- The Orange County Chamber of Commerce has produced a limited annotated edition of “A Shopping Guide to Orange County” which highlights several business in Hillsborough.
- Aaron Vandemark, Chef and Owner of Panciuto, has for the sixth year in a row been nominated for the 2016 Best Chef: Southeast by the James Beard Foundation. You can check out the information at: http://www.jamesbeard.org/
- Panciuto has been awarded the Gold Medal for 2017 by Greg Cox of the N&O as one of the best restaurant in the Triange.
- Hillsborough recognized by “Garden and Gun -Hillsborough,Best Literary Town” magazine as “One of the South’s Most Creative Towns.” Local authors, Purple Crow Books, Cup a Joe, the book “27 Views of Hillsborough” and Eno Publishing, the Eno River Farmers’ Market, Panciuto, Inn at Teardrops, Eno Gallery, and the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts are all named or pictured.
Hillsborough received the designation of a Preserve America Community by first lady Michelle Obama.