The Next Chapter of Main Street Pittsboro

by Main Street Pittsboro

It's hard to admit but fair to say that in 2011, Pittsboro's historic downtown was suffering from benign neglect. Faded and peeling paint, stained and crumbling bricks, tattered awnings, and old light fixtures caused Pittsboro's historic properties to look every bit their age. The Town of Pittsboro filed for and received Main Street designation [...]

2022-06-30T12:02:08-04:00June 24th, 2022|

Historic Walking Tour of Pittsboro

by Ben Rappaport

This story originally appeared in the Chatham News + Record PITTSBORO — Chatham School of Science & Engineering ("CSSE") history teacher Anna Blackwell began the spring semester with a challenge to her 9th and 10th grade students: to learn about the history of the place where they lived. She wanted them to make the [...]

2022-06-03T17:12:06-04:00June 3rd, 2022|

Three Activities Celebrate Spring

by Main Street Pittsboro

It's spring in Pittsboro and that means bunnies are abounding. We're presenting three fun activities that would delight even Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail. ONE: Following the tremendous success of the Found It! Chatham Rabbit Hunt in 2021, we reached out to local artists again to embellish ceramic rabbit sculptures for a free, family-friendly scavenger [...]

2022-04-04T21:17:57-04:00April 4th, 2022|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Around Pittsboro: Unique Tastes of Downtown

by Jamie Nunnelly

Downtown Pittsboro has a plethora of wonderful finds for any foodie. With several dozen organic family farms just down the road, Pittsboro chefs were dabbling in the farm to table movement before it became a trend. Seafood lovers relish the new Postal Fish Company for many of its fresh-from-the-coast fish specials. The smoked fish spread [...]

2018-12-27T22:41:22-04:00December 27th, 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|