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Historic Pittsboro: Revolutionary War Loyalist David Fanning

by Francis DiNardo

From 1775 through 1782, during the American War of Independence, David Fanning, a Loyalist (a British sympathizer) militia leader was a major adversary to the Patriots (the colonial Rebels) during the southern campaigns of the American Revolutionary War which were fought primarily by local militias rather than regular armies. Fanning terrorized Patriot militias and citizens [...]

2018-11-16T00:43:19-04:00October 30th, 2018|

Shop Pittsboro: New Karma For Old Threads

by Francis DiNardo

Andrea Batsche Does your closet contain clothes that no longer fit but you can't bear to discard them because they're associated with happy memories? Are you hanging onto clothing items that once belonged to a love one who is no longer here? A visit to New Karma for Old Threads should be in [...]

2018-06-18T19:28:44-04:00June 18th, 2018|

Shop Pittsboro: The Magic of Pittsboro Toys

by Francis DiNardo

Most people don’t know this but I was once a kid. It's true! Although I’m now a man, that kid still lives in my head and he peeks out each time I enter the magical world of Pittsboro Toys in downtown Pittsboro. I recently met with the shop owner, and my friend Samantha Birchard, to discuss [...]

2018-05-14T20:02:44-04:00May 14th, 2018|

Historic Pittsboro: Chatham County Deeds

by Francis DiNardo

Chatham County Register Of Deeds framed display case with 1787 Survey, Deed and Clay Seal.. When you visit Chatham County's Register Of Deeds office in downtown Pittsboro you’ll notice a framed set of historic documents hanging on the wall inside the front door. When I first saw them about 2 years ago I [...]

2018-04-17T12:06:47-04:00April 13th, 2018|

Pittsboro Center For The Arts

by Francis DiNardo

Someone once told me that I was a character looking for a play. I don't get it. So, in order to find out what that means I decided to visit the Pittsboro Center For The Arts because plays are their specialty! In fact, I discovered that they have much more going on than just plays. [...]

2022-04-22T18:26:43-04:00April 11th, 2018|

Historic Pittsboro: The Mathiesen Clinic

by Francis DiNardo

Pittsboro residents and visitors can choose from several excellent facilities to seek medical treatment. There are doctor's offices, an Urgent Care facility, the nearby UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and Siler City, or you can walk into the Mathiesen Clinic in downtown Pittsboro. Oh wait…that's wrong…the Mathiesen Clinic closed in 1974. Dr. K.M. Mathiesen [...]

2022-04-22T18:26:28-04:00March 15th, 2018|

A Mosaic Grows in Pittsboro

by Francis DiNardo

It was May 2014 and I was walking from my car parked behind Joyful Jewel to MY bench in front of Virlie's when I noticed what appeared to be 2 women scrawling chalk graffiti on the outside wall of Beggers and Choosers (now Screaming for Vintage). As a native of New Yorker I had strong [...]

2022-04-22T18:26:02-04:00October 28th, 2017|