If you’ve ever strolled through downtown, drove through a Hillsborough neighborhood, visited the museum, or marveled at the modern design of the new Coldwell Banker and Paynter Law on Churton Street, then you’ve seen the craftsmanship of Dovetail Construction, a company owned by John.Read More
Tucked away in northern Hillsborough on New Sharon Church Road sits a vibrant garden – a space that opens up with bursts of color and refreshing spring smells once you walk inside.Read More
It’s the downtown restaurant hub that attracts those on a lunch break, families eating out, date nights, and one looking for a tasty drink. Located just above the intersection of West King Street and Churton Street sits the hot spot of three restaurants all managed by a partnership called First We Eat: Bona Fide Sandwich Co., LaPlace Louisiana Cookery, and The Wooden Nickel.Read More
Exposed brick, bold blue accent walls, a wall of pure sunlight, bookshelves stacked with games, a piano open for community use - and of course good beer, a new robust menu, and the upcoming spring beer release - Mystery Brewing Company’s kitchen and menu is a Mystery no more: it’s the perfect place for an after work brew or a Sunday brunch.Read More
Art is a form of communication, of connection, and Orange High School students have experienced this first hand as they create artistic portraits of Bolivian children that will eventually be gifted to the children depict.Read More
To those settled in or just passing through this town, it’s a slogan that rings true: Hillsborough Rocks.Read More
Hydrilla crowds out native vegetation, reduces water flow, restricts recreational activities such as fishing, swimming and boating, can harbor a toxic bacteria that kills waterfowl, bald eagles and other birds of prey, and it has a dense biomass, acting as a sort of barrier between the species above and below the hydrilla, therefore affecting the entire ecosystem.Read More
The Orange County Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 27 concluded with a statement from chairman of the board Dr. Stephen H. Halkiotis that the Confederate flag would not be banned on school grounds. Instead, Halkiotis submitted, an equity committee would be established.Read More
Turtle Island is a good, romanticized, description of both Jefferies and his ancestors, and even his grandchildrens’ youth, everything from fishing and hunting, exploring backwoods and running through fields, learning valuable lessons from being immersed in the land, much of which was a custom of his people.
He knew these lands, and learned to value them in a special way from a young age – but so did his ancestors – ancestors that were forcibly displaced by European invasion in 1701.Read More
On Monday, Feb. 13, at the Orange County Schools Board of Education monthly meeting, the majority of the public comment session was filled with pleas to ban the Confederate flag within the school system.Read More
Casey Collins, a local botanical designer and landscape architect, she found herself in Canada, Scotland, and England before landing and settling here in town.Read More
This is where being objective is important. I can fight here, though many times it doesn’t feel like fighting. My fighting will look different than my fellow marchers.Read More
In December 2016, she marked 25 years of service on the Town Board of Commissioners, to which she was elected in 1991, and was also recently recognized for her 41 years of service to the Historic Hillsborough Commission, a position she has held since the mid-1970s.Read More
As Hillsborough enters 2017 continuing to grow at a rapid pace, the Town Board and Planning Department are assessing which projects they will tackle this coming year. So far, they have indicated an intention to primarily manage the large amount of ongoing construction and development throughout the town.Read More
In August, homeowners in West Hillsborough were notified of a proposed rezoning project on a 3.3-acre parcel of land, inciting frustration and resistance from within the community.Read More
Less than 20 weathered cedar poles stand at the site of what was once a full Occaneechi Village Replica, located behind the Courthouse downtown.
At the Dec. 17 Occaneechi Replica Village Dedication Ceremony, John “Blackfeather” Jeffries, once, and still referred to as, the Tribal Chief, stood with tribal administrator and cousin, Vicki Jeffries, and other tribal members, with a circle of over 100 community members standing around them and a fire, celebrating the reconstruction of the replica site, which will be completed in early 2017.Read More
On Nov. 29, the group of 17 people arrived at Standing Rock, the same time a blizzard arrived as well. They stayed at the Rosebud camp, located on reservation land across the river from the main camp, Oceti Sakowin. The team stayed about six days, with five people erecting a shelter, and the others jumping in where they could help – cooking and serving meals, sorting supplies and donations, and even cleaning portajohns.Read More
What is your favorite part about this town?
Rosa: “I think it’s the memories. It’s the memories of growing up, of, around the corner when James Pharmacy was a pharmacy. We would come up here with our grandfather and we would go in there. He had his own booth in the back that he would sit in, it was Mr. Faucette’s booth. And at the end of this road right here, used to be...Read More
Bruce: “The two most magical things to me were darkness and quiet, and to me [that’s one of the] vanishing things on the planet, it’s really hard to find, particularly in the states, real quiet. And there, there is deep quiet.”Read More
The Runyambo family made their way to the United States several years after having their lives interrupted by a civil war in their home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Soon, they will have a home in Hillsborough thanks to their hard work and the work of Hands for Habitat, Orange County Schools, Orange County Habitat for Humanity, and Sports Endeavors.Read More