Month: July 2011

Consumer Reports finds side-by-side refrigerators, computers, and lawn tractors most repair-prone products

What do side-by-side refrigerators, laptop computers, and zero-turn-radius riding mowers have in common? They’re among the most repair-prone products consumers can buy, according to Consumer Reports’ most recent Product Reliability Survey. And in C…

2011-2012 Chatham school budget challenges continue

Last week school districts across the state received their local education budget adjustments for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Prior to the state approving its final budget, Chatham County Schools estimated a $5,027,902 deficit and worked throughout the …

Consumer Reports finds six ways to save on your pet

Despite the economic downturn, Americans have not cut back on spending on Fluffy and Fido. According to a survey from the Consumer Reports National Research Center, during the darkest days of the recession in 2009 and 2010, only 16 percent of Americans…

Chatham golfers can swing into action for students

It’s time to register your foursome for Chatham Education Foundation’s (CEF) 19th Annual Golf Classic to be held on Monday, July 18, 2011 at Siler City Country Club. Tee off with friends or have your business, school, or community group sponsor a team….