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Gene Nichol’s center had no impact on poverty

Chatham Journal Headlines - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 16:58
It’s the height of ivory tower elitism for professors to defend the UNC Center on Work, Poverty and Opportunity. It’s the height of absurdity to analogize closing the center with the censorship of E.E. Ericson and John Spencer Bassett, as Rob Christensen did in his Feb. 22 column. Everyone knows the center on poverty was contrived to give John Edwards a platform for the core message of his 2008 presidential campaign. The center traded on the prestige of the university for personal political gain, not for poverty.

David Tennant, Ian Somerhalder, Tyler Hoechlin, Liam McIntyre among top celebrities scheduled to attend inaugural Wizard World Comic Con in Raleigh

Chatham Journal Headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:46
Wizard World, Inc. continues its 2015 schedule with its first visit to the Raleigh Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Raleigh, March 13-15. David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Ian Somerhalder (“Vampire Diaries'), Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,” Guardians of the Galaxy), Tyler Hoechlin (“Teen Wolf,” Road to Perdition), Liam McIntyre (“Spartacus: War of the Damned”), WWE® Diva Eva Marie™, John Schneider (“The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Smallville”) and “The Walking Dead” stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Sarah Wayne Callies headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza.

Staying warm and cozy when its so dang cold outside

Chatham Journal Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 16:58
I thought I would pass what I have learned about staying warm when its so dang cold outside. My heat pump died last year so we have had to improvise. I have found that the ceramic heaters by Lasko at WalMart work really well. If you go check them out you will see smaller ones that work OK but don't waste your money on those. The largest ones are programmable to temperature, on times and off times and some even oscillate.

Low-income children, high performing schools

Chatham Journal Headlines - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 16:50
Since the release of grades based on the state's new school performance grade system, the mainstream media and liberal advocacy organizations have focused on the number of low-income schools that received a D or F. If they weren't so hell-bent on criticizing and ridiculing Republican education policies, they would celebrate the outstanding achievements of the 150 low-income public schools that earned an A or B.

A cellular hotspot is not a substitute for a real broadband plan

Chatham Journal Headlines - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:52
When you have a device like a Dish Hopper or an iPad or even a Windows or Macintosh computer attached to the network, they are usually programmed to do large downloads in the background (like Windows/MacOS updates or Netflix previews or dropbox synching if you use that service) when attached to WiFi. All these devices assume that being on WiFi means you're on broadband with unlimited data. If you use a Verizon hotspot or similar device with data caps to provide your WiFi, your devices do not know this and can suck your data plan dry in no time.

14 Chatham County wrestlers qualify for state high school championships

Chatham Journal Headlines - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 15:05
Fourteen Chatham County wrestlers qualified for the North Carolina state high school wrestling championships scheduled for Thursday, February 19 through Saturday, February 21. The championships will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum.

UNC announces 2015 football home game designations

Chatham Journal Headlines - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:23
The University of North Carolina has announced several home game designations for the 2015 football season, including Homecoming on November 7 vs. Duke.

Postponement of joint transportation facility groundbreaking

Chatham Journal Headlines - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 05:29
Due to extremely cold weather on Monday, the groundbreaking for the new Joint Transportation Facility scheduled for that day (February 16) will be rescheduled. The school system also may be busy with preparations for wintry weather that may arrive on Tuesday.

Giant turtle sighting at Kiwanis Park

Chatham Journal Headlines - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 03:46
There is a new turtle sculpture at the Kiwanis Park. The turtle replaced the white oak car installed about six years ago. Part of the appeal of natural playgrounds is that they're never a fixed constant; they're always evolving.

Why Chatham Park matters

Chatham Journal Headlines - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:41
The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a private, non-profit organization working to make Chatham County the preferred location for emerging growth companies. By attracting new companies, helping existing businesses expand, and assisting new ventures, the EDC encourages new job creation and private investment in property and equipment. In 2013, the EDC spearheaded an effort to develop a conceptual land use plan for Chatham County. Our motivation was to position the county for sustainable and balanced growth for future generations. Working with County and Town staff, we developed several growth scenarios. We then sought public input, both through public meetings and an online survey tool.

Foam Pet Steps

Chatham Animal Lovers - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:02
I'm looking for a narrow, 30-36 inch high set of foam pet steps for one of my cats with arthritis. I've searched thoroughly online to no avail, unless I'm willing to spend $200+

Count your daily blessings,

Going out of business sale!!!!

Chatham Animal Lovers - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:02
Stop into The Natural Pet today until June 19 for some amazing deals on pet foods and supplies!!
Amazing savings on so much!!!!!

Anyone looking for a 6x6x2 solid wooden shelving system?? $20 firm cash only. Email for pics.

Herbal remedies

RE: Boxer Pit Bull Mix Puppies

Chatham Animal Lovers - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:02
I saw the post below on Chatlist ... Why, oh why, would someone breed these dogs when shelters and rescue groups across the State have so many Pitt Bull/Boxer and like mixes? That is, the fortunate ones that are not immediately euthanized when brought into a public shelter. Why pay $325 when so many of this mix breed type of puppies and dogs are waiting in foster care for a good home or worse, languishing in shelters waiting for adoption with the reality of their being euthanized because of time limits and overcrowding?

Fw: Subject: Great price on flea and tick meds and pet food at Costco

Chatham Animal Lovers - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:02
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Sent: Fri, May 24, 2013 3:15:30 PM

I'm not sure it is the same as Frontline; it has gotten terrible
reviews on the internet
I've used Freedom 45 Spot-On for Dogs LARGE (3 MONTH) It's $6.49
for three tubes from entirelypets on the internet

It is 45% permethrin (.1oz) and is recommended by the CDC for

Dogs Off Chains Fundraiser!! May 18th

Chatham Animal Lovers - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:02
Make sure to mark your calendars for this Saturday, May 18th!!!! Come and help support "DOGS OFF CHAINS" with Bear Creek Brews and The Natural Pet Health Store from 2-5pm.

The Natural Pet Health Store and Bear Creek Brews are banding together with a fundraiser for our local all volunteer group DOGS OFF CHAINS!! Come out for locally made beer by Bear Creek Brews, live music, yummy goodies to eat, a raffle with some awesome prizes and much, much more!!! There will also be plenty of Dogs Off Chains items for you to purchase to show your support and to help us rescue more dogs off of a lifelong prison sentence on a chain!!!

Fw: petsitter

Chatham Animal Lovers - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:02
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Sent: Fri, May 3, 2013 9:27:15 AM

Misty Peeler requested a petsitter. I use Belinda Sellers of Guardian Pet Care

My pets love her, and she is very dependable. In addition to just taking care of
the animals, she brings in the mail, turns on and off lights and whatever she

Fw: Fostermom to Doberman/lab Mix Puppies is Ready to Find Them Forever Homes.

Chatham Animal Lovers - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:02
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Sent: Sun, April 28, 2013 7:17:56 PM

I purchased 4 puppies from a backyard breeder for $20 each so that they could
receive vet care and make sure they received appropriate homes. Apparently, this
ladies purebred doberman got "mixed up" with the neighbors lab resulting in

Fw: Sherri's question about animal abuse.

Chatham Animal Lovers - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:02
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Sent: Wed, April 24, 2013 2:15:56 PM

To quote an Animal Law Expert: "Tying a dog p to a tree so it dies of starvation
is plainly cruelty that should be prosecuted."

Often cruelty and neglect goes unreported which only contributes to the problem.
Any abuse, cruelty, neglect or animal fighting should be immediately reported to

Fw: Animal Control Still Has Spay/Neuter Vouchers, Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Chatham Animal Lovers - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:02
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Sent: Wed, April 24, 2013 8:34:55 AM

Chatham County Animal Control is still offering spay/neuter vouchers to
qualifying residents for $20. These vouchers allow owners to choose a
participating veterinarian for their animal’s surgery. All dogs and cats that

Fw: looking for small white legging chicks .please call 919 663 2865 if you have any for sale

Chatham Animal Lovers - Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:02
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Sent: Wed, April 24, 2013 8:08:53 AM
you have any for sale

Kathy Gaddis

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