Black-Owned Businesses Then and Now

by Main Street Pittsboro

Entrepreneurs from the Black, Indigenous, People of Color ("BIPOC") community are doing business today around downtown Pittsboro as they have been for decades. But people and businesses come and go. It's sometimes challenging to recall which businesses were where back in the old days, before everything began to change. Fortunately, an active and hearty [...]

2021-12-07T21:09:39-04:00December 7th, 2021|

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|

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|