Chatlist Chatters – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:59:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/chathamjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/10888465-four-newspaper-pile-isolated-on-white-background-Stock-Vector-newspaper-icon-headline-5580d7a0v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 Chatlist Chatters – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com 32 32 Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Chatlist Chatters – Chatham Journal Newspaper Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Chatlist Chatters – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://chathamjournal.com/category/opinion/chatlist-chatters/ TV-G 63016882 Special thanks to Donna and her team at Bella Donna’s restaurant for amazing experience http://chathamjournal.com/2018/01/02/special-thanks-donna-team-bella-donnas-restaurant-amazing-experience/ Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:11:41 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=8242 by*protected email* Pittsboro, NC – I was coming up on my 15th wedding anniversary. Because it’s one of those milestone years I thought it should be more special than simply bringing home some flowers after my day at work. While…

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Pittsboro, NC – I was coming up on my 15th wedding anniversary. Because it’s one of those milestone years I thought it should be more special than simply bringing home some flowers after my day at work. While I was vetting some ideas I thought about the things my wife would like, and one of the things that she absolutely loves is great Italian food. But we eat Italian all the time, I wanted it to be a bit of an event to cap off a bunch of other stuff I was planning for the day. I then had an idea and I called Donna at Bella Donna’s to see if we could pull it off. I honestly thought she was going to tell me to go take a long walk off a short pier. My idea was simple, a table in the kitchen like I had seen at really high-end places in Miami and New York but but one that neither myself nor my wife had ever experienced.

Donna knew exactly what I was talking about, she called it a chef’s table. Without batting an eye she said she’d do it.  After confirming the day and time I left the rest of it up to her as I had a ton of other things I had planned that I needed to work through.

Donna did not disappoint! When we walked in in the corner of her kitchen was one of the dining room tables perfectly set up for a meal for two. Perched above the table on a shelf that probably holds dishes or some other kitchen supplies, she had set up a little speaker playing Italian music. The table was set up theater style with both of us facing the same direction looking out at the stove and pasta preparation areas.

The food was great as it always is at Bella Donna’s. What I had never known before was how much work and care goes into every meal. Every single strand of pasta for every plate is hand-spun fresh. I know, we were sitting right by the machine and it got used often.  There were constant checks by Donna over the quality of the food as it was being cooked.  In addition to our meal she brought samples of the different things that were on the menu for the evening. Some like the calamari that reminded me of my dad were  emotionally impactful beyond their great taste!

I don’t know if this is going to become a regular offering at Bella Donna’s, but I can say that the experience was one we will treasure for the rest of our lives.

If there is any regret to the evening, it’s that because it was the first time, Donna was on her best behavior. That means I got a lot less shouting in the kitchen than I thought I would. Who knows, maybe Donna will feel comfortable enough with customers in the kitchen that by my 20th that she’ll really let loose when the pasta primavera isn’t prepared just right! 🙂

Bella Donna Italian Restaurant

Address: 440 East St, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Phone: +1-919-545-0900

Hours: 11:00am-2:00pm, 4:00pm-10:00pm

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The burning bowl http://chathamjournal.com/2018/01/02/the-burning-bowl/ Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:14:09 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=8239 by *protected email* Pittsboro, NC – Something new to me. I was invited to a ‘burning bowl’ yesterday, New Year’s Eve. I had never heard of this before. There is a big open pit, bowl, area with a blazing fire…

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Pittsboro, NC – Something new to me. I was invited to a ‘burning bowl’ yesterday, New Year’s Eve. I had never heard of this before. There is a big open pit, bowl, area with a blazing fire – outdoors. Those gathered around write on a piece of paper some problem, situation, etc, that they would like to banish from their mind for the coming new year. Things you just want to go away. You toss that piece of paper in the fire and it is consumed. It does something mentally.

I really got into it. Early in the morning, long before the event, I cut apart a big advertising paper i had found in the mail box. Strips about 3″ by 8″- With a big broad point black marking pen I lavishly wrote on those papers things that i wanted to disappear, banish or fade away. Out of my mind. Can’t be bothered with that mental baggage any more.

The words came quickly. An unsteady hand scrolled “War,” “Sore Arm,” “Leg Pain,” “Car Problems,” “Computer Problems,” “Poor internet service,” “Expensive internet service,” “Drought,” “Cold Weather,” “Climate Change,” “Bullying,” “Terrorism,” “Racial and Religious Bias,” “Murder.,” There were other I didn’t read aloud, more personal, that I just tossed into the flames. But I knew and kept the faith.

I read many of mine aloud as I made a ball out of each long piece of paper. Tossing it in the fire was a release. Many approval comments from those gathered around. Don’t know why, but I had more to burn than anyone else. There were other I didn’t read aloud, more personal, that I just tossed into the flames. But I knew.

This year is gonna be a better year; you better know it.

NOTE: Don’t try this at home unless you have a fire extinguisher and a proper burning bowl and someone with you in case of an emergency.

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I’m in the money. Had collards and black-eyed peas on New Year’s day. http://chathamjournal.com/2018/01/02/im-money-collards-black-eyed-peas-new-years-day/ Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:20:27 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=8223 By *protected email* Pittsboro, NC – Tradition has it that if you eat collards and black-eyed peas on New Year’s day, it will bring you wealth. Collards are the green dollars and peas are the  small change. As usual, I…

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Pittsboro, NC – Tradition has it that if you eat collards and black-eyed peas on New Year’s day, it will bring you wealth. Collards are the green dollars and peas are the  small change. As usual, I didn’t have a lot of collards and lots of peas.  Had never  cooked them in the same pot before. But in this case, it saved time and propane.

collards and black eyed peasI cooked both in a pressure cooker.

The peas I soaked over night with fresh garlic, garlic powder, salt. The collards were a little old, but still usable. Lately I have have a problem with the peas not tasting salty enough when cooked. Cooked in salt seems better tasting, to me, than fresh salt. Also, I used to cook the peas for nine minutes, but lately that doesn’t seem to be enough. Twelve minutes did the trick. Had them for breakfast.

For lunch i had collards, black eyed peas, cornbread and butter milk. Nothing could be finer. A poor person meal fit for a king.

I bought another bag of black eyed peas. So I will be getting small change for a long while now.

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N.A. Booko lives and writes in Chatham County and frequently blabs on the Chatham Chatlist about cooking, gardening and blabbing.

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Priestess of All That Is Right With The Left, has absolved any liberals, leftists, socialists, et al for attacking Goodnight Mark http://chathamjournal.com/2017/11/13/priestess-right-left-absolved-liberals-leftists-socialists-et-al-attacking-goodnight-mark/ Tue, 14 Nov 2017 04:06:59 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=8126 by *protected email* Pittsboro, NC – Sine ecclesiam Dei. I am so relieved that the priestess of All That Is Right With The Left, has absolved any liberals, leftists, socialists, or other for attacking Goodnight Mark for his views. Thus…

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Pittsboro, NC – Sine ecclesiam Dei. I am so relieved that the priestess of All That Is Right With The Left, has absolved any liberals, leftists, socialists, or other for attacking Goodnight Mark for his views. Thus is the self absorbed universe of that grouping who believe that censorship, violent criticism, destruction of property, name calling and obfuscation of fact and reality are fair game for leading the lemmings.

These are the same who believe that the grand cathedral which Lot thought to be acceptable is also OK with them.

With a deft turn of phrase, the author tried to turn fault to the opposition camp and say that theft, diversion and lies were shared activities in the bipolar campaign of election.

I do wish to refer to fact, which is stranger in that camp. The word “hate” was first pronounced by the Left. Violence is executed by the Left (ANTIFA) and at public events. Theft of campaign items/signs would not be a normal conservative tactic because the Right respects private property. But Leftists have been known to perform certain acts on themselves to make the crime appear to have been committed by their opposition. All that needs to be cited for proof is the behavior of the liberals and Leftists at rallies and riots since January 20, 2017.

A word of caution: stop being the puppet of a well orchestrated incitement to riot and terror, perpetrated by an evil man who pays for the disruption of our society. At some point, all this evil will bring an ugly conflict, and you will be called to war for nothing that is worth it. The illusion of the fight for principles that evaporate when submitted to the light of reason, social benefit, and human cost. The juvenile excitement of hormonal pique will dissolve in shame and disappointment. The shrill screams of crisis and critical cadence will silence at the dawn of awareness.

Recall what Hillary said, “Christians must change their beliefs.” And worship what, I ask? Or who?

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Creating an internet based economy in Chatham County http://chathamjournal.com/2017/04/25/creating-internet-based-economy-chatham-county/ Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:14:09 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7653 By *protected email* Chatham County, NC – I was glad to read that Tarus Balog has interesting ideas to create an internet based economy in Chatham and to build upon the arts and craft community in Siler City.  I’m hopeful…

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Chatham County, NC – I was glad to read that Tarus Balog has interesting ideas to create an internet based economy in Chatham and to build upon the arts and craft community in Siler City.  I’m hopeful that Balog realizes that educational opportunities must also be included in the plan so that all residents in Chatham have a chance to participate.

As a beginning, Randolph Electric is thinking about running fiber internet in Silk Hope and our state Senator, Virginia Foushee, has sponsored a bill to allow counties to to provide internet access. It has passed the first reading in both the House and Senate and is currently in committee. Maybe something will come of it.

SENATE BILL 208 (H390): AN ACT AUTHORIZING COUNTIES TO PROVIDE HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE AS A PUBLIC ENTERPRISE. ‘A county may provide infrastructure, including, but not limited to, conduit, fiber optic cable, and fiber optic wire, for the purpose of expanding high speed Internet access service in unserved areas of the county to promote and encourage economic development in the county. The county may lease the infrastructure to unaffiliated, qualified private providers of high speed Internet access service. Any lease contracts under this section shall comply with the provisions of Article 8 of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes and shall be awarded on a technology neutral basis. The county shall use only unrestricted general fund revenue to provide the infrastructure. Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit a county to provide Internet service.’

http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2017&BillID=S208

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Chatham County needs high speed rural broadband for business to thrive and grow http://chathamjournal.com/2017/04/24/chatham-county-needs-high-speed-rural-broadband-business-thrive-grow/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:38:19 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7633 By *protected email* Pittsboro, NC – I am seriously considering a run for the State House as an independent single issue candidate: high speed rural broadband. While we as a society don’t want to admit it, manufacturing jobs are not…

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Pittsboro, NC – I am seriously considering a run for the State House as an independent single issue candidate: high speed rural broadband.

rual broadband internetWhile we as a society don’t want to admit it, manufacturing jobs are not coming back. Automation is advancing at such a rate that robots will be doing most of them, and even if a large company were to buy one of these megasites, the number of jobs they would bring with them will be significantly less than in the past, but with the same negative impact on the character of the surrounding area.

The days of the “company town” are gone.

What will not go away is the need for humans in certain jobs, and I think Chatham County boasts a great number of talented people who just need to reach a larger audience in order to make a good living. The way to do that is with the Internet.

Unfortunately, none of the big players like Centurylink or Spectrum really care about bringing true, reliable broadband to most of the County (for example, my business partner who lives in Chapel Ridge enjoys 300MB from Spectrum while the best I can get is 10MB from Centurylink). Thus if Chatham County is going to do it, we’ll have to do it on our own.

Our wonderful leadership in Raleigh, many in the pocket of the communications lobby, passed HB 129 back in 2011 which forbids municipalities from providing their own network services. My first task would be to have that repealed, and I believe I could stir up enough popular sentiment via the ubiquity of social networks to embarrass them into doing it.

Once that is done, I would set up a fund to allow for cities and counties to borrow money for the infrastructure needed to insure high speed network access to everyone in the county. I would prefer a fiber infrastructure but reliable wireless options may be available by that time. Chatham is the 20th county by size in North Carolina, so it is no easy task to make sure everyone gets access.

Then I would help set up a company to provide services on that infrastructure, even offering commercial vendors use of it for a fee, with the aim of becoming profitable while still providing affordable service. My goal would be to have most if not all of the funds borrowed for the infrastructure returned to the State.

This could serve as a model for all the counties in North Carolina.

Once broadband is available, there are a number of jobs that could be done from anywhere in the county, even from home. One thing that will be hard to automate is customer service. Rather than have calls routed to a call center outside the country where you might have to interact with someone who doesn’t speak English very well or doesn’t really understand your problem, you could talk to someone here, home of the friendliest people on Earth.

I fly a lot on American Airlines. When they closed the Tuscon call center, they offered a number of employees the option to continue working from home. I like it because when I call it tends to be quiet (no background noise) and they like it because there is no commute and they can better manage their time. It may not be everyone’s dream job, but it does provide for income without having to radically change the atmosphere of the community.

I also run into a number of people in technology who live in Silicon Valley but envy my farm and my solitude. We could attract those people who can work from anywhere as long as they have broadband.

In the meantime, if I were in charge in Chatham, I would take all of this effort focused on the megasites and focus more on supporting small businesses in the county.

For example, every December we have a wonderful Artists Studio Tour. What if we could make it easier for all artists to sell their work?

I would create an online marketplace, sort of like Etsy, but focused on Chatham products.

Then I would rent some of the wonderful space available in Siler City, which is pretty much in the center of the county, and set up a system where people could take high resolutions pictures of their products as well as handle orders, shipping and distribution.

For example. Let’s say you were a potter. You could bring some of your work to Siler City, where there would be booths set up with high resolution cameras where you could take stunning pictures. We would then automate the process of putting those pictures on the marketplace website, and allow you to add descriptions, etc. The space would have an area to store the items, as well as package and ship them. When someone orders off the website, the item could be packed and shipped without the potter having to get involved – they can be focused on making more art.

The cost of the website and the employees needed to help run it, take pictures and ship items would come out of a small but reasonable commission.

This doesn’t need to focus on art, it could include any product made in Chatham (soap, cheese, etc.). I am confident that we have so much talent here that it would become a “go to” place for people looking for the best things.

I just wanted to post this to let the three people who actually make it to the end of my long rants to understand that I do care about our home, and my criticism of the megasites arises out of that. There are other options if we just gain the courage to pursue them.

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The problem is that we have allowed Chatham county to become a bedroom community http://chathamjournal.com/2017/03/18/problem-allowed-chatham-county-become-bedroom-community/ Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:59:58 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=4301 by Mark Stinson Siler City, NC – Tell me how a 1996  $32,000 double wide modular on 9/10 of an acre would ever sell for $98,000 with the addition of a porch and an $18 (yes, I said $18) carport…

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Siler City, NC – Tell me how a 1996  $32,000 double wide modular on 9/10 of an acre would ever sell for $98,000 with the addition of a porch and an $18 (yes, I said $18) carport and a utility room all built from scrap and recycled materials. One near me like it just sold for $45,000 on 4.11 acres of land in better shape with a new heat pump. It sold for less than half of its tax value.

doublewideEvery home in my area has spiked in value like mine  and we have had no development, no significant road maintenance or repave in 25 years just that stringy asphalt patch stuff that makes roads look like they are covered with snakes.  I can’t personally drink the county water against doc’s orders. The schools on this end of the county get treated like red headed stepchildren, while schools in the northern end get all the bells and whistles.

Chatham County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state now just like Wake was years ago.  I wouldn’t live in Wake county if you paid me to.

It’s depressing that I realize there will be a point in time ordinary people won’t be able to afford to live in this county. Rent has tripled, taxes shot up, water bills shot up, and we still have potholes, bad water pressure, and feel shorted on this end of the county. Many of my friends and neighbors feel we don’t have the representation and political pull the north east corner of the county has.

My solution is simple. I will sell you my house on 9/10s of an acre, bad heat pump, needing paint, carpet and about $20,000 worth of other repairs for tax value. You can enjoy potholes, low water pressure, sweating in 100 degree heat and the lack of everything most north eastern Chathamites have, but you will have the privilege of the same inflated home value .

If commissioners of the past had focused on creating a business friendly environment here instead of catering to wealthy developers we would have good paying jobs, a strong tax revenue from business and property taxes much lower than today.

It’s not the tax office that’s the problem. They are doing a fine job. It’s the fact we have allowed our county to become a bedroom community for those working outside the county. That is the problem. Why buy a $500,000 home in Wake county when you can get one here for $250,000 with a bonus of a lower tax rate. This is what’s driven up home values and taxes. This is what’s pushing ordinary people out of Chatham.

I personally feel there should be an impact fee imposed on any home sold to a non Chatham resident to supplement infrastructure expansion to accommodate new residents. People who grew up here and are trying to live here deserve a break. Those on fixed incomes are already screwed.

I said I was done with the tax issue and I am.

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How will we pay for Chatham County’s long-range planning? http://chathamjournal.com/2017/02/21/will-pay-chatham-countys-long-range-planning/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:25:48 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7327 by *protected email* Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Long-Range Planning Committee will present their latest thoughts to the county this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I have seen the draft documents, and they represent a wide range of options…

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Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Long-Range Planning Committee will present their latest thoughts to the county this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

I have seen the draft documents, and they represent a wide range of options that, based on the committee’s collective and so-called progressive (not necessarily unanimous) opinion, will improve Chatham County over the next 25 years.

That may be so. I like several of the ideas, am neutral about some, and cannot tolerate others.

But you need to make up your own minds.

Why? Because you are going to end up paying for whatever this committee recommends to the Chatham County Commissioners. Lots of ideas equal lots of need for dollars to pay for ideas. Where do you think those dollars come from? Your wallet.

So if you want to have some small impact on how our county commission spends YOUR dollars, go to one of the input sessions:

  • Tuesday, February 21, at Chatham Central High School, in the Commons (outside the cafeteria), 5-7 PM
  • Wednesday, February 22, at the Chatham Community Library, Holmes Meeting Room, 5-7 PM
  • Thursday, February 23, at the Silk Hope Ruritan Center, Main Hall, 5-7 PM

It is your money.

Read more on my blog at countrylivingpolitics.blogspot.com.

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It’s this easy to commit voter fraud http://chathamjournal.com/2016/11/08/easy-commit-voter-fraud/ Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:17:06 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6963 By Sharon Theil Pittsboro, NC – While preparing to vote in the 2016 Presidential election, I discovered that: 1) The name, address, race, polling place, and voter registration status (yes, this person is registered to vote in this election) are…

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By Sharon Theil

Pittsboro, NC – While preparing to vote in the 2016 Presidential election, I discovered that:

1) The name, address, race, polling place, and voter registration status (yes, this person is registered to vote in this election) are all Easily available on line.

2) A picture ID, such as a driver’s license, is not required to vote in Chatham County.

These are the facts.

Vote 2016Now, if every voter was as honest and trust worthy as you and I these facts would be unimportant.  However, since some voters may be less than honest, I think that it is reasonable to assume that some voters may cast more than one vote for their favorite candidate.

But, don’t take my word for it, prove it for yourself.  If I can do it you can do it, and probably in a lot less time.

First, go to canivote.org and enter your own name and then the names of some of your family and friends.

Then, choose a few different popular American surnames, the most popular is Smith, but you can find a full list here.

Put together a short list of say four or five popular last names.  Couple these with a very generic first name. I used Mary but, you can use Bob or Steve or whatever.

Then go to back to canivote.org and choose NC from the drop-down menu, type in a name on your list, and click.

You’ll see a list of all the people in NC with that name.

Click on those who are registered and live in Chatham County.

Write down their name, address, political party, and even who they voted for in past elections.

Do the same for the other names on your list being sure to write down their name and zip code very carefully.

And then just go down your list of names.

Click, enter, repeat.

Now all you need is each voter’s polling place.

So, go back to the Home Page and find Polling Place, it should be located right under the US map.

Enter the information to find each voter’s exact polling place.

That’s it.

Now, you too could vote multiple times, under multiple names, but of course you won’t.

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My vote is for the Red Team and Jay Stobbs for Chatham County commissioner http://chathamjournal.com/2016/11/07/vote-red-team-jay-stobbs-chatham-county-commissioner/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 21:53:01 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6957 By *protected email* Pittsboro, NC – There have been many articles in the Chatlist about who to vote for, especially when it comes to County Commissioner.  Blue team, Red Team, Unaffiliated team.  My vote is for Jay Stobbs. Jay Stobbs…

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Pittsboro, NC – There have been many articles in the Chatlist about who to vote for, especially when it comes to County Commissioner.  Blue team, Red Team, Unaffiliated team.  My vote is for Jay Stobbs. Jay Stobbs has all the qualities that Chatham County needs in our next Chatham County Commissioner, along with the rest of the red ballot and Justice Edmunds.

There are also a few videos out that are good.  The video link showing Jay Stobbs abilities, as your next Chatham County Commissioner, shows what kind of person Jay is, can be viewed at the following link:

It is really a very uplifting video has shows what kind of Commissioner Jay will be.

The blue team candidates [Karen Howard and Mike Dasher] ” embrace an inclusive and progressive world view”.  I had to google what that really meant but found that this view is even to the left of what Bernie Sanders represented.  Really? As if that is really possible.

What it is sure to mean is more folks who will raise our taxes, and not listen to the citizens of Chatham County.  We just can’t afford more of that. There are many kinds of examples were these kinds of progressives have taken over, but non where where the outcome has been successful.  Just take a look at how well they did in Connecticut. A State that now has close to the highest taxes in the nation, huge debt. A state where business and people are leaving in huge numbers, and a state that is now in decline.  North Carolina just can’t afford these kind of people in power.

I reiterate that two candidates with a progressive world view is not what Chatham County needs. The people in Chatham County need common sense candidates that will fight for what the people in Chatham County want. Chatham County from my viewpoint wants candidates that will listen to what the community has to say.

This video:

clearly shows that Karen Howard does not listen,  or even allow for the possibility, that citizens in Chatham County may have differing views and points of view worth considering.  This is not an attitude or set of positions that I think will work best for Chatham County, and I hope you will consider that when you cast your vote.  I know I will when I will vote for Chatham County Commissioner.

Jay Stobbs has the qualities that all Chatham residents need in a commissioner. He will be respectful, and thoughtful, when asked to make decisions that affect all of us in Chatham County.

While I may be repeating myself, my vote is for Jay Stobbs for Chatham County Commissioner.  I hope yours will be as well.

I also hope when you look at the rest of the ballot,  you vote for the red team, including Justice Edmunds.

John Palermo is chairman of the Chatham County Republican Party

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