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Readers’ Favorites

Readers’ Favorites

  Compiled by Matt White and Hannah Lee | Photography by Beth Mann   We got hundreds of votes for our first-ever Chatham Readers’ Favorites poll. And our readers know what they like! We asked about food – where to eat breakfast, get a drink, take a date and more. We...

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Forward Progress

Forward Progress

  by Sara Heilman | Photography by Beth Mann   Johnny Richardson doesn’t recall there being anything strange about eating grilled cheese sandwiches in Dorothy Shaner’s kitchen. Sure, he was an African-American high schooler in 1971, spending time in a white woman’s...

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What we love about living in…Fearrington

What we love about living in…Fearrington

  by matt white | Photography by Beth Mann  When Barbara Blank and her husband, Stephen, moved to Fearrington in 2016, they expected that the neighborhood would be an easy place to make friends. There was the Roost Beer Garden at Fearrington Village, the Swim &...

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Home Game

Home Game

  Photography by Beth Mann  With UNC right up the road, many in Chatham follow the Tar Heels when football season arrives. But for a handful of families, UNC truly is their “home” team: seven coaches on UNC’s sideline on Saturdays call Chatham home the rest of the...

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A full life in Ward’s Hollow

A full life in Ward’s Hollow

A full life in Ward’s Hollow The Johnsons waited a decade for their restored farmhouse on Mount Gilead Church Road. It was worth it.   By Matt White | Photography by beth mann   On a recent afternoon, Brad Johnson fixed a tire on wife Dani’s car in the driveway of...

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Remembering Mama Dip

Remembering Mama Dip

Remembering Mama Dip Born and raised in Chatham, she became one of the South’s culinary icons By Matt White | Photo by briana brough Mildred Council, known to generations who ate her cooking as Mama Dip, died in late May in Chapel Hill. She was among the most...

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Plays: Past, Present

Plays: Past, Present

Plays: Past, Present Pittsboro playwright’s latest is a 'North Carolina fable' of inequality By Holly West | Photography by Savannah Shaney If you saw “Leaving Eden” on the PlayMakers Repertory Company stage in April, the play’s setting in a small North Carolina town...

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A Taste of Chatham

A Taste of Chatham

A Taste of Chatham Our county’s restaurateurs, cooks and foodies share their fave local dishes, drinks and moreCompiled By Matt White | Photography by Beth Mann John Cappelletti  executive Pie Man at Capp’s Pizzeria & Trattoria Says you’ve got to try: Postal Fish...

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In Like a Tiger

In Like a Tiger

In Like a Tiger Meet four of Pittsboro's newest furry residents   By Matt White | Photography Courtesy Carolina Tiger Rescue   Some arrived with a roar. Others gave a lazy flick of the tail. But after a long trip, four adult tigers arrived at the Carolina Tiger Rescue...

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A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It Five generations of the Hobbs family have called Baldwin’s Mill home   By Matt White | Photography by Briana Brough   The water is the kind of cold that makes you gasp even though that’s the worst thing you can do. It looked so inviting from...

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