Month: June 2012

Pittsboro town board increases property taxes

The Town of Pittsboro passed a budget that raised town property taxes by six cents per $100 of accessed value. The new rate will go up to 0.3673 per $100 of assessed value. This represents a 20 percent property tax increase.

A few comments about the 2012-13 Chatham County Budget

On June 18 we passed the FY 2012-2013 budget. I want to touch on the highlights of the budget and make a few comments in areas that might need some clarification. To see the approved budget and a more complete summary please visit the county website. W…

Consumer Reports finds Scion iQ not such a wise choice

Consumer Reports tests of the tiny Scion iQ found it to be slow, uncomfortable and noisy, among other drawbacks. With a road test score of 29, it joins the ranks of the lowest-scoring cars Consumer Reports has tested in recent years. At only 10 feet lo…

Natural gas wells – clean or dirty?

Below are two wellheads for natural gas extraction. Can you guess which one is green and which one is dirty? This article may lead you to wonder. The recent natural gas drilling proposed for deposits along the Goldsboro fault line in North Carolina, sp…