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Chatham Chatlist #2870 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gene Galin   
Monday, 23 July 2007
This digest contains the following messages:

  1.  Introduction  
  2.  re:newspaper carrier  
  3. Bear, Wildlife  
  4. Biodiesel damnfoolery  
  5. paper routes  
  6. Re: Bats  
  7. Found Dog....  
  8. Jordan Lake water quality  
  9. Re: Chatham Chatlist #2868  
  10. Re: Chatham Chatlist #2868  
  11. pittsboro place  
  12.  Moving to Pittsboro soon.  
  13. Animals  
  14. Answers to concerns about Parvovirus  
  15. Pittsboro Together endorses Mayor Voller and three new Town Board candidates  
  16. RE: Chatham Chatlist #2869  
  17. Development?  Birds?  
  18. Re: Chatham Chatlist #2869  
  19. new salon in Goldston  
  20. Public Hearing about large Mall planned for Pittsboro  
  21. Packaged Community with a catchy name.  
  22. August 9th meeting of the Chatham Conservative Voice  
  23. lost - Nikon camera flash  

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Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 09:53:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Introduction

I just started workin in Chatham and thought i'd take to time to introduce
myself.  My name is Erik Belmont and I am a recent graduate from Guilford
College in Greensboro North Carolina.  I grew up overseas but spent the
last four years studying at guilford.  Currently i'm serving as an
Americorps VISTA at the Family Rescource center here.  I'll be working on
the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program.  Anyway I just
wanted to say i'm glad the chatlist exists and I look forward to hearing
what's going on in the area.


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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 09:57:51 -0400
From: judy macphail <>
Subject: ** re:newspaper carrier

In addition to the wear and tear on your vehicle, newspaper carriers have to pay for all the papers they deliver, whether the customer pays for their subscription or not. For morning delivery, you are out in the middle of the night, driving country roads and dodging wildlife. Servicing racks often involves getting out if the car in dark parking lots at convenience stores, where you are vulnerable to being robbed or worse, as happened to the USA Today carrier who was recently murdered. I spent 20+ years in newspaper circulation, first as a carrier, then in circulation management, and advise you to look for a job without the danger and expense involved in delivering the newspaper.

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 10:00:07 -0400
From: Salinda Dahl <>
Subject: Bear, Wildlife

It's sad to me that we don't seem ever to revel in the wildlife around
us, rather we react with fear and defensiveness. Of course we protect
our children and plants and pets. But can we not take a moment to see
and wonder at what nature has shown us?
Salinda Dahl

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 10:49:10 -0400
From: "Mark Stinson" <>
Subject: Biodiesel damnfoolery


    I watched the news last night and the greed and stupidity of some people never fails to amaze me especially on a city level . I am referring to the idiots in High Point that effectively shut down a biodiesel refinery and distribution business the ran safely and profitably since 2004 supplying good economical and environmentally safe fuel till last week . I feel someone responsible for the mess needs a size 14 boot stuck up their ,, umm , neither regions. My first argument is the fact they stated this business didn't have proper permits . My response is ,, why didn't they approach  the owners on start up and require them to bring the business up to code . My second thought is ,, who is the butt hole in High Point that isn't making money on this or got paid off  that slammed the doors on this business .  

   Let me look at this from a broader perspective . If a business of any kind operates within any city limits it is the city's responsibility to contact the proprietor in a timely fashion to require him to gain proper permits or request he shut down if the owner doesn't contact them first  .. If one opens a business within city limits and expands the business and asks ( is there any additional permits ),, and the city replies ( no) , then it's the city's  responsibility to correct the problem and give ample time for the owner to correct the issue . It doesn't mater what business you open most cities will jump you right off the bat if you operate within their limits without proper permits . Its been three plus years this person operated a highly successful business in a very visible market so what's the city's hold up and why just demand it shut down now ? Why didn't they give them time to buy the permits and bring the business up to operational code like they do for everyone else ? My guess is someone in High Point in a position to cause such stupidity was either paid off or leveraged by a fuel distributor that felt their pockets weren't getting lined from the profits on biodiesel so lets shut it down .

     I am somewhat familiar with the people at our local biodiesel business . They are an important part of our community and our county . They provide a cleaner more economical fuel and do a great service to our community .  One thing I take great pride in about Chatham County is the diversity of people and the way we let everyone be who they are and encourage them to do their thing . It's a shame a town will not try to work something out with a viable part of the business community . I hope we as a county and a community will never get to a point we don't work with people for the good of all .  I understand the point behind permits and licenses but there has to  be some leniency  to help everyone get on the same  playing field .  I hope someone out there with property outside of High Point City limits will help relocate that Bio diesel  plant so their customers will  continue to benefit from the fuel they supply . I guess Im opinionated and I have always had opinions about towns and cities screwing up stuff . Its my opinion that someone in High Point screwed up a good thing for lots of people . Its time someone straightened this mess out .   The bigger picture is our biodiesel supply here in Chatham County can supplement schools , towns and county government to reduce transportation costs . I believe it has in the past and still does . If we utilize this it will benefit us all because even the ones that don't burn biodiesel will benefit from efficiently spent tax dollars that SAVE  MONEY for everyone .

     This is Chathamcentric in nature ,, its meant to make us aware of what we have here before we loose it . I don't drink but I see the value in Horizon Cellars . I see the value in business's that preserve the quality of life in a community .  It was a great thing to see the ISP plans go up in smoke .  We need to support all grass roots enterprises that are environmentally safe and friendly .   I feel many places like High Point aren't concerned with anything but the bottom line ,, collecting tax dollars and monies any and every way they can so they can blow it  . Again ,, all of this is my opinion and I really want to learn more about this situation . I have always supported Lyle and his bio fuel efforts and I have no problem supporting this man in High Point . These men are making money and a positive difference ,, isn't that what the American dream is all about anyway ?   Goodnite Mark

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:37:28 -0400
From: Dan Cahoon <>
Subject: paper routes

I don't have recent experience with rural driver routes and only a few
stories from folks who have had one (many negative, funny stories). I
can tell you that daily delivery of any item gets REAL old REAL quick.

I remember the old days when a young boy would get "recruited" by some
employee of the circulation department at my local newspaper. The
virtues of hard work, easy schedule, and quick cash were extolled until
a victim would succumb and become the next "paperboy".
I became just such a lad at a tender age and had my first route by age
14. I couldn't drive then so I used a big steel one speed with side
saddle baskets to get the papers there, every morning before 7am and
every afternoon before 5pm.
Many mornings were fresh and clear and just the right temperature, but
most of the time it was either freezing or wet or drippingly humid. I
can remember numerous occurences of near frostbite and chilled wetness
when I would crawl back to the woodstove (which was my job to keep hot
and full) and hold my stiff blue fingers out to the heat and wince in
pain as they slowly thawed. Cold water worked best but the woodstove
was just so tempting.
Over the years I added routes to my first one and by the time I quit I
had several. By then I used a vehicle and it was just a total drag. I
dreaded getting up early and I spent many tired days at school after
extreme cold or wetness. You see, people really were dependent upon my
services. I brought them their news in a comfortable and convenient
manner. Many a cup of coffee has been consumed while scanning the daily
rag for information and entertainment.
If I was sick or late or just missed their house for some reason then  
my mother would get a call while I was out or sick in bed asking "where
is my paper?" Most people were fairly kind and understanding but many
were cranky and sleepy and totally discombobulated by the fact that
their newspaper was not on the doorstep like it was the other 364 days
of the year. I actually liked having customers ask for special service
like putting their paper in a special spot or placing it "just so". It
wasn't just the tips. I also liked the people. I was developing my
salesmanship. Sometimes I never got it right.
I still have nightmares of missing houses or waking up and realizing I
FORGOT TO DO THE PAPER ROUTE!!!". I can still smell the soy ink
smearing my hands and face like a chimney sweep after every delivery. I
remember delivering SUNDAY papers to houses one at a time to dry havens
on bitter Christmas mornings or in the snow on a sled. I remember windy
Sundays when I would look back up the street to see my hard work
billowing out in the wind like giant crazy birds (my mother always got
a call about that one). I remember the coppery smell of pennies as I
counted out my cash after an afternoon of collections. I remember the
game of tracking down deadbeats and finally CUTTING THEM OFF FROM THEIR
PAPERS! HA HA! They always came crawling back.
I remember staying up all night just to be there when the papers hit
the street so I could go somewhere with my friends for the day. I
remember getting sick of it all and turning over my empire of newsprint
to the young kid the next street over. I think he did it for one summer
and gave it up.
It wasn't easy. It wasn't fun. It gave me hours to think and plan
stories, to imagine and dread. It was a golden time.
I can't get the paper I want where I live. They just won't deliver it
there. I find I don't need it. My news outlets are more electronic.
This chatlist is an important part of my information connection. The
Chatham Record is a great newspaper that I happily find available just
when I need it.
I miss the comics and the editorial page though. I also miss having
around piles of newsprint for art projects and painting, packing and
starting fires.
Times they are a changin'.

Dan Cahoon
72 Ruby Red
Moncure, NC 27559


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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:19:39 -0400
From: Shelley Theye <>
Subject: Re: Bats

Regarding Bats

I heard a story about a woman known as "the Bat Lady"
on NPR's "The Story" a few days ago.  She has cared for numerous bats.
Can be heard at:

scroll down to the July 18 show to listen.

Was really interesting from an animal behavior standpoint, at least  
to me.
I've copied the intro blurb from the NPR web site below:


Stephanie Reynolds wrote in to the show about a particularly dark  
time in her life. She had problems at work so severe she was  
contemplating hurting herself.

Stephanie had a companion to keep her company at night during the  
most tormenting hours. That friend was a Big Brown Bat, named Belfry,  
whom Stephanie had adopted as an injured pet some time before. Belfry  
was affectionate, purred like a kitten and performed some tricks.  
Stephanie then took a more serious interest in bats.  She adopted  
more after Belfry died, and she has devoted herself part-time to bat  
rescue and bat education.

Her business card now says "Stephanie the Bat Lady: Bat Rescue Day or  

Scott Jagow talks to Stephanie about hanging out with bats, and he  
meets her newest bat companion, Sam.

Shelley Theye

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:31:58 EDT
Subject: Found Dog....

Hello Everyone,
A wonderfully sweet, lovable, healthy-looking male dog wandered up to my  
store Wed. July 18th during some thunderstorms and hid under a ramp.  After  
about 1 1/2 hours of coaxing...he finally came out of hiding.  He has a  collar,
microchip tag and rabies tag....The microchip company has only  disconnected
contact numbers for the owners in Durham.  I have tracked down  the Vet who gave
the rabies vaccine to the dog and am awaiting a call back  (hopefully soon),
so, in the meantime....If you live near Meroney's Methodist  Church, Meroney's
Church Rd on Hwy 902 in Bear Creek and are missing an adult  Male neutered
dog...please call or stop by and describe him to me and give me  his name.  I
did find out his name from the microchip company...but, of  course, they cannot
and will not give you any info on the owners..names,  address, etc....Which, I
can understand.  I am not advertising what breed,  color etc....I want to
make sure that the CORRECT owners come to claim  him...not, just anyone looking
for a free dog!  I could of course, just let  him wander off on his own...but,
I don't work that way.  I am a responsible  animal lover and will not allow
him to just wander the roads...hopeful that he  will find his way home.  I have
also contacted the closest neighbors and  have put a sign about a found dog by
my store's drive way.  Hopefully, by  the time this is posted to the
Chatlist...his family will have come to take him  home..and all will end well.
**Please remember....don't allow your pets to roam...there are too many  
dangers for them..most of those dangers are from people!  Have your pets  properly
fitted with a collar, ID tags, mandatory Rabies tag and a  microchip would be
ideal...but....DO NOT FORGET to change the info on any tags,  chips if you
move, have number changes,'s hard for good Samaritans to  find the
animals owners without this vital information.
Thank You,

Check out the "Fur kids" blog
_www.furkidsunite.blogspot.com_ (

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 15:19:31 -0400
Subject: Jordan Lake water quality

Hi all,

i wanted to comment on the question of Jordan Lake water quality.? It varies a lot from place to place, but all-in-all i rank it as poor.? I used to ski regularly in Jordan lake about 10 years ago.? Every timei did, i got a sinus infection.? The place we called Skier's lair is up the end of Stinking Creek.? Now that i have seen where that creek flows from, I am not surprised.? Also, all the construction in the Big Woods area cauases a lot of sediment runoff into Parker's Creek, so that swimming area is often in muddy water after every rain.? To top it off, has anybody noticed the recent herbacide spraying along the 64 bridge.? They actually sprayed herbacide directly into the water, not to mention the runoff from recent rains.

I quit swimming in Jordan Lake years ago, but i guess that i am picky having grown up on a spring-fed lake in Florida.? Most places in the lake are probably reasonably safe, but it would help if the state would take a bit more of an active interest in protecting the water quality rather than contributing to the problem.

Jim Johansen

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 16:13:47 -0400
Subject: Re: Chatham Chatlist #2868

Thank you , Darryl, for your profound statement. What fills you with so much
hate? You seem to have stereotyped everyone that owns a shotgun or hunting
rifle or bow into one group: thrill killers. People like you really make a

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 16:23:37 -0400
Subject: Re: Chatham Chatlist #2868

Re: Anne Mathis' post

I was curious before, but after reading Anne's post, now more than
ever....what would posses anyone to rehab a bat? Feel good-ism?

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 18:07:06 -0400
From: Jim Nitsch <>
Subject: pittsboro place

I received this today and have not seen it mentioned on this list.   
So, I figured some might be interested.


"Pittsboro Place" Could Leave Pittsboro DISplaced

The "Empire" is on the march again and ready to "strike back" with a  
plan to create the Mother of all Malls on the edge of town that makes  
South Point look like small potatoes. It would encompass 1.3 million  
sq. ft.  of commercial development (equivalemt to 6 Super Wal-Marts  
plus parking decks and other tall buildings at a later date) and 332  
residential units. A flyer distributed by the developers to local  
neighborhoods & area homes in Pittsboro tauts Pittsboro Place as an  
economic savior, a mecca for jobs and a place to dine out, take in a  
movie and bowl. That’s their one sided propaganda. But the fact that  
they have canvassed neighborhoods with promotional flyers urging  
citizens to turn out to support the project indicates that they know  
they have a battle on their hands to try to push this Giant through  
the back door as quickly as possible.

We urge ALL CITIZENS from Chatham, the ETJ and those who look and  
shop and drive through Pittsboro, to pack the SUPERIOR Courthouse (in  
the circle) on Monday July 23 at 7:00 p.m. to tell and hear "the rest  
of the story" about the dark side of Pittsboro Place.  Developers are  
ready once again to impose their concept that "Bigger is Better."

The timing of this gargantuan proposal and the urgency to ram it  
through the Town Board prior to the Fall election is a reminder of  
recent development tactics on the county level. This proposal comes  
just as:

the town has been working on a land use plan in conjunction with  
Triangle J Council of Governments and citizens;
the movement towards high end job development in Pittsboro is underway;
there are already significant signs of leadership in "green,  
ecologically sound development" within the boundaries of the town;
discussions are being carried on to provide further town development  
to preserve and enhance the quality of life in keeping with the  
character and charm of Pittsboro.
Along with the Pittsboro Place package comes the proposal for a by-
pass around Pittsboro to try to accommodate the traffic nightmare  
which could gridlock the town, devastate the historic downtown  
economy and ruin the unique and charming character of Pittsboro. We  
have watched a by-pass make ghost towns of many small communities all  
over the country without public input. Your ears and voices are  
needed to make the decisions necessary of an "informed public".


Remember that the legal record is set by the information presented at  
the Public Hearing.  Remember Lee Moore Oil who threatened the  
intersection at 15-501 on the Orange County line with Chatham when  
they proposed a big box store? Based upon the public record, the  
courts ruled against Lee Moore.

Recall the request for help for Harvey Harmon, the green builder in  
Siler City? The court ruled for him, based upon the public record.

Your presence, your ears, your voices are CRITICAL...please make your  
thoughts known at this Public Hearing on July 23rd at 7PM.  YOUR  


Chatham Citizens for Effective Communities (CCEC)
( Posted by Rita  
Spina 7/18/2007CCEC - Institute, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  
organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent  
of the law.You have received this information because you requested  
to be on the CCEC e-mail contact list.  If you wish to have your  
address changed or cancel out of this listing, please send updates to

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Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 00:05:44 -0400
From: "Samantha Giuggio" <>
Subject: Moving to Pittsboro soon.


On August 2nd we will close on our new home in Pittsboro.  We are from Massachusetts and decided on our first visit to Pittsboro in January of this year that we wanted to make the big move.  I joined the chatlist to get a feel for the area and I have to say it has helped.  I have only been in Pittsboro a total of 3 times and we have lived in MA all my life.  So I do have a few concerns after some of the info I have read.  If anyone can offer some advise or ease my mind... well I would be open to it.  

The water issue.  Some people say yes its a problem and talk about needing water filtration and most say no or do not claim to know about it?  Some tell me it depends on what part of Pittsboro I live in?

The Bears, Raccoons and Snakes?  Not an issue for us in MA and not sure how to educate my kids 2 boys and 2 girls ages 8, 6, 3 and 1.

Finding Doctor's for my family especially my kids?

Well that's enough for me for the moment.  I am looking forward to being part of your beautiful and growing but still very charming community.  
See you soon...Samantha

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Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:58:55 -0400
From: Dan Cahoon <>
Subject: Animals

I always appreciate the information I get from this chatlist regarding
animals in our area. I am impressed by the knowledgeable people who
post and the careful way they try to help others deal with the
sometimes dangerous situations that can arise when humans and other
animals meet.

I also hope that the dire warnings that have been posted regarding
rabies don't scare folks into what I call "nature phobia", that is the
fear that animals are always dangerous, infectious, vicious and dirty.
My students often have this misconception regarding animals and it
breaks my heart. When I see children going into hysterics over an ant
or spider or killing bugs and lizards who don't mean them any harm, I
try to tell them that those lives are important, that the animals only
want to eat, sleep, hide, and make more animals.

I suppose rabies is a problem. I am not a health worker and so do not
have the data perhaps that would make me more frightened of rabies and
other diseases from wild animals. I certainly don't want to contract
rabies and it gives me the willies to think of my kids getting it
unknowingly from bat saliva or a bite they don't tell me about. I know
the shots one must have to prevent infection are unpleasant and happen
more than once. I have had friends who had their whole family get the
shot because a bat flew through their house.

That seems excessive and paranoid but I am not sure what I would do if
faced with the same situation. I guess I am more worried about auto
accidents and stupid humans than I am about bat saliva.

My students are terrified of rabies. It is like the "stranger/danger"
thing we do to our kids. We want them to be friendly and communicative
but instill the fear that people are constantly wanting to "take them".
It is a sad kind of life when one fears "strangers". It is sad also
when people "fear" animals. I think that people get so afraid that they
do things that actually hurt them. Like pesticides. People are so
afraid of bugs that they poison themselves and cause long term
neurological damage. I am afraid of the pesticides and chemicals more
than the bugs.

Bats and bears, skunks and groundhogs oh my!  I am grateful for the
delight posters have for the wildlife seen in Chatham county. We are so
lucky to have these wonderful creatures in our midst. I think if we
leave them alone they will leave us alone. If we learn respect for the
life around us we can exist safely with these creatures around us.
Knowledge is power. Ignorance is a weakness (and sometimes rather
blissful). Fear is the little death that robs of our happiness in times
of plenty and peace.

It is amusing to me to hear official LEGALITIES mentioned regarding
wildlife. How many wildlife officers are available in NC for
rehabilitation? Two? Three? One would have to be pretty determined just
to get in touch with the correct officials. I am sure they have good
"official" information regarding what is legal and what is not legal
and I am sure have good sound advice for handling wildlife. Don't is
what they would tell us. Leave the animals alone. Don't poke at them
with a stick. Don't lick bats etc.

Wildlife rehabilitation folks are a wonderful "non-official"
organization that really helps people deal with the guilt of destroying
habitat and disturbing nests etc. I find threats to these people
regarding their license to be amazingly dense. Why do we want to
restrict them? Yeah, yeah, I know. Rabies! I think they know what they
can do legally or even illegally (who is really going to know?). Is our
system really going to spend money and time to track down "the culprit"
and actually PROSECUTE  them for saving an animal? Do we really have
those resources available for this kind of thing? I do not mean to
imply that folks should go save bats, racoons, foxes etc. That would be
illegal. It also might be humane and kind and might save an animal that
deserves to live and might just help us live. (bats eat lots of
Let them live. Watch them from a respectful distance. Leave them alone.
Look out for the humans. They are really dangerous. Read "The Life of
Pi" for a good perspective on "wild" animals.
Thank you Sachi for the recommendation.

Dan Cahoon
72 Ruby Red
Moncure, NC 27559


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Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:38:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Hope Crossing Animal Hospital <>
Subject: Answers to concerns about Parvovirus

Recently, we have received calls with concerns about Canine Parvovirus.  This is a very serious disease that mainly infects puppies, but can also infect non-vaccinated adult dogs.  The following has been copied from the AVMA website, from June 2005.  Hopefully it will answer some questions, and ease the minds of a lot of Chatham pet owners!  There is a lot here, so we apologize for the inconvenience!
  Q:  What is canine parvovirus?
  A:  Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the gastrointestinal tract of puppies, dogs, and wild canids. It was first identified in 1978 and is seen worldwide. It also can damage the heart muscle in very young and unborn puppies.
  Q:  How is parvovirus spread?
  A:  Puppies and dogs usually become infected when they ingest virus that is passed in the feces (stool) of an infected dog. Canine parvovirus is resistant to changes in environmental conditions and can survive for long periods of time. Trace amounts of feces containing parvovirus may serve as reservoirs of infection and the virus is readily transmitted from place to place on the hair or feet of dogs or via contaminated cages, shoes, or other objects.
  Q:  What dogs are at risk?
  A:   All dogs are at risk, but puppies less than four months old and dogs that have not been vaccinated against canine parvovirus are at increased risk of acquiring the disease. Certain breeds (e.g. Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher) appear to have a high risk of experiencing severe disease.
  Q:  What are some signs of parvovirus infection?
  A:   Canine parvovirus causes lethargy; loss of appetite; fever; vomiting; and severe, often bloody, diarrhea. Vomiting and diarrhea can cause rapid dehydration, and most deaths from parvovirus occur within 48 to 72 hours following onset of clinical signs. If your puppy or dog shows any of these signs, you should contact your veterinarian promptly.
  Q:  How is canine parvovirus diagnosed and treated?
  A:   Veterinarians diagnose canine parvovirus on the basis of clinical appearance and laboratory tests. No specific drug is available that will kill the virus in infected dogs. Treatment should be started immediately and consists primarily of efforts to combat dehydration by replacing electrolyte and fluid losses, controlling vomiting and diarrhea, and preventing secondary infections. Sick dogs should be kept warm, receive good nursing care, and be separated from other dogs. Proper cleaning and disinfection of contaminated kennels and other areas where infected dogs are housed is essential to control the spread of parvovirus. Canine parvovirus is not easily killed, so consult your veterinarian for specific guidance on cleaning and disinfecting agents.
  Q:  How is parvovirus prevented?
  A:   Vaccination and good hygiene are critical components of canine parvovirus prevention.
  Vaccination—Vaccination is important. Young puppies are very susceptible to infection, particularly because the natural immunity provided in their mothers' milk may wear off before the puppies' own immune systems are mature enough to fight off infection. If a puppy is exposed to canine parvovirus during this gap in protection, it may become ill. An additional concern is that immunity provided by a mother's milk may interfere with an effective response to vaccination. This means even vaccinated puppies may occasionally succumb to parvovirus. To narrow gaps in protection and provide optimal protection against parvovirus during the first few months of life, a series of puppy vaccinations are administered.
  To protect their adult dogs, pet owners should be sure that their dog's parvovirus vaccination is up-to-date. Ask your veterinarian about a recommended vaccination program for your canine companion.
  In spite of proper vaccination, a small percentage of dogs do not develop protective immunity and remain susceptible to infection.
  Hygiene—Until a puppy has received its complete series of vaccinations, pet owners should use caution when bringing their pet to places where young puppies congregate (e.g. pet shops, parks, puppy classes, obedience classes, doggy daycare, and grooming establishments). Reputable establishments and training programs reduce exposure risk by requiring vaccinations, health examinations, good hygiene, and isolation of ill puppies and dogs. Contact with known infected dogs and their premises should always be avoided.
  Finally, do not allow your puppy or dog to come into contact with the fecal waste of other dogs while walking or playing outdoors. Prompt and proper disposal of waste material is always advisable as a way to limit spread of canine parvovirus infection.
  Although this provides basic information about canine parvovirus, your veterinarian is always your best source of health information. Consult your veterinarian for more information about canine parvovirus and its prevention.
  Hope this helps!  And as always, you can always email us, or call at 542-1975.

Hope Crossing Animal Hospital
58 East Cotton Rd   Pittsboro

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Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 17:01:35 -0400
From: "Chris Hinkle" <>
Subject: Pittsboro Together endorses Mayor Voller and three new Town Board candidates

JULY 20, PITTSBORO -- Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller and three new candidates
for the Town Board filed for election today and are running as a slate with
the endorsement of Pittsboro Together, a grassroots political action
organization advocating smart and sustainable community development.

Voller is seeking his second term as Mayor. Running with him for three
positions to form a majority on the Town Board are: Michele Berger, a
UNC-Chapel Hill women's studies professor and political scientist interested
in engaging citizens in local government; Jim Hinkley, a long-time Chatham
resident with more than four decades of experience in land-use planning; and
Gary Simpson a minister and citizen activist interested in responsible
planning and economic development.

All four candidates are committed to the Pittsboro Together platform which
supports: responsible community planning to prevent suburban sprawl;
downtown revitalization that preserves our small-town atmosphere; locally
owned and operated businesses; more sidewalks and trails to connect
residential and commercial areas; historic preservation, arts, parks and
recreation; clean safe water and adequate sewer capacity; and open and
inclusive government.

Voller and incumbent Town Board member Pamela Baldwin were elected on a
similar platform two years ago with Pittsboro Together's support.

"I am excited to be running with such well-qualified candidates who are
dedicated to the same vision of what Pittsboro can become, and who have the
open-mindedness and experience to work with our citizens to make this
happen," Mayor Voller said.  "Commissioner Pamela Baldwin and I have been
frustrated by the current majority's lack of vision and willingness to do
what needs to be done for our town to prosper as a sustainable community -
enhancing the qualities that make Pittsboro so special."

After verifying their positions on its platform, Pittsboro Together asked
all four candidates to run as a slate.  "We are thrilled to have such an
outstanding team offer themselves for public service," said chair Chris

Berger has been at UNC since 2002, where she teaches in women's studies and
political science and has served as a scholar in residence at the Center for
Urban and Regional Studies. She also serves as an organizational development
trainer with UNC's School of Government. She has won the top book award in
her field from the American Political Science Association for her study of
16 women with HIV/AIDS who became politically active in their communities.
She has taken this area of academic study into the practical world by
working with a community health program fostering positive communication
between mothers and daughters to prevent HIV/AIDS.

"I love Pittsboro and I am excited to have the opportunity to use my
professional training and passions in a practical way to work with others to
further enhance this unique community," Berger stated.

Hinkley, a 26-year resident of Chatham and current member of the County
Planning Board, is a certified planner with over 40 years of professional
experience. He recently served as a planning consultant to the Town of
Pittsboro and has also worked for Orange County and the State of North
Carolina. For nearly ten years he was executive director of the North
Carolina Land Stewardship Council. A lay minister at St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church, he was a founder of the CORA Food Pantry in Pittsboro.

"Pittsboro is facing unprecedented growth challenges that make this election
one of the most important in the town's history," Hinkley said.  "I am
hoping to use my planning experience to assist citizens in carrying out
their vision of how the town should grow, as opposed to letting outsider
developers dictate that for us."

Simpson is secretary and board member of Chatham Citizens for Effective
Communities (CCEC), a non-profit organization working for managed growth,
open government, and citizen education.  He managed the Habitat for Humanity
Home Store Too in Pittsboro before becoming part-time administrator for the
Fearrington Homeowners Association.

"It's time for the people of Pittsboro to come together to form and shape
its future, rather than let it be determined by outside forces motivated
solely by profit," Simpson said. "The key is open government and engaged
citizens. I want to use my experiences in service organizations to help all
of us work together to preserve our beloved small town atmosphere while
fostering a sustainable future."

Voller has been proactive in his role as Mayor, actively participating on a
number of county and regional advisory boards. He was recently voted chair
of the Orange, Lee, and Moore County Rural Planning Organization for
transportation planning, as well as vice-chair of the Chatham County
Economic Development Corporation. He also serves on the Mid-Carolina
Workforce Development Board, the Chatham County Affordable Housing Taskforce
and the Chatham County Fair Association board.  Moreover, Voller has been
involved in developing a cooperative working relationship between Pittsboro
and Chatham County, Orange County and the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

"Long time members of the Pittsboro Town Board, including my challenger
Commissioner Max Cotten, criticize me for using my position to develop
cooperative working relationships with the county commissioners and
neighboring towns and counties," Voller said "I'll let the voters judge
whether they want a proactive Mayor who wants to work with citizens to
preserve and promote the town, and bring it into the 21st century, or
someone to just hold the gavel at meetings and smile at public events."  

Pittsboro Together's steering committee includes people living and working
in Pittsboro and the surrounding area. Hinkley was the founding co-chair of
Pittsboro Together and Simpson served as the organization's secretary. Both
have resigned their positions to run for public office.

--------------------  16  --------------------
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 17:36:25 -0400
From: "Carey, Elizabeth" <>
Subject: RE: Chatham Chatlist #2869

Yoga at the Western Chatham Senoir Center will not meet this Monday, July 23rd or next Monday, July 30th.
We will resume regular weekly classes Monday, August 6th.

So please come out and enjoy the benefits of yoga.

Where: Western Chatham Senoir Center; 112 Village Lake Rd at the siler City Business Park
When: Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30
Cost: $10 per class
Level: It is beginning level yoga class, so no experience is necessary
Want to bring: a smile and a yoga mat if you have one.
Instructor: Liz Carey

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions
919-260-5633 or lizcarey40...msn



--------------------  17  --------------------
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 20:59:23 -0400
From: "HWQueen" <>
Subject: Development?  Birds?

I have two questions that I hope someone on the chatlist can answer.

1.  What development is being built off of Jack Bennett Road where the sign for the new high school used to be?  I think the road goes all the way through to Lystra Road.  

2.  We were walking in Jordan Lake's educational forest and noticed that there are several birds nesting in trees that are partially submerged in water.  This is in an area that is north of Highway 64 and the trees are perhaps 50-100 feet off shore. I hope that someone who has boated in this area can help me out.

Thanks in advance!

HW Queen

--------------------  18  --------------------
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 18:24:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Billy Thornton <>
Subject:  Re: Chatham Chatlist #2869

Aurora( I am against cruelty to animals to but Michael Vick has only been indicted and not convicted of any crime. I'm not saying he is guilty or innocent but how would you like it if you was in some organization such as Vick and you was indicted for some charge that you could be innocent of and everyone called for you to be removed. I say that everyone should hold their tongues until he is tried and the verdict in and if he is guilty I am pretty sure he will be removed from football.

Note: This is the last chatlist post about the Micahel Vick
animal cruelty case. There are PLENTY of other forums
where discussions about this unfortunate situation are
going on.

Gene Galin
Chatlist Moderator

--------------------  19  --------------------
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 18:32:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: Lynda Lohr <>
Subject: new salon in Goldston

I just want to let everyone know there is a new salon in Goldston! We specialize in natural nails and pedicures. We have tanning beds also. It is a great place, run by friendly people.
  Call about our monthly specials. try us, you will not be disappointed.
  Country Salon
  781 Murchison Rd
  Goldston, NC
  JoAnn Grimes and Lynda Lohr   owners and operators

--------------------  20  --------------------
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 21:19:47 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: jaye <>
Subject: Public Hearing about large Mall planned for Pittsboro

I may have missed them, but I have not seen any posts about the public hearing at the courthouse on July 23rd at 7PM concerning a mega-mall being considered for Pittsboro. It is my understanding that our voices can make a difference as to whether this enormous project will become reality. One concern is the impact this would have on the kids at Northwood; it sounded as though the mall would be next door to the school . If anyone on the chatlist knows more about the project, will you give the details? Thanks.

--------------------  21  --------------------
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 10:06:33 -0400
From: Anibal_Ramirez <>
Subject: Packaged Community with a catchy name.

For your consideration
> Dear friends and neighbors,
> People long for community.
> We have now come to realize that the postwar suburbs, that grand  
> America experiment in "community planning" gone awry served only to  
> fragment civic life, promote economic and racial segregation and  
> was devoid of the cultural diversity that makes up the rich fabric  
> of a traditional small town.
> In steps suburban and urban sprawl with its nightmare of traffic  
> problems and "harmonized generic communities." Locations (not  
> communities) with a "Mickey D" (Welcome to McDonnell's) or a look  
> alike on every other block.
> Now we are seeing the next "community planning salvation" the  
> master-planned, multi-used packaged community. With a slide -of-  
> hand they pull their names from the "local color" in an attempt to  
> seem community authentic. But they are not authentic and the names,  
> such as Pittsboro Place have no historic significance. Pittsboro  
> Place may, in fact, have received its name at http://
> Mixed Use Project Needs Catchy Name
> Posted By: lndseller on 8/10/2005 2:36 PM (EST)    250 Points
> I need a name for a new mixed use project in Pittsboro, NC. This  
> project will have retail, office and a residential component.  
> Pittsboro is a small community of several thousand residents  
> located just outside Chapel Hill, NC. I am barred from using the  
> words "Chatham," "Lystra," "Cub," "Polk," "Plaza," or "Downs." Cole  
> Park Shopping Center is nearby so we'd like to avoid "Park," as  
> well as anything obvious or risqué." Please let me know as soon as  
> possible any ideas the group may have. Thanks.
> This packaged, master-minded, master-planned community marketer  
> received their response from a member named vic who posted
> Posted by: vic    Member Response
> 8/11/2005 6:25 PM (EST)    
> "Pittsboro Plateua"
> "The Plateau at Pittsboro"
> "Pittsboro Point"
> The Place at Pittsboro"
> "Pittsboro Place"
> "The Pageant at Pittsboro"
> "Pittsboro Palisade"
> "Pittsboro Palms"
> "Pittsboro Pantry"
> "The Parcel at Pittsboro"
> "Pittsboro Parliament"
> "The Passage at Pittsboro"
> "Password to Pitssboro"
> "Passtime in Pittsboro"
> "Patchwork in Pittsboro"
> "Pittsboro Pentacle"
> (whew!)
> "The Perch at Pittsboro"
> "The Pinnacle at Pittsboro"
> "The Pigeonhole at Pittsboro"
> "Pittsboro Plunder"
> "Pittsboro Port"
> "Pittsboro Proclamation"
> "The Property at Pittsboro"
> I for one believe that vic was much more in tune to the truth with  
> his suggestion of Pittsboro Plunder!! (I swear I did not add it to  
> his list!)
> People long for community, but we also need cultural authenticity.  
> In Pittsboro we do not have to remember what a small town looked  
> like, we don't have to "recreate it." It is real ... the statue in  
> front of the Court House of the Confederate Soldier has its place  
> in the cultural history of our authentic community. The respect we  
> have in protecting our natural environment, the support of the arts  
> and the charm of "historic downtown" is real.
> Communities grow, and supporting economic development is necessary  
> if our residents are to be able to live and work here ... but lets  
> do it in a way that supports and protects Pittsboro's authentic  
> small town roots.
> Lets not buy into a "Packaged Community" with a catchy name.
> Leslie Palmer
> Pittsboro is my adopted home town.

There has been a bulletin board thread about this subject at

Gene Galin
Chatlist Moderator

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Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 16:46:52 -0400
From: "Heather Johnson" <>
Subject: August 9th meeting of the Chatham Conservative Voice

North Carolina House Minority Leader Paul "Skip" Stam will speak to

the Chatham Conservative Voice on Thursday, August 9th

The meeting will take place at Hayley-Bales Steakhouse 220 E 11th St.
Siler City, NC 27344. The restaurant is located just off Highway 64 in Siler
City. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and people are encouraged to show up
early to eat.

Rep. Stam will present an update on the recently concluded legislative
session. He will also address issues that are important to Chatham County,
including efforts to defeat the land transfer tax, protect private property
rights, fight tax increases and limit the size and scope of government in
the lives of North Carolina citizens.
Join us - we look forward to seeing you there!

--------------------  23  --------------------
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 21:04:55 -0400
From: Kelly Butler <>
Subject: lost - Nikon camera flash

I am wondering if some dear soul rescued my Nikon flash off a roadway  
this evening (Sunday, July 22).  I wasn't thinking when I set it on  
the back bumper of our car... as I was lifting the hatch to retrieve  
something in the trunk.  My husband was dropping me off and I didn't  
realize the flash had been left until when I needed it (about an hour  

He drove West Salisbury Street, then the road that runs in front of  
Hill Creek Vet Clinic, and headed East on Business 64, circling the  
courthouse and continuing on... past Food Lion and all.

We retraced the course immediately upon realizing the loss and saw no  
trace of it on and alongside those roads.

It is a Nikon SB 800 flash in a black case.

Thanks so much,

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