Month: May 2013

Links to more information about planned Chatham Park

For those interested in the 7,000+ acre Chatham Park development here are a couple of links for more information. The development is located within Pittsboro’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) so all planning will be handled by the town of Pittsboro…

The Barefoot Movement performing at Bynum General Store on May 31

Don’t miss “The Barefoot Movement” at the Bynum General Store on Friday, May 31. The Barefoot Movement is a quartet of immensely talented musicians from North & South Carolina and Tennessee whose music successfully melds Americana influences with the invigoration of acoustic modern rock and jazz. Their sound simultaneously captures the rustic beauty of old Southern front porch Bluegrass improvisation while being immediately accessible to the modern era.

Consumer Reports mattress ratings – Get a good night’s sleep for less than $1,000

Getting a good night’s rest doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Consumer Reports’ most comprehensive test of mattresses found models that performed well and cost under $1,000. The full report, which includes detailed buying advice and Ratings of 12 mattresses, plus 10 ways to get more shuteye and what to ask before buying, is available in the May 2013 issue of the magazine and online at

Celebrating the end of the Charlotte curse

What is one thing we can do for Charlotte now that that former Mayor Pat McCrory has been elected governor of North Carolina and his successor, Anthony Foxx, has been nominated for U.S Secretary of Transportation? We can stop referring to the Charlotte mayor’s job as a dead end or curse for politicians aspiring to statewide or national office.

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Consumer Reports reveals the best used cars for all budgets

As owners hold on to their vehicles longer, fewer late-model used cars are available for sale, resulting in a limited supply and higher prices. To help Americans choose the best used car for their money, Consumer Reports compiled a Best & Worst Used Cars list for model years 2003 through 2012.