Month: May 2011

Funding core services and protecting our environment are key component in Chatham’s budget proposal

I want to thank those who attended the public hearings on the proposed budget in Pittsboro and Siler City. While the majority of those I’ve spoken with and heard from support the proposed budget others have expressed concern that we are cutting vital…

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An aerotropolis in North Carolina?

But what about North Carolina airports? How do our major airports and associated metropolitan areas fit into the concepts for the future of the world’s mega airport cities discussed in the new book, “Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next” by UNC-…

Let’s keep the county government budget in check

With each passing day, the debt clock in our country is increasing at a frightening rate. From our federal government down to our state and local governments, it is imperative that our government rein in it’s out-of-control spending. Just as private ci…

The right to vote comes with personal responsibility

In the recent discussions on early voting we’ve heard a lot about the right to vote and how we should do everything possible to protect that right and make it easier for people to vote. Unfortunately there’s been little discussion of the idea that …

Chatham Drug Free kicks off its Safe Stores initiative

On Thursday, May 26, Chatham Drug Free will kick-off its Safe Stores initiative, bringing recognition to stores that sell alcohol and tobacco but are consistent in checking IDs and not selling alcohol or tobacco to minors. Chatham Drug Free, Chatham Co…