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xx Need a plumber for a small job ASAP
Today at 04:22:51 PM by gt27312
I have a Delta kitchen faucet with the one piece spray nozzle. Yesterday the spray hose started spewing water all over the place. Picked up a universal kitchen hose from Lowes but it's like a Chinese puzzle. There are too many male pieces no female adapter pieces yadda yadda.
Long story short, I need someone to either fix the faucet by using the universal hose kit or bring a Delta hose kit (there weren't any at the stores I went to) or bring a whole new faucet (one piece, one hole) for installation.

I could use the help ASAP since we have a new 3 day old baby in the house and a kitchen faucet is imperative LOL
Thanks a lot!
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xx Downtown Pittsboro Impacted by Student Mock Trials competition on Feb. 6-7
Yesterday at 01:30:28 PM by Patty52
Just a heads-up for February 6-7(Friday & Saturday) in downtown Pittsboro, mostly parking and traffic.

Downtown Pittsboro Impacted by Student Mock Trials on Feb. 6-7
Posted Date: 1/29/2015

Chatham County will host the Battle of the Carolinas, a student mock trial competition, on Feb. 6-7 in downtown Pittsboro, which means that the area will have more traffic as well as more demand for parking and restaurant space.

The event at the Judicial Center is expected to bring at least 250 people to Pittsboro, including students, parents, judges and other participants. Due to space limitations, the event is only open to those involved with the competition.

The Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB ) reports that all lodging facilities in Pittsboro are booked for at least one night. The event is using several local eateries or caterers to provide food, which helps our local economy, said Neha Shah, director of the countywide CVB.

Hosted by the NC Bar Association, the Battle of the Carolinas features the top four teams from North and South Carolina. Through the program, middle school students have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of civil/criminal law and courtroom procedures.

Students representing attorneys and witnesses for both sides of a fictional case role play that case being tried in court. The competition is orchestrated by the NCBA Foundations Law-Related Education Department and its Law-Related Education Advisory Committee.

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xx Mapping the Local Left (Chatham County, NC)
January 28, 2015, 04:36:54 PM by zorro
Mapping the Local Left (Chatham County)

Last week, the Civitas Institute performed a major service by releasing a compendium of left-wing organizations, people and funding sources in the state of North Carolina.  This prodigious effort is called "Mapping the Left".

There should be a comparable resource specifically for Chatham County.  Let's get this list kicked off with a modest effort, focusing primarily on organizations that appear to reside on the left side of the ideological spectrum, politically or culturally.  Additional suggestions are certainly welcome and needed. 


Carrboro produced Chatham County Line newspaper


Town of Pittsboro

Chatham County Board of Commissioners (3 out of 5)

Chatham County School Board (2 out of 4)


Chatham County Schools

Arts and Culture

Chatham Arts

Non-profit Sector

Abundance Foundation

Religious Left

Liberal mainline denominations/churches

Political Advocacy Groups/ Committees

Pittsboro Matters


League of Women Voters

Got the idea from http://www.triadconservative.com/2015/01/mapping-the-local-left-greensboro.html
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xx Copy of the Economic Impact of Chatham Park study available online
January 27, 2015, 12:38:34 PM by Gene Galin
Copy of the Economic Impact of Chatham Park study available online

You can find a pdf copy of the Economic Impact of the Chatham Park Development at http://www.chathamedc.org/sites/default/files/story/Economic-Impact-of-Chatham-Park-Development_0.pdf
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xx Some Positive Aspects of Chatham Park
January 27, 2015, 11:40:35 AM by RichardSaunders
Well would you look at that.  Chatham Park might just have some good things coming along with it.

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moved MOVED: Two farmers and a chef hatch pop-up dinners in Pittsboro
January 27, 2015, 07:27:17 AM by Gene Galin
This topic has been moved to Chatham County Food & Drink.


xx NC, Volvo in talks on auto plant
January 23, 2015, 04:20:25 PM by munn5

"Volvo is said to be looking at North Carolina and any incentives it might get for a plant as the Swedish car maker angles for a resurgence in the United States, according a report Wednesday in the British newspaper Financial Times....Volvo has talked with the legislatures of states including Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina about incentives that may be available for the project, the sources claimed. ...Volvos presence in North Carolina includes its Volvo Trucks North American corporate headquarters in Greensboro. It has a truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va., about two hours north of Greensboro....The state has at least three sites in various stages of readiness for an auto plant, including one near Siler City."
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xx CJ - Chatham County's elected boards to meet January 29
January 23, 2015, 09:20:56 AM by Gene Galin
Chatham County's elected boards to meet January 29

Siler City, NC On Thursday, January 29, the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a joint meeting with the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, the town boards of Goldston, Pittsboro, and Siler City, and the Board of Education to discuss effective models of career and technical education.

In September, the University of North Carolinas Center for International Understanding hosted a Global Leaders to Germany program to provide North Carolina representatives an opportunity to learn first-hand about the German system of supporting manufacturing. The Institute for Emerging Issues sponsored a Chatham County team to attend: Dianne Reid, President of Chatham EDC, Renee Paschal, Assistant County Manager and Dr. Pamela Senegal, Vice President of Economic and Community Development for Central Carolina Community College.

Dianne Reid and Renee Paschal will talk about what they learned from German models of apprenticeships and dual education, and how Chatham County can implement similar strategies in local career and technical education programs.

The public event is at 7 p.m. at Bestfood Cafeteria in Siler City (220 East 11th St.). Guests are invited to arrive at 6 p.m. for a Dutch treat dinner.For more information, contact the EDC at 919-542-8274.
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xx Renee Ellmers switches to the DNC
January 22, 2015, 11:19:23 AM by Livin-in-Chatham
Well, that is the headline that I expect any day now.  She loves amnesty.  She loves big government spending.  Now she loves killing babies. The only thing left for her to do is leave her husband and marry Nancy Pelosi.
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xx The real mass transit of the future in Chatham County
January 21, 2015, 05:56:49 PM by zorro
The FOWL Randy Voller and his OWL friends tell us how the magic bus format of mass transit is an investment in the county's future.

The truth is that Randy's thinking is so last millennium.

THE REAL MASS TRANSIT OF THE FUTURE: How Automated Vehicles Will Change Lifestyles.

What will automated cars and trucks do to change society? First some uncontroversial changes:

    A big reduction in jobs driving taxis.
    A big reduction in jobs driving local delivery and long haul trucks.
    A big reduction in car accidents and deaths from car accidents.
    Greater mobility for the blind and other disabled.
    Greater fuel efficiency as cars drive themselves more optimally.
    Higher potential traffic volume on a freeway as cars do coordinated speed control and lane changes.

But what about the impacts on personal decisions on whether to live in cities, suburbs, or rural environments? That one seems a lot harder to call.

The argument for more suburban and rural living: commuting from suburb to city will become faster (faster average freeway speeds) and easier. Also commuting between suburbs (which is also quite common) will become easier as well. Why live in a city to reduce commuting time and commuting stress when you can use the commuting type to catch up on email, do video conferencing, and write documents? All else equal if commuting becomes easier people will commute longer distances.

The argument for more city living: autonomous cars will make mobility within a city cheaper, faster, and safer. Autonomous cars will reduce the need for car ownership. In a future permutation of Uber or Lyft you will be able to summon a rental autonomous vehicle, walk out your apartment, and find it waiting for you by the time you reach the street. Car ownership will become much less common and yet mobility will increase within the city. You won't need to park your car when you reach your destination because it will drive itself off to pick up another customer - just like taxis now but cheaper and with much faster service. So the high costs and hassles of car ownership will be replaced with a much more responsive transportation system within cities. Though the increase in people moving around might make traffic worse.

In both suburbs and cities I expect to see big commuter buses to be replaced by shared riding in smaller vehicles. Buses have to run less often because they are so big. Therefore people have to wait for them rather than immediately go where they want to go. An autonomous SUV going down a busy suburban or city surface road will get a signal from a central dispatching computer to pick up people who walk out from side streets and carry them in a direction that other riders in the vehicle are already going.

Ask yourself: Given autonomous vehicles would you change your mind about where you want to live? What sort of housing would you move from and to?
Randall Parker, 2015 January 18 09:40 AM 
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