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Lexie Wolf on the Newest Mural in Town

by Lexie Wolf

When property owners or businesses owners within the Main Street district are awarded a matching facade grant by the Main Street Pittsboro Design Committee, sometimes the work done includes new paint, new awnings, new windows, or new lighting fixtures. Occasionally a new facade means the addition of a mural like the one at 185 [...]

2021-09-22T19:03:05-04:00September 21st, 2021|

Grocery Stores or Farmers’ Markets?

by Main Street Pittsboro

What is your favorite place to shop – grocery stores or farmers’ markets? The way you answer that will depend mainly on where you live and your lifestyle. Some enjoy the convenience of going to a large grocery store where everything they need for the week’s meal preparations is right there. Others appreciate the [...]

2021-03-01T16:32:25-04:00July 5th, 2021|

Ponderings About Pittsboro Local Restaurants

by Main Street Pittsboro

They say you can tell a lot about a person by looking in their pantry and refrigerator. We think that you can also tell a lot about a community by looking at their local restaurants. If you do that in Pittsboro, North Carolina, you’ll notice our dependence on locally grown and raised food. With [...]

2021-03-01T16:32:13-04:00June 4th, 2021|

Local Events of Pittsboro’s Past

by Main Street Pittsboro

It has been a challenging year not only in Pittsboro, North Carolina but across the country. Local events have been few and far between, with those that did occur quite different from the past. As we look forward to having local events again, it can be fun to look back at some notable moments [...]

2021-03-01T16:31:45-04:00April 5th, 2021|

The Benefits of Supporting Local Businesses

by Main Street Pittsboro

One of the most remembered scenes in “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the run on the bank. “The money’s not here. Your money’s in Joe’s house... right next to yours. And in the Kennedy house, and Mrs. Macklin’s house, and a hundred others.” That scene reminds us of how intertwined a community is. It reminds [...]

2021-03-10T03:32:03-04:00March 3rd, 2021|

Construction on Pittsboro Circle to Begin Soon

by Town of Pittsboro

PRESS RELEASE FROM PITTSBORO TOWN MANAGER CHRIS KENNEDY DOWNTOWN PITTSBORO TRAFFIC CIRCLE PROJECT DETAILS AND DETOUR INFORMATION The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), via their contractor Carolina Sunrock, will be beginning construction on the downtown Pittsboro traffic circle (Project ID: STIP R-5724A) on Monday, January 11, 2021 with a scheduled completion date of [...]

2021-01-06T21:03:03-04:00January 6th, 2021|

Shop Pittsboro: Chatham Business Services

by Ann Fitts

When it comes to professional services, Chatham Business Services has been holding its own in downtown Pittsboro for over eight years. Providing notary services, papers warm from the printer, and thoughtful assistance are just a few of the goods and services offered by owner Heather Johnson. While celebrating her business’s recent anniversary, Johnson shared [...]

2021-07-09T12:27:55-04:00October 22nd, 2020|

Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice: Willy’s Cinnamon Rolls

by Ann Fitts

Second in a series of profiles on businesses located South of the Courthouse (a.k.a "SoCo") To find Willy’s Cinnamon Rolls, you won’t need much help from your GPS. Once you make it to downtown Pittsboro, your nose can take you the rest of the way. If you can’t be tempted by the glazed swirl [...]

2020-08-28T12:28:47-04:00August 27th, 2020|

Vintage Finds & New Designs at Reclamation

by Ann Fitts

First in a series of profiles on businesses located South of Courthouse (a.k.a "SoCo") Housed in a sunny yellow building tucked just southeast of Pittsboro’s iconic courthouse is Reclamation Home Furnishings, an antique and home goods store. Reclamation Home Furnishings has been a part of downtown Pittsboro since 2011 and was originally located at [...]

2020-08-12T10:32:33-04:00August 11th, 2020|

Around Pittsboro: New Park to Honor Black Settler

by Stephanie Bass

Like every successful Chatham County farmer and businessman in the 1830s, Lewis Freeman would have been up every day before dawn to tend his considerable array of properties and manage his affairs. After all, one could not get ahead without hard work and long hours, not unless one was born rich. Lewis Freeman was [...]

2020-01-29T12:30:27-04:00January 21st, 2020|