Capital Bank in Pittsboro will on May 15 start accepting the Plenty Currency Cooperative -- Piedmont Local Economy Tender. The idea is to keep commerce circulating locally rather than through big national corporations. Other business that accept PLENTY include Piedmont Biofuels, the Chatham Marketplace and the General Store Cafe. Learn more from this Herald-Sun article.
Tim Keim, a Pittsboro resident, writer, radio news and documentary journalist and member of the Chatham County Planning Board, explained: "Go to Capital Bank, plunk down $9 and get a colorful 10 Plenty note. Merchants redeem the Plenty at Capital Bank for cash at face value." More.