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xx First of 3 ads that will run on TWC
Today at 09:11:53 AM by Brian Bock
I know not everyone has TWC so you can click on this link to see the first of our 30 second TV ads.


We have also set up a link that will help you determine your proper voting precinct.

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xx I am ticked
October 18, 2014, 10:25:43 AM by gt27312
I just received a phone call from a Chatham County organization (unnamed) taking a survey. After asking if I planned on voting in this election, the gentlemen asked me if I was going to vote for Bock, Stewart, and Petty. When I replied that my vote was private and protected by the Constitution, he hung up on me.

I don't know which political organization called but may I say, "Badly, done."  If you want to ensure that your side is going to be successful in this election then give me a reason to vote for your candidate. Tell me what your candidate has done to enrich our quality of life, protect our families, improve our schools, protect our right to religious expression, protect our freedoms, and protect our privacy.

Trying to find out which way the political wind is blowing by intruding on people's homes and privacy with rudeness and dismissiveness is not the way to impress me. I only hope at this point, that I'm voting for the other guy.
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xx Da POlice
October 17, 2014, 10:25:09 PM by raygut3
We go to Sanford frequently.  It seems that about 90 percent of the time we go there is a Pittsboro police car parked behind the fire station in Sanford.  Are we paying for a Sanford fireman to commute to work?  And which is his primary job, a cop in Pittsboro or a fireman in Sanford?
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xx Diana Hales' Global Warming Carbon Neutral policies not good for Chatham
October 17, 2014, 07:29:32 AM by zorro
Does anyone know if Diana Hales has a degree is science? Or just being from California make her an expert on "Global Warming?"

It's interesting to see that she now chooses to call it "climate change." For centuries most people have simply called it "weather".  Upside the head

Well, Diana wants to keep Chatham County "carbon neutral", which in essence means that she isn't and won't be for placing an auto manufacturing plant at the megasite in Siler City.

And what specific global warming policies will Diana Hales implement? Notice that she never answers the question.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/wDJR5MU64iw&amp;rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/wDJR5MU64iw&amp;rel=0</a>
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xx Opportunities for Candidates to meet face to face in public
October 16, 2014, 09:29:02 AM by Everett McGill
Oct 21: Southeast Chatham Citizens Council county candidates Forum; 2389 Old US 1, Moncure, 7:00 pm
Oct 28: Carolina Preserve In-the-News, all Commissioner Candidates; Bradford Hall Clubhouse, Cary, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

The two dates on are on the Hales website.  Hope there is a big turnout, and lots of video.
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xx Here's what we'll get if Hales is elected
October 16, 2014, 08:42:44 AM by Everett McGill

You just cannot make this S H I T  up.    Where do these slithering creatures come from?
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xx Whooping Cough at Northwood
October 15, 2014, 09:06:50 AM by jkjs
I realize this is a school issue but it is also Chatham County related.

Notice yesterday from Northwood that some students were exposed to whooping cough.

My question is how are there students at Northwood who have not been vaccinated?
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xx WRAL - NC college student from Pittsboro claims fame for high whistling note
October 15, 2014, 07:08:10 AM by Gene Galin
NC college student from Pittsboro claims fame for high whistling note
 Posted 12:01 a.m. yesterday
Updated 5:45 a.m. yesterday
By SCOTT SEXTON, Winston-Salem Journal


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Walker Harnden sat patiently near the empty entrance to Watson Hall, the music building at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, scrolling through his phone.

He was early, which can be unusual for a college kid, and quiet, which can be unusual for him. But he is unfailingly polite and he was curious, too. I had asked to meet with him after learning that he had been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for hitting the highest note ever whistled B7.

Odd though it may be, Harnden's feat nonetheless has caused something of a stir. He's fielded interview requests from across the state, and a video of the record-setter has netted more than 70,000 views online, which prompted a school official to quip only half-jokingly that Harnden, a third-year oboe major, "is kind of like our Chris Paul."

"It's not something I set out to do," Harnden said. "It just kind of happened. But yeah, I guess it's sort of interesting. I take it as an accomplishment."

Ever since his beleaguered parents can remember, Harnden, who grew up in Pittsboro, has whistled for up to five hours a day.

"Since elementary school at least," said Kory Goldsmith, his mother. "I just took it to mean that he was happy."

Harnden agrees that was the case, then allows that it must have gotten annoying at times in his house. But as it turned out, he was gifted musically and he was darned good at whistling.

"I could sit there for hours and do it," he said, a mischievous grin spreading across his face. "After a while I could pretty much hear a tune and then whistle it. Sometimes when I'm outside I'll start and see if I can get birds to start singing."

Somewhere along the way, he also realized that he could hit some pretty high notes. And with some time on his hands, he started goofing around on the Internet and discovered that there was actually a world record for whistling.

In 2006, a Canadian woman named Jennifer Davies hit a second E above middle C at something billed as the Impossibility Games held in Dachau, Germany.

As someone who can't play a kazoo, I have no earthly idea what that means. But musically inclined people who do tell me that it's impressive and, as the name of the competition suggests, nearly impossible to do.

At any rate, however, Harnden knew he could beat it and figured he might as well apply for the record. How many chances does anybody get to be the best in the world at anything?

There are two ways to go about getting in the Guinness Book of World Records, Harnden learned.

The first is by paying someone to record the attempt and then wage a campaign through television or the Internet.

"Some people pay thousands to try and get theirs verified," Harnden said. "But that just wasn't viable for me."

The next is to get two independent local experts music teachers, say who have absolute listening pitch to verify the claim to the satisfaction of the Guinness folks.

Since Harnden was at UNCSA, he was able to get that done, though not without some difficulty.

"Trying to get two music professionals who have open time at the same time is harder than you think," he said.

Once he had "judges" lined up, Harnden said, it was a simple matter of warming up and getting a couple guys from the film school to record the session and post it to a Guinness Book Facebook account. He did that in the spring.

"Ten minutes of recording and we were done," he said.

A few weeks later, Harnden received official notice that he had indeed broken the record. His prize? He received in the mail a certificate that he now has hanging on his refrigerator.

"People come over and see it and say, 'You ought to put that in a frame,'" he said. "I think about it once in a while, but in the course of my day that's about the last thing that will cross my mind."

Still, it is an impressive thing. Word began to spread through the miracle of the Internet. A YouTube video started picking up steam, and people began seeking him out. He even got a mention last month in a quirky weekly newspaper column called "News of the Weird" usually an outlet for stupid criminals and people who get their heads stuck in toilets.

However it came, the little bounce for UNCSA wasn't a bad thing, either.

"The extra exposure is nice," said Lauren Whitaker, the news services manager for the school. "People who might not have heard of us do, then they might do a little research and think they might want to enroll or know somebody who would."

A few seconds later, as Harnden was whistling a few familiar tunes for a video camera, Whitaker came up with the Chris Paul analogy.

Harnden's mom isn't quite buying that, but she is nevertheless proud of her son.

"It's unique and something he's done all on his own," Goldsmith said.

As for the world champion high-note whistler, Harnden said he expects a challenge soon.

"Somebody will try to beat me," he said. "But I think I've got a little more left."
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xx Childish Political Behavior
October 14, 2014, 09:33:05 PM by Silk_Hope
Today was the second time I have seen a Bock, Stewart and Petty sign laid over on the side of 64 at Big Woods Rd. I have also seen the one at 64 and 751 turned over.

Really people, is this being adult? So politics includes childish acts of turning over some signs and stealing others? Didn't your mamas ever tell you that if it is not yours to leave it alone?
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xx Anyone listen to Randy Voller's radio show?
October 14, 2014, 09:10:28 PM by DC
Rumor has it he claimed Republicans come to his house and scream at him because there are blacks in the neighborhood. Is this true?
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