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The Bicentennial of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley

The Burwell School Historic Site in Hillsborough is celebrating the bicentennial of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who became a seamstress and civil activist, as well as a confidant of Mary Todd Lincoln. The Burwell School Historic Site brings important nineteenth century history alive for 4,500 visitors a year. From 1835-1857, this property was […]

Like Its Namesake, Eno Publishers Offers Fertile Soil

Although only forty miles long, the Eno River punches well above its weight in terms of its psychological and cultural significance. For over 700 years, first native settlers and then Europeans made the Eno watershed their home. Now residents of Durham and Orange counties, and others who come from further afield, have aggressively preserved 5,600 […]

Hillsborough Named Best Literary Small Town

GardenĀ & Gun Magazine recently ran a list of the top ten creative small towns, and Hillsborough ranked as the Best Literary Small Town in America. Boasting arguably “more critically acclaimed authors per capita than any zip code in the region,” Hillsborough residents include many familiar names and friends of the North Carolina Writers’ Network: Fiction […]