Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 16:42:35 -0400
From: hannah stewart
Subject: Voller is right to speak in exactly these terms
I whole heartedly agree with Chairman Voller. Any way he choses to broadcast the truth, what is important is to tell the General Assembly of the outrage we feel at their violation of trust in harming us, stripping our education system, and removing regulatory oversight.
This General Assembly has inflicted pain by refusing to expand Medicare funded by the Feds, costing NC the healthcare for half a million people, whose care will be transferred to emergency rooms, at taxpayer expense.
The General Assembly has denied the NC economy the infusion of unemployment insurance. It has stripped our state of protections to our environment by defunding DENR, and by fast tracking fracking.
Stam and Tillis have taken oil money contributions and propose to end thousands of jobs in the renewable energy industry booming in NC now.
One can only feel outrage and powerlessness in response to much of the legislation that has been approved by the General Assembly during the current session.document.getElementById("post-12737-blankimage").onload();
Supporter has no regrets about the missuse of the word “rape” by NC Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 16:35:41 -0400
From: heidi johnson
Subject: Abuse of power is violation
As the Chatlist moderator and an anonymous poster to the Chatlist named “madkrowt” pointed out, the NC Democratic Party Chair and Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller used the word “rape” to describe what the GOP is doing to the state and the people of NC. “Rape” is an abuse of power.
Abuse of power is exactly what I and many others (including the victims of sexual rape who’ve written Voller with their support) see going on in the Republican controlled NC legislature right now. The policy work being done on Jones Street will lead to suffering for women, minorities, and those who are vulnerable. This recap of recent bills proposed by the legislature illustrates this well:
* more restrictive abortion laws
* cutting benefits for the unemployed
* two-year waiting period for divorce – no exceptions for domestic violence
* raising class size limits
* ending teacher tenure
* inacting voter ID laws
* easing regulations on fracking
* ending a 6-year old renewable energy program by just asking for yeas or nays and not actually counting the vote
Some people may not like Voller, nor agree with what he said, how he said it, or the goals he’s working for. But many people share his opinions and appreciate this strong language to describe and bring attention to the destruction happening in Raleigh.document.getElementById("post-12735-blankimage").onload();
Date: Mon, 06 May 2013 13:24:47 -0400
From: Donna Kelly <
Subject: EDC Conceptual Land Use Plan
The Chatham EDC has taken the lead on developing a conceptual Land Use Plan for Chatham County.This is not a detailed, comprehensive plan, but rather a review of where we are now and four generalized scenarios for
how the county might develop.
The Plan is online for review along with a survey to give your feedback.All plans have pros and cons and any future plan or development will likely end up being a hybrid of these scenarios but the EDC needs feedback on what you would like to see happen.Since they plan on reporting to the BOC later this month now is the time to get your input in. I’ve heard several discussions of the process at BOC meetings and attended the EDC plan presentation in Pittsboro so this is my overview of the process and plan. Please check out their website to read the full plan and fill out the survey to express your opinion.
The EDC Plan starts by giving an overview of current conditions and an explanation of the guiding principles used to develop and rate the scenarios.The 5-year base map is a snapshot of current and approved development, infrastructure, and land use regulations.This map pulls together various existing pieces into one easy to use tool. Currently the majority of Chatham residents work and shop outside the county.Residential property makes up 91% of our tax base with commercial/industrial property making up only 9%.This puts an excessive tax burden on individual landowners and families.The EDC ratings emphasize creating a more balanced mix of land uses.
The four scenarios assume current Land Use regulations remain in place unless alternatives are specified. Additional regulations and/or incentives would be needed to develop an actual plan to guide development in scenarios 2 through 4. A comprehensive plan would likely contain elements from more than one of these scenarios but these were developed to highlight the pros and cons of focusing on specific concepts.
1. Decentralized Growth — assumes little direction beyond current regulations.Development will be driven by development pressure from outside the county and will produce more residential development spreading west from the Northeast corner of the county toward NC87.There would be little commercial/industrial development.
2. Conservation/Farmland Preservation –focuses on additional land use regulations to expand environmental regulations.While there would be little additional commercial/industrial development there would be strong conservation protections.
3. Compact Centers and Growth Corridors — focuses on creating compact growth centers for mixed-use development.These would mostly be located on existing developments and would focus on retail and
4. Targeted Employment — focuses on more aggressive efforts to attract large employers so more Chatham residents could find employment in the county.Development efforts would be centered in Pittsboro and
Siler City to build on existing infrastructure.
The county does have a number of plans that guide development decisions including a Land Conservation and Development Plan. These plans can be found on the county’s website.
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 13:56:30 +0000
From: “Ritter, Ann”
Subject: please post
Sharing Our Stories, an 8 week grief support group sponsored by UNC Hospice will be offered Wednesday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. May 15 – July 3.. The group meets at the UNC Hospice Offices, 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro. The group is open to anyone who has experienced a loss. Space is limited. Please contact Ann Ritter, 919.542.5545 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to register.
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 09:36:20 -0400
From: Melissa Whittemore
Subject: Recommending Pittsboro Auto Care
I wanted to give a shout out to Pittsboro Auto Care as they have been servicing my car for over year now and I am very pleased with their service and prices.
They are all great people and you can trust that you are receiving honest, decent service from them. Whether you need just a simple oil change, State Inspection, new tires or whatever your car or truck may need, they will get you in sometimes as soon as the next day. Give Cathy a call in the office at 919-542-5891 and she will be happy to schedule an appointment. She is a real joy to call any time I need help with my car. Besides, the last time I was in there, they were still selling Girl Scout Cookies in the office – YUM!
Thanks Pittsboro Auto Care for providing such great customer service!document.getElementById("post-12722-blankimage").onload();
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 23:09:06 -0400
From: Anora McGaha
Subject: This Week at the Pittsboro Roadhouse
Good times in Pittsboro. So much music to choose from! Here’s our lineup.
2nd Wednesday Open Mic at 6:30 – 8:30 with Brad Junell as host.
Thurs May 9 – 7 pm Isabel Taylor, a singer songwriter and folk singer.
Fri May 10 – 8 pm – Band of Odds, a new group of seasoned pros.
Sat May 11 – The Backbeat! ($5 Cover) – Everyone knows this Beatles cover band.
Sun May 12 – 10:30 – 3:00 Mother’s Day Brunch with Gregory Blaine playing Noon – 2:00. Gregory is the lead with ROOTZIE.
We look forward to serving you!
The Pittsboro Roadhouse Teamdocument.getElementById("post-12694-blankimage").onload();
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 20:27:06 -0400
From: Linda Gaile Reyes
Subject: The generosity and kindness of Pittsboro….
First of all I went to “The Salon” on Hillsboros street it was a life saver…. I got the best hair cut from AJ ….she has such a great energy… They are all so sweet and friendly…like family… One of my friends went the same week and she worked her magic on her!!!
This last Sat. I was shopping at the farmers market and Brian the owner of “Oak Leaf” (amazing food at his restaurant.). He was purchasing lots of beautiful fresh asparagus for his brunch and I got 2 bundles but was a short cash and Brian covered it !!!!!! Thank You Brian for your kindness…
And Janice did my back splash and what a beautiful job she did….she undercut my last bid by 250 dollars!!!! And had such great natural insight to steer me towards the best product from my kitchen lay out…. She is so creative and professional…
And I went with Kurt Volger for my window treatments… WoW… He was so helpful and patient and informed… Really appreciated his years of self employed experience with all types of window treatments and friendliness … And great prices .
Yes Pittsboro has so many wonderful businesses right here…!!! I just love this state and town… We (and I am referring to my husband and I) are so blessed with the kindness and opportunities and friendliness of this sweet town..
If anyone wants a phone number of any of these amazing businesses please just email me..
Blessings to all
Linda in Chatham Forest
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 14:26:00 -0400
Subject: Spring NC Hops & Roots Fest on May 25th
Come out to our 4th NC HOPS AND ROOTS FEST on May 25th at Shakori Hills.
Gates open at noon, music starts at 1:30.
Sunday will feature a farm fresh breakfast for campers complements of Lilly Den Farms!!
This is a celebration of our local beer, wine, food, and farms all enhanced by superb music!! There is so much North Carolina has to offer in regards to our beers, wineries, sustainable farms, the restaurants that buy from our farms and of course the great music that helps that NC beer, wine and food go down so well! This festival is to not only showcase that, but to bring awareness to what it is we have here!!
This is a family friendly festival with kids activities, farmers, a nice selection of NC beers, a wine garden, local artists and vendors, non profit and educational booths, top shelf music AND FREE CAMPING… we are not messing around here!!
DETAILS AND ADVANCED TICKETS: Go to www.nchopsandrootsfest.com
New for this 4th festival:
*Locally sourced T Shirts from TS Designs (dirt to shirt in NC)
*Activities in downtown Pittsboro on Friday May 24th to coincide with the NC Hops and Roots Festival…PLAN TO STAY IN TOWN THE WHOLE WEEKEND!!
*Phone App from Giggler, so now you can have music schedules and websites, food menus, and all other activities right on your smart phone…
go to http://nchops.giggler.mobi/ from your phone and have everything at your fingertips!
The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
The Lizzy Ross Band
If you are interested in being a sponsor or donor please email email@example.com and we’ll help you get your message out!
Burriss Amps and Effects Pedals
NC Hops and Roots Fest
NC Blues in the School
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 14:00:06 -0400
From: M Maschal
Subject: No Apology Necessary
For those seeking to be offended by Mayor Voller’s rape comment, please make yourselves familiar with the definitions of the word (please see 4,5,7 and 8). This word does not solely apply to sexual assault.
To plunder and despoil a place? To seize by force? Sounds like a pretty accurate description of current NC politics.
noun, verb, raped, rap·ing.
1.the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force<http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/force> orduress to have sexual intercourse.
2.any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
3.statutory rape <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/statutory%20rape>.
4.an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation;violation: the rape of the countryside.
5.Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
verb (used with object)
6.to force to have sexual intercourse.
7.to plunder (a place); despoil.
8.to seize, take, or carry off by force.document.getElementById("post-12688-blankimage").onload();
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 11:39:59 -0400
From: Lesley Landis
Subject: Wake-Up Wednesday, May 15th
Join us at the monthly Wake-Up Wednesday meeting on May 15th.
Networking begins at 8am, at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro. The program runs from 8:30-9:30am. Admission is $5 and includes a fresh breakfast by The Carolina Brewery’s Hop Shop as well as the opportunity to connect with other people doing business of all types in Chatham County and beyond.
This month’s featured speaker will be Mark Andy Parker with Body Link by MAP. Mark Andy will discuss his unique massage style called Meridian Interaction Massage, or Acupressure, as well as how feelings, thoughts,
beliefs and ideals can be managed to support goals and intentions.
Meanwhile, we’re aiming for 200 “likes” at our Facebook Page here:
https://www.facebook.com/**pages/Wake-Up-Wednesday/**180896048609?fref=ts and “like” the page.
Lesley Landis Designs 919-949-5866
President, Chatham County Arts Council <http://chathamarts.org/>
Network at Wake-Up
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 11:39:48 -0400
From: Mari Trosclair
Subject: Notice to thieves
To the folks who stole items from our building site: Who steals a broom? I guess someone who doesn’t know it is bad luck to move a broom.
The bad luck starts when you discover the reason the ladder was out is because it come apart sometimes. Oops. You can use the folding table you lifted to eat your meals from while you recover from the broken leg. You might even be able to sell the garden cart to pay for pain medication, the rubber feed bin to soak your sprained wrist and hang the feed manger next to the chair to hold reading material. Oh right, you can’t read.you missed the no trespassing signs.
We might be able to help once we identify you from the video on deer cam.
Return the cart and no charges will be pressed.
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 11:15:42 -0400
From: Jeffrey Towson
Subject: This Week @ The City Tap
Good morning Chatlisters! We got another big weekend ahead at the The City Tap, so come on out and enjoy some great live music!
*Wednesday @ 8:30 PM – Open Mic*
Open mic Wednesdays are a fun night and great way to get out and hear some of the awesome local talent here in PBO, as well as enjoy $1 off all drafts!
*Thursday @ 8:30 PM – The Cryptics*
The Cryptics are a garage rock influenced band specializing in unearthing
and reviving lost, forgotten and sometimes unknown rock and roll classics
from the 1960′s. Drawing material from rare, independently released 45
records, the band makes it’s City Tap debut this Thursday. The band members
include: Lori Baron (drums), Patrick Womack (guitar and vocals), Mary Mace
(keyboards), and Brad Womack (bass).
*Friday @ 8:30 PM – Joe Bell & The Stinging Blades*
Conceived in cigarette smoke and nurtured on cold beer, such is the genesis
of the Stinging Blades. A bar band down to the marrow, these fellows know
how to keep a joint rocking. Their rootsy mixture of Memphis Soul, New
Orleans R&B, Blues and Rock & Roll combines high quality cover tunes with
finely honed original songs, all of which are played with real feeling.
They don’t resort to the lowest common denominator but rather try to lift
the atmosphere to a musically higher plane while remaining anchored in the
carnal pelvic funk. This Band Jams! However, don’t think of them as a “jam
band”. There’s too much focus in their playing to fall into that category.
This is not to say they play with constraint. A certain looseness is always
there allowing for flashes of psychedelia that spin into musical ecstasy.
If it’s feeling, quality tunes and a healthy portion of Rock & Roll magic
you seek, let the Stinging Blades cut off a slice for you.
Joe Bell & The Stinging
*Saturday @ 8:30 PM – Patrick Dyer Wolf with Small Lions*
Patrick Dyer Wolf is one of our favorite guests at the City Tap. He always
brings his own unique style to some rockin’ folk tunes. Patrick grew in
Jersey, but now resides in Chapel Hill where he brings a sound that may
remind you of Tom Waits and Ryan Adams. Patrick teams up Rachel Kiel
(vocals, banjo, guitar, flute) and Jeremy Smith (vocals, bass) of the Small
Lions this Saturday night. Gonna be a great night at the City Tap with
some awesome music, so come on out and see for yourself!
Have a great (Mother’s Day) weekend,
The City Tapdocument.getElementById("post-12677-blankimage").onload();
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 14:39:38 +0000
From: George Greger-Holt
Subject: Spring Into Safety
Chatham County Safe Communities/Safe Kids Presents: Spring Into Safety
Learn how to keep you and your family safe this spring and summer including water safety, bike safety, fire safety, sun safety, tick bite safety, medication/household chemical safety and more.
Attractions include a bouncy house, bike rodeo, fire house and fire engine, poison prevention information, Fatal Vision impaired driving demonstration, ice cream, car dashboard s’mores. Several local agencies will be available for questions and information. More attractions are being added every day.
Admission and most attractions free of charge.
Saturday, May 11 in the Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot, 121 Lowe’s Drive, Pittsboro.
10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, rain or shine.
Bring the whole family.
George Greger-Holt for Chatham County Safe Communities/Safe Kids
“What’s in one’s heart determines what one does.” – Vernon Jackson
****This Message was sent through the Chatham County Schools E-Mail Server**** All e-mail correspondence to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law, which may result in monitoring and disclosure to third parties, including law enforcement.document.getElementById("post-12674-blankimage").onload();
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 10:30:34 -0400
From: “Megan Coggins”
Subject: Senior Center Open House
The Council on Aging invites the public to attend an Open House at both Senior Centers on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Check out our fitness rooms and see what activities and services are available. There will also be a shag dancing demonstration at 4:30 pm and a line dance demonstration at 5:30 pm.document.getElementById("post-12672-blankimage").onload();
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 09:46:41 -0400
From: Mia Munn
Subject: My notes from the May 6, 2013 school board meeting.
Shortest school board meeting I can remember – under 1 hour.
The discussion of extending the superintendent and senior staff contracts was pulled from the agenda.
Missed recognition of Kenan Fellows (got to meeting late)
Students who won CTE and science awards were recognized. After the students and their families left, there were 6 community members in attendance, including both of the school board candidates, Jane Allen Wilson and Angela Millsaps (got to meeting late).
JM and Northwood were recognized for their UCS News top high school rankings – top 20 NC high schools (out of 607). District working on way to recognize faculty and students before the end of the year. (Woods was also
in top 5, so 3 of top 20 in our county.) Based on academic opportunities and performance. Northwood also ranked by Washington Post. We need way to get message about good schools out to our community. Will mention to the realtors when met next month.
JM- Wells Fargo cup for NCHSAA (used to be Wachovia cup) – based on winningest school in conference, even though smallest in conference. 2 conference athletes of the year.
Chatham Central men’s tennis – state scholastic award for tennis – gpa 3.84
Teacher appreciation week – taking bagels to teachers tomorrow morning
All county band and chorus programs – also need to publicize quality of arts programs. Mr. Hamm – quality of students/what’s good about education – auditorium only half full
Restroom and break room repairs in central office in June, $ left over from other projects (maintenance fund balance)
Teacher of year/retirement banquet June 11, 6pm at Governors Club – teacher of year announced this Wednesday
Quarterly financial statements – Tony Messer
CCS spent 7% of state funds. Always spend state first (save local) Local – 68%, fed – 66% (mostly reimbursement, so spending is late in year), Child Nutrition loss has declined from 200K to 130k, spent 76%. Other local – non-charter, largest is NC Pre-k 71%.
Surplus items – renovation of Paul Braxton (leased to boys and girls club) and maintenance . June county auction, then dispose of if not sold (recycle metal).
Summer work schedule – go to 4 day/ 10 hour week – office and schools close on Friday each week. 7:30 am – 6pm. June 10 – Aug 16. Allow YMCA and Boys and Girls club on Friday, but not any others. 5th year of schedule – saves utilities. Public likes the hours – open outside of normal work hours. Haven’t heard about grant for summer program – could run 4 day program
Calendar revision – missed 1 work day (214 v 215) left off first workday – Aug 19, optional teacher workday.
Change to board calendar – had scheduled supt review June 10, but test scores won’t be available until Oct/Nov because of change in tests. Change review till that data is available. Can review district accomplishments at
a board meeting (facilities, finance, academics) . Renorming/recentering tests. Grading of schools. Teacher and administrator evaluations – all delayed. Current bill asking for 1 yr moratorium on using the test data. Hoping it will be approved – give time to properly scrub the data. Testing 1.5M children, lots of tests. Measures of Student learning in addition to EOG/EOC. Mid-May to first week in June – lots of testing (AP testing started today). We need the data, testing has its place, we just need to be smart about it.
Also change Wed Jun 26 to Thur June 20 noon – works better for schedules – If we need it at all – will bring budget resolution June 3. May have cleanup, so also add Thurs June 27 noon in case need last budget adjustments. (first suggested Fri, but Mr. Leonard pointed out that bldg. closed for Friday schedule).
Renaming part of Paul Braxton – leasing property to Boys and Girls Club. Only using a portion – lots of fundraising – they have made improvements to the property. Would like to honor the biggest donor with name, Wren Family Center – only as long as B&G Club have lease. Whole facility still called Paul Braxton School. Do have gyms and auditoriums with names different than the school (this only during the lease).
Motion to adjourn 6:55.document.getElementById("post-12669-blankimage").onload();
Date: Sat, 4 May 2013 08:23:29 -0400
Subject: Randy Voller apologies for you being offended by his rape comment
WRAL story and video about Pittsboro mayor Randy Voller apologizing for you being offended by his rape comment at
Voller spoke to the Democratic Women of Guilford County Thursday night at their annual President’s Spring Banquet.
Someone from the Guilford County Democratic Party was live-tweeting the event.
One tweet quoted Voller as saying,”The GOP that’s leading us — we don’t know where they’re taking us, but they’re raping us along the way.”
The tweet was quickly deleted.
Attendees at the event say the quote is correct. Some were reportedly offended by the comment.
In an interview with WRAL Friday, Voller said he could neither confirm nor deny it because he wasn’t speaking from prepared remarks.
“I think it’s a complete misquote, or a redaction,” he said, then added, “I did use the term contextually.”
Here’s the tweet from Guilford County Dems quoting NC Dem Chairman Randy Voller at a Thursday night speech. The tweet was deleted.
Voller said he didn’t ask for the tweet to be deleted, and he has “no clue” who might have done so.
From the Greensboro News & Record at http://www.news-record.com/home/1167556-63/voller-gop-is-raping-nc
Voller said he made the remark off the cuff, like the rest of his speech, and he declined to comment on whether it was appropriate. I [Travis Fain] mentioned that, given crime statistics and the likelihood that many rapes go unreported, there was a good chance that a woman in the room last night had herself been raped.
“I don’t know that,” he replied. “Women and men are both victims of abusive power and violence. I personally could have been raped.”document.getElementById("post-12653-blankimage").onload();
Date: Sun, 5 May 2013 21:57:59 -0400
From: Gene Galin
Subject: Hottest Chatham Online Bulletin Board Topics
1. Town Commissioner meeting 4/8 (Read 3562 times) at
2. Tax cheat Randy Voller owed federal government over $285,000 (Read 3527 times) at
3. Pittsboro Family on Dr. Phil show this Friday. (Read 2713 times) at
4. Parody twitter account set up for Pittsboro mayor Randy Voller: @VladimirVoller (Read 895 times) at
5. Has the new Wal-Mart opened? (Read 733 times) at
6. N&O – Pittsboro rock musician’s new house sings with height and drama (Read 711 times) at
7. Hare Krishnas and Shakori Hills Fest (Read 696 times) at
8. Maple View Farm recalls three flavors of ice cream (Read 545 times) at
9. Pittsboro mayor Randy Voller’s claim about rape has now gone national (Read 509 times) at
10. Gotta know your audience (Read 498 times) at
11. Plans for the Alpha Building in Pittsboro, NC (Read 480 times) at
12. Video: Pittsboro Traffic Circle Courthouse Timelapse (1:48) (Read 477 times) at
13. Former Chatham judge Page Vernon passed away in February (Read 326 times) at
14. Free Oil Changes For Those In Need (Read 316 times) at
15. Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller claims “I personally could have been raped” (Read 234 times) at
Date: Sun, 5 May 2013 14:29:41 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Voller suffering from hoof-in-mouth disease?
So the ‘Round Mound of Sound’ did it again. Must love the taste of shoe leather, or does he bare-foot it? Only his sock maker knows for sure. Let’s see, was it a misquote…. or a redaction…. or contextual? Oh, wait a minute, he can “neither confirm nor deny…”??? [And the meaning of the word "is" is.....? Still waiting for that one] I simply cannot understand why, after the Dems got their butts handed to them last fall, they would play such a bad joke on themselves by electing Rando…. to lead? Maybe it’s a possum imitation, you know, rolling over and playing dead. Maybe they should’a hung with ‘Strong Arm’ Bob. Hmm?
Ya’ll have a great day!document.getElementById("post-12647-blankimage").onload();
Date: Sun, 5 May 2013 14:02:13 -0400
From: Janeen McDonald
Subject: Free Fitness Clinic at DCFL – May 8th, 12noon
*** Target Toning – Wednesday, May 8th, 12noon
The best first line of defense against saggy and soft body parts is exercise. It is quite possible that the muscles of the buttocks are not toned, and therefore appear droopy. Learn how to perform simple exercises to tone the buttocks.
DCFL Fitness Clinics are 30-minute informative sessions on a wide range of health and fitness-related topics. Space is limited – registration is required. Call DCFL at 919-545-2133 or stop by our Member Services Desk to register. These clinics are free and open to everyone, so register with a friend!
Duke Center for Living at Fearrington Health and Fitness Center is conveniently located on the Galloway Ridge campus at 100 Clynelish Close, just south of Fearrington Village on 15/501 in Pittsboro.document.getElementById("post-12645-blankimage").onload();
Date: Sun, 5 May 2013 09:09:03 -0400
From: Abbie Sherman
Subject: Band Together for the Birds! Seeking Local Venues & Bands
interested in participating in the upcoming “Wildlife Music Tour” Charity
Fundraiser to benefit the Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Good morning all! I am happy to say I have taken on a new role as the chairwoman of the Fundraising, Marketing & PR committee for Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. I had mentioned TWRC in a previous post replying to someone seeking assistance for an injured bird- it is a fabulous 501c3 nonprofit that assists injured wildlife from across NC- from baby birds fallen from their nest, orphaned baby animals, birds with broken wings or legs, turtles hit in the road (turtles are already out this year- I saved one but it was too late for another I’d found hit- please brake for turtles, don’t break turtles!) as well as triage to other species. Treating over 2,100 animals last year, Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center provides essential services to assist all native NC wildlife as well as a providing a haven for more than 400 species of migratory songbirds. We heal, rehabilitate, and return animals to their natural habitat. Unfortunately TWRC lost their facility last year (though there are a few licensed rehabilitators taking the animals home with them, their ability to take cases is limited), and we are working to fundraise enough to reopen as well as network with any individuals or companies that may be able to assist in the endeavor of reopening (at a new location, to be determined) or maintaining the facility once it is built and open again.
Thank you to my friends Grimsley & Taylor Hobbs (and project manager Jake) from Hobbs Architects of Pittsboro for their generous offer to lend their assistance in helping to design this much needed facility. We appreciate
their ongoing support to local charities & dedication to making Chatham County a more beautiful place! Hobbs Architects has done wonderful work in our community on many government, educational & business facilities such as the lovely Oak Leaf Restaurant in Chatham Mills & restoring the Chatham County Courthouse to its original glory, as well as offering services to homeowners. Thank you!
To make this dream of rebuilding Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center a reality, we need funding, services, and grounds on which to build. For our facility, we seek 2-10 acres of land to feature: a building with hospital & rehabilitation areas, Operating Room, on site x-ray, administrative services and a public viewing area (designed so the community can see the fabulous work we do without upsetting the delicate patients), three 50 ft outdoor raptor cages, one 100 foot flight cage, four 8×8 rehab cages, a 28 foot aviary & an interpretive nature path. TWRC can accept land with or without existing buildings, though it is prefered it be donated (in exchange for tax receipt, of course), any discounted options are also considered. Due to the need for easy access to NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine as they assist with medical care, the “Apex-side of Pittsboro” is preferable, but all options will be considered and are greatly appreciated!
TWRC needs individuals & companies to donate- funds or “in kind goods,” corporate sponsors (event sponsorships start at just $25, but we welcome donations of ANY size- every penny helps save lives!) , locations at which to hold fundraising events, or retailers interested in having a jar for cash donations or a collection bin with a where your customers can buy supplies from you to donate to us. Also if anyone knows of festivals offering cheap or free booth spaces to nonprofits please let me know! We will try to help promote any of corporate partners as much as possible- we know it’s important for our community to support the wonderful network of local businesses who generously support our local charities & community at large!
I am currently seeking any local restaurant/bars interested in hosting a day of food, fun & fundraising as well as any local bands interested in performing at such events once we find venues! The Wildlife Music Tour to benefit Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will feature events throughout the summer & fall at locations throughout the triangle-hopefully 10 dates, if possible. We are working to set up events in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough & more- I hope at least one or two of these can be in Pittsboro or Chatham County. This is a fabulous way to bring music lovers & wildlife/nature enthusiasts to might not otherwise come to Pittsboro so they may see the wonderful hospitality, eclectic shops, creative people and natural beauty our community has to offer while supporting a very worthy cause.
For More Information:
Anyone interested in hosting an event, lending your talents, donating, volunteering or featuring a donation container, please let me know. The best way to contact me directly is through my company email AbbiesAngelsHomeHelpers@gmail.com as I will be coordinating all Chatham County events, or if you prefer you can email Marketing@Trianglewildlife.orghttp://trianglewildlife.org/
Thank you & have a lovely weekend! Abbiedocument.getElementById("post-12643-blankimage").onload();