Day: January 4, 2014

Chatham and Lee County Democrats seek candidates for House District 54 seat

An N.C. House committee has set a January date for replacing former Rep. Deborah McManus in Chatham County and is looking for candidates. Any interested candidates must be a resident of the 54th House District – in Chatham and northern Lee counties – and a registered Democrat. A public meeting with the candidates will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 11 at the Historic Chatham County Courthouse, 12 East St., Pittsboro.

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Chatham deputies clear 36 motor vehicle break-ins

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has been working diligently to clear a rash of motor vehicle breaking and entering cases that date as far back at August, 2013. The majority of the cases occurred in the North Chatham area of the county. In all, investigators have cleared 36 reported break-ins and are working with other law enforcement agencies in surrounding counties with similar crimes.

Irony defined: NAACP bullies Voter Integrity Project for confidential records

Christmas was postponed indefinitely last month for the Voter Integrity Project after the NAACP served an expansive subpoena for the records of VIP on Friday, December 20, 2013. “We won’t take this bullying lightly, but do marvel at their hypocrisy,” said Jay DeLancy, Chief Executive of the Voter Integrity Project-NC. “It looks like they’re employing the same tactics against us that bigoted Governors once used when trying to run the NAACP out of the South.”