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EDC, Brookwood Farms launch business plan contest[Feb. 27, 2013]
Registration for the second annual Chatham High School Business Plan Contest is underway. The contest, organized by the Chatham Economic Development Corporation and sponsored by Siler City’s Brookwood Farms Barbecue, gives local students the chance to compete for prizes of $500, $300 and $200.
Pittsboro has a new bookstore - Circle City Books & Music[Oct. 30, 2012]
Pittsboro has a new bookstore. Another great addition to the historic downtown, Circle City offers a wide selection of rare, used and unusual books, vinyl and CDs to buy, sell or trade. Doors are open now - Weekdays 11-7, Sat 10-7 and Sunday 12-5.
Web site explores Siler City[Aug. 27, 2012]
Siler City’s North Carolina Small Town Economic Prosperity (NC STEP) Leadership Team launched ExploreSilerCity.com this month. The website, developed by the NC STEP Marketing Committee, is a community resource for current and future residents and anyone interested in learning about the small town that anchors western Chatham County. The website, as an online gateway to Siler City, provides a convenient way to get information about many aspects of the town and surrounding community, providing direct links to retail, events, arts, and more.
Walmart breaks ground on Northeast Chatham store[Aug. 19, 2012]
On August 7, county officials joined Walmart in breaking ground on its new store in northeastern Chatham County. The 148,400-square-foot, full-service store will be on US 15/501 near Old Lystra Road and will bring an estimated 300 jobs to Chatham County.
Pittsboro Roadhouse does onsite job interviews in preparation for August opening[Jul. 28, 2012]
Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store managers conducted open interviews on Saturday to hire wait and kitchen staff for the restaurant at 39 West Street. Greg Lewis, the restaurant's owner and operator, was looking to fill 30 spots. If the restaurant gets all of the required approvals and inspections, they’ll open for dinner on Friday, August 17 at 5 p.m. Table service will take place on Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The lunch menu will feature items that cost $6 and up. Dinner entrees will be run from $10 and up.
Chatham Economic Development exceeds annual projections for new jobs[Mar. 26, 2012]
The Chatham County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) brought good news to the Chatham County Board of Commissioners (BOC) on March 19, reporting that it had already exceeded all annual projections for job creation by new businesses and expansion of existing businesses.
Lazar looks to expand Siler City upholstery factory[Mar. 19, 2012]
Residential and contract furniture maker Lazar Industries announced plans to add 30,000 square feet to its upholstered furniture plant in Siler City, North Carolina. This increase will bring its space here to 125,000 square feet
Walmart plans to build new store in northeastern Chatham County[Mar. 2, 2012]
Chatham County received a site plan today for a second Walmart location in Chatham County, a 148,400-square-foot, full-service store off of US 15/501 just south of the Orange County line. Walmart’s official statement said that the store will be part of its Buildings Sustainable Value Network, with a focus on energy-efficient design and operations.
The Fearrington House Voted a Top 100 Best Restaurant Nationally[Dec. 16, 2011]
The Fearrington House Restaurant is honored to have been voted by the diners of OpenTable as one of the nation's 100 best overall restaurants for 2011. The list of winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Sportsman Lanes Bowling Center in Siler City is closing[Dec. 6, 2011]
It saddens me to inform everyone that Sportsman Lanes is once again closing. We have made every effort within our means to keep the place going and provide affordable quality entertainment and fellowship for everyone that has joined us here. We truly wanted to keep the place running, but running into various obstacles from signage problems to outrages Progress Energy rates, we were just unable to bring in enough revenue. I spent money for my construction business for numerous months to attempt to keep it open, but just can’t afford it any longer.
Chatham County helps Acme-McCrary relocate warehouse & distribution center[Nov. 10, 2011]
At its meeting on November 7, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved a points-based cash incentives agreement with Acme-McCrary, a 101 year-old hosiery and shapewear manufacturer, to help the plant relocate its warehouse and distribution facilities to the former Joan Fabrics building in Siler City.
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