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for Independent Weekly Vol. 28 Issue 8, February 2011
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The Chatham County Commissioners have voted to allow the Western Wake Partners (WWP) to build an 8.1-mile underground pipeline though the county. In exchange, WWP offered $500,000 for a youth center, agreed to support legislation preventing the company from involuntarily annexing properties in Chatham County, and free pipeline use for residents in the future. Not all were happy with the deal as Democrats were excluded from the process and many felt a better deal could have been made.
The Indie Poetry Contest has named its winners for 2011. Ricky Garini placed first; Matthew Valades, second; Alisha Gard, third; and P.J. Gallo received an honorable mention. Repetition and the number three tied all four poets work together as the theme for this year. Each poet’s winning poem is printed with a short biography of the poet and an explanation of the poem.
The impact Bob Sheldon and Internationalist Books and Community Center have had on the community in Chapel Hill is explored. A former manager of the bookstore describes its place and importance in the community. Sheldon founded the store as a place for political activism and radical literature from authors whose works push the boundaries of political and cultural understanding. The center serves as a meeting place and place where ideas are exchanged, events organized, and relationships formed.