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Local playwright and poet, Debra Kaufman, will premiere her new, one-act play ,“Free Hugs,” as part of the Greensboro Playwrights Forum "An Evening of Short Plays #39 Virtual,” Friday evenings March 5 and Saturday March 6. Kaufman’s play is about two sisters at a farmers' market a year after…

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The Orange County Historical Museum will be hosting Vickie Jeffries, herbalist, artist, and Tribal Administrator for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, for an evening of exploration into the traditional uses of pine needles. This event will be live streamed by the Museum on Thursday, …

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Peyton Bivins, Natalie Couturier, Samantha Holt, Brianna Patterson and Laura Ray, all high school seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors, have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award. They are among the elite 5 percent of Girl Scouts who reach this achievement. Many universities and colleges offer sc…

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The Alamance-Burlington School System is undertaking a project to renovate a 468 square foot building that was used decades ago as a school house for Alamance County African-American students. The one-acre site, located at 4460 N. N.C. Highway 62, was built in 1915, and was used as a one-roo…

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The Orange County Historical Museum is thrilled to once again host Lawrence Dunmore, professional storyteller and historian for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, for a virtual Native American storytelling event. This event will be live streamed by the Museum on Thursday, February 18t…

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This past week, my family and I took advantage of the sunny weather to make our way to Mebane’s newest featured attraction - Cates Farm Park. Nestled between the Mill Creek community and the new Highway 119 bypass, Cates Farm Park offers some beautiful scenic walking trails for local residen…

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Discover why Wonder Woman is the world’s greatest superhero through a new book. Star-Spangled Panties, by Efland author Carol A. Strickland, is an information-packed guide to the Amazing Amazon, detailing her history, her accoutrements, and her mission: to turn the patriarchy on its ear.

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The Orange County Historical Museum is honored to host Tom Magnuson for a four part series, “The Networks of Early North Carolina History.”  In this series, Magnuson will present some of his findings from his thirty years of studying the earliest commercial transportation networks in the Sou…

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You might not know it if immersed in the mainstream media, but living a healthy lifestyle has never been more important than it is right now. With the global pandemic raging on, the importance of understanding how to be healthy has never been more paramount. 

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Enjoy the second part of the Museum’s Open Hearth Cooking series by virtually joining trained historical interpreter Linda Ostrand for a cooking demonstration in her home, the “Berry Brick House”. This program will be livestreamed by the Orange County Historical Museum on January 21st, 2021,…

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A Very Worthy Farewell virtual retirement tribute will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7 pm. The event, which is free, may be accessed by anyone. 

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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to North Carolina. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the area in March 2021. They understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times. The staff and pro…

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Mebane Presbyterian Church is offering an online GriefShare Class via Zoom. Led by Pastor Jeff Smith and Bonnie Johnson, classes begin Thursday, January 7th at 7:00pm. Register by calling the church office at 919-563-1660 or email info@mebanepres.org.

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A new book, “Jimmy Reese’s Streak of Lean,” is a warm and touching memoir of life in the 1950s and 1960s on a tobacco farm. Part autobiography, part third-person storytelling, “Jimmy Reese’s Streak of Lean” is a fascinating look at a way of life that was not unfamiliar to those who lived in …

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Due to a positive Covid-19 test result amongst staff, the North Park Library will be closed until further notice. While building cleaning is underway, the branch will remain closed out of an abundance of caution. Alamance County Health Department was notified of the possible COVID-19 case(s)…

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For the Corbett family of Mebane, the Christmas season has always been a special time of love and remembrance. For decades, the home on 210 West Street in the West End community of Mebane has been aglow with the lights of scores of Christmas trees and decorative lights. And while the matriar…

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Alamance County has been chosen to receive $62,300 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Re…

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Just prior to Christmas, the Hawfields Civitans organizations donated several hundred pounds of canned food and other edible goods, filling up an entire storage truck, to the Manna Market Food Bank at the First Baptist Church of Mebane, as well as Garrett Elementary School. Box after box of …

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For 11-year-old Braxton Knight of Haw River, it’s not enough to get presents from Santa Claus during this strange, unprecedented year of 2020. He wants to make sure that Santa doesn’t catch COVID-19. 

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An organization called MUSE (Make, Unite, Share, Experience) is working hard in and around Mebane to bring more awareness to the need for arts, arts promotion, and arts education. MUSE is a diverse group of local artists who come together to raise awareness of arts in the Mebane community. 

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The Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has an open board position available beginning February 2021.  This position is available to individuals within the tourism industry who have demonstrated an interest in tourism development and do not own or operate a hotel, motel or other taxable tour…

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An initiative in Alamance County is bringing both hope and opportunity to women who were formerly incarcerated. Benevolence Farm, located at 4265 Thompson Mill Road in Graham, is intended to help these women attain life skills and critical training to assist them over the long term. 

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Local Vietnam War veteran and former District Commander of the VFW, Mr. Ken Sellers, visited with Eastern Alamance students on Wednesday November 18.  The seminar occurred via Zoom during the American History Class of Mr. Patrick Stokes.  Sellers was invited to share his personal experiences…

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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…