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November 15 is Fall workday at the Bynum General Store

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:54

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:18:40 -0500
From: Bynum FrontPorch
Subject: BFP Fall Work Day this Saturday

Dear friends of Bynum Front Porch,

Saturday, November 15, 10:00AM to 2:00 PM, is our Fall workday at the Bynum General Store. We’ll be cleaning up inside and outside the store and working on a few small projects. There are Christmas decorations to put up inside and bulbs to plant outside. There’s something fun for everyone!

So, there’s something for everyone to do – indoors, outside, any skill level. Be sure to mark it on the calendar. Even if you can’t help out on the 15th, you can show your support by donating snacks and drinks for the volunteers.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information, email Bynum Front Porch at bynumfrontporch@gmail.com

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This Week @ The City Tap in Pittsboro

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:50

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:53:03 -0500
From: Jeffrey Towson
Subject: This Week @ The City Tap

Good morning Chatlisters! Did you know November is national Pomegranate month? We didn’t either…but it is. So have a pomegranate, have a beer and treat your ears b/c we have another great weekend of music lined up for you and your friends at the Tap.

Wednesday @ 8:00 -* Open Mic*
Come check out some of Pittsboro’s talent at Open Mic! As always on Wednesdays it’s $1 off draft beer as well

Thursday @ 8:00 -* Vinyl Lounge*
Come on out and take in your weekly allowance of vinyl as Caleb spins from his wide selection of LP’s and 45’s drawing influence from Motown and 70’s funk.

Friday @ 8:30 PM – *Dmitri Resnik and Bootleg Beat*
Dmitri Resnik, a musician originally from Chatham County North Carolina, lived in New Orleans over a decade where he played and toured with his own band and with some of the best musicians in the city. He moved back to Chatham in 2001 and brings his own unique New Orleans influenced style to the stage, culminating into a blend of Roots, Rhythm and Blues that will keep your feet moving.
Dmitri Resnik

Saturday @ 8:30 PM – *The Holland Brothers*
When twin brothers Mark and Michael Holland sing harmony, they get your attention. They then keep it with a fine display of blues harp, acoustic slide guitar, and thumbpicking 12-string guitar that form the basis of a memorable and entertaining show. Similar to the Piedmont songsters of old, The Holland Bros from North Carolina play a variety of old-time folk, country and blues music that includes choice covers and inspired original songwriting. Drawing inspiration from Charlie Poole to Lead Belly to Charlie Patton, the Holland Bros continue to garner praise and gain new fans daily.
The Holland Brothers

Cheers!

The City Tap

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There was no DMV related issues or any other disenfranchisement that prevented people who really wanted to vote from voting

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:44

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:46:51 -0500
From: “connectnc.net”
Subject: Really Virginia?

DMV stands for department of motor vehicles not Board of Elections. You don’t depend on a plumber to fix your roof. The democrats stole the local election even with a 30 year low in democrat voter turn out so why are you still whining. There was no DMV related issues or any other disenfranchisement that prevented people who really wanted to vote from voting.

If I remember correctly you were complaining about this sort of thing long before the election so why didn’t you take 5 minutes to suggest your kids check out their voter registrations? It’s like I said in an earlier post both my kids are in school and fit the description of the voters you claim were disenfranchised. My children felt voting was a privilege and a responsibility and took the time to make sure they were correctly registered in their polling precinct. Both took less then five minutes to make a call to clarify they were registered to vote. They made sure there wasn’t a problem to prevent them from voting before it was a problem. It’s not like the election snuck up on us and we had to vote at the drop of a pin. Everyone who wanted to vote had plenty of time to make sure they could vote and were registered correctly before the election. So what’s the difference in my kids and your disenfranchised voters? The difference is my kids are responsible and do not feel entitled to have someone else take responsibility for them. My kids know its not only smart to plan ahead but important to success in life. My children understand hard work, morals and the importance of being not only a good person but a law abiding good citizen.

It’s not a disenfranchisement issue it’s an entitlement issue. The only ones disenfranchised are either very irresponsible, lazy or illegal and don’t need to vote in my opinion.. There is nothing American about assuming that someone else did something you were supposed to do for yourself. America was built by people who were responsible for themselves, people who didn’t leave important things that affected their lives and privileges up to someone else. They took control of their own lives and futures to not just survive but to flourish. They never made excuses they voted and made things happen. So you tell me Virginia what makes these supposedly disenfranchised people any better than the rest of us? If you want to vote it’s your responsibility to make sure you can vote not some government agency, not the schools, not the teachers but yours and yours alone. You either vote or you don’t it’s that simple.

Goodnite Mark

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Shout out to the people at the Chatham County trash collection sites

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:41

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:06:15 -0500
From: “Robin”
Subject: shout out to the people at trash collection sites

Just who are these men and women who brave the weather, curious critters and bees and the stink of our refuse? They are kind people who direct you to the proper dumpsters, ensure that there aren’t any messes you have to step in to get your stuff into the bins, open lids for you when your hands are full and make sure the swap area is tidy. Back when my husband could take the trash, he would be gone for an hour chatting with the gentleman at the site at the end of Chicken Bridge Road.

We even saw one worker take an umbrella to his fellow worker at the other end of the collection site when it started to rain at Cole Park Plaza a couple of weeks ago!

Thank you for doing a job few of us want to do. We certainly appreciate it!

Robin Hill

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Thanks to the volunteers staffing the polling place

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:33

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:59:41 -0500
From: “Robin”
Subject: thanks to the volunteers staffing the polling places

Thank you to all of the folks who staffed the polling places!

We voted early at Cole Park and were appreciative of the gentleman who came out to the car in the rain so my disabled husband didn’t have to go into the building! Thank you!

Robin Hill

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Free Class on November 4 & 5: Selecting and Planting Trees and Shrubs

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 15:13

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:58:49 +0000
From: Charlotte Glen
Subject: Free Class: Selecting and Planting Trees and Shrubs

Upcoming Class: Fall Is For Planting

When:
Tues., Nov. 4, 6:30 – 8:00pm
(Election Day – what better way to while away the hours waiting to find out if your candidate won?)

Wed., Nov. 5, 10:00-11:30am
(This is a repeat of the Nov. 4 class)

Where:
Chatham County Cooperative Extension
65 East Chatham St., Pittsboro

Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs in the south. To help local residents select the right trees and shrubs for their landscapes and plant them successfully, Chatham County Cooperative Extension is offering a free class on November 4th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and again on November 5th from 10:00 to 11:30 am, titled “Fall Is For Planting”. Both sessions will be offered in the auditorium of the Chatham County Extension Center, located at 65 East Chatham St. in Pittsboro.

According to Chatham Extension horticulture agent Charlotte Glen, “the cooler air and soil temperatures of fall allow trees and shrubs to establish strong root systems before the heat of summer. As a result, fall planted trees and shrubs are typically more successful than those planted in spring, and are more drought resilient.” This is the reason November has been declared Arbor Month in Chatham County.

During the class participants will learn how to prepare their soil for planting, proper planting technique, how to care for newly planted trees and shrubs, and how to select varieties that will thrive in local growing conditions. The class is offered at no charge for residents who register by November 3rd. To register online, visit http://go.ncsu.edu/fallplanting, or call the Chatham Extension center at 919-542-8202.

For more about this class, visit http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/2014/10/free-class-fall-is-for-planting/ .

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We need a public restroom in Pittsboro for shoppers

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:59

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:32:43 +0000 (UTC)
From: Michele Werley
Subject: We deparately need a Public Rest Room Uptown

Has this topic ever been raised before? Pittsboro really needs a public rest room uptown for our shoppers. Anyone know who we should email or call to make this happen?
Michele

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Volunteer Opportunities at Chatham Habitat for Humanity

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:55

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:12:26 -0400
From: Mechelle Thompson
Subject: Volunteer Opportunities at Chatham Habitat for Humanity

Chatham Habitat for Humanity is currently building two houses in the Bear Creek area, at 7307 US Highway Old 421 South. We’re excited about the work that we are doing in this community and the families we are building warm and safe homes for.

We are currently in the beginning stages of building (framework) and are looking for volunteers. Our current construction work days are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm with one hour for lunch.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to meet new friends and learn new skills, or if you would like to schedule a group to come out on Saturday mornings, please contact Mechelle Thompson at 919-542-0794 ext 228 to offer your volunteer services.

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Internet Providers for silk hope gum springs rd

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:18

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:59:22 -0400
From: adam kling
Subject: Internet Providers for silk hope gum springs rd (siler city)

Looking for internet providers that can provide high speed internet. I haven’t been able to find cheap residential service in that area yet. Does anyone know if there is a provider that can tap into a fiber line around there? Someone told me there is a century link fiber along this road? Any advice is appreciated.

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How this Chatham Democrat is voting: Bock, Petty, and Stewart have done a decent job

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:09

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:50:48 -0400
From: Chatham Flyer
Subject: How this Democrat is voting

In 2010 we were warned that Bock, Petty, and Stewart were extremists, “worse than Bunkey”, who would gravely damage Chatham County. Well I think the worst thing that has happened to Chatham County in the last four years is the approval of Chatham Park and that was pushed through by the chair of the county Democratic Party.

I never thought I’d say this four years ago, or even two years ago, but I think Bock, Petty, and Stewart have done a decent job and I will cross party lines and vote for them, especially looking at their opponents. Crawford’s dismal attendance as a member of the planning board disqualifies him for higher office in my opinion. And no one seems to be able to make a case for Diana Hales without talking about fracking, which is a sideshow in this election. Since the others on the county commissioner ballot are unopposed, they get my support for being the only ones to step up to the plate.

I’m not happy with everything Bock, Petty, and Stewart have done, especially their blocking of qualified people for county advisory boards for ideological reasons. But there hasn’t been a commissioner yet that I’ve agreed with 100% and overall I think the incumbents have earned re-election. It was not easy for me to come to that conclusion but I did.

The following issues had absolutely no bearing on my choice in this race: who Jeffrey Starkweather or the Koch brothers or any other imagined boogeymen or conspiracy is supporting or opposing, obesity coordinators and other patronage positions or lack thereof, who opposes fracking more, or the county’s tax rates.

On the school board I will be joining the chorus of people, Democrats and Republicans, supporting Mia Munn. For over six years she has attended school board meetings, urged others of all ideologies to do so and to get involved, and argued that school board matters should be separate from party politics. I wouldn’t be surprised if she hasn’t attended more school board meetings than anyone, including current school board members. She has paid her dues and earned her shot and she gets my vote. My other vote will go to Jane Allen Wilson.

For sheriff I am enthusiastically voting for Richard Webster. He is by far the best local candidate in all the county races from either party for any office. He’s done an excellent job with the sheriff’s department and has earned the widespread bipartisan respect he gets.

Vote the way I want you to or not, but vote!

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Fig & Honey – new Eatery with Cooking Classes & Catering in Chatham County!

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:49

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:08 -0400
From: “Fig & Honey”
Subject: Re: Announcement

Fig & Honey – new Eatery with Cooking Classes & Catering in Chatham County!

Fig & Honey is located in the Chatham Downs shopping center. We are open 7 days a week from 7am – 7:30 pm.
Heba Salama is a born and raised Chapel Hill local with Mediterranean roots. Her husband, and chef, Ed Brantley was raised in the eastern part of the state in Spring Hope, NC, and received his culinary training in the foodie town of Charleston, SC.

Fig & Honey is also a full service catering company, offers monthly cooking classes and wine tastings and carries a variety of NC products, great for your own snacking, or a quick hostess gift with one of our bottles of wine!

See our website & Menu: www.figandhoneync.com

Thank you!

www.figandhoneync.com
Coming Fall 2014

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Fiber internet service in southwest Chatham

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:45

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:25:24 -0400
From: Marian Norton
Subject: Fiber internet service in southwest Chatham

Randolph Telephone sent me an up-date on the sign-up numbers for fiber service. Along Highway 902 from Harper’s Crossroads to the Rocky River there is a need for 39 more residences to show interest in order to make fiber service a reality. If you live in this area or know someone who lives in this area who would be interested in fiber services (phone, and internet, or TV) please have them call Shephanie Gee at RT 336-879-7964 or email sgee@rtmc..net

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CenturyLink for 10Mb/s DSL was the first and is still the only option available on my corner of Bear Creek

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:42

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:56:05 -0400
From: J
Subject: CenturyLink

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:08 AM, Chatham Chatlist
wrote:
>
> ——————– 15 ——————–
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:17:39 -0400
> From: Carol Newnam
> Subject: Internet providers?
>
> I am interested in knowing if anyone uses TimeWarner or CenturyLink for their internet? What is
> your opinion about their service and rates?

I have CenturyLink for 10Mb/s DSL. It was the first and is still the only option available on my corner of Bear Creek. There IS the option for Satellite, but I don’t even consider satellite internet due to speed issues and data usage caps and so forth. Internet is a requirement for my job and there are some months where I pull down enough data that I would hit the usage cap within the first few hours of a new cycle. That isn’t always an issue, but there are some projects I work on that do require a lot of data transfer.

The service itself has been great. I *GENERALLY* get right at 10Mb/s down all the time, day or night, sometimes it slows down. The network itself has been fairly solid, in the 5 years I’ve had the service it’s been out only a handful of times, and only 2 or 3 of those have been because of a service outage, more often it’s due to storm damage taking the lines down.

The very few times I’ve had to call tech support has been a breeze, however, I will caveat that with “I am a very technical person and generally know as much about this stuff as at least the average Level 1 tech” so when I call them, I usually know already what the problem is or have enough data to share that they can easily determine the cause.

Price wise, they’re OK, not bad, not the best, but given that where I live they are the only game in town, they could be a lot worse than they are. My only gripe now is that they offer 40Mb/s in more metro areas and I wish they’d roll that out further, but that’s a 1st World Problem. What I have works, works well, and lets me enjoy a job that allows me to work from home 75% of the time and travel the other 25%.

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Annual Rotary Bazaar and Auction on Nov 7th at the West Chatham Senior Center

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:25

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:25:13 -0400
From: “John R Dykers”
Subject: Annual Rotary Bazaar and Auction Nov 7th, Friday, West Chatham Senior Center

Christmas Gifts done easy!

A Reminder about the annual fund raiser for the Siler City Rotary Bazaar to support Boys and Girls Club, multiple scholarships, Community Pharmacy and many other community activities.

We kick off with a BarBQ dinner, eat in or take out and $7 not only buys dinner and a drink but also a chance at the $1000 Pot of Gold at the end of the auction. Door prizes thoughout the auction. A bake sale. And raffle tickets for a 51inch TV, an Apple Ipad mini 16GB, and one other prize I forget, oh yeah, a hunting/camping knife. 5 tickets for $20 or $5 for one.

All y’all from the NE part of the county and Pittsboro make an excursion over to Siler City for the western classic social event of the year. (The new one is the Rotary Spring Money Raffle! A really fun party to break out of Winter!) AND you can contribute to lots of worthy causes (we are a service organization). All the work is donated by Rotarians and many friends who give auction items and pitch in to help serve the dinner and put on the party.. Abdul Chaudry is loaning his refrigerated truck to keep drinks cold.

Just yesterday S&J Plumbing gave a ‘plumbers friend’ and garden hose; Black Tractor, Baird Sales, Siler City Automotive gave gift certificates, and Siler City Monument Co. two vases, and that is just my little part of the list. There were all sorts of boxes in the window at the former hardware store next to ACE Hdw. across from the post office in the ‘old’ downtown.

Christmas Gifts done easy! Ride over and take a look. Maybe cruise out to the Italian Kitchen restaurant on old 421 N and ask for French Chicken salad with Mr. Melgar’s special Italian dressing. It’s not on the menu, but he makes it up special if you ask. Nothing tastier even at Fearington Restaurant! And a bottle of Heineken’s in a cold glass.

John Dykers

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I’m a Chatham Democrat, but I don’t feel like we’ve got a good selection this year

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:51

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:26:11 -0400
From: Michelle Siler
Subject:

Technically I’m a Democrat, but I don’t feel like we’ve got a good selection this year when it comes to commissioner candidates.

We have a bunch of out of state folks who haven’t really done much of anything.

I’m sticking with Pam Stewart, Brian Bock and Walter Petty for Chatham County commissioners.

Pam and Walter are Chatham people and Brian has had to travel a bit in the military. I appreciate his service to this country and to this county!

They’ve done a good job for the last four years and I think we need to give them another four.

Michelle

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Siler City Shine cleanup on Saturday, November 1

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:15

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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:06

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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:48

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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:29

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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:10

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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