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On Tuesday afternoon, the Kiwanis Club presented the Orange County Sheriff’s Office with a $1,500 check to purchase an AED Defibrillator to help Sheriff Charles Blackwood’s ongoing effort to put an AED in every OCSO car.

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When the results stopped pouring in on Tuesday night, it was the Democratic incumbents who were left with reason to celebrate in Hillsborough. Jenn Weaver, who ran unopposed, replaces Tom Stevens as the mayor of Hillsborough after serving two years as mayor pro tempore and six years as a Tow…

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In an announcement made Monday afternoon, the Town of Hillsborough will begin accepting bids from citizens for sewer improvements along Churton Street. The bids, which won't be made public, will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Nov. 22. 

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The Board of Commissioners is encouraging support of Hillsborough’s small businesses by declaring November “Shop Small Business Month” and Nov. 30 “Shop Small Business Saturday.”  

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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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When Melanie Crawford started a fundraising campaign for Pathways Elementary School to obtain playground equipment that students with special needs or disabilities could use about two years ago, she might not have envisioned the plan moving forward so quickly.

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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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At the Cedar Grove Ruritan Club this past Saturday, the Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation’s (PEMC) third annual Community Day gave people the opportunity to learn about safety equipment while enjoying free food, games, and rides in a bucket truck. 

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Working with Orange County Animal Services Department (OCASD), the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) executed a search warrant Friday on two properties off Alexander Drive and seized 57 dogs and puppies. The OCSO arrested one person for a felony Cruelty to Animals charge (N.C.G.S. 14-360…

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Hathaway Pendergrass, an Orange County native and attorney at Epting and Hackney in Chapel Hill, sent out an announcement Wednesday morning that he was pursuing a run for District Court Judge (District 15B) in the 2020 election. Pendergrass would represent both Orange and Chatham County, if …

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President Bill Ingram officially announced his plans to retire at the end of his contract next summer during a Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. Ingram has served at the College in various capacities since 1983.

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The back lot of Orange High School was filled with enthusiastic students and faculty participating in the annual Agriculture Day celebration, put on by the school’s chapter of Future Farmers of America, on Friday.

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Orange County ‘AAA’ bond rating was recently affirmed by the three major rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Investors Service. The ratings affirmations were released as part of Orange County’s planned Series 2019B Limited Obligation Bonds to finance t…

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The eighth annual award winners for the Nature of Orange Photography Contest were announced at the Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting Sept. 3. Since that time, the News of Orange spoke with some of the award winners about being recognized by Orange County.

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When Maryanne Rosenman went missing Aug. 14, her husband, Julian, had a dream about her coming home. In his dream, he heard a knock on his front door and he opened it to find his wife standing in front of him. In the dream, she said, “I’m here, I found my way home.”

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Orange County residents will pay higher taxes in 2019-20, partly to allow the county to more aggressively fight climate change. 

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A Hillsborough woman was arrested on Friday by Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputies for allegedly ramming her pickup truck into an animal control officer’s vehicle several times while the animal control officer (ACO) was in the vehicle.

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A man is being held in the Orange County Detention Center under $500,000 secured bond after being charged with felony possession of over 28 grams of heroin, felony transportation of over 28 grams of heroin and felony maintenance of a vehicle for use, storage or sale of a controlled substance.

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Jenn Weaver first ran for the Town of Hillsborough Board of Commissioners in 2013. Now, Weaver, who grew up in Charlotte, is in her second year as Hillsborough’s mayor pro tempore, and she will be running for mayor of the town this November. Current Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens announced h…