Tag: chatham county

Arts & Culture

Ask Ollie!

Ollie is a rescued black and white Shih Tzu who turned his passion for helping other pets into a popular advice column. Ask Ollie questions by emailing him at Ollie@chathamcountyline.org Dear READER, It’s magic, it’s hope, and it’s the holiday ...
Arts & Culture

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: Writing and Publishing in the 2020s (Part 3)

by Michele Tracy Berger Coming of age in the 1970s and 1980s, I never read a commercial novel that featured a character that was anything like me: African American, female, wickedly smart, urban, and geeky. The children’s and young adult market ...
News

Mayor Seat to Remain Vacant

by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent The Siler City Board of Commissioners decided to leave the town’s mayoral seat vacant until next year. The board decided that rather than fill it with an appointee, it would leave it up to voters ...
News

Yearlong Celebration for 250th Anniversary

From Chatham County Throughout 2021 Chatham County will commemorate its 250th anniversary through diverse community-centered events and activities that highlight Chatham’s uniqueness, rich history, and promising future. The yearlong festivities will focus on five key areas – Creative Arts, Community ...
HealthMATTERS

Going Plant-Based for Your Health to Reduce Inflammation

by Karen Pullen What is inflammation? There’s a defensive war going on in your body, conducted by intelligence officers (ordinary cells), signalers (interferons and cytokines), generals (endothelial cells), and armed soldiers (white blood cells). Their mission: to detect, envelop, destroy, and ...
News

The Chatham County Budget: Where Does The Money Come From?

Deep dive: Chatham County by the numbers (Part 3) by Casey Mann, Senior Correspondent Parts 1 and 2 available online at ChathamCountyLine.org The Chatham County Line has taken a deep dive into the inner workings of Chatham County’s budget, providing an overview ...
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 ...