Chatham County BBS

xx AK-47 and AR-15 Rifles Seized from Pittsboro Home After Drug Search
Yesterday at 10:33:48 AM by Gene Galin
AK-47 and AR-15 Rifles Seized from Pittsboro Home After Drug Search

Chatham County authorities seized AR-15 and AK-47 rifles, one shotgun and over 100 rounds of ammunition from a Pittsboro residence when conducting a search earlier this month.

Officials say 27-year-old Christian Dominick Lenoir, of Old Graham Road in Pittsboro, was arrested after a search of his residence on August 14.

In addition to the firearms and ammunition, law enforcement officials say two ounces of marijuana, three scales, plastic bags and a vacuum sealer machine were all seized along with more than $2,200 in cash.

Lenoir has been charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession of a schedulve VI controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lenoir is due back in court on September 19.
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xx ATM skimming in Chatham
August 27, 2016, 02:51:06 PM by natvrabit

Friend of mine had their card skimmed @ an ATM in Lowe's Food Shopping Center in past 2 wks. Not sure which one. It was reported tho'. Just a heads up to look before you 'leap' into use!
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xx Sheriffs Office Bust 3 Meth Labs
August 23, 2016, 04:34:17 PM by Wilderness Voice



On August 13, the Chatham County Sheriffs Office conducted two search warrants in Pittsboro after an investigation into the manufacturing of Methamphetamine within the area. The State Bureau of Investigations Clandestine Lab Team assisted with conducting the search warrants.

Upon the search of two residences near Tobacco Road, Pittsboro, two active labs were found as well as a third lab that was primed but not yet active. The suspects involved have been taken into custody.

Investigators have charged Robert Russell and Kara Watkins in connection with manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing/distributing meth precursor, conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance.
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xx R5 Zoning Question, is the Land Now Worthless
August 22, 2016, 09:25:13 AM by Silk_Hope
If someone owns 3 Acres of land in an R5 district and has owned the land for years, handed down to them from their parents from an original 7 acre plot can they build on it or is their land now useless?

In the past a plot of land in the watershed had to be 5 acres to build on UNLESS the land was divided out to a family member than it could be built on, I believe it had to be 2 acres (I may be wrong, might have been 3 acres). Anyway, my home is on 3 acres in a now R5 but an in-laws property is also 3 acres in the R5 but not built on, yet and it may never be. Is it now worth anything to them or are the regulations grandfathering such properties in?

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xx Fire on Wed Aug 17? And PBO power outage early afternoon Aug 18?
August 18, 2016, 01:20:37 PM by exemplagrata
Just curious, yesterday traveling south on 15 501 from Harris Teeter to Allen & Sons BBQ (which is on line as Stubbs??!! Confusing!) around 5:30 pm, the sky had a orange tint i associate with fire smoke. Looked like it was coming out of the west. simply reports that there were 5 wildfires and 2.8 acres burned with no sense of where in the state. Does anyone know the cause of that haze?

And then today we had a 5 min power blink that seemed to coincide with a 2010 customer outage on the eastern side of Pittsboro. Duke/Progress blamed "damage to our equipment." Anyone know what happened?

Again, just curious! Huh

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xx U14 Soccer Goalie wanted.
August 16, 2016, 08:43:04 AM by Muddylaces
We have a group of 4 2003/2004 Chatham girls playing for a Triangle United Soccer Academy classic team. The team is a good group of girls that work hard, but they need a goalie.  So if you know a goalie looking for a team, or an athletic girl who wants to learn goalie, the team's coaches will teach them what they need to know.

There is a car pool in place to get the kids to practice. Respond here if you want more info, or PM me. 
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xx Concerts for a Cause-SEPT
August 15, 2016, 01:46:59 PM by lupine
Concerts for a Cause will be held on Saturdays in September at The PLant in Pittsboro (220 Lorax Lane).  These family friendly events will have kid's activities, food trucks, and Fair Game Distillery tasting room will be open on site (local beer, wine and spirit tasting). Events run 5-8PM.
All shows are FREE this year, suggested donation of $10-15 posted at the door and 100% of all donations received will go directly to the featured charity. 

Schedule as follows:
SEPT 10-Mr Darcy, Lizzy Ross & Omar Ruiz to benefit Alzheimer's NC.
SEPT 17-Evening of music from Saludos Compay to benefit The Zafer Julian Estill Memorial Fund
SEPT 24-Storytelling for kids of all ages from Louise Kessel followed by music from David Wax Museum to benefit Chatham Partnership for Children

ALSO NEW FOR THIS YEAR-we've partnered with Wildesart!  They've created beautiful one of a kind art for each show and all profits go to the featured charity. More here:

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xx Is Mike Dasher tired of of taking intellectual beat downs?
August 08, 2016, 05:19:56 PM by Heffrey Larchfeather
Seems unwilling to respond to Brian Bock on Dasher's own facebook page. Dasher accuses local Republicans of refusing to fund schools and cutting education funding. When asked by Mr. Bock to cite examples he refuses.

THIS is the kind of Starkweatheresque cr*p that makes folks think so little of Dasher.
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xx tax revals
August 05, 2016, 03:40:51 PM by ncnative
weren't they supposed to be done again in 2017?
My taxes went up a bit for 2016 , no additions to the place etc.  so was wondering if I had the year wrong?
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xx Does anyone think Mike Dasher knows what's going on with county-wide zoning?
August 01, 2016, 03:18:37 PM by zorro
Does anyone really think Mike Dasher knows what's going on with county-wide zoning?

From his facebook page -

There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding the effort underway to zone the currently-unzoned parts of the County. Here's a link to some good information, but if it leaves you even more confused please feel free to comment or message me any questions or concerns and I'll try my best to answer them.

Hey Mike, why is there so much misinformation?

Thanks for providing a link that leaves us even more confused?

As a developer shouldn't you be recusing yourself from any discussions about county-wide zoning?

Do you support spending Chatham County money on a hotel? Why?

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