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June 2019

Fracked Gas Pipeline Would Cost NC $20 Billion,
Impair State Economy, Worsen Climate Impacts

by Jim Warren

Analysis also shows the top selling point for Atlantic Coast Pipeline – gas for new industry – is a "cruel hoax" played on Cooper's constituents If ever completed, a stalled and controversial fracked gas pipeline would cost North Carolinians over $20 billion due to ongoing cost overruns, make energy bills soar and amplify statewide climate impacts, the Energy Justice NC Coalition told Governor Roy Cooper. In addition, they say Duke Energy and Dominion Energy, the owners of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, have played a cruel hoax on economically depressed counties along the proposed route by promising natural gas for new industry while planning to use nearly all of it in Duke's own power plants.

The promise of new industry and jobs has been the lead selling point for the ACP by local and state politicians – including Cooper – and economic developers since the project began. However, an analysis of federal documents by coalition member NC WARN shows that Duke and Dominion never planned to make gas available for industry along the eight-county route, and no such delivery points are planned.

In the letter, the coalition detailed how North Carolina would be saddled with two-thirds of the ACP costs because they would be passed on through the fuel pricing system. They urged Cooper to:

1) Openly declare his opposition to families and businesses being forced to pay for past and future ACP cost overruns or for stranded costs if the ACP is cancelled.

2) Publicly acknowledge that the ACP won’t bring new industry and jobs to the eight NC counties through which it would run, and call on Duke and Dominion leaders and public officials to stop claiming that it would.

3) Use his stature and relationship with Duke CEO Lynn Good and Dominion CEO Tom Farrell to end the ACP project before more damage is done. Both CEOs met privately with Cooper just days before his agencies approved the contentious ACP in 2017.


Chatham County Financial Advisor Receives National Recognition
Nina Staples Lloyd was selected by Investment News as a 2019 40 Under 40* Honoree and chosen to serve as a Visionary keynote speaker at the 2019 W Forum national women’s conference.

Chapel Hill, NC - June 17, 2019 –
InvestmentNews has recognized Nina Staples Lloyd, President and CEO of Opus Financial Advisors in Chatham County, as a 2019 40 Under 40 Honoree. Ms. Lloyd was chosen from a pool of about 1,000 nominees by a panel of reporters, editors and other representatives of InvestmentNews, to make a list of 40 talented individuals. InvestmentNews’ 40 Under 40 project strives to award the young talent that is rarely recognized in the financial advice industry. By rewarding these honorees, InvestmentNews hopes to reveal the promising future for the industry.


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Free Computer Classes at Chatham Community Library
Improve your computer skills at Chatham Community Library! The library is offering a series of free computer classes in May and June. You can find a description of each class, including topics covered and prerequisites for attending, by visiting < href="" target="_blank"> Microsoft PowerPoint Basics, Part 2: June 26, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

The Drop-In Computer Assistance sessions (May 8 and June 12) do not require registration. For all other classes, space is limited and you must register in advance if you wish to attend. Register online at the address above. For more information, call 919-545-8086 or email

All classes take place in the computer lab at Chatham Community Library, 197 NC Hwy 87 N in Pittsboro, on the campus of Central Carolina Community College.

Syd Ginsberg sculpture show
NC Arts incubator is excited to present the work of sculptor Syd Ginsberg. Syd was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where her WWII veteran classmates assisted in her creative expression and growth. Syd has had her unique cast bronze sculptures as well as her drawings shown at many galleries in New York City including the Hudson River Museum, the Art Gallery of Sarah Lawrence College, and the Greenwich Art Barn. Syd spent 30 years living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where her work was shown at Instituto Allende, Galleria Libertad and Galeria Atenea, among others. Syd's pieces represent the span of her impressive 77-year career.

Come see Syd's work at the former Person to Person Gallery, 210 North Chatham Avenue, across the street from the NC Arts Incubator on May 17th from 6-8 p.m. with live music. Additionally, Chatham County High School Art students will have work on display as entries in the Annual Mary Helen Moody Art Scholarship in the Arts Incubator PAF Gallery, 223 N. Chatham Avenue in Siler City, administered by NCAI. Also visit the newly opened NC Artshop with retail items available for sale by over 30 NC artists.

Second (Indianhead) Division Reunion
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 98th annual reunion in Tucson, Arizona from September 18 - 22, 2019; contact Bob Haynes or call 224-225-1202.


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