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Chair of "Nickels" referendum and polling places announced

By Sam Groce
Posted Thursday, March 30, 2006

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Siler City, NC - Herbert Gaines of Siler City has been named Chair of the Chatham County Nickels for Know-How Referendum Committee.

The Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held across the state on Thursday, May 25, 2006. On that date users of feed and fertilizer will decide if they wish to continue assessing themselves three nickels per ton in order to support agricultural extension, research and teaching programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University effective January 1, 2006 for six years.

This unique, self-help program has been in effect since 1951 and has been approved by an average 90% favorable vote in 12 previous referenda. The vote on May 25 will determine if the program is to continue for another six years.

A referendum committee has been organized on the state level and a committee is being organized in each county, according to Glenn Woolard, County Extension Director.

Polling places in Chatham County for the May 25th, 2006, vote will be: Chatham County Agriculture Building, Pittsboro; John Deere Landscapes, Apex; Southern States, Siler City; Baker Limestone, Siler City; Silk Hope Service, Silk Hope; J. R. Moore & Son, Gulf and Wilson Farms at Harper's Crossroads.

Polling hours will during normal operating hours of the polling places.

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