Columnist: Jason Hawkins

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


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.