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Zebulon College 

Founded in 1893, Zebulon College offers a first-rate education to students from all over the world. Zebulon’s Division I Basketball team won the 2015 Pioneer Conference. Go Zebras! Zebulon College is a proud sponsor of this website.


Links BBQ 

Owned by current Hawboro Mayor, Felton Links the BBQ King, Links is the number one BBQ restaurant in Hawboro. Here your BBQ is “low and slow.” Links BBQ is a proud sponsor of this website.


Feast of Venus 

Looking for a casual Italian dinner? Then look no further! The Feast of Venus offers everything from pizza to pasta. Feast of Venus is a proud sponsor of this website.


Manly County Courthouse 

From holding trials to performing civil marriage ceremonies, the Courthouse is the seat of justice for the county. Until recently, a statue of Hawboro’s founder, Zebulon Spencer Blessing, was situated in front of the Courthouse. 

Blessing Mills 

For many decades Blessing Mills brought jobs and prosperity to Hawboro. In 2004 Blessing Mills was sold.


Blessing Tower 

Designed by famed North Carolina architect Edward Loewenstein, Blessing Tower was constructed in 1967. Dedicated in memory of the late Edward Blesssing II, it housed the corporate offices of Blessing Mills.


Available for Development! 

The site of the former McCrory’s department store and lunch counter briefly was the home of the Haw River Arts Center. Contact City Manager Bethann Bigelow for development opportunities. 



In 1969, Blessing Mills opened Yellowwood, offering hundreds more jobs and planned housing for its workers. While the Yellowwood mills are now closed, the neighborhood offers affordable housing options for Hawboro’s working families.



This stately Victorian has been the home of the Blessing family for many generations. Featured on the Manly County Register of Historic Homes.  



Enjoy a glass of fine wine or custom cocktail in this upscale setting. 



Members’ only private bar.


Mill King Hotel 

Visiting Hawboro? The Mill King is the area’s finest historic hotel. Featuring luxurious suites and a fine dining restaurant, The Mill King is the choice for the discerning traveler or the curious epicurean.


The Dixie 

Long-term rentals available in this charming establishment. Communal dining affords opportunities for camaraderie. Especially ideal for seniors. 


Prime Real Estate! 

The Rebel Movie Theatre—closed. Contact City Manager Bethann Bigelow for development opportunities. 

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