Commissioners Kathleen Ferguson, Jennifer Weaver, and mayor of the Town of Hillsborough, NC, Tom Stevens, pose at a Chamber of Commerce event. Photo courtesy of Tom Stevens.

Incumbents sweep Hillsborough municipal elections

Hillsborough elected three familiar faces on Tuesday — as incumbents Tom Stevens, Kathleen Ferguson and Jennifer Weaver all won their respective races.


Hillsborough

The town of Hillsborough was laid out by William Churton in 1754. At the time it was called Orange. The town took its current name in 1766 after William Hill, who was the secretary of state for the colonies under King George III.

The town has a number of historical attractions. It was the home of one of the signers of the Declarations of Independence, William Hooper, and his house still stands today. The town is also home to the Orange County Historical Museum.

Hillsborough is a major site for government in Orange County. It is the home of the courthouse, the district attorney’s office, the county board of elections, the board of commissioners and the board of education.  

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New Hope searches for growth

Dr. Jake Henry seemed perplexed. He was giving a school accountability data presentation that focused on test scores for grade levels across the board and the changes — mostly positive — that Orange County Schools had made from past years. 


Orange County unanimously rejects the development of a party barn in rural county outside Chapel Hill

“I agree” and “I disagree” signs waved in Orange County’s West Campus Office Building in Hillsborough Monday in response to the testimonies and statements delivered to approve or reject a proposed party barn in the town. After almost five hours of hearing testimonies and reviewing evidence, the Orange County Board of Adjustment rejected Kara Brewer’s application to a Class B Special Use Permit (SUP) for the development of an event barn in an agricultural residential zone.