• 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

Tree Board Regular Meeting

The Tree Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Aug. 16, 2017 at the Town Barn Downstairs Boardroom. The agenda includes discussion of a request from developers of the 515 North Residential Condominiums to remove a 15″ Pecan tree from the right of way on North Churton Street and an update on the status of the bee hotel project in Gold Park. Additionally, members will discuss development of the Turnip Patch Park master plan and fall planting projects. The Tree Board is responsible for hearing requests from citizens regarding planting, maintenance and removal of street and park trees. It also is responsible for establishing guidelines for spacing of trees on town property.

Charlie Wilson with special guests Anthony Hamilton & La’Porsha Renae Oct 27 at the Coliseum

CHARLIE WILSON’S IN IT TO WIN IT CONCERT   WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ANTHONY HAMILTON AND LA’PORSHA RENAE   Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8 pm North Charleston Coliseum   Tickets on sale Friday, August 11 at 10 am Eleven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson, brings his critically-acclaimed show to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, SC on Friday, October 27, 2017.  In It To Win It is the title of Wilson’s latest album, released February 17, 2017, with an A team of musical guest features including Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Wiz Khalifa, Lalah Hathaway and T.I.  The first single from the album, “I’m Blessed,” went number one on both the Urban Adult…

Golf Tournament to Benefit Special Olympics

The Hillsborough Police Department is continuing its efforts to raise money for Special Olympics North Carolina with an upcoming golf tournament. The third annual charity golf tournament will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Shamrock Golf Course, 1722 Shamrock Drive in Burlington. The tournament will take place rain or shine with a shotgun start and will follow a four-player “captain’s choice” format. Teams can register for $50 per player, which includes cart rental, lunch and greens fee. Registration is limited to 80 players, and the deadline to register is Sept. 1. Several prizes will be awarded, including for 1st-, 2nd-, 3rd- and last-place teams. Businesses can sponsor holes on the…

Gold Park Pollinator Garden Workday

Volunteers are invited to help maintain the pollinator garden in Gold Park Thursday, Aug. 3, weather permitting. At 8 a.m., volunteers will weed the garden and take soil samples to determine whether the recent flooding of the Eno River affected the soil composition. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, weeding tools, rakes, hand rakes, clippers, and a bucket to collect weeds. The garden is maintained by the Orange County Master Gardener Program, a program of the Orange County Extension Service. Workdays typically occur the first Thursday of the month, March through October.

Greensboro will host 2018 USA Gymnastics Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, July 18, 2017 – The 2018 USA Gymnastics Championships, which features more than 1,800 of the nation’s best gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling, returns to Greensboro, N.C., which played host to the event in 2015. Scheduled for July 3-8, the competition, which includes both Junior Olympic and elite levels, will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.   “We are excited to bring the USA Gymnastics Championship back to Greensboro and showcase the nation’s best athletes in these three disciplines,” said Ron Galimore, chief operating officer for USA Gymnastics. “Greensboro provides the perfect setting for this premiere event where fans can watch both elite and rising young talent.”  …

Water Supply Status Update for July 18, 2017

As of Tuesday, July 18, the status of the Hillsborough West Fork Eno Reservoir is the following: Depth — 43.0 feet Percentage full — 100.0 percent Days of water supply remaining — 375 Average water use for week ending: July 14 — 1.510 million gallons per day July 7 — 1.476 mgd June 30 — 1.403 mgd June 23 — 1.314 mgd June 16 — 1.414 mgd June 9 — 1.370 mgd June 2 — 1.259 mgd May 26 — 1.426 mgd May 19 — 1.346 mgd May 12 — 1.326 mgd The West Fork Eno Reservoir is full. The minimum release for July is 1.4 cubic feet per second (628 gallons per minute, 0.905…

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Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

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Sri Lanka power cuts – wrong oil blamed

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Canada ends vaccine entry rules, makes ArriveCan optional

US vaccine mandate remains in place. Lawmakers have urged Joe Biden to follow in Canada’s footsteps.

Hurricane Ian forces Nasa to shelter Artemis Moon rocket

The Artemis-I vehicle will be pulled off the launch pad in Florida to protect it from storm forces.