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Historic Cooper-Ford building purchased[May 10, 2007]
Quadrant Properties, LLC has announced plans to renovate the historic Cooper-Ford building located on Hillsboro Street in the heart of downtown Pittsboro. The circa 1919 building has been vacant for years. They plan to refurbish the 9200 square foot space to accommodate retail establishments and executive office suites.
Biolex Therapeutics to present at "Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry" Conference[Mar. 27, 2007]
Biolex Therapeutics announced on Monday that it will be presenting at the Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry conference hosted by BioCentury and Thomson Financial. Biolex management will provide an update regarding recent and upcoming milestones, including the Locteron™ Phase 2 program in hepatitis C, the advancement of BLX-155, and programs associated with the optimization of monoclonal antibodies.
Pittsboro Starbucks celebrates grand opening[Jan. 17, 2007]
Pittsboro residents created their own customized coffee beverages at the community’s first Starbucks store, which opened its doors at 141 Chatham Downs Drive on January 5. On January 4, the new store welcomed customers with complimentary coffee as well as samples of specialty espresso beverages and delicious pastries.
North Carolina authors support independent bookstore[Dec. 12, 2006]
McIntyre’s Fine Books & Bookends at Fearrington Village Center will host a panel discussion on Getting Published on January 20, 2007, at 11 am. Successful Lulu authors Jon Batson, K. Robert Campbell, Stacey Cochran, Gabriel Gurley, Lori Verni and Lulu staff will address the benefits and procedures of self-publishing, marketing on a budget and other information relevant to local writers. A book signing by the authors will follow.
A holiday sensation[Dec. 11, 2006]
Back when Berta Scott ran a beauty salon in her garage, her customers looked forward to the holidays. That's when Scott directed them to the kitchen for a slice of fruitcake and a cup of coffee. Everybody around Bear Creek knew Berta Lou Scott made the best fruitcakes.
Pittsboro Animal Hospital has new owner[Sep. 21, 2006]
I would like to introduce myself to all those in the Pittsboro area. My name is Dr. Laurie Weiser and I am the new owner/ veterinarian of Pittsboro Animal Hospital.
Olympic Steel to buy Siler City, N.C.-based components maker[May 22, 2006]
Olympic Steel, Inc., a national steel service center, today announced the signing of a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire Tinsley Group - PS&W, Inc. ("PS&W"), an indirect subsidiary of Eliza Tinsley Group PLC, an English company. PS&W was founded in 1990, and currently operates two facilities located in Siler City and Seagrove, North Carolina.
Chatham Marketplace’s announces grand opening[May 17, 2006]
It is with great joy that I present you with Chatham Marketplace’s Grand Opening Agenda!! Nine
days of special events inside and outside the Co-op from Saturday, May 27-Sunday, June 4. Please check out all the details below and plan to be with us as much as possible during this momentous time—don’t forget your picnic blanket and lawn chair.
Also: Chatham Marketplace
Content filtering in schools: best practices for K-12[May 4, 2006]
Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. released a comprehensive white paper detailing best practices for content filtering in K-12 education environments. The twenty-five page document identifies and categorizes a variety of Internet risks in schools and provides detailed information on threats and remediation.
Yes Virginia, there is a book store in Siler City[Apr. 2, 2006]
Although I have long suspected that there is more to Pittsboro than people in Siler City realize and vice versa, I was recently shocked to find that knowledge about one's own city is lacking. I am, of course, speaking of the shock and horror I felt upon realizing that some people do not know that the most wonderful used book store in the two cities (and also the only one) does in fact exist.
Biolex Therapeutics receives prestigious award for manufacturing facility[Mar. 22, 2006]
Biolex Therapeutics was awarded special merit recognition in a global competition for excellence in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Biolex was presented the award in New York at the INTERPHEX 2006 Conference and Exhibition, the world's largest and most comprehensive pharmaceutical manufacturing conference. Biolex was recognized for the 2005 expansion of its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) - certified production facility in Pittsboro, N.C.
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