Chapel Hill, NC – (January 7, 2020) - To meet the growing number of inquiries about the neighborhoods throughout Orange County, North Carolina, the Visitors  Bureau has published a new updated 48-page magazine style publication featuring the locales of Orange County, from Carrboro to Hurdle Mills, Hillsborough and Northside.

The publication will be distributed through the Visitors Center, local real estate offices and government and commerce.  

As the Triangle population increases and more families visit and invest in Orange County, the Visitors Bureau is committed to providing comprehensive information in one publication.

The cover features Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys.   Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, NC, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd "one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years."

The Pickup Cowboys include Austin McCall on drums, and Johnny Waken on guitar, saw, and mandolin.

The group plays every Wednesday night at the Kraken, outside of Carrboro.

The guide was designed by Sallie Scharding of Sallie Scharding Design. “Designer+” identifies her multi-facetted abilities across print, digital, web, photography, brand, motion graphics combined with her strong marketing acumen. Over the years, Sallie has worked with a variety of clients from Fortune 100 to local musicians and artists creating memorable brands and marketing materials.  In her spare time Sallie is also a musician, vocalist and songwriter who was a co-founder of the NC Songwriters Cooperative. She performs locally solo as a songwriter, in various duos, and with the band “PaperMoon" playing vintage jazz tunes with New Orleans flavor.

The goal of the Orange County Neighborhoods Guide is to spotlight all of Orange County, from downtown Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough to some lesser known areas of Orange County that hold appeal to visitors, relocating families, retirees and business investors. New in the 2020 Neighborhood Guides is a full page spread on some of Orange County’s wedding and special event venues including rustic farms, barns, retreats and historic homes.

For a copy, contact or drop by the Visitors Center at 501 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill during business hours Monday – Saturday. To read it online, click here.