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|

Shop Pittsboro: Country Farm & Home Culture

by Jamie Nunnelly

Farmers and backyard gardeners from Chatham County love shopping at Country Farm & Home in Pittsboro. The store, located on 101 South Small Street, has evolved along with the community through the years. A Trusted Institution for Seventy Years In the 1950’s, the store was built and was called the Central Carolina Farmer’s Exchange. [...]

2019-06-16T20:00:23-04:00June 12th, 2019|

Local on Main: PBO’s Farm & Art Dinner

by Main Street Pittsboro

Spring has sprung and all of Pittsboro is bright green with a lot of yellow pollen mixed in. These bright hues bring to mind two things: the promise of farmers’ fields found just outside of downtown abundant with fresh growth, and the renewed sense of creativity for local artists of all genres. In Pittsboro, small [...]

2019-06-23T21:08:55-04:00April 15th, 2019|

Around Pittsboro: Get Pampered at The Salon

by Jamie Nunnelly

Basic self-care can be as simple as getting your hair cut and being pampered for a couple of hours. Pittsboro is lucky to have several salons and barbershops catering to local clientele. One hair salon located right near the center of the downtown area is called appropriately The Salon. A.J. Solomon and Leigh Belperain started [...]

2019-04-04T17:44:06-04:00March 3rd, 2019|

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|

Around Pittsboro: Fall Fun at the Street Fair

by Main Street Pittsboro

The crunching leaves underfoot is local code for: "It's time for the annual Pittsboro Street Fair!" This year it's happening Saturday, October 27th from 10am-4pm. The streets west of Hillsboro Street and north of Business 64 will be filled with local creative talent in the form of culinary, visual, and performing artists. Visit the Main [...]

2018-10-26T19:13:55-04:00October 18th, 2018|

Around Pittsboro: Page Vernon Park

by Barbara Hengstenberg

Who Was Page Vernon, and Why is There a Park Named After Her? I never met Page Vernon, but from all I’ve heard she was the epitome of compassion. A child welfare advocate, mentor, guardian ad litem, lawyer and judge, Page was highly respected in Chatham County as someone who always stepped up to the [...]

2018-09-26T21:50:11-04:00September 26th, 2018|

Shop Pittsboro: Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts

by Jamie Nunnelly

Kitty Mecham loves art. When asked what her favorite medium to work in is, she laughed. “I have a short attention span, so I work in all mediums, like silverwork, painting, glass,” she said. “It makes Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts the perfect outlet for creative energy.” Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts, the art gallery and gift [...]

2018-07-25T20:45:58-04:00July 20th, 2018|