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Written by Gene Galin   
Thursday, 23 April 2009

This digest contains the following messages:

  1. Pittsboro Animal Hospital gives wonderful care  
         by: regina mccoy
  2. Vets..good or bad?  
         by: Meg Miller
  3. CCT! Lobster Sale!  
         by: Jim Kirkman
  4. Coyote Sightings  
         by: Backwater Environmental
  5. CHIGGER ALERT(remedy) and Pittsboro Animal Hospital  
         by: Steve Gravely
  6. Re: Chatham Chatlist #3400  
         by: Cindra Personal
  7. Feed the Farm Festival....crafts/vendors needed  
         by: Tami Schwerin
  8. Collection for Battered womens Shelter  
         by: june curts
  9. Boating on Jordan Lake  
         by: Carole Hoffman
  10. Re: Pittsboro Animal Hospital  
         by: Roxie Gunter
  11. Support Group for Parents of a child/children with a special need(s).  
         by: Holly Rickman
  12. re Laurie Weiser  
         by: Elliot Cramer
  13. Cramer  
         by: Ted Bonus
  14. FW: Varsity Baseball Loses to Cardinal Gibbons 4-2 Tuesday night  
         by: Darcey Moore
  15. Northwood Varsity Softball Defeats Cardinal Gibbons 9-1  
         by: Darcey Moore
  16. YMCA  
         by: Brenda Williams
  17. General Store Cafe schedule change  
         by: Tommy and Cindy Edwards
  18. Northwood Charger Golf Update  
         by: Darcey Moore
  19. Strawberries at local farms  
         by: Debby Wechsler
  20. Kindergarten Registration at Pittsboro Elementary  
         by: Ginny Condrey
  21. Northwood  JV Baseball Defeats Cardinal Gibbons 9-2 Tuesday afternoon  
         by: Darcey Moore
  22. Thank you Chatham Social Health Council Staff and friends  
         by: Stacy Duck
  23. Robeson Creek Report to Pittsboro Community --- Thursday -- April  
         by: Glenn Woolard
  24. Fw: [bynum-l] My pup Savannah is missing, please help!  
         by: Julia Stockton
  25. Seminar by the Chatham County Leads Group  
         by: dbonin
  26. Virginia Cross Elementary Spring Festival  
         by: Tori M.
  27. vet exam/vaccine requirements  
         by: Gretchen Niver
  28. Mixed Beverage Election in Chatham County  
         by: Randy Voller
  29. Sat. night at the Bynum General Store -- House Concert with Robobilly  
         by: Bynum FrontPorch
  30. Dr. Laurie Weiser  
         by: Jennifer Gillis
  31. Girls Volleyball Coach Needed ASAP  
         by: Meg Miller
  32. Asbury Community Center - Spring Fling!  -  Sat., April 25, 5:00 to 8:30  
         by: Nick Erpelding
  33. Mixed-beverage referendum  election will more than pay for itself  
         by: Jeffrey Starkweather
  34. coyote  
         by: John Dykers, MD
  35. YMCA - pool  
         by: John Dykers, MD
  36. Pittsboro Animal Hospital  
         by: Elaine Nichols
  37. Found Dog  

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 07:46:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: regina mccoy
Subject: Pittsboro Animal Hospital gives wonderful care

I have to chime in here --

Dr. Weiser at Pittsboro Animal Hospital is one of the best vets I've met in the 30 years that cats and dogs have owned me. She and her staff are caring and _careful_ in their diagnoses. Dr. Weiser is always available to give advice to her patients' owners; last year, my old cat was dying and I made many trips to Pittsboro Animal Hospital; I was always greeted cordially. When we finally had to put Sam down, Dr. Weiser and her assistant came to my house and administered the final medication. They even made a little plaster cast of his paw that I treasure.

Chatham County has many good choices for pet care, and I choose to continue to visit Dr. Laurie Weiser.

Just a friendly reminder to ALL Chatham animal lovers -

There is a specific group that I have set up to dicuss pet and animal issues to your heart's content.

It is located at

The group has over 100 members and over 600 messages.

You can also find "Noah's Ark" section of the Bulletin Board at,9.0.html

There are currestly over 200 topics with over 1600 posts.

We will be wrapping up this discussion about vaccinactions, etc on the chatlist by Saturday. after that I will simply forward posts to the Animal Lover's group.

Gene Galin
Chatlist Moderator

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 04:52:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Meg Miller
Subject: Vets..good or bad?

Wow.  Quite a post from Pittsboro Animal Hospital.  I have been to many Animal Hospitals (Cole Park (never again), Dogwood (too expensive) and PBO (also mischarged on a bill) in 20 years of pet ownership.  

I have for years now gone to Hope Crossing and am very happy as are my 2 dogs and 3 cats. The snake still goes to Carrboro, where I think he is pretty happy, but that's hard to tell.

I think the rebuttal here was worse than the original post.  I think folks come to the Chatlist to find out just these sorts of things.

I guess sometimes folks may get it wrong, but for the most part I find the recommendations here to be spot on.

I found the Hope Crossing clinic here along with one of my dogs that I take there.  I'm pretty happy with both.

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 08:31:14 -0400
From: Jim Kirkman
Subject: CCT! Lobster Sale!


Chatham County Together! is celebrating our 20^th Anniversary! Help us
reach a goal of 1,000 lobsters sold. All proceeds and donations make
possible programs offered to at--risk youth of promise served by CCT! in
every nook and cranny of the County. Chatham County Together! is a
non-profit organization with a mission: To encourage "at risk" youth and
young adults to become healthy, self-sufficient, and contributing
members of society.

The 9^th Annual Lobster Fundraiser is taking place right now. Place your
order for live ($15 each) or cooked ($17 each) 1 ¾ pound lobster.
Lobster distribution is Saturday, May 2 between 3pm and 4pm, So liven up
your Kentucky Derby party with some crustaceans!!

 There are a variety of ways to place your prepaid lobster order:

-Visit our Web site Ordering is available until
April 27.

-Call Pam at 542-5155 to receive an order form through the mail

-Come by our office at 175 E. Salisbury Street, Pittsboro

-Visit any Farmer's Market (Tuesday: Fearrington, Thursday: Pittsboro,
Saturday: Siler City) in Chatham County through April 28---a CCT!
representative will be available to take your order.

Choose from five different Chatham County pick up locations. Pick up
location areas are listed on the order form. Specific pick up location
information is listed on the confirmation card you will receive within a
week of placing an order.


Jim Kirkman

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 08:39:52 -0400
From: "Backwater Environmental"
Subject: Coyote Sightings

Has anyone else seen a coyote in their yard in the day time?

I (my dogs first) see coyote out in the open shallows of the Haw River in
the day time, maybe a mile upstream of US 64 on the west bank, near the
power line.

Wes Newell

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 08:57:41 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: Steve Gravely
Subject: CHIGGER ALERT(remedy) and Pittsboro Animal Hospital

I meant to include a wonderful remedy I discovered this year in my CHIGGER ALERT posting a couple of weeks ago.  If you are attacked by chiggers, make a loose mixture of BUTTERMILK and BAKING SODA and slap it on your bites with a paint brush. It stopped the itching and dried up those awful. juicy bumps in a day.  It's the best I have tried..., and you can make biscuits with what is left.(just kidding)

As for Dr. Laurie and The Pittsboro Animal Hospital..two Februarys ago, my yellow lab had his first and only seisure while I was home.  He dropped to the floor, his breathing was shallow, and his tongue hung out like he was going to die.  We had had a brief snow but PAH was open.  I rushed Yella, Jr.. down there where she and her team were at the ready to work on Jr.  After putting him (70 lbs) on the operating table, I started feeling woozy with cold sweats and thought I was just having an adrenaline rush.  Dr. Laurie thought different and transferred Jr.'s oxygen tube ( he was coming around) to me (after taking off his snout nozzle).  She also gave me an orange and switched her attention to me and suggested calling my dr. (which was closed), then the rescue squad.  They came and took me to UNC Hospital.  As it turned out, I had had a mild heart attack.  A stent and two years later, I and Jr. are doing great thanks to Dr. Laurie Weiser.  But that's not all, due to Jr.'s guarded condition, Dr. Weiser took Jr. to Cary Vet Hospital for the weekend, but when she discovered what they wanted to charge for their own exam, she chose to take Jr. to her home for the weekend and personally keep and eye on him there.  Bottom line, her dedication and commitment to the well-being of her animal (and human) patients, saved Jr.'s life and very well could have saved mine.

So don't squabble over an exam for your pet.  Some animals have a bad reaction to shots.  And it is always better to be safe than sorry.  Your pet is worth it and the caring folks at Pittsboro Animal Hospital are a dedicated, professional team that I wisely trusted with Jr.'s life and mine.

Steve Gravely, Chatham Co.

--------------------  6  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:02:26 -0400
From: Cindra Personal
Subject: Re: Chatham Chatlist #3400

AT&T: phones are great, signal stinks.
Had better coverage with Embarq.


--------------------  7  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:33:37 -0400
From: Tami Schwerin
Subject: Feed the Farm Festival....crafts/vendors needed

The Abundance Foundation in collaboration with Whole Foods is putting  
on a "Feed the Farm" food and music festival on May 9th 2-8pm,
to benefit farmers in crisis.  Feed the Farm is a new initiative we  
are working on....a "local" farm aid fund.

It will be held at The Plant, Lorax Lane in Pittsboro.  We have room  
for a few more crafts and food vendors.  If you are interested in
participating, please contact me as soon as possible!


Tami Schwerin
local food~renewable energy~community

--------------------  8  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:33:42 -0400
From: "june curts"
Subject: Collection for Battered womens Shelter

Please Help ----  If you have any furniture you are not using and would like to give it to this mission. This will help them when they are placed in a home, they have nothing to get started with. Please contact June,  at Hickory Mt. Baptist Church,  919-742 5260 or 919-663-0357. Thanks, Have a Blessed Day

--------------------  9  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:58:56 -0400
From: Carole Hoffman
Subject: Boating on Jordan Lake

Does anyone know of someone who offers boating on Jordan Lake, for bird
watching?  I've got family coming in from out of town next weekend and
thought that would be a great thing to do with them.
Any thoughts?


Carole Hoffman,CNDP
Why live in pain if you don't have to?

--------------------  10  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 10:18:21 -0400
From: "Roxie Gunter"
Subject: Re: Pittsboro Animal Hospital

The Chatlist is an interesting place. Sometimes hostile, sometimes
informative, sometimes helpful, sometimes humorous. I have not responded
to any because I do believe people have a right to their own opinion and
we're blessed to live in a nation where we can express ourselves - even
in a forum such as this that can be damaging and slanderous. We have all
had bad experiences at places many find wonderful, and have had
wonderful experiences at places many find less than wonderful. I am not
writing this as a criticism to anyone who chooses to write about those
negative experiences (or experience), but do realize the power of
publicly berating a business and how in a community such as ours, a
reputation can be damaged even if unwarranted. I am only writing to say
that Laurie Weiser has been my dog's (who is not just a pet but a member
of our family!) vet since she took over the practice and I have never
found her to be anything but wonderful. She is attentive, caring, and
thorough. She has always presented different options to me and openly
discussed costs associated with the options. She has been conservative
in recommending high dollar procedures when a less costly therapy might
work, and has discouraged me at times from pursuing a high dollar
therapy, from which she would make more money, if she thought it was
detrimental to my dog's health. I have and will continue to highly
recommend her and would not do so if I had not had such great experience
with her. She is not only a vet but is a pet owner as well and I think
that shines through when she's interacting with her "patients" and their

--------------------  11  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 07:33:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Holly Rickman
Subject: Support Group for Parents of a child/children with a special need(s).

 Finally!!!! Chatham county has a Support Group available to families that have a "special needs" child. The support group is offered every 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30-8pm. Refreshments provided! Come receive the confidential, uplifting, support from other parents that "have been there".. (Attend next group this Thursday  April 23rd  7-8pm)
  This is part of a non-profit "Project Proud Families" that will also be offering medical advocacy, workshops, family support activities as well as will be working with the community at large to rewire the way we think of "special needs" persons.
   For Furthur information or support Call Holly Rickman at 742-5525

--------------------  12  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 10:44:48 -0400
From: Elliot Cramer
Subject: re Laurie Weiser

From: laurie weiser a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href=""<>/abr
Subject: Mr. Cramerbr
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 22:17:01 +0000br

Dear Mr. Cramer,
I am not sure why you so fervently single my practice out as Ibr
have never met you nor treated any of your animals.  You havebr
never once entered these doors to address me in a professionalbr
manner.  I am sorry that our brand new receptionist misspoke br
pre class="moz-signature" cols="72"Actually I forgot that this issue had arisen before, but it seems to me that after that incident you would have told your employees about your requirements for a physical exam. But for the misinformation, I would not have written in. I was told that the cost of a health exam was $50.

 I looked at the NCVAM website and saw nothing regarding an exam before a rabies shot.  If an exam is needed, why do you participate in rabies clinics where you do not require an exam.  I challenge you to offer any documentation supporting your view of "standard of care"  in other states.  Surely the risk to the health of the public from rabies outweighs any minimal risk to the dog.  I would think that the policy of the NCVMA is that veterinarians should do their best to see that EVERY dog and cat is vaccinated against rabies.

I called a number of veterinarians with the following results
 4 no exam required
 1 customary but not if the owner doesn't want it
 1 exam required by policy
 1 exam required by State law

I do not believe that these five veterinarians offer "substandard care".    I believe it is up to the owner to decide what proceduress he wishes to have performed, with the advice of his veterinarian.  I can see no reason for your insisting on a health exam other than the financial motive.  You are correct; I do not believe in exams, dental care, and heartworm testing; There is no evidence that annual exams benefit pets.  I DO believe in vaccinations and preventative heartworm treatment with Ivermectin which kills the bmicrofilariae and makes testing unnecessary.  Ivermectin is very cheap for cattle and SHOULD be very cheap for dogs but isn't, for reasons that I can only guess at.

I believe that ethical standards for veterinarians are far lower than for physicians; have you ever heard of a physician that sold drugs at a profit or refused to give his patient a prescription.  This is common among veterinarians.  I believe that many veterinarians are much more similar to businessmen than to physicians;  this is unfortunate.

--------------------  13  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:11:09 -0400
From: "Ted Bonus"
Subject: Cramer

We are quite pleased and happy with the Pittsboro Animal Hospital. Our dog has had a variety of problems and now is on the road to health.

After all his rants, what is Cramer's problem anyway? The English language can be used to communicate also. Perhaps personal attacks really have no place on the Chatlist. But, of course, I am not certain his a personal attack.
Ted Bonus
FAX: 919-545-2803

--------------------  14  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:13:01 -0400
From: "Darcey Moore"
Subject: FW: Varsity Baseball Loses to Cardinal Gibbons 4-2 Tuesday night

Subject: Varsity Baseball Loses to Cardinal Gibbons 4-2 Tuesday night

The Varsity Baseball team lost to Cardinal Gibbons 4-2 at NHS Tuesday
night in Mid State Conference play. Bradley Jeffries pitched well in
relief of starting pitcher Jon Polak as Jeffries pitched 4 strong
innings in relief. Clay Martin had two hits, driven in once by Matt
Wade. Zack Groves led off the bottom of the first with a double, and
later scored on a passed ball in a first inning rally that brought the
Chargers to within 3-2 after falling behind 3-0 in the top of the first
inning. However, the Charger bats never awoke resulting in the 4-2
defeat. The Chargers play another key Mid State Conference game at home
tomorrow night versus defending state champion Hillsborough Orange.

Dr. Jason "Brent" Cooper

--------------------  15  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:18:52 -0400
From: "Darcey Moore"
Subject: Northwood Varsity Softball Defeats Cardinal Gibbons 9-1

Subject: Varsity Softball Defeats Cardinal Gibbons 9-1

The Lady Charger Varsity Softball team defeated conference rival
Cardinal Gibbons 9-1 Tuesday night here at NHS. Carrie Webster threw a
complete game one-hitter and struck out 12 Lady Crusaders on the night.
The Lady Chargers completed a season sweep of Cardinal Gibbons following
their 1-0 victory over Cardinal Gibbons earlier in the season.

Webster also led the Lady Chargers at the plate as she went 3 for 4 with
a double and two singles while driving in 2 runs on the night. Christa
Surles had two singles and two RBIs to go along with 2 runs scored.
Lauren Martin also had two singles and two RBIs on the night. Lauren
Oldham had a single and scored two runs, Lauren Glosson had a two run
single in the first inning, and Padgett Harrington added two infield
singles on the night. Sabrina Bonomolo had a pinch hit single to start
the bottom of the sixth that led to a 4 run inning for the Lady
Chargers. Kaitlyn Briggs had an RBI Sacrifice Fly in the sixth inning
rally as well.

The Lady Chargers play at county rival Jordan Matthews at 7pm tomorrow
night. The Lady Chargers are now 6-1 in the conference and 8-3 overall
on the season.

Dr. Jason "Brent" Cooper

--------------------  16  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:30:11 -0400
From: Brenda Williams
Subject: YMCA


The post from

Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:24:42 -0400

From: allen baddour

Subject: Chatham YMCA

I hope that when considering where the YMCA should be, please don't go toward Chapel Hill/North Chatham with it.  Siler City, Bear Creek and other points west would love to be involved with the Y but many don't want to drive across the county to get to it.    Even Pittsboro is not in the middle of the county but better than going North and that seems to be where everyone wants to go, North.  That doesn't serve the county well in my opinion.  But that's just my opinion.  I work in Pittsboro so that would work for me but, what about the rest of the county.  It just makes me sad to see the rest of the county always being left out of this stuff.  Hooray for the Recreation Department for trying to spread the fun like the parks.


--------------------  17  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:34:45 -0400
From: "Tommy and Cindy Edwards "
Subject: General Store Cafe schedule change


The Pittsboro General Store Café will host guitarist and singer/songwriter
Tommy Edwards and three of his most talented friends this Friday, April 24
at 8:30 pm. Joining Edwards will be “Fiddlin’ Al” McCanless of The Bluegrass
Experience, Canadian banjo virtuoso Rick Lafleur  and bassist and vocalist
Alice Zincone. In addition to her distinctive and expressive singing, Ms.
Zincone is a fine songwriter who has co-written a song with Mr. Lafleur
which has been recorded by the reigning queen of bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent,
and is scheduled for a June release. There is a $5.00 cover charge. For
information or reservations please call 919.542.2432at or visit


Cindy Edwards

--------------------  18  --------------------
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:20:33 -0400
From: "Darcey Moore"
Subject: Northwood Charger Golf Update

Subject: Charger Golf Update

The Charger Boys Golf Team closed out the conference regular season with
matches at Carrboro and at Cardinal Gibbons earlier in the week with two
strong performances. On Monday, junior Peter Thielgard led the team to a
third place finish with an impressive 2 over par nine hole total of 38.
Peter finished tied for second individually in the field of 48.

On Tuesday, the golf team posted their lowest nine hole total of the
season with a score of 152. They placed second in the field of 8 teams.
It was the strongest team performance of the year. Brandon and Justin
Marcinkiewicz led the Chargers with a pair of exceptional 1 over par
37s. Juniors Peter Thielgard and Travis "Chi Chi" Dice carded a pair of
3 over par 39s.

Congratulations to the golf team on a fantastic regular season. Come out
and support the team this Monday afternoon as they host the conference
tournament at Chapel Ridge.

Dr. Jason "Brent" Cooper
Doctorate of Educational Leadership
UNC-Chapel Hill, 2008
Master's of School Administration
UNC-Chapel Hill, 2004
Bachelor's of Education-Secondary Social Studies
UNC-Chapel Hill, 1996

Northwood High School(Chatham County Schools)
Assistant Principal
919 548 5274 (cell)
919 542 4181 (office)
919 542 4934 (fax)

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:21:27 -0400
From: Debby Wechsler
Subject: Strawberries at local farms

Many thanks to Debbie Roos for mentioning strawberries at the Farmers
Market!  If you also want to get them at the farm, Chatham County is
ringed by farms that offer both PYO and ready-picked berries -- there is
a farm in Ramseur (Randolph), several in Lee County, several up toward
Chapel Hill (Orange County), and two in Apex (one farm is in both Wake &
Chatham). It just depends what direction is most convenient for you. To
find farms, visit and click on the "Strawberry Farm
Locator" (there is a link under the picture of the cute kids) and search
by county. There are lots of recipes on the website, too.

Strawberry season is just beginning, and local strawberries should be
available into early June, if it doesn't get too hot during May. The
ones in my garden look great this year.

Debby Wechsler
(NC Strawberry Association Exec. Secretary & Chatham resident)

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:25:01 -0400
From: Ginny Condrey
Subject: Kindergarten Registration at Pittsboro Elementary

Kindergarten Registration at PES
April 27th - May 1st
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration packets may be picked up from the school office. (Children must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2009.) Please also bring the child's birth certificate, shot records and two items proving residency within our school district.  These may include a driver's license, utility bill, etc.

Kindergarten screening dates are Tuesday, May 12th, and Wednesday, May 13th.  Plan to schedule an appointment time for that screening during kindergarten registration.  Your child's presence is necessary for this screening.  School tours will also be available during the scheduled screening time.

For questions, please contact the school office at 542-3987.

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:42:51 -0400
From: "Darcey Moore"
Subject: Northwood  JV Baseball Defeats Cardinal Gibbons 9-2 Tuesday afternoon

Subject: JV Baseball Defeats Cardinal Gibbons 9-2 Tuesday afternoon

Evan Dixon pitched five strong innings allowing no runs and only two
hits while striking out 7 as the JV Charger Baseball team defeated
Cardinal Gibbons Tuesday afternoon 9-2. Andrew Jones pitched well in
relief allowing only 1 earned run in two innings. Andrew Jones also led
the JV Chargers at the plate as he went 2-4 and scored a run. Chris
Runyan had two hits, two RBIs, and scored two runs. Dalton Brown walked
three times, scored two runs, and had one RBI. Ethan Stubbs and Jacobi
Harris each had two RBIS while Evan Dixon, Bryant Hackney, Ethan Stubbs,
and Jacobi Harris had one hit in the game. Conner Lawrence, Evan Dixon,
Bryant Hackney, and Matt Gould each scored a run while Hackney and Gould
added an RBI as well.

The JV Baseball team travels to Orange for a key conference game

Dr. Jason "Brent" Cooper

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:20:17 -0400
From: Stacy Duck
Subject: Thank you Chatham Social Health Council Staff and friends

I would like to thank all the Chatham Social Health Council staff, friends,
intern and volunteers. Because of you all, the free HIV testing event at the
Shakori Music Festival was a GREAT success. For community members that do
not know us at the Council, please come by 401B North Ivey, Siler City and
meet a wonderful group of people. Thank you for all you do!

Stacy Duck
Executive Director
Chatham Social Health Council

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 14:25:51 -0400
From: Glenn Woolard
Subject: Robeson Creek Report to Pittsboro Community --- Thursday -- April
 23 -- 6:30 pm

Reminder --- Robeson Creek Watershed Council Report to the Pittsboro Community is this Thursday night, April 23.  Social and exhibits at 6:30 pm.  Presentations about watershed restoration projects will start at 7:00 pm.  The program will be held in the auditorium downstairs in the County Agriculture Building in Pittsboro.  For questions, call Glenn Woolard at 542-8202.

Glenn Woolard
County Extension Director
Chatham County Center
N.C. Cooperative Extension

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:35:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: Julia Stockton
Subject: Fw: [bynum-l] My pup Savannah is missing, please help!

I am posting this for a neighbor whose dog went missing from Bynum early Wednesday morning.

Julia Stockton

--- On Wed, 4/22/09, Jamie Hager wrote:

From: Jamie Hager
Subject: [bynum-l] My pup Savannah is missing, please help!
To: "The Bynum Mailing List"
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 11:31 AM

Savannnah is a small black dog, about 40 pounds, looks like a lean little l=
ab, and she has been missing since about 4:30am this morning. Usually she r=
uns to the end of my yard and back (843 Bynum Road), and even when she is n=
ot listening, usually comes back in 10 minutes or so. I have been looking f=
or her since 5am and have scoured the road and woods nearby and circled the=
 neighborhood several times.She is also=A0 about 11 yrs old. In all 11 yrs =
i've had her, she's never gone missing this long. She has a red collar, and=
 is all up on all her shots.=A0 I'm really worried about her, if you see an=
y sign of her, good or bad, please please give me a call. 919-616-4485. I'v=
e attached a pic of her too. Thanks so much!=20

With hope, Jamie Hager

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 15:56:06 -0400
From: "dbonin"
Subject: Seminar by the Chatham County Leads Group

FYI. This seminar is for people who want to grow their business the right
way and minimize mistakes and guesswork. The Chatham County Leads Group is
hosting a seminar series designed to help business owners to build their
businesses successfully. The first in the series will cover key business
formulas that every business owner must know in order to be successful. The
seminar is titled "The 5 Ways to Massive Profits" and will be held this
Thursday at 6:00 pm at Our Neighborhood School and Pizzeria located at 87
Thompson Street in Pittsboro. Admission at the door is $50.00 and includes
dinner by Our Neighborhood School and Pizzeria and Coffee from Espresso
Brazil. Doug Stevenson will be giving the seminar and he has a diverse
background in helping businesses. Call Donna at 545-0900


Chatham County Leads Group - Businesses working together.


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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 14:51:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Tori M."
Subject: Virginia Cross Elementary Spring Festival

Virginia Cross Elementary School invites the community to our second Spring Festival on Friday, April 24 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

We will have games, food, raffles and fun!  This event is a PTA fundraiser for our school.  

Through our fundraising efforts, we have been able to obtain a second playground and soccer goal posts for our children.  Come celebrate spring with us!


If you use itunes to buy music, please consider going through Goodshop. com first and entering Virginia Cross Elementary School at the charity.

We need funding!
Our id number is 868065
Thanks, and spread the word.

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 18:38:09 -0400
From: Gretchen Niver
Subject: vet exam/vaccine requirements

After reading all the debates about required pet exams for vaccines,
I'd like to add my two cents.  Two of my five cats are due for their
3-yr. rabies vaccines and I called to set up an appt. with my regular
vet.  I was told they'd need a general check-up along with the shot,
which I didn't want to do.  They then readily told me about the
upcoming clinic, in which I could get just the shots.  Fine.  It's
conveniently timed for me in this case.

My problem with this is that my cats, all elderly, and with multiple,
ongoing medical conditions, have each seen the vet several times
throughout the year.  They've been treated by the same veterinary
hospital most of their lives, and have thick folders of records on
file.  I typically don't schedule visits for simple checkups, unless
shots are needed, since I know from experience I'll have reason for
those, along with some problem or other, sometime during the year.  All
my cats have eventually had a senior cat wellness exam (a relatively
expensive —app. $135 — panel of general blood work-up to determine the
cat's overall health status after 10 years of age).  So, I was rather
miffed that I should need to pay for an exam, along with the needed

My vet knows exactly what shape my cats are in.  I'm not slow to bring
them in when an obvious problem develops, and I've paid, literally,
thousands of dollars in bills over the last decade.  I very much
respect my veterinarians, and they have taken excellent care of my
pets.  However, I rather think that if I made a more forceful argument,
as I've done here, perhaps they'd not insist on the additional exam and
fee.  In my case, it really seems excessive, and I will probably just
take advantage of the clinic.

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 18:47:40 -0400
From: Randy Voller
Subject: Mixed Beverage Election in Chatham County


It is important that we notify all voters that they can vote on this
important issue. There is still some confusion especially in Northeast
Chatham County and many still do not know that they can still register and
vote early.

Best Regards,

Mayor Randy Voller, Chair of P.R.O.

Please see below the news that the Chatham County United  Chamber of
Commerce has endorsed voting FOR the referendum. This was directly from
their e-mail to their membership:

Hello Chamber Members:

As you may know, most business-oriented organizations in Chatham County are
supporting the passage of the mixed-beverage referendum being put before
voters. In a recent meeting, the Chamber Board also gave its endorsement to
the proposal.  The Board's rationale for the decision is in keeping with its
mission, specifically,
promoting the economic vitality of the county.

 If passed by the voters, the proposal will;
 a) keep more business within the county;
 b) increase sales tax revenue for the county; and
 c) maximize the potential for attracting new hotel, restaurant
      businesses in the county.

The Board believes that passage and implementation of the
mixed-drink referendum will benefit existing businesses, and increase our
opportunities to attract new business.


Chatham Chamber Board of Directors
1609 E. Eleventh Street
Siler City, NC  27344

P.O.Box 237   Pittsboro, NC 27312

*Chatham’s Pro-Business Mixed-Beverages Referendum Committee***

*Vote May 5 for jobs, economic development and restaurant and retail choices


*For Immediate Release** *

*(*For questions contact P.R.O. Chair Randy Voller by phone at 919-949-1274
or e-mail at or PRO campaign advisor Jeffrey Starkweather
by phone at 919-417-0969 or e-mail at**



*Chamber Endorses Voting For May 5thCounty-wide Mixed-Beverage Referendum
because its “good for business.”*

The Chatham County United Chamber of Commerce voted last week to endorse
voting for the May 5th county-wide “mixed-beverage” referendum. The 300 plus
member Chamber represents business and civic leaders across the county.

“Our decision is a business decision based on economics”, Chamber Director
Cindy Poindexter wrote in a letter to Mayor Randy Voller, Chair of Positive
Revenue Options (PRO), the pro-business referendum committee campaigning on
behalf ofmixed-beverages.

“The vote to support the referendum was made by our board solely because all
members agreed it would be good for business”, stated Chamber President Gary
Kibler, who operates the Small Business Center at the Pittsboro campus of
Central Carolina Community College (CCCC). “We had some members who had
moral qualms about mixed-beverage, but everyone agreed that passage of the
referendum will provide a needed boost to attract more business and help
build our struggling economy.”

The Chamber now joins a growing list of Chatham businesses and business and
civic leaders who have signed onto the P.R.O. referendum committee.  That
list now includes:

Former Deputy U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Luther Hodges, Jr.,
Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller and  Council members Clinton Bryan, Hugh
Harrington and Chris Walker,  County Commissioners Sally Kost and Tom
Vanderbeck, County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board chair Joe
Glasson and Board members John Hammond, Larry Hicks, Ned Kelly, Jamie
Nunnelly, Daniel Sundberg, and Jeffrey Starkweather, CCCC President T.E.
Marchant, County School Board chair, Kathie Russell, and Board member Flint
O’Brien, former state legislator and School Board attorney Ed Holmes, former
County Commissioner Board Chair, Gary Phillips, retired Superior Court Judge
and former Chatham-Orange District Attorney, Wade Barber, Jr.,  former
County Planning Board chair and surveyor, Charles Eliason,  former County
Planning and EDC Board member and local attorney, Jennifer Andrews,
Voice backed Pittsboro Mayoral candidate Chris Bradshaw, Chatham County
Planning Board Chair, Jim Hinkley, and fellow board member, Tim Keim. (Please
see P.R.O. web site for more than one-hundred and fifty other business and
civic leaders at

“We believe the public endorsement by the Chamber is clear evidence that
passage of the mixed-beverage referendum will be an important step forward
in bringing sustainable economic development to our county, “ Voller stated.
“The Chamber’s well-thought out decision is further proof that this is a
win-win issue that is uniting “P.R.O.” business people all across Chatham

Early voting at the County Board of Elections office in Pittsboro began last
Thursday, and 309 had already voted when the polls closed Saturday
afternoon. Early voting at the B.O.E. office will continue weekdays from 8:00
am until 7:30 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. (Saturday, May 2, is
the last day of early voting and same day registration.)

“We are pleased with the voter turnout so far, given the fact that there are
no early voting sites in Siler City nor Northern Chatham, stated P.R.O.
campaign advisor and Chatham County Economic Development Corporation Board
member Jeffrey Starkweather. “We are confident that the vast majority of
Chatham voters support the referendum. However, we are concerned that many
county voters are unaware they can vote early or that all voters across
Chatham county can vote on May 5th.”

“Thus, we would greatly appreciate campaign contributions from businesses
and citizens who support the referendum to help our countywide referendum
committee get the word out to all voters”, Starkweather added.  “Contributions
can be made on-line at the P.R.O. web site:  **http://www.chathamvote4mixedbevera...
mailed to Post Office Box 237, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 19:23:10 -0400
From: Bynum FrontPorch
Subject: Sat. night at the Bynum General Store -- House Concert with Robobilly

*Bynum General Store Warming Up With a House Concert Saturday at 7pm*

*It’s just a week before the opening night of the 2009 Bynum Front Porch
Friday Night Music Series so we’re going to warm up the venue with a house
concert this Saturday night featuring Chapel Hill’s Robobilly, who describes
their sound as robots dressed in cowboy boots blending together punk, jazz
and Americana music.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. The
show starts at 7 pm and rocks until 9 pm.  As with any event at the Bynum
General Store, alcohol is not allowed.

Speaking of the Friday Night Music Series, it’s that time of year when the
days are longer and the nights are warmer which means. . .live music on
Friday nights from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Bynum General Store along with great
local food vendors and rotating featured artists’ works. This year, the
Friday Night Music Series starts on Friday, May 1 and continues through the
end of August.  Although tickets aren’t required, we pass the hat and
encourage a $3 to $7 donation to compensate the performers.

This year’s season kicks off with Sweet By and By.  The all-female string
band weaves captivating three-part vocal harmonies and traditional
instrumentation into old-time bluegrass standards and contemporary
originals.  To check out the rest of the bands playing this season, please
visit our brand new website at

The Bynum General Store is located at 950 Bynum Road in beautiful downtown

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 18:26:14 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jennifer Gillis
Subject: Dr. Laurie Weiser

I have mentioned before my preference for the chatlist to be used as a resource for communication and connections in our community. Though I try to refrain from getting into some of the acrimonious disputes that crop up on the chatlist from time to time, I feel that I must speak out in support of Dr. Laurie Weiser. We came to her a couple of months ago with our beloved and very sick dog. We didn't realize how sick he was at the time. Sadly, he was terminally ill with cancer. Dr. Weiser and her staff fitted us in on a busy Saturday, spent lots of time with us going over our options, and when it was painfully obvious that it was time for our dog to go to the great dog park in the sky, she and her staff acted with compassion and even a sense of humor to make the unbearable possible. 
Animal care is expensive. Unlike some other vets, Dr. Weiser understands that not everyone has unlimited funds, she is honest about treatment options, and she does not make people feel "judged" in making their treatment choices. She certainly does not overcharge from what I have experienced! It is obvious that she loves animals and people alike. I would recommend Dr. Weiser without question. She is a wonderful asset to our community. Bottom line, we love her and Pittsboro Animal Hospital!

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 18:47:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Meg Miller
Subject: Girls Volleyball Coach Needed ASAP

If there is anyone out there who knows the game of VOLLEYBALL and would be interested in coaching the VARSITY GIRLS team at NORTHWOOD will you please contact the school at 542 4181 and speak to Mr. Blice or Chandler Gray.
We have a good group of girls, many who play travel volleyball and who are serious about the sport.
Unfortunately, the school as well as the system don't seem to be so serious so you'd be on your own to build a program.
But that's the way it is with girls sports in Chatham County. (and a lot of other places for that matter)
Doesn't pay much either, but what a challenge it would be!!  This group has potential and desire, just needs a leader.
We'd love to have someone who has played at many levels and knows how to bring out the best in our female athletes.

Please consider.  Or tell a friend.  Time is short.

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 21:50:45 -0400
From: "Nick Erpelding"
Subject: Asbury Community Center - Spring Fling!  -  Sat., April 25, 5:00 to 8:30

**  Bluegrass Music!  **  Great Food!  **  Good Times!  **

The Asbury Community Center invites you, your family, and friends to our
first annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 25, 2009, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm.

We'll have BBQ sandwiches, grilled hot dogs, chips, sodas and deserts for a
reasonable cost, (avg. $5 per plate).  Live music featuring the Salt Creek
Bluegrass Band.  Be sure to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win the
50/50 raffle ($1.00/ticket).  Please join us as we celebrate Spring, and
getting together with old friends and meeting new ones.

The Asbury Community Building is located at 1100 Asbury Church Road in the
Asbury Community south of Pittsboro.  We are located south of the Rocky
River, (north of the Deep River), approx. 1 mile west of 15/501.  Once on
Walter bright Road, follow the signs.  Parking will be on site or along
Asbury Church Road.

Happy Spring!

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 21:58:31 -0400
From: "Jeffrey Starkweather"
Subject: Mixed-beverage referendum  election will more than pay for itself

Why are certain self-described "conservatives" arguing against
the mixed-beverage referendum despite saying they support

Some so-called conservatives in Chatham say they support
mixed-beverage sales, but do not support the mixed-beverage
referendum because it was placed on a special ballot that is
costing the taxpayers approximately $37,000.  They argue that the
county should have waited until next spring when it would not
cost any extra county funds to put it on the ballot with the
spring primaries. They say they will vote against
mixed-beverages, despite their actual support,, because they
claim its passage will set a bad precedent for holding special
referendum elections in the future.

That does not make sense to me for two reasons.

First, the referendum is already on the special ballot. In fact,
early voting started last week in Pittsboro at the Board of
Elections. The money has been appropriated. So that decision has
already been made. I would think true fiscal conservatives
concerned about wasting tax dollars would want the referendum to
pass because otherwise the election funds would have been

But there is a more important set of financial realities that
make such opposition truly fuzzy. Opponents suggest that if we
wait until next year's spring primary to hold the mixed-beverage
election we will save the $37,000 spent on this election. Great,
but in doing so Chatham would also lose the opportunity to make
hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional ABC profits from
the sale of mixed-beverages. You see, Chatham restaurants that
would sell mixed-beverages if the referendum passes would have to
buy their liquor from the ABC stores in their local

So let's see how much Chatham might lose in ABC revenues if the
referendum was delayed another year. This can be shown by
comparing Chatham County with nearby Sanford, which already has
mixed-beverage sales.  The population of Sanford is approximately
45% of Chatham's population, yet Sanford's ABC system grosses
nearly $400,000 more in mixed-beverage sales than Chatham's and
brings in nearly $100,000 more in profits.  Thus, Chatham's ABC
system would certainly bring in at least the over one-half
million dollars in yearly mixed beverages sales that Sanford does
and most likely significantly more. Such mixed-beverage sales
would likely translate into$200,000  or more a year in additional
ABC system profits.

Would any rational business person not invest $37,000 to make
$200,000 or more in likely profits?

(NOTE:  These revenues do not include the additional sales taxes
that will be collected and distributed locally. Nor do they take
into account the fact that more quality restaurants will act as a
catalyst for retail and tourism expansion and other forms of
economic development.)

I have also heard the accusation that the referendum should have
been put on the ballot in the spring 2008 primary (ABC
referendums cannot be held during fall general elections) or
during the 2007 municipal elections. Unfortunately, until
Commissioner Sally Kost came on the county board in December of
last year, there were not the necessary three votes needed to put
the referendum on the ballot.  When Commissioner Tom Vanderbeck
supported the idea of putting it on the spring ballot, his
proposal was immediately vetoed by Commissioners Mike Cross and
Patrick Barnes.

A year ago the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation
(EDC) was still in the process of getting input on its economic
development strategy.  The EDC's strategic plan was completed
last June. Its recommendation included the mixed-beverages
referendum, as part of its strategy to attract more business to
Chatham. The EDC has spent a considerable part of  the past year
getting countywide support for the plan and involvement in its

All leadership in the county has now united behind implementing
the EDC plan. Thus, it was not until this spring that we were in
a position to unite the business and civic leadership of the
county behind this referendum.  The significance of this was
confirmed this week when the Chatham County Chamber of Commerce
endorsed voting for the mixed-beverages referendum.

Thus, holding the referendum this spring was clearly the earliest
date possible for a countywide effort, as well as the most cost
effective.  All fiscal conservatives should be congratulating the
commissioners' financially sound decision to put mixed-beverages
on the ballot this spring, not condemning it as this small group
has done.

Now, what we need is for all those who support sustainable
economic development, attracting high-paying jobs and more
quality restaurants and retail choices to vote for the
mixed-beverages referendum on May 5 at their precinct polling
place, or right now during early voting at the Board of Elections
in Pittsboro.

Jeffrey Starkweather

Chatham County Economic Development Corporation Board

PRO Campaign Advisor

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:18:34 -0400
From: "John Dykers, MD"
Subject: coyote

    We need to organize a coyote tournament, like a fishing tournament, with a prize for the person with the most coyotes, the biggest, the longest, the shortest, etc.
Baby goats are their easiet prey, and notheing will break your heart like seeing two beautiful newborn white twin goats born in the morning and one is gone by that evening and the other by the nest morning. Unless it is a beautiful new calf devoured.
John Dykers

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:22:23 -0400
From: "John Dykers, MD"
Subject: YMCA - pool

Many of my patients need a year around heated pool for water aerobic exercise for cardiac fitness without damaging old joints! Great for weight loss.
John Dykers

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:27:26 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
From: "Elaine Nichols"
Subject: Pittsboro Animal Hospital

 have had Dr. Laurie Weiser as my vet for several years and have only
praise for her and her staff.  They have high standards while keeping in
mind that people sometimes have trouble paying for the care of their pets=
They work with rescue groups and treat the rescue animals with the same c=
and standards as someone's pampered pet. They are very reasonable in their
prices and have always been helpful in working out arrangements for clien=
to pay for the care of their pets.  Never have I found them to take
advantage of a client with elevated prices or requiring tests or exams no=
necessary for a good standard of care for their pets.  I highly recommend
Pittsboro Animal Hospital and Dr. Weiser to anyone needing a reasonable
ethical vet.=0D

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 23:16:05 -0400
From: Michelle
Subject: Found Dog

Small female dog found April 22nd on Hwy 64 approx 1 mile east of Joy
Baptist Church.  Very friendly and well behaved but does not have a collar.
If you think she's yours please call with a description.  919-548-5442

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