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.
Raleigh-based quartet Chatham County Line will hit the road in support of their eighth studio album, “Sharing The Covers,” out March 8 on Yep Roc Records, which is based in Hillsborough. The 23-city tour begins Feb. 9, and includes stops along the East Coast, dates with Steve Martin and Mart…
Girl Scout Asha Edmonson, of Hillsborough, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting. Awarded to fewer than 6 percent of Girl Scouts annually.
The 29th annual Pauli Murray Awards will soon be presented to a local business and two individuals who embody the spirit and mission of the American civil rights activist.
The annual Solstice Lantern Walk is an interactive event for children and adults alike, but this year, the Hillsborough Arts Council has invited the community to get even more involved.
The Exchange Club of Hillsborough is pleased to announce Frank Bruni as the Exchangite of the Year for 2018. Bruni has been a club member for over 40 years and has contributed tens of thousands of service hours towards all of the clubs programs of service, most importantly, Prevention of Chi…
Santa and Mrs. Claus made a stop at the Hillsborough Police Department on Thursday, ready to listen to the wishes of hundreds of children.
Seven years ago, bells rung in unison across Hillsborough to celebrate an event that occurred 220 years before: the ratification of the Bill of Rights.
Holiday’s often sneak up before we know it, the turkey has been carved and Christmas lights have being strung.
Carillon Assisted Living of Hillsborough will host the Victorian Carolers, an authentic Dickens-era Christmas caroling group, as they perform a free concert at the assisted living community on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monetary donations will be raised during the event to benef…
Montana Wisnewski will turn an alarming event into a proactive emergency preparedness model as she works towards earning the highest Girl Scouting honor: The Girl Scout Gold Award.
Elizabeth Keckly’s story and memoir are the focus of a symposium this Saturday, titled “Behind the Scenes: Constructing the Narrative,” at the Richard Whitted Building at 300 W.Tryon St. in Hillsborough. Distinguished scholars will address the forces that shaped Keckly’s life and narrative.
It all started with a poem and a $5 bill. Now, that small gift has grown into a children’s book, titled “The Giving Crusade.” The message is clear: a small gift of kindness through money or time can go a long way.