Month: January 2012

Do not be afraid to fill an empty building with children learning

I have been a reader of the Chatlist for about eight years. I also own a small business here in Pittsboro. I don’t understand why some people are so afraid of anything changing in town. When the Piggly Wiggly opened after Lowe’s Foods left, many people…

A very different take on WalMart

On December 23rd, three years ago, we buried our 35 year old son, Jesse, a resident of Silk Hope, at the little community cemetery on 64, just outside of Siler City. At the time, we were visitors from Virginia, grief-stricken, but still needing some Ch…

A reply to the “Sustainable Capitalism” Manifesto

Sustainable has become the new king’s clothing in the American marketplace of mentality. The buzzword was invented by the people whose minds were shaped by the 1950’s sales concept that“new”was better. Decades of marketing influence have led unsu…

Hammered dulcimer concert in Pittsboro on January 21

Pittsboro, NC – Sue Wilson (hammered dulcimer) and Betsy Kraus (concertina) will be performing in concert with Ken Kolodner of Baltimore, MD on Saturday, January 21, 7 pm, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 204 W. Salisbury Street, Pittsboro. Enjoy an…