Durham and Raleigh-based professional clowns say that clowning is a craft meant to elate, not terrorize, as it does in the film “It” and a previous TV miniseries based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.
Prince Street residents say they and their neighbors pride themselves on their collective quirkiness. Early Tuesday night, the neighborhood’s collective mood was that of shock. Someone had used children’s sidewalk chalk to scrawl racist symbols on the street itself.
Hillsborough implemented rules in January 2018 that require businesses to get a permit and limit where outdoor seating, signs and other furnishings can be placed on the sidewalks downtown. Some businesses and residents aren't happy with the results.