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A recent post on the Saratoga Grill’s Facebook page announced the return of the longtime Hillsborough favorite. Unlike many restaurants and other businesses entering a reopening phase of the COVID-19 world we live in, the Saratoga is coming back from the loss in February of one of its founde…

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The radius is the line that runs from the center to the perimeter of a circle. When you have more than one radius, or radii, you begin to create wedges. When you put enough of those wedges together you get something that resembles a pizza. Kate Carroll, who opened a pizzeria in 2013 with her…

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At the Hillsborough home of Charity Curley Mathews, it would not be unusual to wake up to the smell of steel-cut oats with chocolate chips or a cheese omelet with cherry tomatoes. What might seem unusual are the ones making the breakfast food: children ages 5, 7, 9 and 10 years old. Such is …

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WHUP announced today that half the proceeds from its annual spring fundraiser will be donated in support of Hillsborough service industry workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The WHUP 50/50 Event, which will run May 3-9, will help stoke the ongoing World’s Biggest Tip Jar campaign c…

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As nearly the entire human race continues to undergo differing versions of sheltering in place, finding some form of entertainment has nearly become an art form.

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Cup-A-Joe’s says it’s open and welcomes your business. But you’ll need to leave your personal containers at home. The Orange County Health Department yesterday advised the popular coffee shop to end its practice of allowing customers to bring their own mugs or travel cups to be filled by its…

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When it was finally able to raise the curtain, the 30 or so members of the Orange High School Drama Club were uncertain if its efforts to raise money benefitting Haiti would be successful.

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.

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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…

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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.

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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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.  

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.