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Strobilus Music Series presents two concerts in November

Chapel in the Pines welcomes Willard McKiver, singing "Extraordinary Music for Great Souls," and the Women's Voices Chorus, singing "Awakenings: Songs of New Births & Origins." The third performance in the fall season of the Strobilus Music Series will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 8 at Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church.

Liberal Chatham School Board candidate Del Turner plays the race card

Watch liberal school board candidate Del Turner play the race card towards the end of her presentation at the the Moncure candidates' forum. Del Turner says that she is the only "member of diversity" in this school board race. She goes on to say that "The most educated county in North Carolina, as you have been called in the newspaper. You want to keep people thinking that you are that by having a diverse board."

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Video: Chatham School board candidate Del Turner plays the race card

WaPo: 17,900 non-citizen voters in NC’s 2008 elections

Stunning numbers from Friday’s Washington Post and VIP’s own research raise some serious doubts about SBoE reassurances that only 1,425 non-US citizens are registered to vote in NC. We estimate the number to be at least 10,000 and the Post pegged it around 17,900.

Siler City Shine cleanup on Saturday, November 1

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - 4 hours 39 min ago

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:03:17 -0400
From: “John R Dykers”
Subject: Siler City Shine – cleanup Sat 1 Nov

The Siler City Development Organization, SCDO, is cleaning up some spots that have fallen through the ‘cracks’ Saturday morning Nov 1st. We are encouraging all citizens to make a special effort at home or business from doorstep to curb. We haven’t received a lot of press but are going ahead to get things spiffed up before the Veteran’s Parade next Saturday. This is a joint effort of the Megasite Readiness committee and the Appearance committee with the Town staff.

AND we are inviting all of you to join us. We will meet in the NCAI/Wren’s parking lot at the corner at about 9am. Please wear gloves. If you have tools, I would be most grateful if you are willing to bring them along-especially weed-whip or scythe for long grass.
a.. Ed Spence will have a group of kids from the Boys and Girls Club picking up trash in the downtown.
b.. Jack Meadows and Bryan Thompson have engaged some of Town staff to clear brush and trash from Fayetteville Ave.-they start at 8am and will move along to help others.
c.. Liz Irwin and Nicole Price are working along Birch Street and the railroad. We may all end up there-so much long grass and trash.
d.. Those with tools may also move up to clear brush from the guardrails along W Eleventh Street before the end of the morning-and maybe the long grass between Raleigh St ROW and Johnson’s parking lot

We expect to be finished by noon, but there is no stopping required if we get on a roll! Come join us.
John Dykers

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Music & Art this weekend at the Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - 5 hours 47 min ago

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:46:27 -0400
From: Mariah Wheeler
Subject: Music & Art this weekend at the Joyful Jewel

Dear Ones,

We’d love to have you join us at the Joyful Jewel this weekend. We are starting off our holiday hours by being open until 9pm on Saturdays through December, with live music and refreshments. The kick off is this weekend:

Saturday Nov. 1 – the swamp/sultry Rhonda Robichaux provides music for evening shoppers, 7 – 9pm in her “Soulicious Solo” show!

Sunday Nov. 2 – Bruce Saunders’ Art Opening of “Mandala Art” will be celebrated 1 – 3pm with Joey Howell playing live. Bruce’s mandalas are amazing and beautifully centering. And, because it’s 1st Sunday there will be lots of other fun activities going on in town.

The Joyful Jewel, a Community of Artists & Patrons
“local art fresh from the heart – 160 local artistsâ€
44-A Hillsboro St. in downtown Pittsboro
P O Box 1483, Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 883-2775, http://www.joyfuljewel.com

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High praises to Aaron Gibson of Wise Solutions

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - 7 hours 5 min ago

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:38:05 -0400
From: “Don Dollar”
Subject: Electrician

I would like to give high praises to Aaron Gibson of Wise Solutions for the work he did on my house after I had a fire. He was always good to his word and was very patient with me because it took a long time between the time he did the rough in work and when I was able to call him back to do the final work before calling the building inspector.

Don H Dollar
Home: 919-542-6656
Cell: 919-444-3578

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Safe Boating Class will be given at Central Carolina Community College on November 8

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - 7 hours 24 min ago

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:11:22 -0400
From: jforbes988@aol.com
Subject: re: re: Safe Boating Class at CCCC

A Safe Boating Class will be given at CCCC on November 8, 2014. This class starts at 8 AM in Conference Room #2, Building 42. The weather will be chilly and this is a good time to get certified.
If you are interested in attending, please call Genet Hutcheson at 919-942-6757.

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Another Chatham Democrat for Bock, Petty & Stewart

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - 7 hours 43 min ago

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:24:15 +0000
From: Mike P
Subject: Another Chatham Democrat for Bock, Petty & Stewart

I have to agree with my friend Dale this election. I’m sticking with experience when it comes to the Chatham Board of Commissioners.

I’m going to vote for Brian Bock, Walter Petty and Pam Stewart.

Don’t want to have anything to do with Jeff Starkweather and his Chatham Coalition candidates Howard, Hales and Crawford. The quicker we can get rid of them the better for our party.

For experience I am also going with Robert Rieves and Sheriff Webster and Gary Leonard.

For school board, I’m agreeing with Judy Hogan and Dale – going for Mia Munn and Angela Millsaps.

Mia especially has done a great job of keeping us informed about what has been going on at the school board meeting. I think she’s attended almost as many meetings as the school board members.

Mike

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:18:15 +0000
From: Farmer Dell
Subject: Here’s who this Chatham Democrat is voting for

My fellow Democrat Judy Hogan told us who she is voting for a couple of weeks ago.

Here’s who this Chatham County Democrat is voting for this election –

Robert Reives gets my vote for the state senator from Chatham / Lee county. He replaced Deb McManus when she got ousted for cheating on her family business’ taxes. Have met the man and love his energy.

For school board, I too am voting for Mia Munn. I remember when she ran 6 years ago. After her loss she seemed to get more into what was going on in our schools. I really appreciate that she attends almost all of the school board meetings and provides us with her meeting notes here on the Chatlist.

Del Turner’s time has passed. She doesn’t have the energy she once had and dozing off in school board meetings is inexcusable.

I also agree with Judy that Del Turner mishandled the conflict that arose when superintendent Robert Logan was going to move 6th-8th graders out of our K-8 schools in rural communities, like Moncure, Bennett, and Bonlee. I appreciate the fact that even though she was not a school board member, Mia Munn provided support and information to those in these small communities who opposed these unnecessary changes. She understands that parents to do not want their elementary and middle school children spending loads of time riding on school buses everyday. I feel that Mia Munn will be better able to address the future growth and necessary changes coming to Chatham County schools.

Yep Judy, Angela Millsaps has been working hard in our schools and our community for years. She has my vote.

BTW. the Wilsons may be good people, but you don’t get my vote because you’re someone’s daughter. If you really cared about the position, it would also be nice if you attended some more of the BOE meetings.

Gary Leonard is running unopposed. He’s been good part of the community for years. Nice to have a member of the school board who is still teaching. I’m sure his position at the Chatham Charter School gives him a different perspective that contributes greatly to the school board.

For Chatham County Sheriff I’m sticking with Richard Webster. Don’t see a need to change boats in mid stream. I do like Larry Meadows, but I see no reason to change.

When it comes to Board of Commissioner, this is where we part ways Judy.

I will in no way vote for any of the Chatham Coalition / Jeff Starkweather candidates – Hales, Crawford or Howard. None of them have really done much of anything. Diana Hales hates fracking in Lee County. Karen Howard hates on poor people needing a cell tower in her rich community. And Jim Crawford hates going to Chatham planning board meetings (why else does he keep missing meetings?). Don’t need to say much more than that.

I voted for Brian Bock, Walter Petty and Pam Stewart last time and I’ll be voting for them again this time.

They have managed to increase school spending, given our teachers bonuses and promoted business within Chatham without raising our taxes.

They have also pretty much let our county employees do what they need to do without micromanaging them. A family member who worked under the Starkweather regime has asked us all to keep the Chatham Coalition candidates out.

I love the effort they have put into getting the megasite set up in Siler City and I hope things work out. It might not happen today, or tomorrow, but it seems that that there is the potential to bring industry and jobs to a part of the county that has really been hurting.

I also appreciate Pam Stewart pushing forward to getting high speed internet into more parts of this county. She’s done more than that Vanderbeck fellow ever did.

They all have business expereince that has served our community well and I see no reason to change boats in mid stream. I say we give Stewart, Bock and Petty another 4 years.

Dale

BTW, I still like Mike Cross!

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Strobilus Music Series Presents Two Performances in November

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - 7 hours 56 min ago

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:53:02 -0400
From: Strobilus Music
Subject: STROBILUS MUSIC SERIES presents two concerts in November

*Strobilus Music Series Presents Two Performances in November*

Chapel in the Pines welcomes Willard McKiver, singing *Extraordinary Music for Great Souls, *and the Women’s Voices Chorus, singing *Awakenings: Songs of New Births & Origins*

The third performance in the fall season of the Strobilus Music Series will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8 at Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church. Willard McKiver will sing *Extraordinary Music for Great Souls,* an eclectic program of jazz, blues, and gospel. Martin Eagle will accompany on piano.

Following that, the fourth performance of the fall season will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22. The Women’s Voices Chorus will sing *Awakenings: Songs of New Births & Origins,* featuring music from the Renaissance through contemporary composers. Artistic Director Allan Friedman conducts.

Raised in a church family, Willard McKiver counts a variety of musical influences including Oscar Brown, Jr.; Sarah Vaughan; and Bill Withers. McKiver sums up *Extraordinary Music for Great Souls* by saying, “The truest picture of the journey of a people is found in the music that lives on after them. This program draws from a spectrum of genres, digging deep into the origins of modern popular music.

Women’s Voices Chorus, the Triangle’s only community-based classical chorus for sopranos and altos, has established itself as an accomplished interpreter of classical music for and by women, ranging from medieval polyphony to contemporary works. *Awakenings: Songs of New Births & Origins* mixes sacred and secular works including selections from Britten, Victoria, and modern female composers.

All Strobilus performances are open to the public and free with a suggested donation. Free childcare will be provided. More information about these performances and the rest of the Strobilus fall season can be found at the series website, www.strobilusmusic.tumblr.com

Located at 314 Great Ridge Parkway in southern Chapel Hill, The Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church welcomes everyone, and the facility is fully ADA accessible.

*for more information*
Nathan Kotecki
Strobilus Series Coordinator
strobilusmusic@gmail.com

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Re: F/S: Older PC

Free Classifieds - 9 hours 53 min ago
LOL, nope my boat has a hole in it.

Thanks for the offer

Liberal Chatham School Board candidate Del Turner plays the race card

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - 10 hours 5 min ago

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:29:53 -0400
From: Tom West
Subject: Liberal Chatham School Board candidate Del Turner plays the race card

Watch liberal school board candidate Del Turner play the race card towards the end of her presentation at the the Moncure candidate’s forum

Del Turner says that she is the only “member of diversity” in this school board race..

She goes on to say that “The most educated county in North Carolina, as you have been called in the newspaper. You want to keep people thinking that you are that by having a diverse board.”

So Del Turner is telling the citizens of Chatham County, that if you vote for a black person you are smart, and if you don’t vote for a black person you are stupid?

Del should have stuck to the script provided to her by her handlers. When she chooses to speak her mind, this is the kind of dribble that you get.

You know a liberal feels that she is losing when she decides to play the race card.

I guess she thinks she can’t win on merit (BTW, falling asleep in school board meetings is not a merit.)

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Liberal Virginia Penley continues to obsess over the “blue team”

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:30

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:29:00 -0400
From: virginia penley
Subject: Go Vote!

I agree with Dr. Dykers we do have a lot of good candidates, but we will have to agree to disagree on the the county commissioner candidates. Indeed, it is likely that we will both be voting for Walter Petty and Karen Howard, who are unopposed, but we differ on the other two slots. I grabbed the Blue Ballot and voted for the Blue Team and went with Hales and Crawford.

Diana Hales will be an upgrade from Pam Stewart. She is a tireless worker. Is committed to banning fracking in Chatham County. Has a better attendance then Stewart at Commissioner meetings over the past three and a half years and is retired, which means she can focus full time on serving the public.

Jim Crawford grew up in a large family on a farm. He understands hard work, what it’s like to grind it out on a farm, go hunting and live in a rural area.

He also worked hard summers and received his doctorate in history from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Jim is a strong supporter of the public school system and has attended Chatham County School for her entire career.

He and his wife have also started a new business in Chatham County.

Both Democrats have been endorsed by the Sierra Club, the Independent Weekly and the African-American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party.

The incumbent Republicans have no such endorsements to place in their mailers or on TV.

Vote for Howard, Hales and Crawford!

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John Brooks remembers Bunkey Mogan

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:28

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:53:52 -0400
From: John Brooks
Subject: Board of Commissioners election

I have to agree that many posts here are vicious, but I want to put in my 2 cents’ worth. Ever since Bunkey Morgan’s time in office, I have felt that Chatham County was on the block for sale to the highest bidder. It seemed that no request that a developer made was too outrageous. When the Dry Creek, which runs right behind my house, ran red with mud from the Chapel Ridge development, the State Department of Environmental & Natural Resources, actually intervened. The county did nothing. Now, the state has weakened oversight, and the county has taken no active role in filling the gap . Part of the reason is that Brian Bock and Pam Stewart are aligned with the real estate and business interests, and have only given any attention to our water supply as it affected the county’s attractiveness. I think that the Jordan Lake, as well as the Haw River, come before selling the land. Millions of dollars won’t do us any good if we can’t drink the water. I’m going to vote for Diana Hales and Jim Crawford. Jack Brooks

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Shout out to Brian Samson from Paul Davis Emergency Services

Chatham Chatlist Highlights - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:10

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:48:33 -0400
From: “Don Dollar”
Subject: Mold Removal

I would like to give a shout out to Brian Samson from Paul Davis Emergency Services. I had had a fire and the water damage from putting the fire out left me with mold in the ceiling and walls of my living room. He came out the day that I called him, gave me an estimate, which he stuck to even though the job turned out to be a little more than was apparent before he took down the walls and ceiling, and then went to work the very next day. I was and am more than satisfied the work that was done and I will highly recommend his services to anyone who has fire or water damage.

Thank you Brian.

Don H Dollar

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Free Classifieds - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:15
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Re: F/S: Older PC

Free Classifieds - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:56
Forgot to haul this off somehow

I'll reduce the price to $20 firm. At that price I am neither making nor losing money. Surely someone can use it!

EDIT: oh... kstraughn, since it's cheaper than walmart now, maybe you're interested for purely nautical purposes? (teasing... mostly...)

Re: Part time hostess positions available at Oakleaf

Free Classifieds - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:00
Thank you to everyone who contacted us regarding the host position.  It has been filled.

Re: KRIS Wine Art of Education Contest

Chatham County Schools BBS - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:01
We are back to #9, but only by 8 votes.  PLEASE vote daily!

Firewood

Neighbor to Neighbor - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:51
Does anyone know where I can get small supply of firewood around Pittsboro? Need for a Halloween bonfire (nothing huge!).

I think I can pick up some bundles from Food Lion, but would rather buy from "locally" if someone sells in small amounts.

Thanks!

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