Day: September 28, 2011

Plans for Chatham Historical Museum move forward

Planning is in progress for the new Chatham Historical Museum in the restored Chatham County courthouse in Pittsboro. In the entry corridor, an exhibit will highlight the history and evolution of the courthouse, and a large relief model or map will dep…

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Why did Shot of Spro leave the old Pittsboro Ford lot?

Let me clear up some rumors as to why we left the Old Pittsboro Ford lot. I tried to get a lease of our own because we were only month-to-month under a sublease. Having a lease would allow me to expand. For example, add seating and a few other ideas I …

ShopSmart’s simple fall fix-ups

Fall is the best time to get your house in order because come winter, small problems can turn into big-dollar nightmares. The October 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, highlights key household maintenance tasks f…

We got trouble right here in River City

North Carolinians outside the Research Triangle region (“Triangle”) envy its economic success and cultural assets. But don’t get too jealous. The very success of the Triangle brings challenges that, if unmet, will topple the Triangle’s place as…

Is Rick Perry “roast” in North Carolina

“After what he said about our barbecue, he is a dead duck in North Carolina.” A Democrat was celebrating the report that Texas Governor Rick Perry once made a disparaging remark about our favorite food. According to a news report that quoted one of…