Archives: October 2012


Have you visited the North Carolina State Fair yet? You know, it’s not all just funnel cakes and games. There are actually many cultural and agricultural events to take in as well. There are cooking contests covering everything ranging from the House-Autry Mills “Southern Fried Classic” to the NC Cattlemen’s Beef Council’s “Fire Up Your […]


New Housing Starts Reach A 4-Year High

Housing starts in September reached their highest levels since July 2008, according to a new report published on USA Today. Permits for both single family and apartment construction rose significantly, and builder confidence numbers for this month have reached a 6 year high according to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders. To […]


Pittsboro Pepper Festival

Are you a pepperphile? Do you love all things pepper? Then you should peddle over to the Pittsboro Pepper Festival to peruse some palatable pepper dishes! (Sorry.) The Pittsboro Pepper Festival started out as a small group doing a tasting event for local farmer Doug Jones’ seed saving and pepper breeding research, and has blossomed […]


Brighten Your Door!

There are only so many things you can do to dress up the façade of your home without turning it into something from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; one of the more creative ways to make your home festive year-round is to brighten your doorway with a little paint. The front door is what welcomes people […]


Unemployment Claims Plunge 30,000

Last week unemployment claims fell to 339,000, the lowest level in four years. Additionally, last week’s labor report showed that the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% in September; move evidence that the job market may be shifting in the right direction. For this and other economic indices see the full article on USA Today.


Foreclosures At A Five-Year Low

New reports show that foreclosure activity hit a five year low in September; activity has now dropped for nine consecutive quarters, which is helping to alleviate fears of a second wave of foreclosures that many analysts had expected. Filings were down 16% year-over-year in September, and home prices were up. For more on this, and […]


The Fair Is Here Again!

It’s that time of year again; the time for cotton candy, prize pigs, the Himalayan, and everything else that comes along with the North Carolina State Fair. Work your way through the Midway from October 11-21st during the 145th Fair. The Fair is chock full of agricultural and historical exhibits, champion livestock and produce, pig […]


Family Fun Down On The Farm!

Via ganyardhillfarm.com Ganyard Hill Farm is now officially open for the Fall season! The Farm is the place to take the whole family for a fun-packed day on the farm. Located near Durham, Ganyard Hill offers a real working farm environment with tons of fun and interactive activities. Tour the farm on an old-fashioned hay […]


Parade Of Homes Throughout The Triangle

Image via Triangle Business Journal This is the second weekend (October 5-7th) of both the Wake and the Durham/Orange/Chatham Counties’ 2012 Parade of Homes. The Parades will showcase hundreds of the Triangle’s finest custom built homes. This is the perfect opportunity to visit many of our beautiful new homes neighborhoods and see the superb craftsmanship […]