Columnist: Jason Hawkins

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.

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 09:52 PM

Water flows east

Jun. 23, 2014 @ 09:50 PM

Summer has its own slang in the outdoors

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Comforted by pale, blue Panama hat

From where she keeps the pen and the leather-bound journal, she allows a foot to be cleansed by the water and her soul to be lifted like the vapors.

Jun. 03, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Jason Hawkins column: The Dream Fish Project

Apparently, I don’t just think about fish, I dream about them, too.