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New lessons from old wars

At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS. I will tell you about his response in a minute. The World War I conference was one of a series of planned events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of that Great War and to learn what lessons might help us deal with present day challenges.

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ACC announces football game times and TV for October 3-4

Atlantic Coast Conference Monday announced the following football game times and networks for Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4. The local ACC home will see Virginia Tech Hokies playing the UNC Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium at 12:30 pm.

Atlantic Coast Conference announces Football Players of the Week

Florida State and Georgia Tech each saw an offensive and defensive player earn an Atlantic Coast Conference weekly football honor for their play in key league division wins on Saturday. FSU’s Rashad Greene was recognized as the ACC Receiver of the Week, and Seminole defensive tackle Eddie Goldman was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week following Saturday night’s 23-17 overtime Atlantic Division victory over visiting Clemson. Locally, Duke’s Takoby Cofield was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week

Re: Danger FYI Do not feed your dog grapes!!

Noah's Ark - All Creatures Great & Small - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:07
Quote from: John Florida on Yesterday at 07:39:55 PM  I'm a little confused bu some of those foods since all the Alaska shows show them feeding salmon and other fish to prize sled dogs and almost exclusively fish??

I think the key there is to not feed it to them r...

Re: Fitness in Pittsboro

Neighbor to Neighbor - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 19:05
My husband and I take Zumba classes at the Horton school on Wed. eves. It's mostly ladies 40-60, and is a rockin' good time. It's fun, a calorie torch, and everyone is friendly and welcoming. No dance experience or ability is required, and it's great for all fitness levels. It's only $3 per class and ...

Re: Danger FYI Do not feed your dog grapes!!

Noah's Ark - All Creatures Great & Small - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:39
  I'm a little confused bu some of those foods since all the Alaska shows show them feeding salmon and other fish to prize sled dogs and almost exclusively fish??

Re: oil change?

Neighbor to Neighbor - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:55
i strongly recommend Dougs Auto.

i have been using him for over 15 years.

you can't go wrong with Doug

benji

Re: KRIS Wine Art of Education Contest

Chatham County Schools BBS - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:44
Monday morning totals. Still only North Carolina School in the top 20. Thanks for all your support getting out the votes!
Take a look. With a bit of work we could be moving into top 5!
Ask friends, neighbors, here and abroad. Remind folks the zip is 27312

1. Grant Center For The Expressive Arts  Taco...

oil change?

Neighbor to Neighbor - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:10
Any recommendations for an honest auto repair shop? I'm getting extremely frustrated with oil change service. My car takes three and a half quarts oil (with filter change), but the shop puts in five quarts. I tell them in advance, 3.5 quarts, they put in five. I make them drain out the extra, thinking...

Re: Danger FYI Do not feed your dog grapes!!

Noah's Ark - All Creatures Great & Small - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:04
So glad all is well!! Great news! I found this list of foods we shouldn't feed our dogs I hope it is helpful.

Alcohol – I’m sure you’ve heard of the birthday parties where the dog accidentally gets into some of the spilled keg beer, and then gets all silly to the amusement of the crowd. While it may b...

Re: Fitness in Pittsboro

Neighbor to Neighbor - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:49
The YMCA ( Pittsboro), Curves and Ladies Fitness all cost about the same 32-36 $ a month for a single membership. YMCA has adequate equipment for a regular exercise program. They do not have the facilities for any classes at this time, also no pool. Members are all ages. Female YMCA members get to use...

Re: Fitness in Pittsboro

Neighbor to Neighbor - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:24
My wife and I go to Snap in PBO.  I think it is 50 dollars/month for both of us.  It is okay for regular workouts.  I don't know anything about the classes there.

If you do join Snap, you are allowed to use any Snap location, not just the one in PBO.  She has gone to the one at Southern Village, and s...

Re: Fitness in Pittsboro

Neighbor to Neighbor - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 19:37
I am really hoping someone PMd her with replies. Pretty sad that no one can share some opinions. Plenty of people here salivating for the next disagreement, how about some community support?

Re: KRIS Wine Art of Education Contest

Chatham County Schools BBS - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 16:52
Sunday KRIS report
Vote #256. NHS is up a spot to 10th place!
LOOK at these Numbers—
9th place 258 votes
8th place 260 votes
7th place 268 votes
We could really move up here folks!!

Thanks to all for supporting NHS every day!
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Re: Danger FYI Do not feed your dog grapes!!

Noah's Ark - All Creatures Great & Small - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 07:35
So far so good. She slept on the air mattress with my daughter all night. She did throw up once.  Ate really good this morning and digestive tract is working well. Whew!

Danger FYI Do not feed your dog grapes!!

Noah's Ark - All Creatures Great & Small - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 21:25
Just found out this one tonight as my daughter googled it after Mocha ate 2 grapes. Called the vet poison control, did the peroxide thing, she never threw up. After 3 calls they said to monitor her, they think since she is 80 lbs and only ate 2 green grapes, she will be fine. 33 percent of dogs aren't...

Carolina Premium Foods to hire 700 in Siler City

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:15

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:48:53 -0400
From: Gene Galin
Subject: Carolina Premium Foods to hire 700 in Siler City

Carolina Premium Foods, a Moore County company establishing an antibiotic free chicken processing plant at a former Townsend Chicken facility in Siler City, hopes to hire 700 employees at full-scale production, with 200 anticipated hires by next summer.

CEO Brian Thomsen says contracts to distribute antibiotic free chicken are in place with distributors across the country.

“We have agreements with distributors to carry 2 million pounds of chicken per week,” he says. “The Siler City plant at full operation for us will generate 3.5 million pounds per week.â”

Thomsen’s goal is to source local chicken by partnering with 200 local family farms from within an 80-mile radius. With 200 employees in the first phase of production, he hopes to reach 700 employees by the time the plant scales up to the third planned phase.

Read the entire story at http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2014/09/17/carolina-premium-foods-to-hire-700-in-siler-city.html

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SonShine & Blessings Celebration on Sept. 20th at Hanks Chapel Church

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:28

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:06:12 -0400
From: Debbie Cosentino
Subject: SonShine & Blessings Celebration 9/20 in Pittsboro

Want to help your friends and neighbors in need? SonShine & Blessings (SS&B), a local non-profit Christian-based ministry, is having a 10th anniversary birthday celebration Saturday, Sept. 20 from 5 until 7 pm at Hanks Chapel Church just east of Pittsboro.

SS&B volunteers provide in home and institutional respite care, transportation and errands for Chatham County adults in need as well as music education through private lessons for children, youth and adults.

The day’s events include raffle prizes, music, and free hot dogs and hamburgers. If you’d like to offer a helping hand to folks needing one, know someone who would benefit from SS&B’s services or just want to learn more about the organization while visiting with friends, you’re welcome to attend.

Hanks Chapel Church is approximately four miles east of the courthouse in Pittsboro. Watch for the sign just past Pittsboro Christian Village.

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A word of warning about computer scams

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:21

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:39:52 -0400
From: “Lee – Computer Therapy, Inc”
Subject: A word of warning about computer scams

First of all, this is not a solicitation for services but rather a word of warning to hopefully protect computer users from NEEDING service.

Today alone I have had calls from 4 county residents whose computers were displaying a warning message about possible security vulnerabilities, virus activity, etc. Each of these warning presented a phone number to call. One such number is 855-763-0456; if you Google that number you will find that it is for a variety of “technical support” companies. You will also find many posts that report these types of companies as frauds.

Once the computer user called the phone number, a person with a distinct accent (trying to be politically correct here) talked the caller through allowing a remote access, planted a small application on the computer, displayed error messages, etc . and then proceeded to try to sell the caller anti-virus and adware protection, computer maintenance contacts, etc.

I am not mentioning the protection software they were hawking but in at least one case, it was FREE software that they were attempting to charge for.

Should you get such a bogus warning message, before you call the number on the screen, call whoever you get your local support from to verify that you are not really at risk.

Companies like mine and Tritech in Siler City will often provide this analysis at no charge over the phone.

One simple solution is to use a system restore to return your operating system to a date prior to when the situation occurred.

Along these same lines, over the past months I have had customers (usually those in retirement communities as I suspect the fraudsters think they will be more susceptible) that have been called directly and the caller states that they are calling from Microsoft, etc .. The end result of which is a credit card charge for $300 to $400.

Bottom line is that you should check with someone that you know before trusting anyone to log in to your computer.

Lee Pollard
President
Computer Therapy, Inc.
VOTED BEST COMPUTER SERVICE IN CHATHAM COUNTY
(919) 932-4357 – office
(919) 218-8115 – Lee’s cell
(919) 218-5509 – mobile technician

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