The Burwell School Historic Site is temporarily closed while an investigation into an employee’s theft of property from the site is investigated by the Burwell School Historic Site and the Hillsborough Police Department.
An 11-year-old boy hit a home invader in the back of the head with a machete after the man broke into his home to steal electronics, police say.
After seven terms as Hillsborough’s mayor, Tom Stevens has decided against running for an eighth term this November. While the artist and consultant plans to devote his time to other pursuits, he and his wife, Debbie Simmers, will remain in Hillsborough. Read the mayor’s personal statement o…
Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) authorities arrested a 43-year-old man on Friday after a child disclosed that the man had assaulted them at sleepovers at a friend’s house on more than one occasion.
A man was charged with common law robbery, larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle and taken into custody on Tuesday following a common law robbery at a local convenience store.
A Rougemont man was arrested and charged with 20 counts of third degree exploitation of a minor and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon by Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputies on Wednesday.
Divers found the body of a teen in the Eno River Rock Quarry on Thursday close to where the 18-year-old was last seen after jumping from an embankment into the quarry on May 28.
A joint Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) and Orange County Schools (OCS) timeline reports that Cedar Ridge High School's principal and two school resource officers (SRO’s) waited to inform OCS district administration and OCSO command level staff of graffitied threats in a girls’ bathroo…
Thanks to a new way of collecting data implemented by Orange County Schools (OCS) for 2018-19 school year, numbers on mental health services and enrollment in OCS have been released as of this month — which also happens to be Mental Health Month.
The Board of Orange County Commissioners (BOCC) hosted two 2019-20 Orange County proposed budget public hearings last week, opening up the floor for residents, commissioners and County Planner Bonnie Hammersley to discuss the financial plan.
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.
Orange County Board of Education (BOE) members voted to allow public comment at a work session meeting on Tuesday, allowing residents to voice their thoughts on BOE changes and decisions.
The Town of Hillsborough proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20 has been sent to the town’s Board of Commissioners (BOC) with property taxes and stormwater fees staying the same, water and sewer increases set to rise by five percent and a proposed minimum wage of $15.
The Orange County Board of Education (BOE) is now taking applications for a new Orange County Schools superintendent, advertising the position in neighboring states including Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina.
On Thursday, members of Orange County Justice United gathered at Lattisville Grove Missionary Baptist Church to discuss goals set at a similar meeting last year, also spotlighting issues of inequity in OCS.
Gravelly Hill Middle School Athletic Director David Hall’s last haircut took place in front of around 500 middle schoolers, teachers and administration.
After over 20 years of mystery surrounding the body of a young boy found in Mebane in 1998, the murderer has been charged, the case has been closed, and the boy will finally be reunited with his family for a much-delayed funeral.
A former New Hope Elementary School teacher was arrested by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) on multiple charges of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor on Wednesday.
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.
The Orange County Board of Education (BOE) elected Will Atherton as the new board chair in a 4-3 vote at a BOE meeting on Monday, replacing Brenda Stephens as chair three meetings before her term was officially up.
Per usual, taxes will increase in Orange County for the 2019-20 fiscal year, but the Board of Orange County Commissioners (BOCC) is yet to decide how much this will cost.
The search for 91-year-old Nathaniel Brookins, who went missing on Friday while visiting Hillsborough, is over after a body matching his description was found in a field off of Lawrence Rd. on Monday.
Todd Wirt understands that taking an administrative role means being a lightning rod for criticism. As Superintendent of Orange Public Schools for the past four years, he’s grown used to it.
A man was arrested by Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Thursday morning for entering the Orange County Courthouse with a pocket knife just before his trial for alleged involvement in the toppling of a Confederate memorial on the UNC Chapel Hill campus in August 2018.
Locals will not have the chance to race soapbox cars on Nash St. in the second annual Nash Dash, formerly set for May 11, after the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners (BOC) denied the soapbox derby a special use permit, citing safety concerns.
Efland strawberry farmer Howard McAdams Jr. just laughs when asked how he prepares his strawberry fields for the crowds that will be coming in May to pick berries.
Weaver Street Market will no longer provide shoppers with paper nor plastic following a new co-op wide ban on single-use shopping bags.
Gov. Roy Cooper visited Maple View Farm in Hillsborough on Saturday, surveying damage to both the farm and the Maple View Agricultural Educational Center caused by a tornado that touched down in Orange County on Friday.
Following tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings throughout the day, a tornado reportedly touched down in Hillsborough just after 5 p.m. Friday evening.
Hillsborough police have identified a suspect in a South Churton St. shooting on Tuesday night that left one adult suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
A transportation improvement plan now in place for Efland, Buckhorn and Mebane has been amended thanks to a meeting between Orange County Planning and Inspections and concerned citizens of the Efland-Buckhorn community.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Marcus Delamez Moore, 36, for charges stemming from sex crimes with children that authorities say transpired at a sleepover party.
At the regularly scheduled county commissioners meeting at the Whitted Building on Tuesday, April 2, over a dozen county residents spoke during the public comments period to voice their support or disapproval of Linda Sarsour’s recent appearance in the same building.
Town commissioners officially revoked their support for the NCDOT-designed Orange Grove Road Extension on Monday evening.
After four years of surveys, studies and receiving bids from various vendors, Orange County will begin providing high-speed Internet access to rural residents in April.