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xx Chatham Commissioners Bock, Petty, & Stewart campaign ad
Yesterday at 10:51:48 PM by Gene Galin
Reelection campaign committee ad for Brian Bock, Walter Petty & Pam Stewart

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xx Angela Millsaps for Chatham County School Board
Yesterday at 10:15:51 AM by Very Interested 1
Please strongly consider Angela Millsaps for Chatham County School Board. Mrs. Millsaps is running against Jane Allen Wilson.  The Chatham County Democratic party (we all know how this group operates) has chosen to support Wilson over Millsaps whom is also a registered Democrat.  Below are some of the reasons I have chosen to support Mrs. Millsaps.

* Raised in Chatham County (Siler City)
* Graduate of the Chatham Co School system (Jordan Matthews)
* Extremely involved in the PTA's at Siler City Elementary, Chatham Middle and Jordan Matthews (10 yrs)
* President of the PTA for 5 yrs at SC Elementary
* President of the PTA for 3 yrs at Chatham Middle
* Served on various school committees (Chatham Middle Improvement team and many more)
* Volunteer at the PTA Thrift Shop in Siler City
* Siler City Lions Club member for 25+ yrs
* Through her involvement with the Lions Club she has worked with County School Nurses to complete vision screening for our students
* Works with the LEO Club at Jordan Matthews (LEO Club is the "junior" Lions Club for students in High School)
* Recently named Board member of the Chatham County Education Foundation
* Director of Lay Ministries at First United Methodist Church in Siler City for 7 yrs.
* Through her work at the church has hosted the "We Care Fair" which partners with 25-30 County Agencies such as Child Care Network, Chatham Co Partnership for Children, Literacy Council to name a few

Now I will say that Mrs Millsaps and I do not agree on everything we have discussed when it comes to education.  However, her knowledge of our County School system and her countless hours of volunteerism in our system make her a far better choice for the Board of Education.  So PLEASE join me in spreading the word and let's all work in aiding Mrs. Millsaps get elected this fall.  I promise you that she is not a politician and only has the betterment of the Chatham County Schools as her agenda.

(PS - if there are typos, grammatical errors or misspelled words do not blame the Chatham County School system. I was raised and educated elsewhere.)
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xx NC Democratic Chair Gives Ga. Democratic Party $2,000
September 29, 2014, 01:37:18 PM by Muddylaces

These people are haters.   I hope the chair's leadership continues, we need to give one of our own our support.     Long live the chair.
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xx Candidate for budget axe
September 28, 2014, 08:15:58 PM by DC
Funding for the condom mobile.

I have no problem with the program but dressing up the truck is an absurd expense. Whoever approved that one should be forced to pay us back.

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exclamation Videos: Debate questions about Chatham School budget & teacher pay
September 27, 2014, 08:48:21 AM by Gene Galin
From The Chatham County Commissioner Candidates' Debate at the Courthouse in Pittsboro

First, a question to the incumbents for a clarification about Chatham County School budget
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Then a question to Jim Crawford about teacher pay raises
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xx One killed in Moncure facility accident
September 27, 2014, 08:23:35 AM by WolfpackFan
A 29-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon at the Boise Cascade Company's plywood manufacturing facility in Moncure, authorities said.

Williams Jeffrey Belk, of Sanford, was killed when a piece of machinery fell on him, according to authorities.

Boise Cascade is one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products.

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xx Did anyone get video of CRawford's freakish facial expressions
September 25, 2014, 11:04:03 PM by DC
that he made while others were speaking? It would be worth the price of admission to see a highlight film of that.
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xx Video clips from the Chatham County Commission candidates' debate
September 25, 2014, 07:09:35 AM by Gene Galin
Video clips from the Chatham County Commission candidates' debate

I've started uploading video clips from Tuesday's Chatham County Commission candidates' debate at the Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro.

We'll have the candidates' opening statements followed by each question. It will probably take about a week to get all of it uploaded. I will let you know as more video clips become available.

This we start of with three introductions by Pam Stewart, Karen Howard and Walter Petty.

Chatham County Commissioner Pam Stewart
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Chatham County Commission Candidate Karen Howard

Chatham County Commission Chairman Walter Petty
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xx Check your receipts..
September 24, 2014, 05:30:19 PM by natvrabit
Suppose it happens everywhere occasionally. however most every time I have gone to new Walmart/15/50l there has been a discrepancy from what signage price has stated and what rang up on register on 1 or more items.
I buy very little there really, so I can only imagine how much people with larger purchases are being misled on/overcharged for.
Beware the discount aisle there! A small bottle of craft paint I looked @ was priced $1.50. When I went to actual aisle where rest sold~dang thing only cost .50 regularly!!
Not only not a discount, but triple the norm...
Most of the help there act like zombies, so...

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sad Chatham liberals Hales, Crawford & Howard lie about BOC cutting school funding!
September 24, 2014, 07:47:56 AM by zorro
Chatham County's liberal county commissioner candidates Diana Hales, Jim Crawford & Karen Howard continue to lie about the Chatham County Board of Commissioners cutting school funding!!!

From this morning's Chatlist -

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:39:31 -0400
From: Fact Guy
Subject: Rhetoric vs Reality

Based on Comments from the democratic party chair and candidate Hales one would expect our school system to be in terrible shape at this point. Let's compare their words with reality.

Jan Nichols warned us in 2010 by saying:

"*The opponent's slate ... represents extremists who want to impose reckless policies.., if they succeed, ... chatham will be exposed to ... massive local budget cuts, that will ruin our schools. These radicals want to overturn the wise investments we have made ..., most important, the schools"*

Diana Hales carries the theme into this year by saying *"greater support for public schools is essential, especially raising teacher pay. The republican majority on the current board have consistently squeezed the annual budgets"*

Now lets look at reality within the schools over the past 4 years:

BOC has NEVER reduced spending to our schools. According to the approved budgets that are posted online, spending has increased year over year for the past 3 years.

BOC increased local supplement to teachers even though the BOE did not request it.

BOC funded the first locally funded system wide teacher pay incentive program that will give every educator a bonus this year.

Two of our schools are now nationally top ranked American High Schools

Graduation rates now exceed the state average

All 17 of our schools met or exceeded growth expectations (1 of only 14 in the the state to achieve this)

Chatham County schools out-performed NC Math I, Biology, English II, and ACT SAT scores have risen 10%

The BOC has funded upgrades to all facilities (roofs and other facilities had been allowed to deteriorate)

That's just a sampling of what "reckless" policies and "squeezing budgets" by the conservative majority has done.

The bottom line is that our schools are in better condition and outcomes are better than they ever have been. No matter how often the democrats repeat a false narrative, there is only one version of the truth.

You don't have to take my word for it, it's all public record.
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