The John M. Link, Jr., Government Center will close to the public at the close of business on Friday, Nov. 22, due to unexpected repairs. Several Orange County departments will relocate to other county facilities or temporary office space while the building is addressed. Effective, Monday, N…
Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) arrested 17-year-old Alex Massey today for communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property. Massey, of Hillsborough, is a junior at Cedar Ridge High School.
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners convened to make an appointment to the Planning Board, approve funds for an economic development project, provide an update on the Commissioner appointment process and more.
The Town of Hillsborough recognized 26 employees Tuesday, Nov. 12, for innovation and customer service demonstrated during Fiscal Year 2019.
As part of the Supreme Court of North Carolina’s celebration of their 200th year, the Court will hold a special session at the Whitted Building in Hillsborough on November 19, 2019. The Court will hear two cases that morning. The first is about the classification of funds received in a 2000 …
Two weeks after a student was charged for communicating threats of mass violence to a fellow classmate, Cedar Ridge High School faced another threat last Thursday when a student reported a threat of gun violence that was written on the floor in the school’s gymnasium.
Town of Hillsborough residents who are interested in joining the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners have less than 24 hours left to fill out an application.
Below is an open letter from Dr. Monique Felder to the Orange County Schools community. Dr. Felder was sworn in as the new superintendent for Orange County Schools on Oct. 9, and began her tenure on Nov. 1.
Rep. David Price will be the guest speaker at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Orange County Veterans Memorial on Monday, Nov. 11. The site is located on the grounds of the Southern Human Services Center.
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…
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.
The Orange County Local Reentry Council is sponsoring a Reentry Simulation on Friday, Nov. 8, from 9-11 a.m. at the Southern Human Services Center Board Room in Chapel Hill. The public is invited. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.
On Thursday morning, officials from the Orange County government and the Town of Hillsborough gathered at 1200 Highway 70 West in Hillsborough, for the Orange County Northern Campus groundbreaking.
The Hillsborough Public Information staff is hosting a meeting for citizens interested in joining the conversation about how the Town of Hillsborough can help the community during times of emergencies, as well as how citizens can help the town.
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.”
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) arrested four people early Saturday morning and charged each with two counts of felony trafficking in cocaine. The arrests followed a routine traffic stop.
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…
In line with its Annual Community Forum, the Orange County Human Relations Commission hosts "Protest Peril: Understanding First Amendment Rights" Monday, at 7 p.m. The forum will be held at 300 W Tryon St. at the Whitted Building in Hillsborough.
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.
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.
Ronda Tucker, a former executive director of the Burwell School Historic Site in Hillsborough, has been charged by Hillsborough police with embezzling more than $100,000 from the site, according to arrest warrants obtained by the News & Observer.
A former employee of Orange County Schools faces a new charge of indecent liberties with a child from an incident that occurred on July 14, 1986, according to records obtained by CBS17.
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners is seeking a qualified Hillsborough resident to serve the two years remaining in Commissioner Jenn Weaver’s term. Candidates can apply online until noon Nov. 8.
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…
On Wednesday, Nov. 9 the Hillsborough Police Department, along with community and town board members, gathered at the annual Community Summit at the Orange County Public Library in downtown Hillsborough.
A new bookstore, Old Town Books, has found its place downtown on King Street, tucked into the previous Cup-A-Joe spot, attracting the eclectic and literary Hillsborough community.
Tom Carr is pleased to announce the new members of his Grit Hall of Fame. Thirty-three Orange County Students will be inducted on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Green United Methodist Church. Friends and family are invited to attend the ceremony. Inductees will receive several awards and a ch…
The Orange County Economic Development Commission will join local agricultural leaders to host the 2016 Agricultural Summit. Farmers, homesteaders and residents interested in advancing their knowledge of local food systems, specialty crops, upcoming trends, and regulation updates are invited…
Dr. Millicent Rainey may be the new face on the Orange County Board of Education, but her service to the school district spans over many decades.