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xx Camera repair in Chatham County or chapel hill?
September 18, 2017, 05:34:38 PM by NYCgirl
My daughter has a sony camera and the memory card will not go in.
She received it as a gift few years ago and it used to work. Can anyone recommend a place in Chatham or chapel hill for repairs. Thank you.
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xx Confusing road sign
September 18, 2017, 06:42:57 AM by Bill Crawford
Here is something I've never been able to explain. There is a sign on Thompson Street, not far east of the Chatham Forest entrance. I understand what "Reduce Speed Ahead" means, it is a call to action by the driver. "Reduced Speed Ahead" is not. Nearest I can figure, it is an alert to a change in the physical universe going further west. Possibly a warning about reduced energy and greater mass?

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xx Photo history of the construction of Jordan Dam and Lake
September 14, 2017, 06:44:55 PM by Patty52
There are some fascinating pictures and notes here.

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B Everett Jordan Dam & Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Time for another edition of our Throwback Thursday!

1971 – Construction of the dam began! Demolition of former roads and negotiation with homeowners within soon-to-be floodplain commences.

1973 – In February, the Conservation Council of North Carolina filed a water quality lawsuit which stopped construction for 11 months. Construction resumed in January of 1975.

1974 – Senator B. Everett Jordan passes and the project is named in his honor.

1976 – The Corps issued a “notice to impound” to begin filling the lake. This led to a full court trial by the conservation group that opposed the action. As a result the dam site acted as a dry reservoir with numerous temporary rises in the lake after heavy rainfall events.

1979 – One particular rain event resulted in the lake temporarily filling at 3 feet above normal pool elevation. During the same time testing found some problems with the foundation resulting in modifications being made to the dam.

1981 – Construction of the dam is completed. Filling of the lake began in September.

1982 – In February, the lake reached normal pool elevation; thus completing the project!

Be sure to click on photos for context and more details!

https://www.facebook.com/JordanLakeNC/posts/901078716717348
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xx Hit-and-run on 421
September 13, 2017, 12:00:40 PM by Patty52
Police are seeking help from the public in locating the suspected truck. So sad.

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Box truck sought in fatal Chatham hit-and-run
Posted 11:13 a.m. today

Siler City, N.C. — The State Highway Patrol is searching for a box truck believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday morning in Chatham County.

Thaj Lamar Singleton, 18, of Siler City, was northbound on U.S. Highway 421 on a moped at about 3:30 a.m. when another vehicle hit him from behind near Gilmore Lodge Road and didn't stop, authorities said. Singleton was thrown from his moped and died at the scene.

Investigators said they believe the vehicle involved was an early 2000s model International box truck, possibly white in color. Damage to the right and center of the front bumper are probable, with the headlight on the passenger side inoperable, they said.

Anyone with information about the truck or its driver is asked to call the Highway Patrol's Raleigh Communications Center at 1-800-662-7956 or the patrol's Chatham County District Office at 919-742-2124.

http://www.wral.com/box-truck-sought-in-fatal-chatham-hit-and-run/16944922/
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xx Gov Roy Cooper just declared a state of emergency for North Carolina ~
September 03, 2017, 10:41:09 PM by Wilderness Voice


Sept 6th ~ Irma is now the strongest hurricane in history in the Atlantic ~ models now show Irma turning north just prior to getting to Florida coast and hitting the Carolinas, just like Mathew did.  All the Florida keys are under mandatory evacuation, people are now scrambling inland.  No such thing as a no flood zone inland area when these monsters come through
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xx TEXAS HARVEY HELP
September 01, 2017, 03:57:07 PM by amyburgess
FOR ALL OF YOU THAT HAS WATCHED TV AND KNOW ABOUT THE NEED FOR THE TEXAS HARVEY PEOPLE
AND THE NEWS TEAM HAS BEEN SHOWING YOU HOW TO HELP. I TO HAVE MADE A DONATION WEBSITE AND
TWITTER AND FACE BOOK SO YOU ALL IN PITTSBORO CHATHAM COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA CAN HELP AS WELL.
AND THIS IS HOW YOU CAN DO THAT. JUST CLICK ON THE WEBSITE LINK ON HERE AND IT WILL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN HELP. 

WEBSITE: http://pleasehelptexasnow.jimdo.com


THANKS FOR YOUR DONATION AND GOD BLESS YOU.


PLEASE PRAY AS WELL FOR TEXAS HARVEY FOLKS AS WELL.
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xx Drop off donations for Hurricane Relief at Pittsboro at Performance Auto & Tire
August 30, 2017, 02:55:24 PM by Wilderness Voice
Please drop off any donations in Pittsboro at Performance Auto & Tire, Pittsboro Outdoor Power Equipment or Robyn's Nest before next Thursday. The group will be delivering all supplies to the PDRA event next weekend. Your donations will be sent directly to those in need!
Heavy Duty Large trash bags will be needed to pack supplies as well as sending to Texas.
next Thursday is deadline to drop off supplies in Pittsboro

• Toiletries
• First-aid kits
• New Pillows
• New blankets
• New bed linens
• Inflatable mattresses
• Hand sanitizer
• Baby Supplies:
• Diapers
• Wipes
• Pacifiers
• Baby Food
• Toddler Food
• Baby blankets
• Baby Clothes
• Ready to eat meals
• Canned meats
• Canned vegetables
• Canned fruits
• Canned Beans
• Juices
• Granola/Protein bars
• Assorted crackers
• Tuna w/crackers
• Peanut butter and jelly
• Dry beans
• Sugar
• Cereal (hot or cold)
• Instant potatoes
• Flour
• Pasta and tomato sauces
• Soups
• Cooking oil
• Shelf stable milk
• Microwaveable instant meals
• Cleaning supplies
• Liquid laundry detergent
• Dish soap
• Mops & Brooms
• Squeegees
• 5-gallon buckets
• Leather Work gloves
• Rubber gloves
• Safety glasses
• De-humidifiers
• Air circulators/fans
• Extension cords
• Ground fault protectors
• Pop-up canopies
• Shovels
• Wheelbarrows
• Crowbars
• Hammers
• Chainsaws
• Utility knives
• Rope

I will be taking what I collect from Performance, Pittsboro Outdoor Power Equipment, Robyn's Nest and where I work at UNC Hospital to Galot Motorsports Park next weekend.  From there, the items will be loaded into the semi and transported by KF Trucking owner, Kenny Farrell to Dickinson, Texas.  The plan is for the items to be delivered to local churches. He will be posting pictures along the way and of the items being unloaded. I will be sharing those photos also.
-Crystal Harris
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xx back to school time - support a local school
August 21, 2017, 04:15:56 PM by munn5
Back to school time means it's time to re-link your grocery cards to benefit the local schools. I'm posting here instead of in the Schools section so that everyone, even if you don't have kids in school, links your card - it take a minute or two of your time, but benefits the schools all year long. I couldn’t find the other CCS schools. My kids are grown and gone, so I linked to Virginia Cross Elementary – they are a low-income school that doesn’t have the resources for a lot of financial support from parents.

http://www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_education/link_to_your_school.aspx

7129    VIRGINIA CROSS ELEMENTARY
1769    PERRY HARRISON SCHOOL PTA
2435 NORTH CHATHAM SCHOOL
5044 NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL PTSA
5413 HORTON MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA
5925 MONCURE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
6133    PITTSBORO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
6262 SILK HOPE SCHOOL
7459    CHATHAM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
7862    J.S. WATERS SCHOOL
8548    MARGARET B. POLLARD MIDDLE SCHOOL
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moved MOVED: Bingo at Morton house
August 20, 2017, 10:44:18 PM by Gene Galin
This topic has been moved to Chatham Community Calendar.

http://chatham-county-nc.com/bulletinboard/index.php?topic=34665.0
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xx To Those Demanding the Destruction of the Monument in Pittsboro
August 17, 2017, 04:24:13 PM by Pi
To Whom This May Concern

A gravestone marks naught but those that have given their lives.  It does not stand for any causes.  It only recognizes one thing: loss of human life.  We all know this, in our heart of hearts.  We all know that in the course of waging war, it is almost always the poor and destitute who are charged with lunging into the fray of death and pain.

It is the truth of all those who served, and so it is with those who died as Confederate soldiers.  Men, both young and old, sacrificed their lives in what they perceived as defending their homeland.  Though they were on the wrong side of history, the vast majority did not own another human being.  If there is any truth on this Earth, it is that the rich and powerful declare the war while the poor are the ones who ultimately pay for it.  For many of them, there is no gravestone. For their bodies were burned or buried alongside of those they fought.  All that stands to remember them are the monuments that most people simply walk by without a second glance.

Monuments that stand in town squares here in the southeastern US represent the loss of human life, first and foremost.  They remind us that war has a cost.  They also remind us that not every cause is just.  But lest we forget, the survivors of the Civil War had sons that fought in the Spanish American War.  Their grandsons fought in the First World War.  Their great grandsons fought in the Second World War.  Their great great grandsons fought in Vietnam.

It can be said that for the most part, America is gracious in victory.  We allow our enemies to collect and bury their dead.  We allow them to honor those dead.  We often rebuild that which we destroy.  Despite all the horrible and tumultuous wars, no matter how terrible our enemies are, we still respect the sacrifice of their combatants.  Except when it comes to the Civil War.  Slavery has been abolished.  Those who fought and died in the bloodiest American conflict since our founding are long gone.  We have little left to remember them by but we can learn from their mistakes.

Let the monuments stand as a reminder of how terrible war can be.  Let them stand as a reminder that unless we love and care for one another as fellow human beings, the consequence just might be death and destruction.  For those who try to sweep history under the rug are often doomed to repeat it.  There is a pervasive hunger for violence against those who hold different views.  The espousing of unpopular ideas is being considered the same as violence and actual violence has become the accepted response.

Let us pray to whatever deity guides us, or look within ourselves, to find the tolerance we so desperately need.  
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