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John Graybeal is convinced that global warming produces blizzards

February 8th, 2016 · No Comments

Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:33:15 -0500
From: John Graybeal
Subject: Global Warming Helps Produce Blizzards

It is unsurprising that some climate change deniers had fun pointing out that the meeting of the Chatham County Climate Change Advisory Committee was canceled because lingering snow and ice on County side roads created hazardous driving conditions.

Alas, these lingering conditions and the big snow storm of last weekend (from which Chatham County was largely spared) don’t provide evidence that global warming has terminated.

Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautical Administration have found that 2015 was the hottest year on record. It is anticipated that 2016 will be even hotter. And we all remember the warm days we just had at Christmas-time. Records show that during the first 23 days of December, 2693 record daily highs in the U.S. were broken.. See http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/12/26/3735055/christmas-heat-records-shattered/

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Brad Page concerned about people pulling the deniability wool over Chathamite eyes

February 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:31:57 -0500 (EST)
From: Brad Page
Subject: Brian Bock and Tom West

Mr. Bock, certainly I think you’re over-reacting. As for deniability regarding climate change you definitely fall down on the job where responsible leadership is concerned. As for joining Mr. West in this chest beating, surely no responsible scientist would single out a few weeks of seasonably cold weather as constituting the basis of reversing a trend that has persisted through many decades.

In the end local committees and groups are what will become necessary to reverse the behaviors that are leading us into this devastating and frightening situation. Fear-mongering with a touch of irony implies some intelligence at work here. Surely, you wouldn’t be trying to pull the deniability wool over our Chathamite eyes when the welfare of our children, grand children and great grand children may be in jeopardy.

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Chimneys Plus can clean your flue and dryer vents

February 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:50:36 -0500
From: Dan McCarty
Subject: Dryer vent cleaning

We have been using Chimneys Plus to clean our flue for years. Last year we had them clean out the dryer vent as well.

Tel: 919-542-1631

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Jones Ferry Road Closure Due to Sinkhole

February 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:48:07 -0500
From: Dan McCarty
Subject: Jones Ferry Road Closure Due to Sinkhole

The NCDOT TIMS website says that Jones Ferry will be closed until 1/29/2016. http://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/IncidentDetail.aspx?id=475567

The sinkhole on Lystra Church road will keep that section of the road closed until 1/29/2016 as well. http://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/IncidentDetail.aspx?id=475550

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Awesome experience with Uppercuts Hair Studio

February 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:15:23 +0000 (UTC)
From: Kj Laurro
Subject: Awesome experience with Uppercuts Hair Studio

So is it important to not only have someone who knows what they are doing AND talks through what you want and is kind and fun??? Go to Uppercuts Hair Studio and have Susan help you feel like a million bucks!!!
KJ

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Captain John’s Dockside Super Bowl Special starts at 6 pm

February 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 18:32:47 -0500
From: Americanrfp
Subject: Captain John’s Super Bowl Special

Captain John’s dockside will be offering complementary wings and appetizers in their new tiki bar starting at 6 o’clock with purchase of an adult beverage. See you there!

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Short video about the new Page Vernon Park in Pittsboro

February 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:33:24 -0500
From: Gene Galin
Subject: Short video about the new Page Vernon Park in Pittsboro.

Robert Robinson, who is a 9th grader at Woods Charter School, created this mini documentary about the new Page Vernon Park in downtown Pittsboro.

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Join the Council on Aging for 28th Annual Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake Bake Off on Sunday from 2 – 4 pm

February 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 23:07:56 -0500
From: megan coggins
Subject: Reminder – 28th Annual Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake Bake Off – Sunday

It’s almost that time – Chocolate Cake Time! Join the Council on Aging for the 28th Annual Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake Bake Off this Sunday, the 7th from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Pittsboro Senior Center (365 Highway 87 North).

We will start at 2:00 pm with winning cake sampling. $5 for adults and $3 for children (cash or check only) gets you a plate of the winners and milk or coffee. Afterwards – the always entertaining Pam Smith will auction off the remaining cakes and cheesecakes. All funds raised go directly back to helping seniors in the community – so come bid on a cake to take home to your Valentine or Super Bowl Party.

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Pittsboro Matters tries to cover up how insincere and inept they are

February 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:52:44 -0500
From: virginia penley
Subject: RE: Spin from Pittsboro Matters

jeffstarkweather1

Frankly, I am on the same side of most issues and values with a majority of the folks who support Pittsboro Matters, Inc. and I believe that they raise compelling issues for discussion on growth and other issues such as affordable housing and climate change.

What bothers me is the tone of their communications and public statements, their tactics and their willingness to quickly push a half truth or a theory before verifying information.

The problem with a half truth is that it is also half untrue and to me that is a problem.

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Why Larry Hicks is a fan of Commissioner Mike Cross

February 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 23:10:31 +0000
From: “Hicks, Larry M”
Subject: Why I am a fan of Commissioner Mike Cross

So, it is political season again, with campaign signs and Political Action Committees (PAC) popping up like dandelions. This round, the award goes to http://www.chathamforward.com/, who is organizing against incumbent Commissioner Mike Cross, while supporting incumbent Commissioner Karen Howard. You will see two major issues the PAC, created by Jeffrey Starkweather, will tout regarding Commissioner Cross. 1) That he voted against county-wide zoning, and 2) he votes in alignment with the Republicans more than Democrats. I’ll address the second issue later, but first, county-wide voting.

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