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Sale of First Christian UCC falls through when prospective owner’s first check bounces

QUESTION: What happened to the sale of First Christian United Church of Christ in Burlington? ANSWER: The sale didn’t go through, the church treasurer, Ken...

Congregation prepares for exodus amid plans to repurpose historic church

The plan to set up a pediatric clinic at 606 East Davis Street would inevitably displace the Methodist church that has called this spot...

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Council votes 3-2 for Hooks over Ewing to serve on Main Street provisional board

A divided Mebane city council this week voted 3-2 to appoint the city’s mayor, Ed Hooks, as the council’s second ex officio member of...

Local Government

County scraps plan for no-bid contract for body scanner at jail

As recently as a week ago, the local sheriff’s office was on the verge of acquiring a sophisticated new scanner that would’ve supplanted the...

County’s tax office posts collections rate of 99% for the first time on record

The head of Alamance County’s tax office seemed to have some extra pep in his step this week as he approached the county’s board...

Commissioners give send-off to local 4-H representative who specializes in turkeys

Alamance County’s leaders literally talked turkey this week as they saluted a rising star from the county’s 4-H program as she prepares to set...

Commissioners officially appoint new county attorney to his position

The verdict was overwhelmingly favorable on Monday when Alamance County’s commissioners formally installed a new staff-attorney to head the county’s legal department. During a regularly-scheduled...

County commissioner Pam Thompson squares off with board chairman John Paisley, listing grievances past and present

The past three weeks have marked the beginning of a new fiscal year at Alamance County’s headquarters – not to mention, the arrival of...