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xx Why Doesn't Karen Howard Want a Megasite?
May 25, 2016, 09:22:13 AM by Silk_Hope
I had a long talk with a knowledgeable person in Siler City politics. It seems that Karen Howard is dissecting the ETJ regulations looking for a loophole to stop the mega site. Why is she doing this? It is believed she is concerned that the county balance of power will shift if an automobile plant comes to the county. So the plant hires 1500 people, most will be skilled workers. The local businesses see an increase in traffic and hire more people, other businesses see opportunities and come to Western Chatham. It would not take long for other companies to follow the auto manufacturer as most plants require parts for products to be delivered as vehicles are on the assembly line. With the increase in population and with the different political mindsets in Western Chatham it could unseat the balance of power the Northeast currently holds.

This leads into the whole Zoning of the County issue, it is all about control. If a company is not allowed to locate in Chatham they will go to a more business friendly County. There is no reason to zone the rural areas, it only gives Lucier and his minions more power.
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xx Wreck at NHS
May 24, 2016, 08:31:06 AM by Tarheel Chic
When I hear the sirens before 8 AM, I pray it's not a wreck at the high school. It seems like it's a weekly occurance to hear about a wreck at NHS. Any word on today's wreck?
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xx - Stranded Haw River Kayakers describe frightening ordeal during rescue
May 23, 2016, 11:22:43 PM by Wilderness Voice

CHATHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A young couple is safe after being stranded for hours on the Haw River.

It happened Sunday afternoon after the couple decided to go kayaking. Gina Wright said it was about 4:30 p.m. when she got into trouble as the current picked up.

"I got stuck in between some rocks, my boat, my kayak started filling up and that's when I flipped and the current took me down to a rock and I just latched on to the rock," said the 19-year-old Wright.

When her boyfriend, Patrick Pugh, saw she was in trouble he tried to help, but ended up in trouble himself.

"I went to the side and crashed into this little cove so that I could stop but I lost my paddle doing that," Pugh said. "I couldn't get to her because there was a current, there were two rocks in between us, there was nothing I could do, I could barely hear her, I was so scared."

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xx Chad Peele
May 22, 2016, 06:59:46 PM by raygut3
Congratulations to Chad Peele who grew up in Pittsboro.  Yesterday Chad led a team that reached the summit of Mt Everest.  After enjoying their accomplishment for a few minutes they began their descent.  Chad reports excellent cell phone reception at 8,300 meters elevation on the north side of Mt Everest.  I can't get cell phone reception at Silk Hope. 
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xx Rainbows over Pittsboro Today~
May 21, 2016, 07:26:18 PM by Wilderness Voice
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xx Tobias Palmer, from Pittsboro, signs with Carolina Panthers
May 20, 2016, 05:22:15 PM by Jeff G
Palmer, along with another wide receiver, signed today with Carolina. I wish him well, but in reality the chances of him making the 53 man roster are quite slim. Not due to his lack of talent, but the team only has 5 or 6 spots open with lots of little fellers (actually big o' fellers) in front of him.
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xx Mother is accused of driving into Lake Jordan with her son in the car
May 19, 2016, 01:56:26 AM by Wilderness Voice

JORDAN LAKE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Wake County mother is under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation. On Saturday, eyewitnesses say they watched as the woman drove her car into Jordan Lake, with her six-year-old son inside.

In an email, Shannon O'Toole with the SBI confirms they are investigating this as a "deliberate act".

It happened on Saturday at the Seaforth Boat Ramp.

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xx Video: Candidate Jay Stubbs speaks about tax increase in FY17 Chatham budget
May 18, 2016, 11:54:52 AM by Gene Galin
Chatham County Commissioner Candidate Jay Stubbs speaks about the tax increase in the proposed FY17 Chatham County budget

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xx Video: Climate Change Committee member presents to Chatham Commissioners
May 18, 2016, 09:24:10 AM by Gene Galin
Climate Change Committee member presents to Chatham Commissioners

Three minute video of Climate Change Committee member, Alicia Ravetto, presenting to Chatham Commissioners during public hearing session of the commission meeting on May 16.

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xx Video: Chatham manager Renee Paschal presents review of FY17 county budget
May 18, 2016, 09:21:50 AM by Gene Galin
Chatham County manager Renee Paschal presents review of FY17 county budget

16 minute video of Chatham County manager Renee Paschal presenting a quick review of the proposed 2016-17 county budget to Chatham County commissioners at their meeting on May 16.

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