Chatham County authorities are asking for the public’s help to solve a two-year-old homicide.
Officials with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office say 38-year-old Demetrius Elliot Headen, of Siler City, was found in his vehicle off of Siler City Snow Camp Road on June 1, 2014. Investigators determined Headen died of a gunshot would.
The incident was initially ruled a homicide.
Several leads were developed during a joint investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation, according to law enforcement. But now authorities are asking if anyone has any information that could assist the investigation to put together the final pieces of what happened the morning of his death.
“This is an opportunity to help provide closure for the case and for Mr. Headen’s family, especially his children,” investigator Will Summers said in a release. “If you have any information to share, please call us. It isn’t too late.”
Investigators say they do believe there are community members “who have knowledge of the shooting.”
The victim’s family held multiple fundraising events, according to authorities, and they are currently offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Headen’s death.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office at (919) 545-8150.http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/chatham-county-authorities-seeking-information-public-solve-2014-homicide
Triangle residents may not realize that fracking areas run through Wake, Durham, Chatham, Orange, and Lee counties, affecting the water supply of 2.4 million people. This map shows watersheds and fracking areas (slide 2 at this link).
North Carolina has the least separation between water and natural gas layers of rock, where fracking fluids could irreversibly pollute the water supply. Some fracking fluids contain 93 times more benzene than diesel. ProPublica identified 1,000+ documented cases of water contamination nationwide near fracking sites prior to 2009. In Houston, there is more air pollution from fracking than cars! A Texas hospital reported asthma rates 3x higher than the state average in counties with drilling sites, with one-quarter of children having asthma. A new shale health office has opened in Pennsylvania. For 387 mostly temporary jobs and a five year supply of low-priced natural gas in NC, the current legislature is willing to sell out our air and water quality.
I am afraid we will open a Pandora’s Box if we allow fracking in our state. Health problems seen at the new shale health clinic in PA are suspiciously similar to those that caused the mayor of Dish, TX to move out of his own town where he allowed fracking – the severe nosebleeds of his kids. All the different Ethyl Methyl Deathyl chemicals fracking puts into the air are not a happy addition to our already ozone-polluted air in NC. The industry will have jurisdiction over municipalities on this, where municipalities have no control. Our watersheds are exactly where the shale rock is located.
If other states have not been able to make fracking work without creating health problems, what makes us think it can be done safely in ours?
Governor Perdue’s veto early this week is the only thing that can stop this.
What are your thoughts? Is North Carolina different from PA and TX? Is Governor Perdue going to make the right decision? Let us know in the Comments below.http://chapelboro.com/columns/the-commentators/fracking-will-affect-air-water-quality-in-the-triangle
In this short video, Nick Tennyson, Executive Director of the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties outlines why building a new home rather buying an existing home is well worth considering.http://chapelboro.com/columns/the-chapel-hill-real-estate-and-mortgage-source/why-to-consider-building-a-new-home-in-todays-market
UPDATE: on Dancing With the Stars of Carolina. UNC Womens’ Basketball and Hall of Fame Coach, Sylvia Hatchell and her husband, Sammie, will be demonstrating their shagging skills in a special dance presentation to their favorite song. Also, Assistant UNC Football Coach Charlie Williams’ wife, Lisa, will be joining the lineup of celebrity dancers.
Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW) launches today with over 70 restaurants participating in Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. Sure you could drive those nine utterly un-scenic miles to check out the participating locations in Durham (groan) or see what’s on offer in Raleigh and spend more money on gas than your dinner bill. But let’s face it, you’d enjoy that bottle of wine so much more if home was just a couple miles down the road. Chapelboro residents have 8 options worth a little exploration this week.