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How a Young Bluegrass Musician Overcame Hearing Loss

By Chatham Magazine / August 18, 2022

…middle-schoolers at the Junior Appalachian Musicians program in Chatham County. By Dolly R. Sickles | Photography by John Michael Simpson Seven years ago when Alex Meredith was 15, he woke…

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Meet the 6 Incredible Female Firefighters of Moncure Fire

By Chatham Magazine / July 20, 2022

…George and Gracie George. By Dolly R. Sickles | Photography by John Michael Simpson If the future is female, then Moncure’s fire department is ahead of its time, with six…

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Locals Gather to Celebrate the Renovation of Landmark Building

By Chatham Magazine / June 17, 2022

…was widely known for his asthma treatments. Sara Donaldson holds her baby picture at the clinic where Dr. Kenneth M. Mathiesen treated patients in Pittsboro. Photo by Peyton Sickles Dr….

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Cindy Perry: ‘The One Who People Call for the Good, the Bad and the Ugly’

By Chatham Magazine / May 24, 2022

…Achievement. By Dolly R. Sickles | Photography by John Michael Simpson Like her heroine Eleanor Roosevelt, Cynthia “Cindy” Sax Perry leads with her heart.  “[Eleanor] was a compassionate person,” Cindy…

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Powell Place: A ‘Walkable, Safe and Great’ Neighborhood in Pittsboro

By Chatham Magazine / May 17, 2022

…walk, ride bikes or scooter over. I almost feel like it’s an extension of our yard.” Brent steadies Emma as she strikes a pose on a sprawling sculpture in the…

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Get to Know One of Chatham’s Most Influential Interpreters

By Chatham Magazine / April 21, 2022

…R. Sickles | Photography by John Michael Simpson Cristal Ocampo Ruiz is a “Dreamer” who began interpreting at an early age. Born in Mexico City in 1984, Cristal was 4…

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The Power of Gratitude

By Chatham Magazine / November 23, 2021

Local author Dolly R. Sickles shares her perspective Gratitude, if you let it, can be your superpower. It’s a state of mind in how you navigate the world, how you…

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Winter 2021

By Anna-Rhesa Versola / November 1, 2021

…treatment plan to combat an aggressive form of breast cancer. Recovery can be tough, but the process yields resilience and gratitude. Local writer and author Dolly R. Sickles knows this, too, and…

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Meet Four Recipients of Chatham Arts Council’s JumpstART Grant

By Chatham Magazine / October 19, 2021

…and Alexander Percy, textiles by Tanja Cole and paintings/drawings by Britt Flood, Wendy Spitzer and Julia Kennedy, among others, and literary stylings of Brenda Linton and Dolly Sickles as well…

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Finding Homegrown Happiness on These Three Chatham Farms

By Chatham Mag Intern / August 21, 2020

…far from traditional – but then again, her produce isn’t average either. After graduating from high school in Moore County, Tenita served in the Navy as an electronic technician working…

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