Columnist: Jason Hawkins

May. 26, 2015 @ 04:43 PM

A moment with nature to watch and not catch

There is shade here. I am thinking about this, while looking into the deepest blue of a Carolina sky, that has obviously denounced clouds and wind and is boastfully, blue.


May. 23, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Annual Got Grit 5K set for Saturday, May 30

There are words we all use for motivation. Words such as drive, overcome, persevere, and endure. The words and mechanisms for motivating an individual are endless and personal. Yet, for those who line up for the 6th Annual Got Grit 5K on Saturday, May 30 in Hillsborough, the starting moment will be all about G.R.I.T.


May. 16, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

The Expedition School: An educational journey

Education is a journey. From the early days of kindergarten to maturation as a college and post-college graduate, the paths we take to farewell hugs, diplomas, and jobs are different. In Hillsborough, a town that is carving paths of change among well-traveled walkways, once such change occurring is the popularity of the new charter school, The Expedition School, located in western Hillsborough.


May. 09, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Jason Hawkins: For George and all the victims

Everyone has been touched by cancer. We all know someone or have lost someone or are losing someone and we all know fighters who refuse to be lost or lose.


May. 02, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Youngster shows understanding of wetlands

Sometimes it takes a different interpretation to bring an issue to light. Sometimes, it takes the inspired mind of a nine year-old to show the importance of a natural resource.


Apr. 20, 2015 @ 09:47 PM

Nature's rhythm provides solace in many ways

 I have absolutely no rhythm.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Jason Hawkins: Music down by the river

The Riverwalk in Hillsborough has provided an ambience and appeal that is symbolic of the character of Hillsborough. On Saturday, April 25, the grassy area that traces Riverwalk downtown will be home to the inaugural River Park Concert.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 07:38 PM

Fence yoga: The art of creeping your hunting spot

There is a fence ahead. As fences sometimes demand, there was a need to cross the fence, which, at 5:30 in the morning, when silence is needed and concealment is pertinent, created the opportunity for me to be neither silent nor concealed.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Jason Hawkins: A young and growing business idea

It’s tough being young and professional. Perhaps it’s even tougher being professional and being young. Either way, the mechanics of the image of professional people has changed in recent decades.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Jason Hawkins: Talberts fix cars, forge friendships

Talbert’s Automotive and Tire a longtime Hillsborough landmark.


Mar. 23, 2015 @ 10:12 PM

The free range way of life

Freedom to roam allows the mind to expand


Mar. 16, 2015 @ 09:49 PM

Fishing reports still matter to some anglers

There was a time that the Sunday paper and even the daily paper contained fishing reports.


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Jason Hawkins: Hillsborough Running Club makes its mark

Two years ago, the streets and sidewalks of Hillsborough were formally indoctrinated with the sounds of feet running, jogging and trudging familiar hills.


Mar. 09, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

Packing for the frogs, finding the lost items

It’s warmer now and the frogs are noisy at night.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 08:34 PM

Getting dirty in the clean

Jason Hawkins outdoors column