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent Chatham County government was victimized by a cyberattack on Wednesday, Oct. 28th. The attack affected access to its network, email and phones. A majority of county departments, including the county manager’s office, the health department, ...
Featured

History made in Chatham County and across North Carolina

by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent Chatham County once again led all 100 counties in North Carolina with a voter turnout of 84.3%. 48,809 ballots were cast from 57,927 registered voters. The 2020 turnout was 8.9% better than the record state ...
HealthMATTERS

How I Cured Crohn’s Disease

by Tim Keim In this column you may have read that I’ve cured myself from Crohn’s Disease. Now I’ll tell you how I did it. Crohn’s is a genetically inherited trait. My Uncle, Earl “Red” Gardner, a Minneapolis Laker, suffered ...