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  • Discovery Channel Films with Rawlings, Busch, Logano

    WHAT: Media are invited to attend a special event at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Kurt Busch, Joey Logano and Richard Rawlings. Kurt Busch teamed up with Richard Rawlings and his team at Gas Monkey Garage to build a custom Pantera which will debut on the track. Busch will put the Pantera to the test and race against Logano, who will drive the Factory Five Ford Performance Gen-3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe. The race, which begins at 8 p.m., will be one of the first on the speedway’s brand new Roval for a Discovery Channel show. Video recording of the actual race will not be allowed. WHO: Richard Rawlings, star of Discovery Channel’s hit series FAST…

  • Spirtfest 2017 Bon Secours Wellness Arena

    Greenville, SC – August 28, 2017 – Get ready to experience the most anointed event of the year! E.Ray Promotions and McDonald’s presents SpiritFest 2017, a concert with a purpose, focused on inspiring the community through gospel songs, while awarding scholarships to deserving students. The legacy event takes place Sunday, September 3rd at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena at 5:00pm (doors open at 4:00pm, ADA at 3:50pm). Woven throughout the concert will be our theme of, “God Provides,” as we celebrate 26 years of gospel music featuring one of the best ever the line-ups!   Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award winning artists will be featured during SpiritFest 2017! Back by popular demand are Grammy nominee…

  •   Town Offices to Be Closed, Solid Waste Collection Delayed due to Labor Day

    Town of Hillsborough offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 to observe Labor Day. Garbage collection — Citizens whose garbage is normally picked up on Mondays will receive service on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Brush collection — Brush collection will follow the same schedule as garbage collection. Recycling — Orange County waste and recycling centers will be closed Monday, Sept. 4. Contact the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department for more information. Landfill — The Orange County landfill will be closed Monday, Sept. 4. Contact the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department for more information. Rollout carts — Rollout recycling and garbage carts may be placed by the street as early as 4 p.m. the day…

  • Gaither Christmas Homecoming Spectacular at the North Charleston Coliseum December 1

    Tickets on sale Monday, August 28 at 10 AM   Multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist, Bill Gaither will present the Gaither Christmas Homecoming music spectacular at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, SC, on Friday, December 1, 2017. The legendary recording artist will present an exciting celebration, filled with the very best in Christian music, including Gaither’s own multi-award winning group, The Gaither Vocal. This special event will begin at 7 PM.   For nearly half a century, multiple Grammy and Dove award winner Bill Gaither has been a musical trailblazer. His reputation as a performer, songwriter and mentor for newly-discovered artists is known world-wide. Gaither’s beloved series of Homecoming CDs and DVDs continues to top the sales charts and attract an…

  • NXT Live at the Charleston Area Convention Center Friday, October 20 – Tickets on sale Friday at 10 AM

    WWE Presents NXT Live! Live at Charleston Area Convention Center!   Tickets go on sale Friday, August 25 at 10 AM   Live at the Charleston Area Convention Center (next to the North Charleston Coliseum) NXT Live! See one of the hottest brands in sports entertainment as NXT returns to North Charleston for the first time in 2017 on Friday, October 20, 2017. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 25 at 10 AM   NXT LIVE: NXT Champion Drew McIntyre Ember Moon Aleister Black Adam Cole Kyle O’Reilly Bobby Fish Johnny Gargano Roderick Strong And many more! Tickets go on sale Friday, August 25 at 10 AM. Tickets start at $20 (plus applicable fees) and…

Carolina News

  Town Offices to Be Closed, Solid Waste Collection Delayed due to Labor Day

Town of Hillsborough offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 to observe Labor Day. Garbage collection — Citizens whose garbage is normally picked up on Mondays will receive service on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Brush collection — Brush collection will follow the same schedule as garbage collection. Recycling — Orange County waste and recycling centers will be closed Monday, Sept. 4. Contact the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department for more information. Landfill — The Orange County landfill will be closed Monday, Sept. 4. Contact the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department for more information. Rollout carts — Rollout recycling and garbage carts may be placed by the street as early as 4 p.m. the day…

Churton Street Project Update

This week workers completed an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant handicapped access ramp at the northwest corner of the intersection of West King and Churton streets. Major construction for Churton Street access improvements has been completed for the area between West King Street and the Mercantile Center. This week workers completed an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant handicapped access ramp at the northwest corner of the intersection of West King and Churton streets, allowing crosswalks at the corner to reopen. Remaining work in this section includes installation of pushbutton crosswalk signals and asphalt patching. Curbs and sidewalks Other work this week included installation of a new curb and gutter in front of the Police Station and Town…

Cemetery Committee Regular Meeting

The Cemetery Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2017 at the Town Barn Downstairs Boardroom. The agenda includes discussion of draft recommendations and map updates for the Margaret Lane Cemetery master plan. Additionally, members will discuss Town Cemetery maintenance orders and the possibility of planting and future maintenance of cradle graves. The Cemetery Committee is responsible for making recommendations regarding the preservation and maintenance of town-maintained cemeteries including Margaret Lane Cemetery, the Old Town Cemetery and the Town Cemetery.

Hillsborough Projects Included in State Transportation Plan

A rail station in central Hillsborough was included in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s recently approved 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program. Several Hillsborough projects are included in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s recently approved 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program. The program identifies construction funding for and scheduling of transportation projects at the state level. Additional information and a map showing project locations can be found on the NCDOT website. Hillsborough projects in the program include: Building a rail station, platform and parking in central Hillsborough. Building a 100-space park-and-ride lot for GoTriangle’s bus route 420 and Orange-Durham Express. Widening South Churton Street from Interstate 40 to the Eno River and adding traffic lanes, a landscaped…

Todd Lambert Named City Engineer  

BURLINGTON, NC— The City of Burlington announces the addition of Todd Lambert to its leadership team. Current City Engineer, Lanny Rhew, after ten years of dedicated service will retire October 1st, 2017. Todd will take the helm of the City’s Engineering Department as the City Engineer on September 5, 2017. He joins the City of Burlington as the result of a nation-wide talent search and extensive assessment process.   Todd Lambert is a registered professional engineer with over 20 years of progressive experience in engineering design and management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. For a majority of his career, Todd has been an engineer in the…

Clear the Shelters National Adoption Event

WHAT:                                Clear the Shelters National Pet Adoption Event                                 WHEN:                               Saturday, August 19th                                             Hours: 10am to 4pm   WHERE:                             Burlington Animal Services                                             221 Stone Quarry Road                                             Haw River, NC   COMMENTS:                      Burlington Animal Services will be participating in the NBC and Telemundo Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters third annual nationwide pet adoption event. Burlington Animal Services will offer fee-waived adoptions on Saturday, August 19th, as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to…

World News

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Italy budget ‘sleepwalking into instability’ – Commission

The European Commission says formal sanctions on Italy are warranted over its high-spending budget.

Chinese TV reporter Tory slap case dropped

Linlin Kong was arrested at the Conservatives’ annual conference in Birmingham in September.

US-Mexico border vigilante: ‘They are invaders’

Security has been stepped up along the US border with Mexico, where thousands of migrants from Central America have arrived hoping to seek asylum.