Chatham County BBS

xx Repairman in Pittsboro
April 16, 2014, 11:40:24 AM by New Salem Baptist Church
This is a simple testament to the services provided to the church by Billy Walters.  Bill owns: "Bill's Hire a Hubby," which provides all sorts of handyman services.  He has built and installed signs, bulletin boards and has also built a custom desk and an umbrella stand for the church.  His reliable, and will bend over backwards to provide good quality workmanship.  Best of all, he is reasonable priced.  He can repair appliances, install kitchen sinks, toilets, and ceiling fans.  He is available to do work all over Chatham County.  I would like to endorse Bill and recommend that you call him the next time you have something that needs fixing.  His phone number is: (919) 417-1975.

Chris Gambos
Pastor, New Salem Church
Pittsboro, NC
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xx CHN - Pittsboro teen whistles world record
April 15, 2014, 11:36:43 PM by Gene Galin
Pittsboro teen whistles world record
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CHAPEL HILL Walker Harnden of Pittsboro has just whistled his way into the record books.

Harnden, a 19-year-old sophomore oboe major at The UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, recently whistled the highest note anyone is known to have ever whistled.

Twelve weeks later, his achievement was certified and posted by The Guinness Book of World Records:

The highest note whistled is a B7 (3951 Hz) which was achieved by Walker Harnden (USA) at the Hoad Recital Hall, University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA, on 7 November 2013.

The B7 note is the B just below the high C on a piano or, to put it another way, the second-highest note on a piano.

The previous record for highest note whistled was held by Jennifer Davies of Canada, who whistled the second E above middle C at the Impossibility Games in Dachau, Germany on Nov. 6, 2006.

She still holds the record, from that same event, for lowest note whistled: the F below middle C.

Harnden says hes leaving that one alone.
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xx N&O - Final public hearing set for Chatham Park
April 15, 2014, 11:34:02 PM by Gene Galin
Final public hearing set for Chatham Park
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PITTSBORO The Chatham Park project and its city-size ambitions are scheduled for a final round of public thrashing and praise.

Preston Development Co. and the town of Pittsboro are nearly ready to put the developers plan up for public comment on May 12, perhaps followed by a decision by the Board of Commissioners.

Maybe after the public hearing, we can get a vote, said Tim Smith, lead developer of the proposal. Its going on a year.

The Chatham Park master plan has been batted between town staff, its five elected commissioners and mayor, the development company and Lawrence Group, a planning firm Pittsboro hired to audit the project and look out for the towns interests.

Preston Development agreed it would illustrate its plans with examples of how neighborhoods, commercial centers and other ingredients of the development might look.

Timing of open space

Following questions earlier this year about its land, Preston Development told the town that Chatham Park will include a minimum of about 2,000 acres of open space and parkland about 28 percent of the total. Open space can include undeveloped woods.

Philip Culpepper, a representative of Preston, has said the company wants to set aside land as it builds each section of the community, rather than choosing and dedicating the land now.

The developers did agree to accept a previously written environmental report about the area, called the Southwest Shore Conservation Assessment, as a reference to guide future development, according to town documents.
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xx OMG It's a Communist Conspiracy
April 12, 2014, 04:17:56 PM by raygut3
A couple of weeks ago Woofpat posted that although he did not know Crisco he must be a member of the CPUSA since his highway signs were red and displayed a star.  I have noticed in riding around in the past several days that both Tom Tillis and Greg Brannon both have red signs.  If red signs signify membership in the CPUSA should we all assume that both are Communist?.  The same goes for stars.  I noticed that both candidates for sheriff have stars on their signs.  Are they both also secret members in the CPUSA? Just an inquiring mind.
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xx Road Construction at 15-501 & 87 Today
April 11, 2014, 10:05:04 AM by WolfpackFan
They are doing some paving work today and it is backing up traffic with all of the trucks that go through this time of day.
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xx Sheriff Race... Webster vs. Franks and Meadows
April 10, 2014, 08:40:52 AM by Silk_Hope
Sheriff Webster, Gary Franks and Larry Meadows are in a battle for the Sheriff of Chatham office.

Who is more dedicated to protect the rights of law abiding gun owners in Chatham? Who will defend the citizens of Chatham should an unlawful order come from above to confiscate guns which is a direct violation of the 2nd Amendment?
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xx School district budget info
April 09, 2014, 03:12:09 PM by munn5
Since 40% of the county budget goes to fund the schools, I thought I would post this info here (it is already in the schools section).

The finance director and chief information officer decided to video the budget presentation they gave to the public (public attendees were me, and school board member David Hamm) on March 20, 2014. This was a repeat of the presentation they made to the school board 3 days earlier.

The videos and materials are posted on the district website

I've posted my notes on this presentation and the presentation to the school board

The board will vote on the Local Current Expense Budget, Capital Outlay Budget, and Child Nutrition Budget at the April 22, 2014 meeting at 5:30 pm at the Central Office in Pittsboro. The approved budgets will be submitted to the county commissioners for approval in their budget process. These budgets will be reconciled after the state budget is approved - that may require moving money from some lines items to others if the state budget is different than expected.

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xx Rev. Barber, not Randy Voller, is the de facto head of the NC Democrats
April 01, 2014, 07:59:45 PM by zorro
The gifts that keep on losing N.C.

North Carolina Democrats at one time commanded a political powerhouse that dominated the General Assembly for more than a century. But now they are nothing more than disgruntled backbenchers. Will there be a Democratic Party resurgence in 2014?

Most political observers say it is unlikely, and I'm inclined to agree. Now, I believe some recent Republican legislative positions have been dumb. But the strategic responses of the Democrats have been dumber.

Some Democratic insiders say the party is falling apart, and that point has merit when a critical analysis of the facts is considered. Former state Sen. Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville sought the position of state party chairman, but he dropped out of the race. His supporters in response sought former Congressman Bob Etheridge to run, and he was nominated but narrowly lost to small-town mayor Randy Voller of Pittsboro.

Mansfield and Etheridge were better choices. Exactly why Voller was a favorite of local party activists is a mystery. He came into the job with questionable baggage from the beginning, owing $290,000 in back taxes and unpaid penalties to the state of North Carolina. Democratic strategist Gary Pearce called for his resignation from the outset for this reason alone.

Clearly, Voller represents the activist faction of the party, and they seem intent on ignoring the fact that North Carolina has an abundance of conservative-minded voters.

The new Democratic leadership has not aligned itself in the same moral universe with the majority of North Carolinians. They call themselves progressives, but they are really secular-progressives, and the majority of Bible Belt voters aren't ready to embrace their kind of thinking.

Republicans have polarized state politics with an increasing number of issues, and instead of Democrats capitalizing on the political momentum and winning elections, they are intent on starting a culture war over moral issues of right and wrong.

For all practical purposes, the Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP, is the de facto head of the North Carolina Democratic Party, although he is officially registered unaffiliated. Dr. Barber and the Moral Monday Movement are about all Democrats can lean on this upcoming election cycle.

Some of the movement's tactics, such as civil disobedience resulting in arrest, have been called throwbacks to the 1960s. Protesters say it worked before, and they are hoping it will work again. The difference this time around is that I'm not sure the masses really know what the issues are.

I host a weekly call-in radio show on a local station, and a middle-aged black male caller on one occasion was proud of the fact that he had been arrested at a Moral Monday protest at the General Assembly. I couldn't resist the opportunity to inquire about his motives and perspectives.

Much to my surprise, upon questioning him, he admitted he didn't know the issues. In fact he couldn't give me solid reasons why he thought he went to jail. He wanted to get arrested because somebody told him Republicans were taking away his rights.

This poor guy chose to get arrested without even knowing what rights he was supposed to have lost. If protesters inside the movement don't understand, how are people outside the movement supposed to understand?

The low turnout at Fayetteville's recent Moral Monday rally should be a sobering reality check. The few hundred rally participants were mostly bused in from outside the community. Either people don't know, or they do know and simply don't care. I think it's probably more of the latter.

One hot-button issue is pretty clear: The majority of North Carolinians, including Democrats, don't have a problem with voter ID. But Moral Monday protesters are insistent on declaring voter ID voter suppression, even when common sense and facts dictate otherwise.

Politics is in essence power. It's an activity of cooperation and conflict. Politics is the human struggle to determine who gets what, when and how. One of the most absurd complaints I hear about a Republican-led General Assembly is that it is too powerful. Is there such a thing as being too powerful?

When Democrats were the Goliaths for more than 100 years, who was rooting for the underdog? The answer: very few. Instead, most were cheering for the gargantuan Democratic machine that was pulling the strings of every political process in the state. And how did they lose? They gave it away, following down the road behind secular progressives.

And as long as they continue to cuddle their leftist mind-set designed to promote and mandate an ideology that is contrary to the will of the people, they will continue to gift elections to Republicans every political cycle.

Troy Williams is an independent management consultant. He can be heard on the "What's Going On" radio program on WIDU 1600 AM weekdays from 8 to 9 a.m.
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xx The Real Renee Ellmers on illegal immigration (videos)
March 30, 2014, 04:30:12 PM by Shellyslaw
Watch how Representative Renee Ellmers treats her constituents who traveled from across the state to speak with their representative at a scheduled meeting.   First, she changed the location at the last minute, while her constituents were en route; then she told them she could give them only 10 minutes of her precious time.   Lastly, even though there was plenty of room in her office, she only let in 3 of the 10 people who were scheduled to meet with her, while the others had to stand outside.  

This is our representative --- think twice before putting her back into office because she clearly does not represent us.

Link to written description of the above meeting:

Renee Ellmers calls Laura Ingraham "small-minded" and "ignorant" for opposing amnesty:

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xx Moving my law office to Chatham, need a new dentist
March 29, 2014, 04:59:07 PM by MelissaAverett
Hi, I am moving my family law office to Chatham County, and I need a new dentist, preferably near the office. Our new space is in the Bold Building on Governor's Club Drive. Any suggestions?  Also looking for marketing ideas to let people know about us.


D. Melissa Averett
N.C.Board Certified Family Law Specialist
Averett Law Offices, PLLC
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