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  • hmkcorp Oct 5, 11:39 a.m.

    DOEE: The fire at the Chatham County Courthouse far exceeded the magnitude of that at the Alamance County Courthouse. That being said, please note our company was NOT responsible for the accident at Alamance County.

  • DOEE Oct 4, 7:31 p.m.

    If I remember correctly, during the Alamance Courthouse renovations work, the building caught fire also????

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Oct 4, 7:03 p.m.

    hmkcorp -

    Good to hear from you.

    Honest!

  • cantstandya Oct 4, 6:48 p.m.

    hmkcorp,"Please make sure that you use born here in the USA sub contractors and manpower,but glad a in state contractor was awarded the project.

  • hmkcorp Oct 4, 5:28 p.m.

    To smokewagon: No, we are not the same company that was working on this building when it burned.

    To all others: We are very experienced in restorations of historic buildings, having just completed the renovations to the Alamance County Courthouse. http://pub1.andyswebtools.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-pa.cgi?d=hm-kern-corporation&type=3866

    We have also done numerous restorations to historical buildings that you can see at http://pub1.andyswebtools.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-custom.cgi?d=hm-kern-corporation&page=881. I assure you we are excited about this project, and you will be pleased with the results once finished.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Oct 4, 3:57 p.m.

    I'll bring the marshmallows.

    ;o)

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Oct 4, 3:57 p.m.

    "An investigation of the March 25, 2010, fire determined that contractors involved in renovations of the courthouse had accidentally caused the fire while using welding equipment near the roof."

    "Insurance on the courthouse is expected to cover the cost of reconstruction, according to county Public Works Director David Hughes."

    The contractor's insurance should pay for it, not the courthouse's insurance.

  • mfarmer1 Oct 4, 3:16 p.m.

    WRAL can't you make this forum not except a message that has all caps? I mean you do a good job censoring everything else.

  • Shelley Cooper Oct 4, 2:48 p.m.

    call doc brown, he can hook up the flux capacitor and we can go back to before it got torched.

    maybe marty mcfly can save the courthouse again

  • snshine62d Oct 4, 2:23 p.m.

    It will never be same without the clock:(

  • country4ever Oct 4, 1:56 p.m.

    "look, i get the history aspect of the courthouse, but considering our economy is in the tank, is this the best way to spend 4.4 million dollars (which will end up being double that by the time it's finished) of taxpayer money?

    if they can raise the funds privately, then i'm all for it."

    Read the story...the insurance will pay for it.

  • Under God_Liberty+Justice 4 All Oct 4, 1:44 p.m.

    Was there no insurance carried by the County, or any of the contractors involved in the accident?

  • agglover Oct 4, 1:42 p.m.

    I GREW UP AND LIVE IN PITTSBORO NOW AS AN ADULT. I CAN REMEMBER RIDING AROUND THE CIRCLE UNTIL WE THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO HURL. OK ENOUGH DOWN MEMORY LANE. THAT IS PART OF OUR HISTORY BE IT GOOD OR BAD. PEOPLE STILL HAVE MEMORIES. I REALLY DO BELIEVE IF THE INSURANCE MONEY IS GOING TO COVER IT THEN LET THEM REBUILD. I AGREE THOUGH THAT I AM NOT SURE A VISITORS CENTER IS WHAT IT NEEDS. PARKING IS SCARCE AROUND THERE AND THOUGH THERE ARE THOSE THAT VISIT THE SHOPS DOWNTOWN. IT SEEMS TO ME THEY NEED TO FIX PARKING. WHY NOT TAKE SOME OF THE PARKING BEHIND THE COURTHOUSE AND MAKE IT PUBLIC WHERE THEY TORE DOWN THOSE HOMES ON THE SIDE STREET?

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Oct 4, 1:40 p.m.

    Hopefully not the same one that burned it down.

    sheesh

  • VTHokie04 Oct 4, 1:39 p.m.

    Do you live in Pittsboro or are from Pittsboro, buffalobills-last-roundup? If you do or did, you will know how important that courthouse is to our community. People cried when it burned.

    Today, you drive through our town and see building with no roof with a fence around it. It needs to be fixed. And maybe you missed the paragraph in the article that says "Insurance on the courthouse is expected to cover the cost of reconstruction." Now, I'm not an insurance agent and my reading comprehension isn't the greatest, but that doesn't sound like taxpayer money. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

  • wildcat Oct 4, 1:20 p.m.

    just don't want to see the same mess made out of it as that joke called the annex across the street. What a mess that is.
    Chatham Rebel

    At least Pittsboro is trying to keep their town, whereas Siler City don't really care if their town dries up. Continue to be proud of Pittsboro, the place you live and should be proud of.

  • buffalobills-last-roundup Oct 4, 1:00 p.m.

    look, i get the history aspect of the courthouse, but considering our economy is in the tank, is this the best way to spend 4.4 million dollars (which will end up being double that by the time it's finished) of taxpayer money?

    if they can raise the funds privately, then i'm all for it.

  • Chatham Rebel Oct 4, 12:09 p.m.

    Being from Chatham I still question the "visitor's center". Parking in that area is at a minimal and with the 64 bypass completed how many people will stop there? I guess time will tell but I remember YEARS ago when my Mom worked there and what a grand old building that used to be and can be again. I just don't want to see the same mess made out of it as that joke called the annex across the street. What a mess that is.

  • SmokeWagon Oct 4, 11:49 a.m.

    I certainly hope it's not the same company that burned it down...hopeful they learned that the low bid is not always the best bid..!!!

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