Month: May 2020

Obituary of James Larry Cheek

Pittsboro, NC – James Larry Cheek, age 71, of Siler City died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at UNC Hospice in Pittsboro. Mr. Cheek was born June 8, 1948 in Chatham County, NC the son of James Henry and Louise Matthews…

North Carolina’s go-slow reopening may be costly

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – Over the first two months of the coronavirus crisis, our state’s labor-market cratered. The number of employed North Carolinians dropped by 820,000, or 17%. Only 56.3% of working-aged residents were either employed or actively…

On education, learning, and dialogue

by Christopher Havel Siler City, NC – I come from a very literary family. My mother occasionally reminds me of how, when either she or her two sisters got sick, they would all pile up into her parents’ car and…

Mountaire Farms offering $80,000 in scholarship funds

Millsboro, Del. – Mountaire Farms, the country’s sixth largest chicken processer, has dozens of $2,500 scholarships available for the children and grandchildren of employees, poultry growers, and grain producers. The deadline to apply has been extended to June 15, 2020.…

Chatham County releases COVID-19 data dashboard

Pittsboro, NC – On May 20, 2020, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper released Executive Order 141, which transitions the state to “Safer at Home” Phase 2, effective May 22 at 5 p.m. In making the announcement to ease COVID-19 restrictions,…

NC breweries to re-open on Friday

Raleigh, NC –  In accordance with new guidance issued by the Governor’s Office, North Carolina’s breweries, taprooms, and brewpubs will be able to open at 5 pm today.     NC breweries have always been leaders in promoting the health and…