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Pittsboro Is a Charming Weekend Pit-Stop in the Heart of Carolina

In what is almost exactly the geographic center of North Carolina you’ll find the town of Pittsboro. Established in 1787, Pittsboro is the county seat of Chatham County, named for William Pitt the Younger, the son of the first Earl of Chatham. Situated 17-miles south of Chapel Hill and 34-miles west of Raleigh, Pittsboro is the type of southern town that looks like it popped out of a movie set. With its tree-lined main thoroughfare replete with shops, historic architecture and dining options, this quaint town in the Heart of Carolina offers visitors an idyllic setting for a weekend pit-stop. […]

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center – you’ll love it to the moon and back again

A visit to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill evokes thoughts of the famous Bell Tower, the Dean Smith Center, the Old Well or students strolling tree-lined walkways. But there’s another spot on campus not to be overlooked –  The Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill In the late 1940’s famous Carolina graduate, John Motley Morehead presented the planetarium to the state in gratitude for his education. It was the first planetarium in the south and only the sixth to be built in the United […]