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xx R5 Zoning Question, is the Land Now Worthless
Yesterday at 09:25:13 AM by Silk_Hope
If someone owns 3 Acres of land in an R5 district and has owned the land for years, handed down to them from their parents from an original 7 acre plot can they build on it or is their land now useless?

In the past a plot of land in the watershed had to be 5 acres to build on UNLESS the land was divided out to a family member than it could be built on, I believe it had to be 2 acres (I may be wrong, might have been 3 acres). Anyway, my home is on 3 acres in a now R5 but an in-laws property is also 3 acres in the R5 but not built on, yet and it may never be. Is it now worth anything to them or are the regulations grandfathering such properties in?

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xx Fire on Wed Aug 17? And PBO power outage early afternoon Aug 18?
August 18, 2016, 01:20:37 PM by exemplagrata
Just curious, yesterday traveling south on 15 501 from Harris Teeter to Allen & Sons BBQ (which is on line as Stubbs??!! Confusing!) around 5:30 pm, the sky had a orange tint i associate with fire smoke. Looked like it was coming out of the west. http://www.ncforestservice.gov/fire_control/sit_report.htm simply reports that there were 5 wildfires and 2.8 acres burned with no sense of where in the state. Does anyone know the cause of that haze?

And then today we had a 5 min power blink that seemed to coincide with a 2010 customer outage on the eastern side of Pittsboro. Duke/Progress blamed "damage to our equipment." Anyone know what happened?

Again, just curious! Huh

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xx U14 Soccer Goalie wanted.
August 16, 2016, 08:43:04 AM by Muddylaces
We have a group of 4 2003/2004 Chatham girls playing for a Triangle United Soccer Academy classic team. The team is a good group of girls that work hard, but they need a goalie.  So if you know a goalie looking for a team, or an athletic girl who wants to learn goalie, the team's coaches will teach them what they need to know.

There is a car pool in place to get the kids to practice. Respond here if you want more info, or PM me. 
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xx Concerts for a Cause-SEPT
August 15, 2016, 01:46:59 PM by lupine
Concerts for a Cause will be held on Saturdays in September at The PLant in Pittsboro (220 Lorax Lane).  These family friendly events will have kid's activities, food trucks, and Fair Game Distillery tasting room will be open on site (local beer, wine and spirit tasting). Events run 5-8PM.
All shows are FREE this year, suggested donation of $10-15 posted at the door and 100% of all donations received will go directly to the featured charity. 

Schedule as follows:
SEPT 10-Mr Darcy, Lizzy Ross & Omar Ruiz to benefit Alzheimer's NC.
SEPT 17-Evening of music from Saludos Compay to benefit The Zafer Julian Estill Memorial Fund
SEPT 24-Storytelling for kids of all ages from Louise Kessel followed by music from David Wax Museum to benefit Chatham Partnership for Children

ALSO NEW FOR THIS YEAR-we've partnered with Wildesart!  They've created beautiful one of a kind art for each show and all profits go to the featured charity. More here: http://www.wildesart.com/concerts4cause/

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT A SHOW!  More info: www.lupineproductionsNC.com
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xx Is Mike Dasher tired of of taking intellectual beat downs?
August 08, 2016, 05:19:56 PM by Heffrey Larchfeather
Seems unwilling to respond to Brian Bock on Dasher's own facebook page. Dasher accuses local Republicans of refusing to fund schools and cutting education funding. When asked by Mr. Bock to cite examples he refuses.

THIS is the kind of Starkweatheresque cr*p that makes folks think so little of Dasher.
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xx tax revals
August 05, 2016, 03:40:51 PM by ncnative
weren't they supposed to be done again in 2017?
My taxes went up a bit for 2016 , no additions to the place etc.  so was wondering if I had the year wrong?
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xx Does anyone think Mike Dasher knows what's going on with county-wide zoning?
August 01, 2016, 03:18:37 PM by zorro
Does anyone really think Mike Dasher knows what's going on with county-wide zoning?

From his facebook page -

There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding the effort underway to zone the currently-unzoned parts of the County. Here's a link to some good information, but if it leaves you even more confused please feel free to comment or message me any questions or concerns and I'll try my best to answer them.

Hey Mike, why is there so much misinformation?

Thanks for providing a link that leaves us even more confused?

As a developer shouldn't you be recusing yourself from any discussions about county-wide zoning?

Do you support spending Chatham County money on a hotel? Why?

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xx Police at Dollar General in Siler City yesterday
July 27, 2016, 01:59:58 PM by FLTransplant
There were a LOT of police cars there last night about 6-6:15pm. They arrived in a 'hurry' & jumped out of their cruisers and RAN in the store. I couldn't see if guns were drawn, I was a little too far away for that.

Just wondering what in the world happened. Hope everyone is ok.
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xx Postal Seafood Company coming to old Pittsboro Post Office
July 22, 2016, 11:40:22 AM by Patty52
Looks like the old post office building in Pittsboro will be reborn as a seafood restaurant.  I hope that they are able to keep some of the charm of that building and location, as I have very fond associations with it.  To read many more details about their plans for this project, go to the Kickstarter page linked in the article.

Former Carolina Inn chefs to open Postal Seafood Company in Pittsboro
July 22, 2016 5:53 AM

By Andrea Weigl

Chefs James Clark and Bill Hartley have left The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill to open a seafood restaurant in Pittsboro.

Clark and Hartley met about nine years ago working at the Grand Dunes resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. When Clark took the job as executive chef at The Carolina Inn, a historic hotel and restaurant in Chapel Hill, in 2011, Hartley joined him as executive sous chef.

Their last day at the Carolina Inn was June 22. Now they have their minds set on opening Postal Fish Company in the old post office in downtown Pittsboro. They havent signed a lease yet but are raising money to pay for an architecture to draw up plans for the space.

They are trying to raise $7,000 by Aug. 6. So far, 16 people have donated about $1,400. For details, go to kickstarter.com/projects/735798926/postal-fish-company-3d-renderings-and-webdesign

Clark and Hartley envision Postal Seafood Company as a casual, full-service restaurant committed to serving fresh seafood from the coast. The pair made a name for themselves serving the underutilized fish on the menu at the Carolina Inn, like striped bass and white grunts.

The chefs plan to make local seafood the focus of this new restaurant, tapping into the relationships they have built with fishermen, oystermen, crabbers and shrimpers in Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Twice a week, either Clark or Hartley plan to drive to the coast to buy whole fish and seafood for the restaurant. Were going to cut out the middleman to procure fish, Clark explained.

Fish and seafood wont be the only items on the menu; the men say they will be serving locally-sourced meat, poultry and produce. You wont have to be a fish lover to get a great meal there, Clark said.

The men see Pittsboro as a great location for their restaurant given the upcoming Chatham Park, a 7,200-acre residential and community development that is zoned for 22,000 homes north of Pittsboro. They hope to open the restaurant by late 2017.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/living/food-drink/mouthful-blog/article91213462.html#storylink=cpy
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xx Leaving Chatham and the BBS~it's been an experience
July 21, 2016, 04:26:22 PM by Wilderness Voice

Just wanted to say a final farewell to everyone.  I loved living in Chatham over the last 12 years and what a ride it's been.  I pray I've made a difference in our local mission work for those in need, this was a true blessing for me.  There will be a lot of changes coming to Chatham, regardless if you agree or disagree, change is coming and it will come much faster than I think most people realize ~ living in Ca we observed the barren dessert  of Palmdale CA where we used to going dirt crossing and only to 4-5 years with 80,000 homes spring up out of know where.

Our home sold in just a few days after being put on the market so we have to start moving quickly.

I want to thank Gene for his service to the community and Randall Rigsbee at the Chatham Newspaper, both fair and genuine individuals.  

Everyone be good and wish everyone well

I think what I'll miss most is eating out ar Halley Bells in Siler City

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