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|

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 Town: Third Annual Summer Fest!

by Samantha Birchard

Summer Fest is almost here! The Third Annual Summer Fest, hosted by the Pittsboro Business Association, will be held on the First Sunday of July. This year, the First Sunday is July 1 and what a fantastic way to start the month! The day will kick off with First Sunday activities from 12 Noon-4 pm featuring [...]

2018-06-01T17:12:41-04:00May 30th, 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|

Valentine’s Day Is Around the (Hillsboro Street) Corner!

by Samantha Birchard

Spoil the ones you love in the town you love. Downtown Pittsboro is full of possibilities for Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14th.  May we suggest a few? Delicious NC-made chocolates are available at New Horizons Trading Co. and Vino!!. Vino!! also has wine and cigars for your sweetie. Necklaces available at Liquidambar Gallery [...]

2018-02-08T16:44:10-04:00February 7th, 2018|