Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sandra Sublett honored on retirement as Chatham’s clerk to the board

As Clerk to Chatham County’s Board of Commissioners for nearly 20 years, Sandra B. Sublett made friends with nearly everyone who crossed her path. Her enthusiasm and optimism proved to be valuable assets for a job that can be very challenging. The Board of Commissioners honored Sublett with the adoption of a resolution during its meeting on Dec. 16, 2013 in the Historic County Courthouse. During the presentation, she received a standing ovation from all attendees.

Potentially harmful bacteria found on 97 percent of chicken breasts tested by Consumer Reports

In its most comprehensive tests of meat and poultry to date, Consumer Reports found bacteria that could make consumers sick on nearly all of the 316 raw chicken breasts purchased at retail nationwide. The full report, “The High Cost of Cheap Chicken,” is featured in the February 2014 issue of Consumer Reports and online.

GLAAD feeling backlash against their anti-Christian bigotry

On Thursday, Bear Creek native and country music singer Charlie Daniels weighed in on the Duck Dynasty controversy. Daniels said it was a “sorry day in America” when A&E can indefinitely suspend Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson and trample on his civil rights for “expressing heartfelt religious opinions.”

The Robertson Family Official Statement

ShopSmart’s best shopping tips of the year

Shopping smart doesn’t mean cheaping out on all purchases – it’s about knowing where and when to shop, what to buy and what to skip, and making a plan before buying. The January 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights dozens of the best shopping strategies from the past year and warns against ten shopping don’ts.

New books for Christmas giving and viewing

Are you missing the right gifts for some important people on your shopping list? There is help from some of the best and most popular North Carolina-connected storytellers, whose new books might be lifesavers for you. And your gift recipient can watch the author talk about the book in the next few weeks on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m.

NC Book Watch

Our State Magazine

ShopSmart’s best & worst products of the year

Not every product lives up to its claims, and others sometimes exceeds expectations. The January 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, spotlights dozens of products in six categories – cleaning and home improvement, food and wine, cooking and food prep, electronics, everyday products, and cars – that stood out in tests and identifies fifteen that weren’t up to par.