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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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When James and Lenora Crabtree built a cabin in Hillsborough in 1937 the couple surrounded the structure with a bustling farm that included chickens, pigs and corn. 

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When Brooke Erceg and Ryan Creery met at the University of Northern Iowa, Erceg was studying industrial psychology and communications, Creery had graduated with an art degree and was making music and the two were used to suffering through Iowa’s long, often below-freezing winters.

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Steve’s Garden Market in Hillsborough has a new partner in charge and new local beers on the way, but the market’s doors will stay open and the store will still sell all the same meats and local goods as it has since the beginning.

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Dual Supply, one of the longest lasting businesses on King Street, is set to move later this fall. 

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A new salon downtown aims to retain the intimacy of small town stores that have come and gone over the past few decades.

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Allison Lassiter was recently awarded the “Unsung Legal Hero” award from North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

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On the road to becoming a successful home builder, Chad Collins has established himself by being prepared for whatever curveballs life throws at him. 

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A new business on Nash Street has found the sweet spot between furniture and play for children.

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On a recent evening, I arrived at Kimchi Yay at 5:40 p.m. Opening at 5:30 p.m. and offering just 14 seats, no reservations, and a schedule based on the ever-changing North Carolina weather, I wanted to ensure a seat and that the bright day would remain cloudless for the remainder of my dinner. 

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There’s an old saying that when you own your own business, you only have to work half of a day. You get the choice to work either the first twelve hours or the second twelve. 

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The Wooden Nickel was packed with friends of the pub and regulars on Thursday, July 5 – except this time, everyone had a little bit more elbow room.

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Hillsborough will follow the the shift away from traditional office space to coworking space when C3 Hillsborough opens downtown later this month. 

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Sheetz will celebrate its grand opening on 1990 NC 86 South on Thursday with the chance to win prizes such as a 2018 Ford F150 or a $1,000 Sheetz gift card. 

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Hillsborough’s newest downtown establishment is open and ready for patrons to sip a drink and try their hand at a game of bocce ball. 

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Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram of Hillsborough celebrated their renovation and change of ownership with a ribbon cutting on Friday, May 18. “It’s nice to see this place continue to evolve,” Mayor Tom Stevens said at the ceremony. And now we have Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, adding one more …

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Daniel Boone Village was once the booming epicenter of Hillsborough’s economy, with restaurants, a train, and an amphitheater where the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis and Loretta Lynn performed. 

Ethel Stanbury opened the Village Diner in the mid 1970s, serving up southern comfort food. This year, she has passed the diner onto Joel Bohlin, who she believes is the one who has the care to bring the magic back to a place steeped in history. 

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Lindsley Bowen is feeling all sorts of emotions this week, but the one that is yelling loudest is gratitude. Her shop in downtown Hillsborough, Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry, is entering its fifth successful year in business.

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Bacon’s Meat Market, Hillsborough’s beloved deli and sandwich shop, has been turned over to new ownership, and will become Steve’s Garden Market.

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On a recent Wednesday, Tim Lyons, an award-winning chef, sits in Cup-A-Joe wearing a blue zippered hoodie, sipping a cup of coffee. He’s the owner of that bar that suddenly appeared on King Street one day a month ago, with signs tacked to the windows that read “Why live when you can rule?”

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“We’re going to the Hub” might be a new phrase you hear around town, as The Nutrition Hub opened its doors just a month ago in the Hampton Pointe Boulevard business center.

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Imagine one of those captivating pink sunsets behind historic Hillsborough on a warm spring evening. Now imagine that you’re in a fancy hat along with your fellow ladies, dining downtown, perusing shops for special offers and deals, and having a glass of wine before winning the “best hat” award.

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The stage is being set for Collins Ridge, a large new development in Hillsborough, to begin  residential construction by the end of the decade. That’s the word from Hillsborough town management as they recently provided an update on the proposed 1,038-unit neighborhood to local elected officials. 

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The contentious debate over whether or not to build a new Orange County campus along U.S. Highway 70 adjacent to West Hill Avenue, northwest of downtown Hillsborough, will be reaching a climactic phase in the coming weeks, as Hillsborough city leaders decide whether or not to approve the rez…

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For Betty Dickerson, owner of A Little Something at 118 N. Churton Street in downtown Hillsborough, the opportunity to assist a local organization, PORCH, that assists needy families with food and other assistance brought some added meaning.