Within a 45-minute drive from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Duke University in Durham, and the state capital of Raleigh, Pittsboro enjoys a convenient location in the middle of many of central North Carolina's main attractions. Downtown Pittsboro is lined with antique shops and historic houses and buildings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Pittsboro Historic District at the center of town contains buildings constructed between 1780 and 1949, including the distinctively yellow 18th-century Patrick St. Lawrence House.In addition to its co-op grocery store, Pittsboro's nonprofit, largely volunteer-driven Carolina Tiger Rescue is an example of the town’s tight-knit attitude. There, endangered wildcats such as ocelots, binturongs, and spotted leopards live on a 55-acre sanctuary. Public tours of the facility wend through grass and gravel for up-close encounters with the animals, and twilight tours are also available seasonally to observe them during their most active hours. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Young artists flock to Glazed Expectations' charming studio to learn a variety of clay-based building techniques, such as the pinch method, coiling, slab work, and cartooning (figurines). After-school classes also impart knowledge about paint application, texturing, and the fire-breathing hamsters that power most traditional kilns. Experienced and friendly instructors soothe novice nerves and show youngsters how to harness their inner Michelangelo. This Groupon covers the class fee, materials, glazes, and kiln firing, and the 1.5-hour sessions take place between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday.
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More than 60 years of expertise backs up the automotive diagnoses at Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center, making it one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the area. Staffed by ASE-certified professionals who stay current with the newest makes and models, and are constantly mastering new types of maintenance in order to cater to the repair needs of hybrids or cars that mainly run on adrenaline. That kind of dedication has earned the shop some high honors—including being named "Best Auto Mechanic" in the Triangle by Indy Magazine and "Top Shop in North America" by Tire Review Magazine.
But despite the accolades, Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center hasn't rested on its wheel wells—instead, the business pushes itself toward new initiatives. For example, a focus on environmental sustainability has led the company to offer eco-friendly services such as NitroFill tire inflation, non-lead wheel weights, and E.F.O. oil changes, leading to its designation as a Green Plus Certified Company.
Inspired by their travels abroad R.B. Fitch and his late wife transformed a central North Carolina farm into a charming elegant village replete with shops restaurants and the award winning Fearrington House Inn and Restaurant. Near one of the countrys most dynamic research and venture capital hubs the Research Triangle region encompassing Raleigh and Durham the farm like setting with white facades rocking chairs lush landscaping and intimate courtyards will transport you to a place far away from the ordinary. Between author readings spa treatments shopping and customized wine dinners you can discover the Jordan Lake nature preserve and nearby Chapel Hill home to the nations oldest state university. A made to measure retreat for lovers of good food fine wine and gracious hospitality. CLUB 5C Hotel welcomes Relais and Chateaux Club 5C members with a VIP Welcome and a Discovery Privilege. Please include the Club 5C membership number in the reservation and please show your Club 5C membership card on arrival.