Columnist: Jason Hawkins

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

A LITTLE SMOKE: Lil’ Smokey protege fans own flames

For 11-year-old Hunter Burch, a fifth grader at Hillsborough’s Pathways Elementary School, the fire to grill meat and cook has been burning for a few years.


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 03:24 PM

Jason Hawkins: Sassy goodness from Two Chicks Farm

There is something sassy about spreading peppered-jelly on something you are about to eat. There is also something sassy about a farm named Two Chicks Farm. Just outside Hillsborough, Audrey Lin and Debbie Donald toil in the soil of their small farm to create truly homemade products under the label Two Chicks Farm.


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 11:52 AM

Education is the business of the states

In 1981, Tennessee's 41-year-old governor proposed to President Ronald Reagan a swap: Washington would fully fund Medicaid and the states would have complete responsibility for primary and secondary education. Reagan, a former governor, was receptive. But Democrats, who controlled the House and were beginning to be controlled by teachers unions (the largest, the National Education Association, had bartered its first presidential endorsement, of Jimmy Carter, for creation of the Department of Education) balked.   


Jan. 31, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Boxcarr Handmade Cheese to offer niche twist on fromage

On the north side of Carr Store Road, just west of Efland Cedar Grove road, a building is under construction that will soon open as what is believed to be Cedar Grove’s first creamery. It is here that Boxcarr Handmade Cheese will begin making cheese in March and bring together a dream and vision for siblings Austin and Samantha Genke.


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

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