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The Orange County Historical Museum (OCHM) is inviting all students aged 14-18 living in Orange County, NC, to participate in a creative writing contest.

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The City of Mebane is recruiting members for the Recreation and Parks Advocacy Commission to provide direction to the City Council and the Recreation and Parks Department regarding Recreation and Parks programs, facilities, policies, and long-range plan. Applications accepted through Decembe…

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At the Mebane City Council November meeting, Mebane Recreation and Parks Director Aaron Davis came before the elected board to give them an update on his department. Davis provided information about the Recreation and Park Department’s plans to update its Advisory Committee - now known as an…

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Following an unfortunate situation earlier this fall regarding a large and impressive mural that went along the south-facing wall of Muffins along Fourth Street in downtown Mebane, city leaders held a discussion during the November City Council meeting about local artwork. 

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The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce invites the community to the Hillsborough Hometown Holidays Festival this year. Slow down the pace of a hectic holiday season and make a few special memories downtown! The Holiday Festival takes place from November 28th through December 21st…

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Enjoy a cozy (virtual) evening in front of a fire as Linda Ostrand demonstrates open hearth cooking in her home, the “Berry Brick House.”  This program will be livestreamed by the Orange County Historical Museum on December 3 at 7 PM and is the first of a two-part series.  

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The 33rd annual Christmas at Alamance Arts exhibit and gift shopping experience will open Nov. 21 and run through Dec. 24. Set in a spectacular holiday wonderland, Alamance Arts’ 33rd Christmas Gift Show is the premier arts and crafts, home décor, Christmas event in Alamance County. It is th…

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After nearly a decade of successful ownership in Graham - and recent success in one of Mebane’s more popular local stores - Deez and Beez Boutique is hosting the Grand Opening of its new stand-alone store at 2535 U.S. Highway 70. 

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At last month’s Alamance County Commissioners meeting, County Manager Bryan Hagood and County Soil and Water Program officials Frank Bell and Brad Moore came before the elected officials to discuss the Alamance County Voluntary Agricultural District Program, which aims to preserve farmland t…

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The Orange County Historical Museum (OCHM) will host a free virtual event called “Indigenous Herbs” on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 7 p.m.  Vickie Jeffries, herbalist, artist, and Tribal Administrator for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, will discuss how to identify and use nativ…

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In the new exhibit at the Orange County Historical Museum, visitors can see firsthand the life and the stories of the Occaneechi in the exhibit ‘Yesah - The Many Journeys of the Occaneechi.’ The exhibit describes in detail the history of the Occaneechi, who thrived in the century leading up …

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Brenda Loy Wilson from Graham won third place in the North Carolina Senior Games Silver Arts Literary competition in the Life Experience category. She qualified for the fall Senior Games State Finals with a first-place win, Hurricane Hazel, in the Alamance Burlington Senior Games in May. Sil…

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On Saturday, November 7th area school children and 150 volunteers will blanket the community delivering a warm meal, a gift bag, and a “Thank You Veteran” sign to 300 Veterans in the area as part of the fifth Annual Veterans Night of Honor.   Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to bring …

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The recently re-opened Orange County Historical Museum in downtown Hillsborough has a fascinating new exhibit, which provides extensive details into one of the local area’s prominent Native American tribes. 

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The National Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Auxiliary1920 of Mebane is sponsoring a singing contest for ages six to 16 years old to showcase their vocal talents, creativity, and patriotic spirit on video by singing our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”

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It has taken two decades, a significant amount of money and countless hours of dedicated work on the part of numerous volunteers. But Alamance County’s Glencoe Mill Village has been preserved as something of a local time relic - a relic of a time when textile mills and associated villages we…

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Members of the regionally-recognized music ensemble Mebanesville will join national recording artist Si Kahn and Charlotte-based singer-songwriter Katie Oates as part of the Ella May Memorial Day celebrations and commemoration on Saturday September 12. 

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George Nall, the founders behind the restoration and preservation of the Textile Heritage Museum and the historic Glencoe Village has published his first two books. 

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It began on the weekends immediately following the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic back in April, when the world shut down for several weeks.

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Mascot Books announces the release of The Ruth Adventures: Life on the Farm written by Nancy Youngdahl with illustrations by Diana Delosh.

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For the month of August, Southern Arts Movement transformed the streets of Downtown Graham into a unique art exhibit featuring Black Artists and Black stories. As the month comes to an end, Southern Arts Movement is hosting their Silent No Longer: Graham Edition Block Party to bring art, art…

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Museums across the nation have been working purposefully to still meet their missions while keeping their doors closed to the public.  Boards, staff, volunteers, dedicated donors, and stakeholders are working in tandem to continue their institution’s missions of being educational facilities,…

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The Mebane Farmer’s Market is set to resume on the morning of Saturday, June 13. While operations may be altered for the safety of the Farmer’s Market’s vendors, patrons, and managers, the Farmer’s Market will operate every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. starting June 13 through October 3. Authenti…

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The Mebane Historical Museum will open its doors to the public on Tuesday June, 2. They will require visitors to the galleries to wear a mask or similar face covering until the State of North Carolina's Phase III is underway. Public Programs are still on hold until further notice.

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On Friday, May 8, The Reginald Wright Allstate Agency will be hosting a food drive for the Mebane community. We are looking for non-perishable food items, canned foods, paper products, and toiletry donations. You may drive by the table set up in the parking lot, and one of our associates wil…

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The N.C. Arts Council, Come Hear North Carolina and CLTure will present Under One Roof, a livestream benefit concert for North Carolina artists this weekend, Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 from 8 p.m.–9 p.m. The event will be broadcast on Twitch and Facebook.   The North Carolina …

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Editor’s Note: On March 19, University of North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV) hosted a special on the Thompson sculpture on its “Muse: The Arts Show” program. All of the quotes in the story below were provided in that program, which can be watched online at https://video.unctv.org/vide…

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The Scott Family Collection opens a new exhibit on Friday, March 6 from 3-5 at Alamance Community College.  The exhibit opening is at the Scott Collection, located on the third floor of Gee Building on the ACC Carrington-Scott Campus in Graham.

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It started with a few Facebook posts and signs along the highway promoting a seafood festival near the Efland Ruritan Club. The small, September 2019 event was the brainchild of Terry Rose, president of the Hillsborough Sport Fishing Club. The organization, for the last 15 years, had used mo…

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At the National Montford Point Marine Association of North Carolina’s Triad-Triangle Chapter 38 7th Annual Crystal Brown Black History Month Gospel Festival, the First African-Americans to enter the United States Marine Corps were celebrated. The event was well attended by over 600 people, w…

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At Monday night’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board considered a rezoning request by Aubrey and Celine Meador for “The White House,” located at 7920 E. Washington Street. The 5.61 acre property had been zoned R-20 (residential) for decades, but the Meadors requested a rezoning t…

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Eastern Alamance High School had a total of eight band members earn a spot in the All-District Honor Band. The students included Dominic Lingg (2nd Chair Mallets, 9-10 Band), Megan Weiss (3rd Chair Horn, 11-12 Band), Tyson Sessoms (10th Chair Trumpet, 9-10 Band), Liam Weiss (3rd Chair Trombo…

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On the evening of Monday, January 20, guests at the Mebane Historical Museum were treated to a unique presentation by Mebane resident Karin Fuhrer-Thornton. Fuhrer-Thornton, who runs Clay Street Printing alongside her daughter Sugaree, owns a rare circular hand-powered sock machine, which pr…

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On the evening of Monday, January 20, DeAnne Edwards (RN, MSN) presented a special program at the Mebane Historical Museum. Titled “The History of Social Diseases,” Edwards’ program discussed this history of social diseases, or those diseases whose incidence is directly associated with socia…

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It’s been a little over two years now since Keron McHugh opened The Cardinal Skin Art & Gallery along Fifth Street in downtown Mebane, adjacent to the Lofts at White Furniture and the Clay Street downtown district. The Grand Opening was held in October of 2017. 

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Three local students were honored at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) meeting on January 9th for their essay contributions to the VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen and Voices of America essay contests. Friends and family members of the winning contestants gathered for a spaghetti dinner, followed…

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After Charles Womack, publisher of YES! Weekly and Jamestown News, lost his brother, Patrick, to cancer this August, he wanted to immortalize Patrick’s memory and his passion for music. So, Charles and his family set up a musician scholarship fund in Patrick’s name and raised $3,235 through …

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For more than a quarter of a century, longtime Mebane resident Mary Corbett has turned her home on West Street in Mebane into a glittering Christmas spectacle. This year was no different, as the 87-year-old Corbett matriarch welcomed family, friends, and special guests to her home for her an…

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Mebane on the Move held its annual 5K Road Race and kid’s Mad Dash this past weekend, with more than 200 registered participants. Despite a cold, rainy Saturday morning in Mebane, most of the participants held their commitment and came out to either run or walk the track that made its way th…

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50 local Girl Scouts were recently honored at  their annual Investiture and Rededication Ceremony. The Service was held November 3rd at Hawfields Presbyterian Church. The girls performed a flag ceremony and new members were honored with membership pins. 

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The City of Mebane requests interested residents of the City to apply for three positions on its Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC). Applicants should be experienced and knowledgeable about bicycle and pedestrian matters, including the City of Mebane Bicycle and Pedestrian Tra…