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Investigators arrested Cinnamon Collins, 49, and charged her with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the attack Sunday night on Tuckers Trail in eastern Orange County. Collins, from Durham, is in the Orange County Detention Center under a $25,000 bond. He…

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An effort to draw attention to an often overlooked, yet growing force in Country-Americana music is hitting warp speed with the Country Soul Songbook Summit, which will take place Oct. 15-18. The four-day online music festival and conference will feature performances, conversations and inter…

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While two presidential candidates were holding dueling town halls Wednesday night, a rookie Atlanta Braves pitcher from Hillsborough was putting on a pitching clinic. That he was outshining a future first-ballot Hall of Fame superstar was even more impressive and unexpected.

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The Atlanta Braves will seek to extend their series lead in the National League Championship Series game after a lopsided loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. And when the Braves take to the field Thursday night, Orange High School graduate Bryse Wilson will be on the pitcher’s mound.

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In the formalwear business, prom season is the equivalent to Black Friday, Christmas and New Year’s combined. More tuxedos, dresses, gowns, bowties, vests, cumberbuns and gloves are moved during March and April than in the next four months put together. January and February are spent ramping…

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The Tarheel Antiques Festival returns to the Barn at Lloyd’s Dairy the weekend of October 17 and 18. The event, which was inspired by a visit from Mike and Frank, stars of the History Channel TV show “American Pickers.”

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Officers with the Hillsborough Police Department apprehended Steven Earl Riggs, 45, this afternoon at Walmart after receiving a call about a panhandler at that location. Riggs had pending charges out of Orange, Durham, and Person Counties for felony vehicle breaking and entering and larceny …

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Authorities arrested Edward Eugene Snipes, 55, today in Galax, Virginia, and charged him with first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury in connection with a pair of brutal attacks last night off Tucker’s Trail in eastern Orange …

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Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies responded Sunday night to an address on Tucker’s Trail off Craig Road. The resident at that address called 911, reporting a man arrived at his home around 10:40 pm seeking help for serious injuries he sustained after being stabbed. 

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COVID-19 has left many folks with hairdos doing a lot of don’ts. And even as hair salons have opened with restrictions, many people are still hesitant to venture out for a trim. Haven Salon in downtown Hillsborough is hoping to help some people brush aside those fears, and it’s collecting fo…

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In light of COVID-19, the 4th annual Paint it Orange Plein Air Paint-out has gone virtual, and statewide! The Orange County Arts Commission and the Hillsborough Arts Council are excited to kick off Paint it NC Plein Air Paint-outstarting Wednesday, October 7 and running through Tuesday, Octo…

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WHUP 104.7 FM, Hillsborough’s own local radio station, announced today that half the proceeds from its annual fall fundraiser will be donated to support Orange County musicians who have been most affected by the COVID-19 shutdown. Proceeds from the WHUP 50/50 Event, which will run October 12…

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It wasn’t the opening it was supposed to have, but after two years in the making, the Eno River Farm officially opened in late March of this year. And although its existence has been muffled by the pandemic, there is excitement about the farm and plans to expand its offerings.

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In the Broadway musical Hamilton, there’s a line that is repeated throughout that refers to how the retelling of events and peoples’ lives is often out of your hands. “You have no control, who lives, who dies, who tells your story.” It’s a notion that makes Amanda Boyd, Visitor Services Coor…

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Perhaps you are familiar with the phrase, “the elephant in the room,” referring to an important topic people are thinking about but not discussing. As your Sheriff, I don’t want the use of force, particularly deadly force, to become such an elephant. It is a topic all communities should discuss.

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Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, leaders in Hillsborough and Orange County have abided by and elevated guidelines and warnings from the Orange County Health Department and the state on how best to live safely with the pandemic.

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As Ron Spada looks over the fully renovated House at Gatewood and the 16 acres of lush property and outdoor restaurant space, he can’t help but think about all that was about to happen for the establishment’s second year.

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It’s not unusual to find a sign offering instructions on how to safely do business at restaurants. Radius Pizzeria goes one step further with a sign just inside its doors with safety instructions for when you get your pizza home.  

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In the wee hours of the morning, Eric Browning, Pit Master at Hillsborough BBQ Co., is poking at the stack of burning wood in a compartment in the smokehouse area at the back of the restaurant. Below the fire, orange embers drop through a grate to a lower section of the fire pit. Once enough…

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Joel Bohlin has an easy laugh and an easy smile that, in normal times, would likely become familiar while spending time with his family and friends, or over gentle ribbing about being a Chicago Bears fan. But lately, as he tries to navigate keeping the doors open at the Village Diner, Bohlin…

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The Efland Seafood Festival is back on, albeit smaller, under the name Seafood Feast and not exactly as originally planned. Billed as a seafood, music and outdoor festival, COVID-19 cancelled the April 18 event that was planned for the Efland Ruritan Club.

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Dan Rockaway is used to a lot of sounds coming from the playgrounds of his child development center on Davis Road in Hillsborough. At any given moment during the week, the sound of children laughing and screaming lifts and fades into the trees surrounding the place.

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While it’s usually considered a good thing to “go down in history,” recently the Orange County Historical Museum has just been down. Closed late last year because of water damage, and then having to keep the doors locked because of COVID, the museum finally has good news as it has announced …

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Orange County Schools, like all other school systems across the state and nation, is navigating a perilous start of the school year unlike any its ever experienced. The task is seemingly insurmountable and difficult at every turn. It’s likely the first time every player in education — studen…

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There could be some comfort taken in knowing that, even during a global pandemic, there’s still a place and time for hot-button issues. In Hillsborough, there’s a heated debate that has been simmering for more than a month. The subject is the proposed Research Triangle Logistics Park develop…

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Randall Kenan, an award-winning author and professor at UNC-Chapel Hill has died. The cause of his death has not been released. He was 57. 

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Carlos Gonzalez Garcia has a talent for making something beautiful from broken things. While that could be describing his work as a world-class mosaic artist, it also describes his hope to keep together his dream of opening NCMOSAIC, a school where Garcia will teach the art of mosaics at the…

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When the Orange County Schools district announced the school year would be online for at least the first nine weeks, longtime Orange County resident Craig Lloyd was already working to find a way to help his youngest daughter who was entering the eighth grade. Lloyd had been mulling the idea …

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There’s a common belief that today’s youth suffer from a short attention span — that they’re unable to focus on one task for more than a few moments. Maggie Hales blows that idea to pieces. 18,240 pieces, to be specific.

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Carolina Donor Services recently announced plans to build and relocate to a 58,000-square-foot facility on 9.7 acres in Chapel Hill. The company will move from its current space in Durham. Carolina Donor Services spent $2.3 million for the site at 1720 Millhouse Road.

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Terra Equity Inc., which is a division of Louisville, Ky.,-based Barrister Commercial Group, on July 15, submitted a plan for the development of a large piece of property in Hillsborough between I-40, Old N.C. 86 and Davis Road.

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Ashley Muench was a standout volleyball player during her days of attending school at Orange High School in Hillsborough. Her dominance on the court continued when she attended UNC-Greensboro, being honored as Southern Conference Freshman of the Year. Muench was first-team all-conference eac…

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Valerie Foushee has brought a varied perspective to her legislative role as the state representative for District 23, which covers Orange and Chatham counties. The lifelong Orange County resident worked for 21 years at the Chapel Hill Police Department and served on the Orange County Board o…

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It’s one of the most recognized buildings in Orange County. With its white, cinderblock facade featuring a painted farm face-off between a rooster and a bull, the structure draws attention and curiosity from locals, passersby and Instagrammers.

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Gerald Scarlett points to a small cemetery just outside the front door of his house that sits near the end of his driveway running for a half mile from Old Highway 86 near Davis Road.

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In our front page story about Harold Russell, the Hillsborough-born scientist expresses dismay at the growing loss of trust the general public has in science and scientists. As is the case with everything today, the coronavirus is right in the thick of it. 

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Law enforcement agencies operate on federal, state, and local levels of government. They also operate in specialty areas, as is the case with park rangers; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents; and officers with the Transportation Security Administration. All are important, but the law enfo…

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A “For Sale” sign was placed Wednesday on the property of the long-vacant and dilapidated Hillsborough Motor Lodge on U.S. 70. Fara Pourshariati is the listing agent with Fonville Morisey.

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When Josh Collins returned to Hillsborough a few years back to help his dad with health issues, he had just started his own business as a sort of one-stop brand marketing company in the hopes that he could develop a core of clientele that would pay for his blend his artistic and tech talents…

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If the walls at the Colonial Inn could talk, they would likely be gushing over all the changes, renovations and the anticipation of once again being the center jewel of King Street in Hillsborough. If the floors could talk, they might ask how anyone can walk as fast as Elise Tyler, the centr…

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A Zoom meeting with the Northern Orange NAACP and members of the Hillsborough community was hijacked Sunday afternoon, and interrupted with racist comments, videos and images. The meeting was abruptly ended, but not before the accounts of several people attending the Zoom meeting were taken …

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One could easily say that when Hillary MacKenzie took over as chair of the Orange County Board of Education, she was taking on the toughest job in the area. But, while MacKenzie may agree about the toughness of the task, she would likely argue that she is a member of a strong team that is up…