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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

Greensboro Aquatic Center to host 2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships    

For the third time in five years, USA Diving will bring a national championship event to Greensboro, N.C.             The 2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships will be held December 13-19 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC).             The event will bring nearly 150 of the nation’s best divers to Greensboro as they compete for 10 national titles. Additionally, a Youth Olympic Games selection event will be held in conjunction with the winter nationals to determine which divers the United States sends to the Youth Olympic Games qualifying meet in 2018.            In 2012, the GAC hosted USA Diving’s AT&T National Diving Championships, Age Group National Championships and Junior National Championships, marking the first time…

Town Offices to Be Closed, Solid Waste Collection Delayed due to Fourth of July

Town of Hillsborough offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4 to observe Independence Day. Garbage collection — Citizens whose garbage is normally picked up on Tuesdays will receive service on Wednesday, July 5. Brush collection — Brush collection will follow the same schedule as garbage collection. Recycling — Orange County waste and recycling centers will be closed Tuesday, July 4. Contact the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department for more information. Landfill — The Orange County landfill will be closed Tuesday, July 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…

Board Approves Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18

The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners approved a budget totaling $22.8 million in operating expenses for Fiscal Year 2017-18 during its regular meeting Monday night. A public hearing was held May 22. The budget will become effective July 1, when the town’s new fiscal year starts. The budget includes: $10.4 million in expenses in the General Fund. $11.8 million in expenses in the Water/Sewer Fund. About $600,000 in expenses in the stormwater utility fund. Rates and fees The approved budget includes: Decreasing the property tax rate from 68 cents per $100 valuation to 62 cents. An adjustment to 62.16 cents would have created a revenue-neutral rate following Orange County’s tax revaluation. The slight decrease to 62…

Historic District Commission Regular Meeting

The Historic District Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on June 7, 2017 at the Town Barn Downstairs Boardroom. The agenda includes discussion of Certificate of Appropriateness applications for 310 N. Hassell St., 402 and 404 W. King St., 118 N. Occoneechee St., 119 N. Occoneecee St., and 103 E. Queen St. The Historic District Commission reviews applications for exterior changes within the Hillsborough Historic District. A majority of the commission’s members have specialized training or an interest in architecture, preservation, archaeology, history or building methods.

Guns N’ Roses concert in Winston-Salem

GUNS N? ROSES TO CONTINUE THRILLING FANS WITH NEWLY ADDED NORTH AMERICAN STOPS ON THE NOT IN THIS LIFETIME TOUR   Special Guests L?VE Announced for Winston-Salem Stadium Concert   Tickets On Sale at LiveNation.com   (May 25th, 2017) ? Unstoppable rock music icons Guns N? Roses will electrify fans into the fall, announcing today a series of fifteen additional North American Stadium and Arena stops on their ongoing worldwide Not In This Lifetime Tour.  Produced by Live Nation, the exhilarating global phenomenon is letting fans get closer with a newly added round of arena shows throughout the U.S. and Canada including stops at New York?s famed Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles? Forum and Staples…

SGK Emergency Prepper Expo coming to Greensboro Coliseum Complex this weekend

The SGK Emergency Prepper Expo at the Greensboro Coliseum on May 20 and 21 offers planning and emergency gear as well as seminars that teach survival skills and self-reliance. This event will make North Carolina the center of the survivalist world this weekend when more than 3,000 preppers are expected to attend the SGK Emergency Prepper Expo. While many attendees may be planning for “The End of The World as We Know It,” most people will visit the expo to plan for everyday emergencies and to learn how to live a more self-reliant, organic lifestyle. Starting Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the Emergency Prepper Expo will kick off two days of product sales, presentations,…

World News

Top Macau official Zheng Xiaosong dead after fall from building

Beijing said Zheng Xiaosong had been suffering from depression, implying he had killed himself.

Selma Blair: Cruel Intentions star reveals MS diagnosis

Selma Blair shared the news in an emotional Instagram post, saying the news was “overwhelming”.

Selma Blair: Cruel Intentions star reveals MS diagnosis

Selma Blair shared the news in an emotional Instagram post, saying the news was “overwhelming”.

New York witches place hex on Brett Kavanaugh

Across the country, exorcist Father Gary Thomas said a prayer in a bid to counter the hex.

Migrant caravan: Desperate members illegally cross into Mexico

Honduran migrants are entering Mexico illegally as patience runs thin at the border with Guatemala.

Nigeria’s Kaduna state: 55 dead after row at market

A row at a market devolved into deadly violence between Hausa Muslims and Adara Christians.

Why attacks on aid workers may hurt the world’s poorest

The murder of a Nigerian aid worker raises questions about the targeting of humanitarian agencies.