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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…

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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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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. 

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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. 

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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.