July Fourth in Pittsboro

In America’s books, the Fourth of July is a celebration like no other. For many Americans, that celebration is defined by hot dogs. Every year, on July 4, Americans consume 150 million hot dogs, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. In 1916, the first unofficial Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest took place, with four immigrants seeking a claim to fame. Today, that contest is a holiday tradition for the many folks competing and the millions watching at home. So, what’s for dinner in Chatham County on July 4?

If you are grilling out on the patio of your newly-purchased home from Julie Roland Realty or you are looking for a community event, there are plenty of ways to celebrate, with or without a hot dog in hand.

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Camp Kinda Summer

Summer isn’t over yet. In fact, we’re only getting started here in Chatham County! If you did not have your child’s summer all planned out in April, don’t fret.

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Chatham Rabbits at Home

In the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chatham Rabbits began touring the state in a camper van, hosting backyard concerts in parks and in neighborhoods. Neighbors staged lawn chairs, packed charcuterie boards and simply enjoyed the presence of others, at a safe distance, listening to music. Two years later, PBC North Carolina will premier their television show, “On the Road with Chatham Rabbits,” which began this May on Thursdays at 8 p.m.

For the many places their music has taken them, Chatham County will always be part of their origin story.

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Vendor Spotlight: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Buying a home can be a daunting process. Paying for a home can seem even scarier. We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to one of our recommended mortgage services, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation in Garner. Not too frighten anyone off too soon, the term “mortgage” is actually derived from a French term, directly translating to “death pledge.” This effectively meant that the pledge would die when the debt was fully paid. In taking a pledge that serious, make sure you are taking it with someone you trust. We’ve got the number to call!

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Dive the East

Adventurers travel far and wide to experience life underwater. By that, we mean snorkeling. Some fly hours to Belize, or Thailand or Bonaire. Some make the best of what is right in their backyard and yes, that means in North Carolina too. Snorkeling in North Carolina is a popular pastime and more accessible than you’d think. Before grabbing your passport, we recommend visiting one of these snorkeling spots on the coast of our great state!

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Treat Yourself

Relax, unwind and re-center yourself. It’s tax season, which means that you are probably buried in work, paperwork or a combination of the two. But, it doesn’t have to be tax season for you to treat yourself. It can happen any day of the week, anytime of the year! Fortunately for you, Chatham County is home to many havens, places where you can get your mind off of life’s many stressors. You may find relaxation at the park, at the spa or right in front of the television. Read more

St. Patrick’s Days

There’s a new tradition on the docket for St. Patrick’s Day in 2022 – Jameson® Irish Whiskey will be turning the one-day holiday into a two-day spectacle. A double holiday for all the folks who missed the holiday over the past two years, make sure to double up on the green, double up on your luck. This year, it’s not “Happy St. Patrick’s Day,” it’s “Happy St. Patrick’s Days.” The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in the American colonies in New York City on March 17, 1762. Since then, Americans continue in celebrating what is the history, and the folklore, of St. Patrick himself. Get lucky in Chatham County this week!
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

The Land of Oz Theme Park, it’s one of those pieces of North Carolina history that always leaves folks baffled – an abandoned theme park with big dreams, sitting untouched in the mountains. So, what’s the story behind it? Did Dorothy leave Oz and take all its inhabitants with her? It’s just one of those stories that adds to the uniqueness of our colorful state.
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Healthily in Love

It’s our job to help you find a house that you’ll fall in love with. You could say we’re a matchmaking business of sorts. That said, we take Valentine’s Day seriously around here. What better way to celebrate this day than with some fun facts of the romantic variety? And if you’re still looking for that soulmate, a brick-and-mortar soulmate, we’re professionals in finding you true love.
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North Carolina Getaway Guide: Part 1

For many of you, North Carolina is home. From mountains to coast, our state takes great pride in its beauty, making it the perfect place to staycation. If it’s for a couple of nights or for the week, explore some of North Carolina’s most unique Airbnb stays. Immerse yourself in nature, in city life, in all that this state has to offer. Share some of your favorite places to stay with us! We’re already looking forward to our next “holistay.”
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