Columnist: Jason Hawkins

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 07:29 PM

Jason Hawkins: Getting fit is all about the individual

Beginning in February, the once empty garage space attached to the CarQuest building on Mayo Street (between the Ford dealership and the Social Services offices) will serve as the foundation for support towards fitness and health when Cross Fit Broad Reach, opens in Hillsborough.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Jason Hawkins: Art delivered by a 'cat' and a 'truck'

If you are in search of Mike’s Art Truck roaming the streets of Hillsborough, don’t necessarily look for vehicle on four wheels. “The truck is imaginary and it is driven by a deceased cat, known as Mike,” says Karen Mack of Mike’s Art Truck.

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 11:54 PM

The silliness emerges of the Keystone catechism

Not since the multiplication of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee has there been creativity as miraculous as that of the Keystone XL pipeline. It has not yet been built but already is perhaps the most constructive infrastructure project since the Interstate Highway System.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 06:56 PM

Jason Hawkins: Fine-tuning the ties that bind

Three years ago Kristal Cloer, along with her friend Kayli Hibbard, established Farm and Filigree as a means to further connect a friendship, grow their vision of vintage wedding settings and to serve as an outlet to exercise a life of observing the sanctity and styles of marriage.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 06:29 PM

Jason Hawkins: 2014 has been a most memorable year

It’s been a very rewarding and moving year in bringing features of people and subjects that impact Hillsborough and northern Orange County. When I began this journey I did not appreciate how unexpectedly humbled I would be upon meeting strangers who would later be known as friends.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Jason Hawkins: Fitness an integral part of healthy life

Inside the middle bay of the once-upon-a-time service station at 212 North Churton Street, between Tryon and Queen streets, Tricia Arriagada, is training a client to be more physically fit.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 06:35 PM

Ruth Dzau wins Duke Energy citizenship award

Civic leader Ruth Dzau was recently awarded the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award, which pays tribute to individuals who have made a profound impact on the lives of citizens through exemplary service.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Jason Hawkins column: Now, here's a nutty concept

Outdoorsman says autumn is the season for slowing down.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

The nuts and bolts that put lives together

There are nuts and bolts to tighten and sights to bring true and new hands are learning new ways, and sometimes mistakes teach the best lessons.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

To fish well, anglers must wear it well

A good fishing shirt adds to the experience

Aug. 11, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Nothing fishy about kids getting hooked on angling


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Outdoorsman moved by still water

The pond is calm, and the infant-like propulsion of an old, scarred boat creates an occasional tickle upon this vessel, and the movement of ripples spreads far and away and they soon become part of this pond that is calm.

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

A mayor’s enthusiasm

The mayor of Hillsborough doesn’t need to wear the derby hat or the off-white hat with the black stripe to be recognized as mayor of this gem of a southern town. More noticeable is his enthusiasm for leading a community of goodness.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:47 PM

Fishing can be a little like pulling teeth

A messed up molar couldn't stop the trip that finally landed a marlin

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Jason Hawkins Outdoors: The rhythm of the rain

It began raining at 2 a.m. He heard it and felt it and sensed it and the thunder pounded his senses and the lightning offered him a flash of vision. He waited and stirred and when the rains became light, his feet were left bare and his pant legs rolled above his ankles and the spinning rod became soft in his hand.