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xx Sheriff Webster to Retire
April 22, 2016, 07:46:02 PM by Wilderness Voice


Great service he has rendered to Chatham County over the years of public service
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xx Miss Norma rocking Siler/Chatham Co.
April 22, 2016, 03:12:36 PM by natvrabit
https://www.facebook.com/DrivingMissNorma/

Check it out! Fabulous woman on her bucket list journey and her stops in Chatham County and having FUN in Siler City.
U GO NORMA! UR an amazing woman!
Txs for visiting us!
All best blessings to U on UR journey!
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xx Geesh...wash your hands
April 20, 2016, 03:19:43 PM by gt27312
I rarely come to the chatlist or BB to complain. My husband is my go-to guy! But my experience today compels me to send a "heads-up" to those professionals who have cause to enter my personal space. Puuulllleeeze....all you barbers, stylists, hygienists, opticians, optomotrists, dentists, etc. wash your hands and chew on a mint after you've had your cigarette break! I won't mention where I was today but needless to say I was a client to someone who had to place their hands around and on my face and I could barely stand the smell of nicotine that assaulted my air supply. Disgusting. I don't smoke but I make sure I brush my teeth and present myself in an appropriate way for you. Please do the same for me or I won't be returning to your establishment.
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xx Chatham Commissioners approve option to enhance megasite’s attractiveness
April 19, 2016, 03:11:35 PM by Gene Galin
Chatham Commissioners approve option to enhance megasite’s attractiveness

PITTSBORO — At its April 18 meeting, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved an option for purchase of the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) site west of Siler City. The county would only be obligated to purchase the land if and when a company chooses the CAM site.

“Putting the property under public control is a major enhancement in marketing the site and will ensure that the NC Department of Commerce will give priority to promoting the CAM site to potential industries,” said County Commissioner Chair James Crawford. “In a very competitive market, we need every advantage we can leverage. This is a huge step.”

Crawford added, “This is our chance to stand up and say that we want jobs in this county. Our megasite is further along in its development than other megasites in the state, but the others are catching up. Public control is another major selling point for our site.”

The N.C. Department of Commerce has told the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) that they give top priority to marketing sites that are publicly controlled, because manufacturers making large investments expect that.

“Public ownership eases the process of obtaining infrastructure and controls the land sales price,” said Kyle Touchstone, EDC president.

County Manager Renee Paschal said, “The county pays the $540,654 up front as part of the option, but does not pay the full land purchase price until a company has decided to locate on the site. The option may be exercised anytime up to June 30, 2017, with the county able to purchase the entire site or a portion no smaller than 500 acres.”

The option would be funded by proceeds of the 2015 sale of property in the Central Carolina Business Campus, which was earmarked for economic development.

A financial model developed by the EDC with input from the county shows that the county can repay the cost of the land using additional taxes received from the business investment. The county has also consulted its financial advisors to ensure the purchase will not jeopardize the county’s AAA bond rating.

Crawford said, “While we have no crystal ball to see what impact this investment will have, we do not want to have regrets for what might have been. Attracting a company of this magnitude would have tremendous economic impact for all of Chatham County and the entire state.”

To learn more about the CAM site, visit www.chathamadvancedmanufacturing.com or contact the Chatham EDC at (919) 542-8274.
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xx To land an auto plant Chatham must compete in real world of economic development
April 19, 2016, 03:10:18 PM by Gene Galin
To land an auto plant Chatham County must compete in the real world of economic development
http://chathamjournal.com/2016/04/14/job-creation-philosophy-clashes-real-world/

By Brian Bock

Pittsboro, NC – As a conservative republican I’m philosophically opposed to using tax payer dollars as an incentive to attract business and jobs.  However, I’ve discovered over the past several years, in the real world of economic development, it is a fact of life. As long as our competitors are offering incentives we have to play by the rules currently in place or not be in the game at all. We should use incentives carefully and only if the payback is substantial.

Chatham County MegasiteFor several years the County, Siler City, Duke Power, Norfolk Southern railway, our EDC, and many others have been working to attract a major manufacturer such as an auto plant to Chatham County. There are many steps that need to be taken to make this happen and we’ve completed most of them. There is still one missing piece that needs immediate action.



Every economic development professional at the local and state level I’ve spoken with over the past three years has said that the mega-site property needs to be under public control and available as an incentive option. The property is currently not within the county’s control. To remedy that, the commissioners are debating whether or not to purchase an option on the property currently owned by two individuals.

Simply put, if we do not purchase the option, our efforts to attract an automobile manufacturer will be stalled indefinitely. If we do purchase the option there are no guarantees but our opportunities will expand exponentially.

The thousands of jobs that will be created, hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue, and millions of dollars in weekly payroll that will result in the successful effort  far outweigh the risk. The price being paid for the option and per acre price if the county were to exercise it is expensive but in line with the price per acre for similar type sites. Worst case scenario is we purchase the option and don’t exercise it. Best case scenario is we attract an auto manufacturer and fundamentally transform the economy of Siler City, the County, and the region. In the worst case scenario the county would forfeit a large percentage of the money spent. That would be a tough pill to swallow I know. However, the opportunity lost by not acting puts us in a much worse situation.

Please contact your commissioners and let them know they have your support in this effort. They will be voting on this Monday, April 18 during their regular meeting beginning at 6:00pm.
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xx CJ - Ladies Nine Hole Golf League is being formed at Chapel Ridge Golf Club
April 19, 2016, 03:08:25 PM by Gene Galin
Ladies Nine Hole Golf League is being formed at Chapel Ridge Golf Club
http://chathamjournal.com/2016/04/14/ladies-nine-hole-golf-league/

Pittsboro, NC – This is to announce that a Ladies Nine Hole Golf League is being formed at Chapel Ridge Golf Club. We will be playing on Thursday mornings, beginning on May 12, 2016, and playing through the month of October.

Chapel Ridge Golf ClubAlthough we intend for this to be a fun, social experience, we will also be observing the rules of golf and proper golf course etiquette. All players must have a USGA handicap, or agree to begin the process of establishing a handicap at the beginning of the golf season.  This league will be open to all players; new players, experienced players, club members, and non-club members.

There will be a kick-off social for all interested players scheduled before May 12; where and when to be announced in a future communication.

FMI: Call 919-533-6979, text 305-778-7091 or email susanrltr@gmail.com
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xx Sink hole updates
April 14, 2016, 08:30:49 AM by kimmimom
Is the one near PHS fixed (Hamlett Ch Rd or Jones Ferry) yet?  Lystra still set for reopening June 3?  Anyone know?   
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xx Post Count
April 11, 2016, 07:50:05 AM by Conehead
Is it just my observation........especially in an election year where vote counts or tallys can have an impact.........that one certain individual is amassing an incredible number of posts in a short period of time?

I just wanted to know if there is a BBS "post" election that I wasn't aware of. And, if this is the case, what is the prize?

 Grin
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xx Red Flag Warning for burning for Chatham and surrounding counties tomorrow
April 08, 2016, 05:32:08 PM by chathamgardener
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
358 PM EDT FRI APR 8 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT SATURDAY FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL NC...

.BLUSTERY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS ALONG WITH A VERY DRY AIR MASS
IN CONJUNCTION WITH DRY FUELS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
ERRATIC AND DANGEROUS FIRE BEHAVIOR SATURDAY. NO OUTDOOR BURNING
OF ANY TYPE SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED SATURDAY.

NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-090400-
/O.NEW.KRAH.FW.W.0001.160409T1400Z-160410T0000Z/
PERSON-GRANVILLE-VANCE-WARREN-HALIFAX-FORSYTH-GUILFORD-ALAMANCE-
ORANGE-DURHAM-FRANKLIN-NASH-EDGECOMBE-DAVIDSON-RANDOLPH-CHATHAM-
WAKE-JOHNSTON-WILSON-STANLY-MONTGOMERY-MOORE-LEE-HARNETT-WAYNE-
ANSON-RICHMOND-SCOTLAND-HOKE-CUMBERLAND-SAMPSON-
358 PM EDT FRI APR 8 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA.

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
  30 TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY 20-25 PERCENT SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW, OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE DANGEROUS FIRE
BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$


FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RALEIGH (ALL LOWER CASE)
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