We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

featured

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…

featured

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.

featured

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.

featured
  • Updated

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…

featured

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. 

featured
  • Updated

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.”  

featured
  • Updated

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…

featured

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.

featured
  • Updated

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.

featured
  • Updated

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.

featured

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. 

featured
  • Updated

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…

featured
  • Updated

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 …

featured

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.

featured
  • Updated

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.

featured
  • Updated

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…

featured

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.

featured
  • Updated

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. 

featured

It was that time of year again as students lined up to help out local families during the fifth annual Lego Blitz. 

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…

featured

ementary School will get a little greener in more ways than one.

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…

featured
  • Updated

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.