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moved MOVED: Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit. Trump won ~
November 30, 2016, 09:03:14 AM by Gene Galin
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xx pothole on Old Goldston road at Alston chapel
November 29, 2016, 03:24:29 PM by woodgnome
I contacted DOT begging for them to fix the pothole on Old Goldston northbound at Alston Chapel.

one can only hope.

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xx Serious MVA in Chatham Co ~
November 25, 2016, 05:04:32 PM by Wilderness Voice

CHATHAM COUNTY (WTVD) -- State troopers have identified the people involved in a serious crash on Thursday afternoon in Chatham County.

Four people were hospitalized after the two-car crash involving a Subaru and a Honda on US 64 westbound at NC 751.

The State Highway Patrol told an ABC11 crew at the scene that the Honda was stopped at a red light going west on 64 when it was rear-ended by the Subaru.

Four men in the Honda were injured. Three were life-flighted to UNC Hospital in critical condition.

The driver was treated at UNC for minor injuries and later released. Troopers identified him as Mauricio Amado Perez Vasquez, 35, of Siler City.

His passengers, Mario Perez Vasquez, Elias Perez and Jesus Perez Vasquez, all of Siler City, remain in the hospital. Troopers described them as stable.

The driver of the Subaru, Matthew Clark Willis, 30, of Raleigh, was not hurt. Troopers said Willis told them he was trying to pick up his cell phone, which he had dropped, when the wreck occurred.

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xx Replacement of Bridge #61 over Robeson Creek & closure of 87/902
November 15, 2016, 06:23:22 PM by Patty52
Notice was just posted on Pittsboro's Facebook page. I can't copy the image, but the settings on the post are for public, so anyone should be able to see it and read the letter from the DOT. The section of road will be closed from Nov. 15, 2016 to about July 12, 2017.

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xx BFP's Education Fundraiser ends November 18, Midnight
November 08, 2016, 12:14:34 PM by dosido
Our Christmas Trees are fresh Frasier Firs and are cut just a few days before delivery. Join us for our Open House and Tree Pick-up.  We will have a Bynum Bazaar with artists & craftspersons offering their creations for sale for that special someone in your life.   So: Pick-up your tree, shop a little (or a lot!) and enjoy goodies prepared by our BFP Board, friends & neighbors.

Join us for the fun festivities. Deadline for all orders is November 18,Midnight

Pick-up Time:   10am-1:30pm
Date: November 26, 2016
Place:  Bynum General Store
             GPS:  950 Bynum Road
              Pittsboro, N. C. 27312

Check out our website: Bynumfrontporch.org for ordering information, click on Fundraiser and choose Christmas Trees.

Sales of our trees will benefit Education Grants given to 2 Chatham graduating Seniors who plan to continue his/her education. So far BFP has given over $14,000 to our students.

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xx I'm voting for Peyton Holland for Chatham County Commissioner, District 2
November 08, 2016, 10:28:42 AM by Gene Galin
I'm voting for Peyton Holland for Commissioner

You may have had the opportunity to see and hear our local candidates at a campaign or public event. You may read about them in a newspaper or on a web site. But how often do you get to see a candidate show his true colors in a non-political setting?

In this election we have an unaffiliated candidate running for Chatham County Commissioner, District 2. He got on the ballot by garnering enough verifiable signatures. This candidate's name is Peyton Holland. He is a young man who is a long time resident of Chatham County and deeply cares about this county and it's people.

I believe that Peyton Holland has a unique set of skill sets that will serve the citizens of Chatham County well.

Someone on the Chatlist pointed out a video on YouTube that showed Peyton giving a TED Talk about "Skills that pay the bills and redefine success" at
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6OvVlkx69Ys&amp;rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/6OvVlkx69Ys&amp;rel=0</a>

I'm not asking you to look at the entire video. Just take the time to sneak a peek for a minute or two and see what Peyton Holland is like when he talks about the things he is passionate about - young people and setting them up for a successful future in the work place.

There's also a short one-minute video in an April 20, 2016 News 8 story "Students participate in SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference at Greensboro Coliseum" at http://myfox8.com/2016/04/20/students-participate-in-skillsusa-leadership-and-skills-conference-at-greensboro-coliseum/

Peyton is the Executive Director of SkillsUSA North Carolina and has been involved in Career and Technical Education for over 15 years. He has devoted his career to helping create partnerships between education, industry and the community as he works to help students develop workplace, personal, and technical skills grounded in academics that will prepare them to be leaders in the workforce.

In Chatham County where most people still travel outside the county to go to work, we're constantly seeking ways to encourage job creators to set up shop in Chatham County. Can Peyton Holland help do for this County what he has been doing at SkillsUSA? I say "Yes." I believe that Peyton can be the catalyst to successfully push forward with our county's efforts to recruit businesses and educate our children to the benefit of our Chatham community.

My dad always said that you should vote for the man and not for the party (there weren't many women running for political office when I was a kid). When it comes to the local Chatham County commissioner race, let's set aside the red team vs blue team hyperbole and let's vote for the man who would be a terrific asset to this community - Peyton Holland Let's vote for someone who will listen to the citizens of this county, whether "they have lived here for 6 days or 6 generations."

Please join me on Tuesday, November 8 in voting for Peyton Holland for Chatham County Commissioner, District 2.

If you're reading this on your smartphone on Election Day, go ahead and click on the link for Peyton's TED talk to watch and listen to what he has to say. If you're impressed, please pass along the link to several of your friends.

FMI: http://www.ourchathamnc.com/
More videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/genefoto/search?query=peyton+holland

And again, don't forget to vote for Peyton Holland for Chatham County Commissioner this election day.

I thank you.

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xx Commissioners have approved the tax incentives for Mountaire in Siler City
November 03, 2016, 01:26:37 PM by Patty52
The Chatham County Commissioners have approved the tax incentives for Mountaire to renovate the poultry processing plant in Siler City.

Chatham County Commissioners Approved Incentives Package for Mountaire Expansion Plan
By Jeff Hamlin
Posted November 3, 2016 at 11:45 am

The Chatham County Commissioners have unanimously voted to approve an incentives package to expand the Townsend Processing Facility that will add over 700 jobs in Siler City.

In May, Mountaire Farms announced they would purchase the former Townsend Processing Facility in Siler City for renovation. The cost would be $70 million for its opening in February 2018.

In 2011, the Townsend plant closed, resulting in 550 workers being laid off.

After a presentation by Mountaire Vice President Mike Tirrell, Commissioner Walter Petty immediately made a motion to approve a local incentives package worth $2.3 million over six years.

Theres a lot of family farms that were devastated by the Townsend closing, said Petty. This will help reestablish the security of some of these family farms. I think its good for Chatham County. I think its good for the farmers. I think it would be good for the employees located in the county.

Tirrell says the entire facility is gutted at this point.

Right now, were knocking down the pieces that are of no use to us, said Tirrell. The wires are out. The pipes are out. Its just a concrete shell. Were making big rocks into little rocks right now to haul away. Then, were going to build a state-of-the-art food processing facility in that location.

The estimated increase for property tax revenue would be $428,903.

When Mountaire announced plans for the project in May, the original projection was for around 500 jobs to be created. Now, thats been revised, according to Kyle Touchstone, the President of the Chatham Economic Development Corporation.

There will be 700 new employees with $19.5 million in annual wages that theyre estimating at this point, said Touchstone. The analysis is showing exactly $188 million in estimated sales.

The multiplied economic activity generated by both projects sales, employees and salaries will bring in an additional $505,124 in estimated local tax revenue annually.

Mountaire is a Delaware-based poultry processing plant that runs a similar plant south of Fayetteville.

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xx What on earth..
November 02, 2016, 08:46:36 PM by thudded
flew over my house at 9:35?   Huh  I've never been so scared.  I dropped to my knees as it whooshed over. I thought it was crashing directly through my house.   I ran to the door to see what it was, and it was gone in an instant.   Silence.  Nothing.   I never heard it coming until it was directly overhead and never heard anything immediately after.   It was unbelievably fast.   My husband was in the basement and he came running upstairs.

Anyone else see or hear this?   I am over near Rives Chapel Church on the ridge. 
Usually I can hear those dang jets well in advance and they lead quite a trailing noise.     No, I am not drinking.  Nor do I drink....but, I may need one if that happens again.
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xx Randy Voller featured on Russia Today, a network funded by Russian government
November 02, 2016, 09:08:47 AM by Gene Galin
Randy Voller featured on Russia Today, a television network funded by Russian government

Start watching at 7:22 point

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/qtz8ALn5yMc&amp;rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/qtz8ALn5yMc&amp;rel=0</a>
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xx Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Colonial Pipeline has shut down again ~
November 01, 2016, 12:03:22 AM by Wilderness Voice

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Colonial Pipeline has shut down again as of 5pmish Monday after a fire and explosion, different situation from Sept. 9, 2016 pipeline shutdown, but the effect will be the same with disruption in gas supply throughout  North Carolina  Angry
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