Category: Opinion

Chatham County commissioners are no better than David Duke

The actions by the new County Commissioner majority were wholly political and an example of “get back atcha” politics where one party simply wanted some payback and a message sent that a new political wind was blowing. The new majority of Commissioners…

How about being constructive and sharing your observations

On January 11, jkabreu wrote that “I attended the January 3 Board of Commissioners’ morning meeting and subsequently read the “notes from that session” that were posted on the Chatham County Online bulletin board service. I am concerned about the biase…

A big problem is getting to the Pittsboro Express bus

I am going to throw this out there for some consideration regarding the Pittsboro Express ghost bus. For those of us that do not drive, it would be marvelous, except for one fact: we have to get there initially. In my area, we are not serviced by Chath…

My thoughts on fixing watered down gas

It’s no secret we are getting screwed at the gas pump. If you have noticed your car isn’t getting the mileage it did last summer and its running like crap, weaker, rougher and just plain bad. Grain alcohol is added to gas now as the winter mix formula….

Missing the point about the Pittsboro Express ghost bus

There’s been a long list of attacks placed on this horrible government program of a transit bus from PBO to Chapel Hill. I would just like to point out the irony of folks on this list speeding up in the cars on their daily commute to look at the ’empty…

Playing catch up on the Chatham County landfill issue

I am a member of a group of concerned citizens who live here in Chatham County. Many of us live in close proximity to the sites being considered for a landfill so we have a lot at stake in the recommendations that SWAC makes and in the decisions of the…

Top ten North Carolina news stories in 2010

If you, like me, missed seeing a list of the Top 10 North Carolina News Stories for 2010, here is one for you to critique. 1. The November elections. The results in North Carolina put Republicans in charge of both houses of the legislature for the firs…

Adios, ghost bus

I didn’t vote for these new commissioners and I’m afraid of the Tea Party zealots, however, if I ride by that empty darn bus from Chapel Hill to Pittsboro one more time, I may change my affiliation. If they can reasonable cut spending, then I say let’s…