Chapel Hill in the summer – the students are gone but the fun doesn’t stop – available parking in front, the best shops, restaurants, local music, farmers markets, outdoor dining, craft breweries and longer days!

The summer is the BEST time to support local businesses!




Get a jump-start on all your summer needs at University Place! From the “Big Green Egg” grills and The Chef and The Farmer’s Blueberry BBQ Sauce at Southern Season to fabulous beach wear at Mayo’s, no matter what you are looking for you are sure to find it at University Place. Check out all our offerings and happenings here.



Townsend Bertram & Company adventure outfitters in downtown Carrboro has everything you need for maximum summer fun! Swimwear, shades, UPF clothing, frisbees, footwear made for adventures, and all the camping gear you need from mountains to sea and everything in-between. Plus an awesome camping rental program with brand new equipment! Let Townsend Bertram & Company outfit your family this summer.



Pam Herndon State Farm Insurance, offering protection for Auto, Home, Business, Life and more, including boat and RV! Pam Herndon, your local agent, with offices serving Orange and Chatham County

 Le’s Sanctuary Nail Spa at University Place and 1111 Environ Way in Chapel Hill offers the perfect mani and pedi combination to keep your nails in style. This salon accommodates walk-ins on the daily, making it a hit for frequent salon-goers. If taking care of your mind and body is high on your list of priorities, swing by for some relaxation and renewal at a price you can afford.




Let Matt Philips with State Farm Insurance in bring home the savings with your auto insurance. Combine auto with home and save. Put life back into life insurance. Take care of tomorrow so you can take in today. Located at the Whole Foods Plaza in Chapel Hill.



Synergy Fitness For Her in Durham…whether starting fitness for the first time or 31st time Synergy provides a safe place for you to grow, where old injuries are replaced with pain-free movement, self-doubt replaced with confidence. Achieve gains in personal fitness and quality of life. Make an appointment today at


                  Pita Grill of Chapel Hill

             Homemade Mediterranean Cuisine

Pita Grill made from scratch Mediterranean cuisine. Dine in. Take out. Catering. Located in Timberlyne Shopping Center next to Yo Pop!

Click Here to See their menu!


Make your appointment today at to maximize a living approach to rebuild the way you view your total body and health. Don’t wait, maximize your life today at Bull City Family Chiropractic!



Colonial Insurance in Hillsborough is a family owned business celebrating 50 years of serving clients with insurance all over North Carolina. The wide variety of services includes insurance for property, life, business and more. Call Scott Lanier today at 919-732- 2191 and get the personal touch you deserve.



Susan Waldrop of Coldwell Banker in Hillsborough knows the market like the back of her hand, and for over 30 years has helped numerous people move from Chapel Hill to Hillsborough, which reminds them of Chapel Hill from times past!

(919) 732-6101




Quality Senior Concierge allows clients to remain independent, socially active and engaged during their senior years; offering downsizing services too! When quality matters







Find your dream home with Dave Cherry at Keller Williams in Chapel Hill. Dave will also guide you through the complexities of selling. Contact him today at, Where your needs will always come first.

Keller Williams Chapel Hill
1516 E Franklin Street Suite 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


The SKJAJA Fund provides children the opportunity to participate in after-school activities. With their ‘Play it Forward’ musical instrument drive, donate a used or unused musical instrument, and a student that needs it will give it a nice new home! Find out more at





Town Hall Grill in Southern Village, lunch, dinner and brunch; something for everyone. And Town Hall Burger and Beer, your neighborhood burger joint now serving two locations, Durham and Briar Chapel.



   Four Corners, Chapel Hill’s original sports bar and grill, home of the half-price menu every day, 10 pm to midnight.



Kidzu, During the entire month of May, all area teachers receive FREE ADMISSION at Kidzu Children’s Museum. Valid only with school identification. Free admission is valid for the educator and one guest.




Steel String Brewery Inspired by the agricultural bounty of the North Carolina Piedmont; and the funky, free-spirited vibes of Carrboro. Visit the Taproom on South Greensboro Street; Online at






Europa Center Chapel Hill has premier office space with unsurpassed amenities, including a 3-story atrium, covered parking and an onsite café. At the Europa Center, ‘It’s All Here,”’ see for yourself at





Join Atlas Taco and Gimghoul Brewery at South Green, a new Neighborhood Retail destination coming to Carrboro just off S. Greensboro Street.




The Egg and I at East 54, serving breakfast and lunch from 7 am daily. Enjoy the sweet retreat of the season with a pineapple tonic. And remember the outdoor patio is pet friendly, so no more sad puppies!  The Egg and I at East 54 in Chapel Hill and also in Cary at 1104 Ledsome Lane.





The Spotted Dog, since 1998 the casual restaurant at the intersection of East Main and Weaver Streets in Carrboro . . . now featuring vegan-vegetarian dishes, like the BEST Veggie BBQ in the world. Daily drink specials and full menu at lunch prices served until 5 o’clock. Open till midnight on Friday and Saturdays. The Spotted Dog says come, sit, stay.



Make more moments this summer at the Chapel Hill – Carrboro YMCA. Click HERE for weekly fitness tips and a full list of services and facilities.





                 Click Here to See Menu!


Hickory Tavern, which in four years has become Carrboro-Chapel Hill’s local sports pub and grill, is offering a gift card special this week for Graduation and Mother’s Day. For every $50 you spend, you get a $10 bounce back card. Hickory Tavern, 300 East Main Street, Carrboro.




Café Carolina in Meadowmont Village,  Ask for a My Café Rewards card at the register and for every $80 you spend, you get $10 toward your next purchase. See their daily lunch specials and complete catering menu online at Sharing Café Life in Chapel Hill.



For the first time in over 10 years it’s a great time to sell your home!  Our agents at Fonville Morisey can help you determine your home’s value and take you through the process for a smooth sale.  Providing top-notch service for over 40 years. Call or come by their office on E. Franklin Street today!



Big Bundt’s and More in Durham offers delectable baked goods. Their selection of bundt cakes, layer cakes, brownies, scones, cookies and more are irresistible. All ingredients are made from cracked fresh eggs, creamed real butter, finest chocolate and flour available. Start your day with Big Bundts at 721 Broad Street in Durham. Check out for wedding and catering information.



                  Click Here to See Menu! Carrboro Pizza Oven, in its fifth year at Carr Mill Mall, locally owned and operated, serving pizza by the slice, pasta and salad, plus a satisfying selection of beer and wine. Cater your party by Carrboro Pizza Oven. Online at






Gates of Beauty, Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s oldest automotive repair and body shop. Go see the legendary “Reverend Peacemaker” at 405 East Main Street in Carrboro, where he always says, “We meet the best people by accident.”





At Weaver Street Realty, Terri Turner’s hand-crafted approach to real estate helps all kinds of folks establish roots in our community. Weaver Street Realty, the home-grown company that has been here for 35 years. Call Terri at 919-923-2345





Treforni is North Carolina’s only true Neapolitan pizzeria with three wood-fired ovens, one making gluten-free pizzas, and uses 100 percent imported Italian products. In Hope Valley Commons at the corner of 54 and 751 in Durham, Treforni is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Mention WCHL and get a special discount. Click Here for Menu!




The Strowd, located above Suttons Drugstore, Modern, Spacious with expansive views of Franklin Street, perfect for after-work drinks, private parties and home to “Ron Fest” on July 16th.



Elmo’s Diner, a Carrboro landmark at CarrMill Mall for a quarter century; where the menu includes breakfast served all day, old favorites like Mom’s Meat Loaf and Shepherd’s Pie, plus vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Go to for the complete menu.