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The Best of Chatham County

Posted Friday, September 15, 2006

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2006 Reader Survey: The votes are in!

Pittsboro, NC - Congratulations to this year's winners and honorable mentions. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to vote.

More than 400 people took the time to fill out Chatham Journal’s 2006 Best of Chatham ballot. Most chose to fill out the online version.

Best local antique store

Beggars & Choosers Antiques

38 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro

Phone: (919) 542-5884

Honorable mentions

Edwards Antiques

French Connection

Best bed and breakfast

Inn at Celebrity Dairy

144 Celebrity Dairy Way, Siler City, NC

Phone: (919) 742-5176

Honorable mentions

Laurel Ridge

Rosemary House

Best local thrift shop

Chatham PTA Thrift Shop

11500 US Highway 15 501 N #103
Chapel Hill

Honorable mentions

Pittsboro PTA Thrift Shop

Habitat Home Store

Best day spa

Aria Spa

11312 US Highway 15 501 N # 10
Chapel Hill, NC

Phone: (919) 968-7772

Honorable mentions

Salon Blue

Tranquility Spa

Best hair stylist/salon

for women

Antonella's Salon

49 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-6661

Honorable mentions

Annette at Country Hair

Best hair stylist/barber for men

Barker's Barber Shop


Honorable mentions

Great Clips Chatham Crossing

Ernie at Farrington Hair Salon

Best local hardware store

J Henry Paint & Hardware

56 Sanford Rd, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 642-0505

Honorable mentions

Pittsboro Lowes

Siler City Ace Hardware

Best place to hear music

Pittsboro General Store Cafe

39 West St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-2432

Honorable mentions

Shakori Hills

Bynum General Store

Best place to see local art

ChathamArts Gallery

115 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro

Honorable mentions

Chatham Studio Tour

Pittsboro General Store

Best yoga instructor

Cathy Holt

Honorable mentions

Mary Ann Doty

Best grading service

Collins Mountain

Honorable mentions

Jeff Scott Grading

Moldenhauer Landscaping Inc

Best local doctor

Dr. John Corey

Pittsboro Family Medicine

855 East St, Pittsboro


Honorable mentions

Dr. William Garlick

Dr. James Kurz

Best local dentist

Dr. Rouse Wilson DDS

767 West St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-3502

Honorable mentions

Dr. Noah Wilson DDS

Dr. Timothy Scheetz DDS

Best local pharmacy

Pittsboro Discount Drugs

628 East St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-7283

Honorable mentions

CVS Chatham Crossing

Siler City Pharmacy

Best local veterinarian

Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital

23 Rectory St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-1141

Honorable mentions

Hope Crossing Veterinary

Pittsboro Animal Clinic

Best auto mechanic

Doug's Auto & Tire

863 Sanford Rd, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-5996

Honorable mentions

Performance Automotive

Diaz Automotive

Best local bank teller

Laura at SunTrust Bank

88 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-2222

Best waiter/waitress

Fiva McCanless at

Pittsboro General Store Café

Honorable mentions

Cindy at Al’s Diner

Best local attorney

Greg Stafford

53 1/2 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 545-0041

Honorable mentions

Todd Roper

Jennifer Andrews

Best county department

Public Libraries

Honorable mentions

Register of deeds

Social Services

Best county employee

Frances Wilson,

County Tax Collector

Honorable mentions

Renee Dickson

Best law enforcement officer

Sheriff Richard Webster

Honorable mentions

Sgt. Jimmy Bowden

Mike Roberson

Best grocery store

Lowes Foods - Chatham Crossing

11500 US Highway 15 501 N
Chapel Hill, NC

Phone: (919) 969-1464

Honorable mentions

Pittsboro Food Lion

Chatham Marketplace

Best local farmer’s market

Pittsboro farmer’s market

Honorable mentions

Fearrington farmer’s market

Best Ag agents

Al Cooke & Debbie Roos

Best insurance agent

Sara Donaldson at Nationwide

547 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Phone:(919) 542-4001

Honorable mentions

Jack Dixon at NC Farm Bureau

Best local fast food

Al’s Diner

535 West St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-7151

Honorable mentions

Siler City Sonic

Allen & Son’s BBQ

Siler City McDonald’s

Best local burgerJohnson's Restaurant

1520 E 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344


Honorable mentions

Scoreboard, Pittstop

Best local fries

Mc Donald's

1703 E 11th St, Siler City, NC

Phone: (919) 663-0015

Honorable mentions

S&T Soda Shoppe

Al’s Diner

Best local coffee

Pittsboro General Store Cafe

39 West St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-2432

Honorable mentions

Circle City Java

Chatham Marketplace

Best local restaurant

Fearrington House

2000 Fearrington Village Ctr
Fearrington Village, NC

Phone: (919) 542-2121

Honorable mentions

Pittsboro General Store Café

S&T Soda Shoppe

Chatham Marketplace

Best running spot

Central Carolina Community College trail

Honorable mentions

Northwood Cross Country Trail

Best local golf course

Twin Lakes Golf Course

648 Willow Way, Chapel Hill, NC

Phone: (919) 933-1024

Honorable mentions

The Preserve

Chapel Ridge

Best Sunday morning sermon

New Salem Baptist Church

5030 Old Graham Rd, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-4832

Honorable mentions

Pittsboro Baptist

St. Julia Catholic Church

Best sunrise view, best sunset view, and best place for midnight stargazing

Jordan Lake

Honorable mentions

My own yard

Best place to watch people

Downtown Pittsboro

Honorable mentions

Board of Commissioner’s meeting

Pittsboro General Store Cafe

Best place to go

on a first date

S & T Soda Shoppe

85 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 545-0007

Honorable mentions

Fearrington House

Jordan Lake

Best festival/fair

Silk Hope Old Fashioned Farmer’s Days

Honorable mentions

Pittsboro Street Fair

Siler City Chicken Festival

Best local florist

Flynt's Florist

53 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-3836

Honorable mentions

Siler City Friendly Florist


Best plant nursery

Mich Gardens at Jordan Lake

10544 US Highway 64 W, Apex, NC

Phone: (919) 387-0402

Honorable mentions

Flynthill Farm

Fearrington Garden Shop

Best gas station

Ronny's Quik Shop

516 West St, Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-5957

Honorable mentions

Tops Citgo

Silk Hope Service Station

Best local exterminator

Sawyer Termite &

Pest Control

8021 US Highway 15 501 N
Pittsboro, NC

Phone: (919) 542-5011

Honorable mentions



Best wireless cell service

They all suck

Honorable mentions

Alltel, Sprint

Best local web site

Honorable mentions

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