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xx 13U/7th grade boys AAU basketball
February 10, 2016, 09:45:39 PM by Carolina Pirates AAU
Chatham County- Carolina Pirates looking for 1-2 more players to fill roster for upcoming Spring season.

Email: if interested in trying out
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xx Chatham County man wins $1 million in NC lottery
February 09, 2016, 05:33:09 PM by Gene Galin
Chatham County man wins $1 million in NC lottery

An ordinary trip to the grocery store turned into a $1 million win for Victor Harrington of Pittsboro after he decided to play Platinum 7s instead of his normal Pick 3.
I only scratched two numbers before I realized I won, Harrington said. All I could say was Oh my God, Im still in shock.

Reality set in as Harrington claimed the prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He had the choice of taking a $1 million annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. Harrington chose the lump sum, and after federal and state tax withholdings received $415,503. He plans to use the money to buy a house.

He bought the $10 lucky ticket at Neals Gas & Convenience on East Street in Pittsboro.

Platinum 7s launched in October with four top prizes of $1 million. Two top prizes remain.

Ticket sales from games like Platinum 7s made it possible for the lottery to raise more than half a billion dollars for the state last year. For details on how more than $22.4 million in lottery funds have made a difference in Chatham County, click on the For Education section of the lotterys website.

For prizes greater than $5,000, 25% federal tax and 5.75% state tax are automatically withheld.
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xx Chatham Senior Centers offers wide array of Services for Seniors-Check us out!
February 05, 2016, 11:47:56 AM by ChathamCOA
Where can I find in-home assistance?
Where can I get a hot meal at lunch?
How do I arrange a ride to the doctor or grocery store?

Whether your question is about nutrition, in home assistance, transportation, or caregiver support, the Council on Aging will help you find the answer.

The Western Chatham Senior Center in Siler City and the Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro provide a full range of activities, wellness and exercise programs, nutritional programs and disease management education, as well as support for seniors and their families and caregivers.  All of the Councils services and programs are available to Chatham County adults 60 years old and older.

The programs listed below are donation basedwhich means there is no direct cost to these services for clients.  Clients will be free to voluntarily decide whether or not to contribute to the cost of the service.  Service will not be terminated or withheld if a client wishes to not contribute.

Here are just some of the programs we offer

Home-Based Programs

In-Home Aide Service:  Do you or a loved one need personal care in the home?  Someone who needs assistance in bathing, dressing, toileting and other personal care needs?  The Chatham County Council on Aging's In Home Aide program is designed to help residents remain at home for as long as possible.  We assist older adults in maintaining their independence by providing nursing assistants from licensed home health agencies to help with personal care, perform in-home tasks and meal preparation.  The program is open to all Chatham residents 60+ who require personal care needs in the home.
Home Delivered Meals:  Volunteers provide a brief visit and a hot meal for homebound older adults.  The Council on Aging provides these meals 5 days a week through 10 different routes throughout the county.  The program is open to all Chatham residents 60+ who are unable to attend congregate meals at our centers.

Wellness & Senior Center Programs:

Congregate Meals:  A nutritious noontime meal and community fellowship is provided daily, Monday through Friday, at both Senior Centers.  A variety of programs and activities are offered, such as health screenings, games, nutrition education, and art classes.  Contact us for the monthly menu.  The program is open to all Chatham residents 60+.

Senior Center Activities:  There is a lot to do at the senior center! Learn science, Play bingo, quilt, garden, sing, hula hoop, take part in an exercise or art class, or work out in the exercise room.   Contact us to receive a schedule of monthly activities. The program is open to all Chatham residents 60+.

Transportation:   Cant get to the center on your own?  No problem!  Transportation is available to the Centers with scheduled stops at the grocery store and pharmacy.   Chatham Transit will pick you up at your house, deliver you to the senior center for activities and a meal then take you back!  Vans are also handicap/wheelchair accessible complete with lifts to accommodate those with disabilities.

The Council offers assistance in arranging medical transportation.  Medical transportation is available for up to three round trip rides each month at a cost of $4 per round trip.

Contact Information:
We have two senior centers to serve you.  Please contact us to learn how to enroll in our programs or to seek more information.  You can also visit us online at or Facebook

Western Chatham Senior Center         Eastern Chatham Senior Center
112 Village Lake Rd.                          365 NC Hwy 87 North
Siler City, NC 27344                           Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 742-3975                                   (919) 542-4512

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xx Save the planet! Donate a printer
February 05, 2016, 08:45:28 AM by Gene Galin
Save the planet! Donate a printer

Posted this on this morning's Chatham Chatlist -

Our newest Chatham Planning Board member is Allison Weakly, a self-proclaimed environmental expert.

At the planning board meeting on Tuesday, Allison asked that the planning department provide paper copies of the environmental reports associated with the different projects.

These reports are available for viewing online in digital format at

The planning department stopped printing out copies of all the environmental reviews and other documents because the meeting packets became so big and heavy that it was cheaper for the department to hand deliver them to members than to send them via US mail. An economical and environmentally sound idea.

Individual planning board members can print their own reports as needed from the planning department web site at
The 2016 rezoning and subdivision documents are located at

Ms. Alison Schwarz Weakly informed everyone that she did not have a printer.

I mentioned that you can buy a new printer for $79. At that point, Ms. Weakley turned to me and asked me if I would buy her one.

It seems that we have a dilemma here. You see, my wife isn't too keen on me buying other women presents. So I sincerely ask if anyone in the Chatlist community would be so kind as to donate a new or used printer for Ms. Weakly to use during the duration of her term as a planning board member.

This would help cut down an the need to print and distribute pounds of paper to all 11 planning board members and would allow Ms. Alison Weakly to print all the environmental reports she wants to her heart's content (or until she runs out of ink and paper?)

To summarize - Ms. Alison Weakly is in need of used or new printer. She'll probably also need ink for the printer. Anyone with any extra printer paper is also free to help out.

To get these items to Allison, you can contact her at

Thanks so much to the Chatlist community for helping out in this situation. Your assistance in not killing any more trees than needed is greatly appreciated.

Remember! Think Globally and act locally!

As an environmentally sensitive person, I'm trying to do my part by continuing to review the electronic documents online.

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xx Country store offers little bit of everything
February 04, 2016, 10:48:03 AM by Silk_Hope

Country store J.R. Moore and Son began in the back of a pick-up truck in 1953 and is one of the few remaining country stores that sells everything a person could need.

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xx IW - Pittsboro tool shop helped create Revenants Oscar-nominated authenticity
February 04, 2016, 10:17:14 AM by Gene Galin
A Pittsboro tool shop helped create The Revenants Oscar-nominated authenticity

Natural ax: Ed Lebetkin shows off his vintage tools.

Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu's Academy Award-nominated film, The Revenant, is set in Montana and South Dakota. But if you watch closely, you'll see a little bit of Pittsboro, too. When the filmmakers needed authentic antique hand tools to tell the true-life frontier survival story of fur trapper Hugh Glass, they found themeventuallyat Ed Lebetkin's Chatham County tool shop.

"Anything that has survived the past 200 years is either in a museum or gone," says set decorator Hamish Purdy, who has since been co-nominated for a production-design Oscar with Jack Fisk. "Right away, Ed showed me pictures of what was appropriate."

In the early-19th-century era of Glass' journey, photography was in its infancy. The only way to see what life was like in Native American lands and settlers' forts is through paintings and drawings by the artists hired by explorers.

So Purdy started researching old-fashioned tools the old-fashioned way: in books and museums. At first, his main points of reference were A Museum of Early American Tools by Eric Sloane and the paintings of Karl Bodmer and George Catlin. Then he tried the modern approach of an Internet image search. The results showed photos of Roy Underhill's The Woodwright's School, where power tools are (unofficially) outlawed.

Yes, that's the same Roy from the beloved PBS show The Woodwright's Shop, now in its 36th year. On most weekends, passersby strolling along Hillsboro Street in downtown Pittsboro can stop and watch students spinning vises, pushing saws, swinging mallets and chiseling dovetails. During peak times, sawdust seems to fog the windows.

Just a few steps above the school is Ed's Antique Tools, a less dusty space filled with hand tools dating as far back as the mid-1700s. Lebetkin has been a fan of The Woodwright's Shop since the program's beginnings. In the late 1980s he started attending trade shows, estate sales and auctions, collecting tools. By 2007, he was selling them at local meetings of the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association.
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xx SH - Sanford option mulled by Pittsboro
February 04, 2016, 10:15:22 AM by Gene Galin
Sanford option mulled by Pittsboro

By Brandi Brown
Jan 28, 2016

SANFORD The city of Sanford is exploring the idea of contracting to provide wastewater treatment to the town of Pittsboro as a way to build revenue and make use of excess capacity at Sanfords updated plant.

The most recent upgrades to the Big Buffalo Wastewater Treatment Plant on Iron Furnace Road were completed in mid-2014, said City Manager Hal Hegwer. The plant increased from a 6.8-million- to 12-million-gallon capacity daily. Current use is around 4 million gallons processed each day. Sanford already has contracts for other entities, including Broadway, Carolina Trace and portions of Chatham County.
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xx N&O - Pittsboro police make man with Down syndrome part of the force
February 04, 2016, 10:11:04 AM by Gene Galin
Pittsboro police make man with Down syndrome part of the force

By Matt Goad

PITTSBORO - David Leperi had wanted to be a police officer since he was 4 years old, a common dream for youngsters.

Born with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects physical and intellectual development, he was unable to attain his goal for many years.

But now the Pittsboro Police Department has made that dream come true in a limited way at least for Leperi, now 41.

Leperi, who lives in Pittsboro with his parents, Dave and Arlene, has had a relationship with the department for several years and accompanies officers on ride-alongs several times a year.

Last year, Chief Percy Crutchfield decided to make Leperi an honorary officer, and on Dec. 13 he put his hand on the Bible and took the same oath of office all officers have taken. He also got a couple of shirts that are the same as the other officers wear, with the exception that his says honorary on the top of the badge insignia.

Later that day, he got to ride in the police car leading the Pittsboro Christmas parade and to direct traffic for the parade.

He cant have a gun or handcuffs, Arlene said, but he is a part of the force.

Many ride-alongs are quiet, but Leperi likes when a call comes in and the police cruiser has to speed up.

Its like a jet, he said.

The police instruct him to always stay in the car if they have to get out. If there is any trouble, he knows how to call the station on the radio.

Read more here:
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exclamation Racist Chatham OWLs say "NO" to 1st Black Planning Board Chairman
February 03, 2016, 11:46:30 AM by zorro
Heard that the Old White Liberals on the Chatham County Planning Board block vice-chairman Cecil Wilson from becoming the first black chairman of the Chatham County Planning Board.

George Lucier took the lead in running against Cecil Wilson.

Those who voted against Cecil were George Lucier (OWL), Bill Arthur (OWL), Jim Elza (OWL), Allison Schwarz Weakley (OWL), Caroline Siverson (OWL), and Anthony Gaeta, Jr. (OWL)

After winning the Chairmanship George wasn't even willing to nominate Cecil for the vice-chairmanship.

So much for the OWLs false claim that they are compassionate and help to promote minorities. Another liberal lie.

If you don't know who George Lucier is, this 14 second video clip says it all -

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xx New Salem Baptist Mens Ministry Crosses County lines to help those in need
February 01, 2016, 03:49:41 PM by Wilderness Voice
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WNCN news clip of mission work.  That's Benita and her sister.  The mother Louise is somewhat W/C bound, so she couldn't make interview 
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