Rising Gulf Coast Records recording artist Diana Rein brings her 2020 Queen Of My Castle Tour (named for her most recent album) to Hillsborough, performing at Nash Street Tavern, 250 S. Nash St., Thursday, March 12.
It’s the last Friday of the month, and the muffled sounds of rock and rap music can be heard as art gallery hoppers approach the Bakova Gallery at the corner of King and Churton streets in downtown Hillsborough. Through large, arched historic windows, soft, bright lights illuminate art lover…
It started with a few Facebook posts and signs along the highway promoting a seafood festival near the Efland Ruritan Club. The small, September 2019 event was the brainchild of Terry Rose, president of the Hillsborough Sport Fishing Club. The organization, for the last 15 years, had used mo…
There are people who can watch a movie or TV show and accurately recognize classic and vintage cars that appear on screen. It’s even said actor Tom Hanks can pick out and name old manual typewriters used in movies. Jeannie Petterson can do this with cowboy boots.
Hillsborough is getting ready to expand its palette. Late next month, Nomad will open in downtown on King Street, offering a global dining experience unlike anything else in the area.
After Charles Womack, publisher of YES! Weekly and Jamestown News, lost his brother, Hillsborough resident Patrick Womack, to cancer this August, he wanted to immortalize Patrick’s memory and his passion for music. So, Charles and his family set up a musician scholarship fund in Patrick’s na…
The Orange County Historical Museum has been closed indefinitely due water damage from a recent storm, it was announced December 18 by the Museum’s Board of Directors.
This month Katherine Cheek stepped down after 38 years as president of Schley Grange. David Latta, a teacher at Orange High School and leader in the Northern Orange agricultural community will take over as Schley Grange President in January.
The Orange County Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the 30th Annual Pauli Murray Awards, which are presented annually to an Orange County youth, adult, and business that have served the community with distinction in the pursuit of equality, justice, and human rights fo…
The Walmart Community Grant Program has awarded the Orange County Rural Alliance (OCRA) Meals on Wheels $3,500 in grant funds. These funds will be used to further the goals of the OCRA Meals on Wheels Program in Orange County. On the morning of Tuesday, December 10, Hillsborough Store Manage…
Hillsborough's annual Bill of Rights Day Community bell-ringing event started back in 2012 and this marks the eighth year it will occur, the only place in the nation that celebrates Bill of Rights Day in such a fun meaningful way. Instead of speeches, Bells will ring all over Hillsboro for a…
Last week at Leland Little Auctions, Victoria Browning Wyeth, the only grandchild of acclaimed painter Andrew Wyeth, shared a bit of her late grandfather, whom she calls her “favorite person,” with the Hillsborough community. Ahead of the auction of several important Andrew Wyeth paintings o…
A restriction on the town’s water withdrawals from the Eno River, in place since September, has been lifted, but customers are urged to continue conserving water.
Like many other people, Jim and Linda Smith have loved music for most of their lives. What separates them from others, though, is their ability to play instruments, a talent that led to the creation of their band High Fall Risk just a few years ago.
Ron Campbell began working on the paintings a few years before his retirement in 2008. He viewed it as a way to keep himself busy, taking a page out of Chuck Jones’ book, the former director of many Bugs Bunny cartoons.
The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and Mike’s Art Truck are pleased to present paintings by outsider artist “Chicken Man” Ernest Lee at the Alexander Dickson House in Hillsborough, NC. “Chickens! In the Visitors Center” is a new collection from the legendary folk artist whose “funky chic…
Scott Huler never expected to write a book about John Lawson until a decade ago. In fact, the only reason why he even came across the story of the explorer was due to research he was doing about another book, On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems That Make Our…
Tracy M. Richards first heard about the Maasai tribe of Kenya and Tanzania five years ago when he was watching the late Anthony Bourdain’s show, Parts Unknown.
A few years ago, the Lloyd family began planning events to hold at their barn on North Lloyd’s Dairy Road. An idea that was conceived to help sustain agritourism soon grew, however, for two reasons.
Charity Mathews is a local cookbook author living in Hillsborough. Her most recent work ‘Kid Chef Junior Bakes, was released on the week beginning Oct. 21. Some of the recipes included in the book include hot fudge lava cakes, easy peasy peach cobbler, and more. We talked with Mathews last w…
On a warm autumn morning this past Saturday, around 50 artists from the Triangle area gathered at UNC Hospital’s Hillsborough Campus for Artist Appreciation Day, organized by the Hillsborough Farmers Market. Early in the day, the October sun lit up painted gourds, hubcap art, and handmade je…
At a Board of Orange County Commissioners meeting on Oct. 15, the Board approved a project to bring an affordable art studio space to the Eno River Mill in Hillsborough. The project brings together a partnership between the Orange County Arts Commission, the Gold Family and Hedgehog Holdings.
For those who are considering attending Cedar Ridge High School’s theater performance of Iphigenia 2.0, on Oct. 30, Evan Mitchell would point out that it’s unlike any show the school has ever performed in the past.
Lifelong citizens of northern Orange County have likely heard of the McKee family. Generations of McKees have lived at 5011 Kiger Road in Rougemont, farming and growing tobacco, for hundreds of years.
Even before the 2019 River Park concert arrives in Hillsborough next Saturday, the concert’s planning co-chairs Joshua Collins and David Hayes have begun the process of booking the performers for the 2020 concert.
The album art for “Desert Dove,” the upcoming record from Americana artist and newly-minted Yep Roc Records act Michaela Anne, has an energy that is distinctly feminine.
As one would expect of a town designated as a “Bee City,” Hillsborough groups, businesses and citizens are in the middle of a widespread celebration of National Pollinator Week, a period from June 17 to 23 approved by the U.S. Senate in 2008 as a week to learn about and honor pollinators.“We…
QuiltSpeak, a new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, explores what quilts can say of their makers. For the Cedar Grove Quilters, the exhibit has also given some local women a platform to speak — as makers of quilts — on their art.
Downtown Hillsborough has a new music school, and, although the grand opening of the school isn’t until August, the Bull City Music School’s Hillsborough doors are already open for voice, piano, strings and other music lessons.
Sally Barker thought that her retirement would bring time to travel, take up piano and learn Spanish. As a self described “nice, quiet CPA,” Barker wasn’t prepared for a retirement filled with creativity.
The brother-sister duo who owns and operates Tacos Los Altos, a new Mexican restaurant in downtown Hillsborough on W. King St., keeps family at the forefront.
The Hillsborough Orange County Chamber of Commerce will mark this year’s summer solstice with an imaginative brunch on June 23 that will celebrate strides currently being made in local agriculture.
Dropping $5 on a raffle ticket might give you the chance to spend the night with a friend or family member at Purple Crow Books.
The family behind the Barn at Lloyd’s Dairy, a two-year-old barn event venue in Efland, have found a way to strike the perfect balance between wide open, airy surroundings, and intimate, cozy events.
Looking for a ladies’ night out? The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Ladies’ Night Out…& DAY event is giving women an opportunity for a whole day on the town on May 2.
The Orange County Historical Museum staff doesn’t want only grown-ups or serious history aficionados to stop by their collection. Museum staff want to bring kids in, too, and their new exhibition, “Let’s Play!: Children’s Toys and Games” aims to do exactly that.
Biannually since the 1950’s, the Hillsborough Garden Club partners with the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough to open up the town’s secret gardens to visitors.
The Burwell School Historic Site and Hillsborough Re/MAX real estate agents kicked off a new partnership on Saturday with a visit from the Easter Bunny and over 2,000 Easter eggs for around 200 kids to find in a community Easter egg hunt.
It’s not every day that the Orange County High School football field plays host to a Board of Education relay race, a parade of schools, visits from local team mascots or a group of student athletes ranging in age from kindergartners to seniors in high school.
Efland strawberry farmer Howard McAdams Jr. just laughs when asked how he prepares his strawberry fields for the crowds that will be coming in May to pick berries.
“I believe that poets are the unacknowledged historians of the world,” North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green said as she began a recent workshop.
Netflix has thoroughly beaten its competitors to become the prime streaming service for binge-worthy television. Whether it’s something like the hilarious baking reality show “Nailed It!” or the beloved science-fiction series “Stranger Things,” Netflix is the place to see it.