As a small business based in the event industry, Spiritus Communications was hit hard by the coronavirus, and has had to make rapid changes to restructure the way they deliver content, turning it into an opportunity to strengthen their weaknesses. In offering leadership training and speaking…
A tractor trailer fire halted traffic on Interstate 85 for both directions near Exit 164 (Old N.C. 86) around noon Monday. The N.C. Highway Patrol quickly began blocking both directions of the interstate. Orange County Police and Fire Departments were also on the scene, as were members of th…
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…
If you do social media, you’ve seen the shelter-in-place memes regarding potential weight gain from having to stay at home. “Before and After” photos traditionally used to reveal weight loss are being manipulated to show extreme weight gain. The “quarantine 15” has gained a level of legitimacy.
Nearly every major industry — and many smaller ones — have been adversely affected by the coronavirus and the efforts put in place to “flatten the curve.” But according to Chad Collins, owner of Collins Design Build, the construction industry is in good shape to weather the storm.
Hillsborough’s sweetest spot is, like so many other small businesses, faced with swallowing a bitter pill. Shutdowns and restrictions put in place voluntarily and by order of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper have slowed traffic to a crawl at Matthew’s Chocolates, as fears of the coronavirus gr…
The annual Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce Awards gala kicked off with flash and sparkles, as more than 100 members and guests donned outfits matching the Roaring 20’s theme. Women wore flapper dresses, sequins, pearls and feather boas, while men sported double-breasted pinstr…
When neighbors began walking past their house to catch a whiff of the first batches of rosemary crackers, baked in the modest basement of their home in Cornwallis Hills, Kevin Mason and Jennie McCray knew that they had something special. What originated as a resolve to create healthy vegan b…
The company that owns the Collins Ridge site and vacant Daniel Boone Village near I-85 in Hillsborough met with members of the Town Council to test the waters on a plan for the development that would require rezoning the property.
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.
At Monday evening’s Mebane City Council meeting, much of the discussion centered around two parcels of vacant agricultural land along West Ten Road in Orange County, across the street from Medline’s recently-approved 1.2 million square foot medical distribution facility.
Hillsborough water customers, please continue to try to reduce water use by 10 percent. Voluntary water restrictions, which were established in September, are still in place.
Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation and RiverStreet Networks will be working on a pilot program to enable the expansion of high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved areas in our local rural communities. This effort could become a model for providing much needed high-speed i…
North State Bank recently announced Hillsborough resident Heather Sirgany as senior vice president and mortgage sales development manager.
Piedmont Electric has awarded four Orange County Schools (OCS) high school graduates college scholarships based on academic excellence and community commitment.
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.
Tyceson Mills and Jessica Smith, the husband and wife team behind a new local business, MealSmith, provide hand crafted, locally sourced and globally inspired meals to-go.
Mary Lopez Carter and her husband David Carter did their research before they opened the Carolina Hemp Hut, a new purveyor of CBD products in Hillsborough, and it shows in the early success of their business.
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.
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.
Eno River Farmers Market will now accept SNAP benefits as a form of payment, thanks to a new effort to bring food-insecure populations to the market.
For Katie Denman and Katharine Hoke, starting a farm didn’t mean stepping into a family profession, growing a traditional food crop or even buying land.
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.
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.
Farmers are bringing in more profit from selling directly to consumers, harvested cropland is on the rise and the net cash income average per farm has more than doubled in Orange County since 2012, according to new data gathered in the most recent USDA census.
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.
Durham Technical Community College publicly launched its Forge Great Futures campaign last week in hopes of reaching a $5 million goal by June 2020.
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.
This summer, the Hillsborough/ Orange County Chamber of Commerce will host an event that highlights women entrepreneurs throughout central North Carolina.
The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce will host their Annual Meeting Gala and Awards Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 1 at Croasdaile Country Club in Durham,
On the road to becoming a successful home builder, Chad Collins has established himself by being prepared for whatever curveballs life throws at him.
The Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 2-4 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.
For the fourth year in a row, the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce to host the Primetime Business Expo, one of the county’s largest business expos.
What began as a small, grassroots effort to provide medical services to Hillsborough residents is now a state-of-the-art family practice.
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.