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Chatham County Online Discussion Group!

This list digest is run by Gene Galin for the purpose of providing a public forum for discussions about things in Chatham County, North Carolina.

You are welcome to supply information about upcoming events in Chatham County, NC. You can also bring up issues concerning the county. We welcome information about Chatham County based businesses. However, please no spamming.


Please feel free to “introduce” yourself to the group. You will find that folks in our group will appreciate hearing a little bit about you – your job, interests, and impressions about what’s going on in Chatham county. We have an array of folks in this group, so you’re never sure what will come up.


Our listserver program compiles all emails sent from chatlist members to chatlist – at –
Do NOT post your notice at You MUST send your post to the chatlist email address.

IMPORTANT! If you fail to read these guidelines or choose to ignore them your post(s) will not make the daily digest and you will simply get a email response that will tell you to read these guidelines.

A digest is sent out to Chatlist members up to seven times each week. This format and timeline were established based upon feedback from members of the Chatham Online e-mail list. You should receive your first digest e-mail within 24 to 72 hours.

As a Chatham Online Discussion Group member you can submit emails to this group. When we receive your email the program will send you an automatic acknowledgment that we received your email and it will be posted in a timely fashion.

If you’re responding to a previous digest please do NOT re-quote the ENTIRE Chatlist. Re-quote only the portion(s) you are referencing. This helps keep the digests at reasonable lengths. Please make sure to provide a subject line that does a good job defining what you’ll be writing about.

Although the Chatlist is a moderated list, over 96% of member posts do make it through to the daily digest.


All writers agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, libelous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Libel includes any false “factual” assertion, as opposed to your opinion, that would damage the reputation or community standing of a person or business. Avoid spreading rumors or making factual assertions without having made an attempt to verify those facts.




Do NOT send attachments with your emails. Due to the size of most attachments and the possibility of attachments carrying viruses, the chatlist automatically strips any attachment off and will NOT send it out with the digest.

Do not send images, Word documents, PDF files, etc. In other words, do NOT send attachments.

Effective March 24, 2008 any emails that include an attachment will be automatically rejected by the Chatlist program.


As a general rule we do not allow the posting of entire online articles on the Chatlist. You can post several paragraphs from an online article and you MUST provide a credit line as well as a link to the referenced article.

The Chatham Chatlist is NOT your personal, business or organization’s email list. Do NOT add the Chatham Chatlist to your email list. The thousands of Chatham Chatlist members will not be involuntarily drafted to join any other email list.


An extremely popular feature of the Chatlist is our weekly Classified Chatlist which comes out on Friday mornings. You are welcome to submit a list of your “stuff” or services for sale at anytime during the week. Yard sales, Wanted Ads, etc. fall into this category. All submitted classified posts are collected and posted on Friday’s Chatlist. The general guideline is that you can only post the same stuff/service twice a month.

NOTE: Our mailing service does NOT allow ANY Craigslist posts or links.


Chatham Chatlist Sponsorships are available.

Current sponsorship fee is $25.50 per daily chatlist.

Sponsoring the Chatham Chatlist presents your message towards the top of the Chatlist to a chathamcentric audience of over 5,100 members.

The Daily Sponsorship is open to businesses, big and small, profit and non-profit, individuals, organizations, et al as long as they are based in Chatham.

We will only have ONE main sponsor who will appear at the top of each chatlist (just below the regular chatlist heading and above the table of contents).

The Chatham Chatlist Sponsorship charge is only $5 per 1,000 subscribers in 100 subscriber increments

As of October 2014, we have 5,100+ subscribers, so the Daily Sponsorship rate is $25.50 per daily chatlist.
The sponsorship fee will go up to $26 when the membership list hits 5,200; $26.50 at 5,300 and so on.

SPECIALS! Five chatlist sponsorships for only $92, four for $82 or three for $67.50.

We will accept reservations for specific dates, but will not be able to make guarantees due to the nature of the chatlist. For example you can request September 6, 7, 13, 14, 21 or you can request the Monday Chatlist for the next 10 weeks.

You can reserve sponsorship dates up to 10 days in a month.

Each advertisement is a block of (plain) text, 80 characters wide, up to 45 lines of text.

All sponsorships must be prepaid by check or by credit card via PayPal unless we already have an established advertising relationship.


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We reserve the right to reject sponsorships for whatever reason and all ad copy must be suitable for a general audience.

These sponsorships will help pay for hardware and software upgrades as well as the web hosting fees.

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IMPORTANT: Emails to the group that have nothing to do with Chatham County, NC will NOT be posted to the Chatlist. If it doesn’t have anything to do with Chatham County, it doesn’t belong on the Chatham Chatlist. There are plenty of other venues to talk about plenty of other things.


Starting your email post with the phrase “How stupid can you be?” is not a good idea and is not acceptable. As my mom used to tell me when I was a kid – “Play nice.”


Please avoid using ALL CAPS in your emails. This signifies SHOUTING. The email will be returned to you and you will be asked to resubmit it using upper and lower case letters.


We respect the privacy of our members. We do not resell any names or email addresses of chatlist members. “Harvesting” of chatlist email addresses is not permitted. Any member caught trying to “harvest’ email addresses from the chatlist will be removed and banned from the Chatlist. It’s that simple.


Excerpts from the Chatlist may appear at times in print in the Chatham Journal newspaper and/or web site. All materials posted in the digests are considered public information, unless otherwise stated.


We hope you enjoy the Chatlist. Give it a few weeks to grow on you. If it doesn’t meet you needs, simply unsubscribe by sending an email to the chatlist with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the heading. It’s that simple.


If you have any specific operational questions about this group you can drop Gene Galin an email. You can also reach him at 919-968-4341.

NOTE: Chatham Chatlist guidelines are subject to change without notice from time to time.


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Last Updated ( Thursday, February 13, 2014 )

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 betsy macomber // Apr 18, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I am a new member and am really looking forward to using this for local services and advice.

  • 2 Vimala Rajendran // Jun 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I am writing to give a shout out to Ginny Gregory’s creative genius put to practice through her company Beyond the Crate.
    She helped rid my house of clutter without fuss or judgment. Most recently, company was coming for a week and I didn’t have to lose sleep to clean up and get ready, because of everything Beyond the Crate has accomplished for me — reclaiming my living spaces within the house — now a cozy HOME. You too can free yourself to enjoy every moment of your life by re-organzing with Ginny’s Beyond the Crate. Call now: 919-619-0401

  • 3 Eric Michaels // Sep 1, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Hello Everyone :-)
    I wanted to say hello and annouce were getting very close to opening the Eric Michaels Salon,
    76 Hillsboro Street
    in beautiful historical Pittsboro.
    I am very excited to be coming home to Pittsboro and opening an upscale salon.
    Our Website and Facebook will be up and running in the near future. I have to say,
    ” Thank You to the warm reception already, and also the calls for appointments before were even open.”
    I look forward to meeting you at our Grand Opening, or at least stop in and say HELLO !
    Feel free to drop me a line directly:

    Eric Michaels

    Life is just Easier when your beautiful !

  • 4 Susan // Mar 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Subject: Recommendations for Guitar Instructor for 1st grader?

    Can anyone recommend a guitar instructor for a 1st grader?


  • 5 Donna Bauman // Aug 12, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Sign up for two new classes at the Natural Chef Program at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro: Registration is open and classes start Thursday. Fermented Vegetable Fundamentals held on Thursdays, 11:15 am – 2:15 pm for 8 weeks starting Aug 15th.
    By the end of this course students will gain confidence fermenting a variety of vegetables and some fruit, understand some of the health benefits of fermentation and develop an appreciation for the significance of fermented foods across culinary traditions.

    Foods to support the Healing Process
    Thursdays, 3 – 6 pm for 8 weeks starting Aug 15th
    This class, consisting of both lecture and hands-on learning, will teach students how to make bone and mineral broths, soups and stews, herbal teas and raw juices that can support the body during illness.
    Two more classes on Fermented Foods and Eating for Health start on October 10 and registration for those classes also open now.

    Both classes taught by Donna Bauman, who completed the CCCC Natural Chef Program in 2012. Donna is a passionate supporter of traditional diets, fermented foods and the healing power of food. In 2013 Donna did further traditional diets training at Three Stone Hearth, a Community Supported Kitchen in Berkeley, California.

  • 6 Shelby Hewett // Aug 3, 2014 at 4:52 am

    I was born & raised in Chatham Co. It stays with you where ever you go. My comment has to do with New Salem Church off old 87 in Chatham Co. I was born just across the rd. from the church & attended that church for many years. My Mother taught Sunday school there. I know times have changed but it’s the change in people that scare me.Your neighbors always came together in times of need, now we don’t even know who they are. The church was the mainstay of the community. My Grandparents,my Parents,2 Aunts, 1 cousin & my husband are all buried there. It holds a Special place in my heart & always will. I am not a member. My 1st. cousin wants to be buried beside her mother. Her brother has been buried there since 1973. She was informed by the preacher that a plot would cost her $5000.00. We paid nowhere near that for our plots The person we dealt with was the keeper of the cemetery & had a book to keep him up to date on who was buried where, so even without markers he was aware of the people buried there would not be disturbed. When I had coping put around out plots & a bench to sit on there wasn’t a problem. I even had plastic & rock on top so mowing wouldn’t be a problem. I cannot fathom such a price difference. She has at least 5 family members while I have 6 buried there. I don’t know who decided on such a high price but it doesn’t seem right to me. That Church has probably been there over 100 yrs. I know it’s been there over 70 yrs. There is a Confederate soldier or family member buried there. We do our level best to keep flowers on the graves of our Loved ones & at times on a grave with a homemade marked on her grave with no name on it. A church member made the cross out of kindness. The memories of being a part of that Church will never leave me. I shall always be a Chatham Rabbit no matter where I live. I really hope to find out about the price even if it’s none of my business. My cousin cannot afford $5000.00 for a plot. I don’t know anyone that could. Sincerely, Shelby Hewett.

  • 7 Jacqueline Dale // Oct 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I have free firewood – in big logs just from a cut-down dead sweetgum. You pick it up and it’s all yours!

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