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.
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…
At a Special Meeting of the Orange County Board of Education Wednesday night at the Cedar Ridge High School Media Center, the Orange County Schools announced its new superintendent.
Even before the 2019 River Park concert arrives in Hillsborough next Saturday, the concert’s planning co-chairs Joshua Collins and David Hayes have begun the process of booking the performers for the 2020 concert.
Would you like to help attract visitors to Hillsborough? Two Hillsborough advisory boards need volunteers to join them in working to promote tourism.
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 …
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.
If you’ve walked around Hillsborough recently, chances are you’ve noticed the light blue flags with a horizontal white X hanging over certain streets.
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.
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…
Seth Stephens has reached a resignation settlement with Orange County Schools that will see Stephens go on paid administrative leave until his resignation becomes effective on Jan. 31 2020.
An Orange County man will spend at least five years in prison after a jury convicted him of crimes that include dogfighting Wednesday.
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.
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.”
A Chapel Hill pastor was arrested at his church Friday after authorities say they found an inventory of 3,200 counterfeit Cartier bracelets.
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.
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.
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…
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.