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Walmart breaks ground on Northeast Chatham storeWalmart 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 openingPittsboro 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.
 
Ed's Auto Collision in Pittsboro adds U-Haul rentalsEd's Auto Collision in Pittsboro adds U-Haul rentals
[Apr. 6, 2012] Sean Botsford, a partner of Ed's Auto Collision, located at 127 Thompson St., recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the auto-repair business he has been operating since 2009.
 
Chatham Economic Development exceeds annual projections for new jobsChatham 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 factoryLazar 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 CountyWalmart 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.
 
Ultra Power Sports in Pittsboro adds U-Haul rentalsUltra Power Sports in Pittsboro adds U-Haul rentals
[Dec. 16, 2011] John Earl Frechette, owner of Ultra Power Sports, located at 5830 US Hwy. 64 E., recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the cycle and scooter dealership.
 
The Fearrington House Voted a Top 100 Best Restaurant NationallyThe 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 closingSportsman 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. By Bob Welsh
 
Fearrington House Inn Named Five-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel GuideFearrington House Inn Named Five-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide
[Nov. 18, 2011] Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, unveiled its 54th annual listing of Five-Star and Four-Star hospitality establishments worldwide, and named The Fearrington House Inn as part of this list.
 
Chatham County helps Acme-McCrary relocate warehouse & distribution centerChatham 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.
 
Annual Chatham Business Expo coming to Pittsboro on October 20Annual Chatham Business Expo coming to Pittsboro on October 20
[Oct. 3, 2011] The Chatham Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Chatham Business EXPO on October 20, 2011. The event is open to all with no admission fee. With the theme, "Linking Business and Community," the Expo is focused on linking Chatham County businesses to Chatham residents. The Chamber realizes how important it is to support our local businesses. The Expo is an excellent way for businesses to showcase their products and services, providing local residents an opportunity to learn what is offered in their very own community. By Cindy Poindexter
 
Why did Shot of Spro leave the old Pittsboro Ford lot?Why did Shot of Spro leave the old Pittsboro Ford lot?
[Sep. 27, 2011] 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 had. The things I wanted to do required county and/or town approval and the forms also required a signature from the property owner (or agent). By Tina Meeks
Also: Shot of Spro
 
Chatham Small Business Center offers free business seminarsChatham Small Business Center offers free business seminars
[Sep. 15, 2011] TheSmall Business Center in Chatham County announces their schedule of free business seminars for this fall. These seminar topics will be offered first in Pittsboro and then again in Siler City. The sessions in Siler City start next month beginning on October 13. By Gary Kibler
 
Chatham County commissioners adopt changes to simplify subdivision processChatham County commissioners adopt changes to simplify subdivision process
[Sep. 9, 2011] On Sept. 6, 2011, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve amendments to the county’s Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations aimed at simplifying the process for approval of new subdivisions, including those requiring environmental impact assessments.

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