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June/July 2019

  June/July 2019   The Music Issue 32 | Bynum Front Porch 33 | Terry McInturff & Steve Carr 35 | Sarah Shook 36 | Diali Cissokho 38 | Russell Palmer 39 | Ray Williams 40 | Chatham Rabbits 42 | Circle Street 43 | The Dowdy Boys 44 | Tommy Edwards 44 | Junior …

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Jenny Garrett McLaurin

The Goldsmith By Matt White | Photography BY Beth Mann   Jenny Garrett McLaurin has been creating custom gold jewelry in Chatham for more than 20 years, but she’s been honing her craft for much longer than that. “My grandmother and great aunt would give me their junky costume jewelry,” Jenny says. “I would take …

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Grace O’Hara

The Entrepreneur By Parrish Alto | PHOTOgraphy BY Beth Mann   Grace O’Hara was 12 in 2014 when she attended a YoungLife camp in Virginia that featured a small lake with an inflatable, trampoline-like floating platform called the “blob.” As one camper sat on the end of the blob, another would drop on the opposing …

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Ilana Dubester

The Goldsmith By Matt White | PHOTOgraphy BY Beth Mann Soon after arriving in Siler City in 1991, Ilana Dubester found herself in line at a pharmacy behind an Hispanic woman who was holding a crying baby and stretching her limited English with the pharmacist. “Being a nosy person, I butted in,” says Ilana, who …

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Make The Call

Elly Cummins and Bridget O’Donnell want to increase awareness of the 911 Good Samaritan Law in memory of their brothers, Boone Cummins and Sean O’Donnell. Two sisters fight for awareness of the life-saving “911 Good Samaritan” law in memory of their brothers By Matt White | Photography by Beth Mann B ridget O’Donnell doesn’t have …

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Rose Dyer

Distiller, Fair Game Beverage Co. By hannah Lee | PHOTOgraphy BY Beth Mann   When Rose Dyer realized the 9-to-5 work life of a chemistry lab was not for her, she dropped out of her chemical engineering program at NC State University to pursue another calling for her love of math and science: distilling. In April …

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Mary Nettles

The Cultivator President, Chatham County Community NAACP By Matt White | PHOTOgraphy BY Beth Mann   Mary Nettles makes things in Chatham grow. She keeps proof in her phone and scrolls through the pictures looking for examples, stopping to exclaim, “Sun flowers!” The round, yellow starbursts beam from the screen and Mary beams, too. “And …

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Tracy Burnett

Director, Chatham County Parks and Recreation By hannah Lee | PHOTOgraphy BY Beth Mann   You might be surprised to learn that Tracy Burnett, the director of Chatham County Parks and Recreation, is somewhat unfamiliar with Leslie Knope, the famously tireless parks director on the former NBC sitcom, “Parks and Recreation.” “I find myself bringing work …

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Theresa Chiettini

General Manager, Fearrington Village By hannah Lee | PHOTOgraphy BY Beth Mann   Three great restaurants, a world class hotel, two venues bustling with weddings and events and close to a dozen luxury shops – and Theresa Chiettini is responsible for every single bit of it. “It” is Fearrington Village, the retail, commercial and hospitality center at …

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