36 Hours in Pittsboro

The New York Times recently published a piece called “36 Hours in Raleigh, N.C.,” and it got me thinking: our neighbor city up the road has lots to do, but so does Pittsboro. With places like the Carolina Tiger Rescue, SilkHope Winery, and Fearrington Village, I bet you can have enough fun in Chatham County…

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All About Rock Ridge Park

There’s a new park in Pittsboro and it’s got some world-class features in the works. Rock Ridge Park Rock Ridge Park has only been open since November 2012, but it already holds the key to a great time. Sitting on 52 acres, this facility is home to an 80 foot long zipline, a German pendulum swing,…

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Live Music at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Pittsboro, NC — Since Chef Greg Lewis reopened the Pittsboro General Store and Roadhouse, he’s put a big emphasis on live music. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening at the Roadhouse plus some good advice for musicians. Live Music at the Pittsboro General Store and Roadhouse The General Store has a legacy of live music in downtown…

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Pittsboro Gets a Distillery

Pittsboro, NC — North Carolina has almost 100 craft breweries. But Pittsboro is on the cutting edge of the craft food movement with the announcement that Devil’s Distillery is moving in to town. Devil’s Distillery Devil’s Distillery is a collaboration between Andy Zeman, a winemaker in Alamance, and Piedmont Biofuels in Pittsboro. The new distillery will…

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Chatham County Charms this Wekend

Pittsboro, NC — Lest you think nothing ever happens in Chatham County, next weekend has three worthy events: a Pumpkin Festival in Bear Creek, Front Porch Music in Bynum and Friday Night at Charlie’s Barn. Chatham County Charms Don’t get me wrong: I love going to a Durham Bulls game, Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary and all…

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63rd Chatham County Fair, Sept 19-21

Pittsboro, NC — One of the highlights of the autumn is the Chatham County Fair. Now in it’s 63rd year, the Chatham County Fair has an old-timey, farm and family focus that’s a breath of fresh air. 2013 Chatham County Fair The 2013 Chatham County Fair runs from 5 PM Thursday to 10 PM Saturday, September 19-21.…

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Two Fall Trips on Jordan Lake

Pittsboro, NC – Hard to believe summer is over, but it’s time to start thinking about Fall Excursions with Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP). Exploring Nature in Chatham County CCP has two programs on the calendar for Fall 2013 – a Weaver Creek Paddle and a a Fall Foliage Boat Tour on Jordan Lake. Weaver Creek Canoe Paddle The Weaver…

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Youth Triathlon at Briar Chapel

Chapel Hill, NC – Right down the road from Pittsboro is Briar Chapel, the Triangle’s largest green living community. On Saturday, September 8, 2013, they’ll hold their Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon. Swim for Smiles Youth Triathalon From Swim for Smiles: The Swim for Smiles Foundation is proud to announce that it has opened registration for our 7th…

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Two Mega Developments in Chatham Country

Pittsboro, NC – Two developments on opposite ends of Chatham would change the landscape and the economic character of the county. What do you think about it? Chatham/Randolph Megasite On the west side of the county, just past Siler City, is the Chatham/Randolph Megasite. It’s a huge tract of land suitable for automobile manufacturing. Yes, autos. Right here…

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