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What a joy to live in a small, friendly, cooperative county such as Chatham

March 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on What a joy to live in a small, friendly, cooperative county such as Chatham

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:19:17 -0400
From: Suz Robinson
Subject: Gratitude

I recently moved back to Bynum. This occurred amidst the frozen rain, sleet, ice and snowy conditions we were experiencing. Thank you so very much to my friends, neighbors and former students who helped me move items, as we dug your vehicles out of my yard and driveway.

Thanks to friends who provided pallets to sleep on and warm meals, when the movers had to cancel several times due to weather conditions and I was stranded in my new home w no furniture.

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Tags: Musings

Logs for Clyde were picked up. Thanks.

June 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Logs for Clyde were picked up. Thanks.

Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 11:16:32 -0400
From: Reid Guthrie
Subject: re: Logs for Clyde

I just wanted to let everyone know that one of Clyde’s neighbors brought Clyde by and picked up the logs.  I got a great response from my note to the chatlist.  About 10 people offered to help.  Neighbors willing to help neighbors is what will keep a community strong through rough times.

Thanks again, everyone.


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Tags: Arts and Culture

ClydeFEST 09 Looking for Local Artist Volunteers

February 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on ClydeFEST 09 Looking for Local Artist Volunteers

Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:13:16 -0800 (PST)
From: Stephan Meyers
Subject: Re: ClydeFEST’09 is looking for Local Artist Volunteers

ClydeFEST 09 Looking for Local Artist Volunteers

Howdy. My name is Stephan Meyers and I‘m currently working with Gilda McDaniel from ChathamArts to bring together ClydeFEST 2009 which will be held on Saturday April 25th at the Bynum Ballfield.

We’re on the look-out for Local Chatham County Artists who, beyond their passion for art, share with us the desire to enrich children’s lives. To learn more about ClydeFEST and just what it all means to be a Local Artist Volunteer head on over to

Check out the ClydeFEST page and have a look see at the Local Artist Volunteer PDF provided for download.

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Tags: 27312 · 27514 · 27516 · 27517 · Arts and Culture · Bynum · Chapel Hill · Non-profits · Pittsboro

I’m not trying to get rich but I am trying to make a living

January 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on I’m not trying to get rich but I am trying to make a living

Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 18:27:11 -0500
From: Kendrick Harvey
Subject: Re: Chatham Chatlist #3283

Business introduction

My name is Kendrick Harvey. I am a carpenter. I live in Bynum and run a small business. I am not a salesman. I don’t talk people into things they don’t need. In fact I often talk myself out of work because something is unrealistic or too expensive.

When I work for someone I do my best to look out for their interests. I will look at anything. I can probably help you with that weird idea you have had for years. I like to do things I have never done before. I can turn that door you bought at Habitat into reality. If I don’t answer the phone I *will* call back. If I miss an appointment without a phone call it probably means I’ve lost a foot or something.

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Tags: 27312 · Business · Bynum · Services

Pumpkins Needed for Bynum’s Pedestrian Bridge Halloween Eve

October 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Pumpkins Needed for Bynum’s Pedestrian Bridge Halloween Eve

Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 18:52:55 -0400
From: Debbie Tunnell
Subject: Pumpkins Needed

Pumpkins on Bynum’s Pedestrian Bridge Halloween Eve.
Soon it will be time for the pumpkins to be bought so that Jan Berger and crew can do their magic carving and then set the pumpkins on the Bynum bridge for all to come and admire over the waters of the Haw. Jan would like to ask….if anyone knows where pumpkins can be purchased for $3 or less, please call him.  This is a volunteer Chatham community event.  He’s hoping to purchase around 60+ pumpkins for a low low cost.

If you know where to make the purchase, call Jan at – 542.4492.

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Tags: 27312 · Agriculture · Arts and Culture · Bynum

Would liberals welcome pro-Bush lyrics?

September 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Would liberals welcome pro-Bush lyrics?

Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 22:20:57 -0400
From: “Dan Marley”
Subject: Entertainment at Bynum

I was very entertained by the responses to the conservative gentleman who felt awkward (and maybe out of place) at hearing anti-Bush/War lyrics at the Bynum Store entertainment.  Seems that everyone responding was very cordial and understanding and welcoming to him and his views.  They welcome everyone and their opinions because, as liberals, they are diverse and inclusive.

If he had heard a group insert a pro-Bush lyric, I feel sure he would have really heard what an understanding group they really are.

Dan Marley

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Tags: 27312 · Bynum · Music

Chatham County cool places

August 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Chatham County cool places

Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:15:46 -0400
From: Dan Cahoon
Subject: Chatham County cool places

I would like to echo the recent post about PC’s Cool Place. It is a great place for a meal or just ice cream. A good friend took me there recently and we had a great time. My son’s were treated like royalty. Any place that calls me darlin and takes care of my kids is on my list. Next time you are in Siler City, go check out this little gem. It is not that far off the path, just blocks from downtown.  Tell them Darlin’ sent you.

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Tags: 27312 · 27344 · 27514 · 27516 · Arts and Culture · Business · Fifteen501 · Food & Drink · Moncure · Pittsboro · Restaurants/Cafés · Siler City

Ahhhhhh, Chatham

August 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Ahhhhhh, Chatham

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 08:27:07 EDT
From: Jo Anne
Subject: ahhhhhh, Chatham

The banter back and forth regarding Morrie’s comments about Bynum Friday Nights warms my heart.

I lived in Chapel Hill for most of my adult life  and my relatives for generations and generations.  I moved to Pittsboro 2  years ago…and just one of the major benefits was being enveloped by all these “liberal” people.

The whole idea of live and let live is something we all  need to embrace.  In my “Liberal” opinion, conservatism equals closed minds  equals hatred.  War certainly does not equal love.  Long live the  Liberals!

And THANKS to you, Robert, for allowing this venue for  discussion.

Jo Anne

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Tags: 27312 · Bynum · Pittsboro · Politics

Free Speech In Chatham – From The “singer” in Bynum On Friday Night

August 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Free Speech In Chatham – From The “singer” in Bynum On Friday Night

Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:55:01 -0400
From: Robert Waldrop
Subject: Free Speech In Chatham – From The “singer” in Bynum On Friday Night

Hi Morrie,

I’m glad you enjoyed the music and the evening on Friday.  It was our pleasure to perform for you and yours.

Our views and opinions in no way reflect those of the good folks who donate their time and efforts to putting on the Bynum Front Porch Music Series nor to the folks that live in Bynum.  Please do not hold my song verse which was: “Ain’t gonna fight for George W” against them.  That venue is not for any set of political views.  It is just a venue.  Unfortunately history tells us music and art bring controversy.  If you don’t want controversy, stop listening and stop looking to all music that you don’t agree with.  I don’t like rap so I don’t ever listen to it.  Hitler encouraged those choices by force because he knew their power.

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Tags: 27312 · Bynum · Music · Musings · Politics

Freedom of speech

August 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Freedom of speech

Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 17:30:45 EDT
From: Ed Williams
Subject: Freedom of speech

In Chatlist 3194, Angel Dennison, talking about a sporting event at Northwood, says “I was witness to the worst racial anti-hispanic rant I have EVER heard”. Angel, you should tell the moms who made that rant to go to an event at the Bynum General store. Morrie said (#3193) she was disturbed by a singer there, who, at the end of the evening, was singing a spitritual and suddenly turned it into a left-wing political chant. But we are told that, at Bynum, all points of view are welcomed.

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Tags: 27312 · Bynum · Music · Politics