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Jim’s Hotdogs and Hamburgers closes after 60 years in Graham

Since last Thursday, the glass-front of Jim’s Hamburgers and Hotdogs has been dotted with paper flyers announcing the closure of the Graham establishment, thanking...

Dorsett receives Copland scholarship to attend UNC-CH

Avery Dorsett, a senior at River Mill Academy in Graham and son of Stacey Davis, has been awarded the James R. Copland, Jr. and...

Friends of the Library spring book sale kicks off Friday, March 26

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Alamance County Friends of the Library will carry on with its spring book sale, albeit with some pandemic-related modifications. This...

Alamance News publisher honored with national First Amendment award for open courtroom stand

Alamance News publisher Tom Boney, Jr. will be honored this week with a formal presentation of the First Amendment Award from the National Newspaper...

Two Alamance News reporters recognized for excellence in journalism by state press association

Two Alamance News reporters have been recognized by the state press association for excellence in their writing and reporting skills. The annual awards have historically...

Historic McCray school to get a face-lift after ABSS go-ahead

The McCray School, a one-room schoolhouse on the outskirts of east Burlington that Samuel Bradshaw built in 1915 to educate the community’s black children,...

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County Republicans dub Venezuelan native as party’s new chairman

He's seen the dangers of socialism firsthand; wants to warn his countrymen It might not be a move that will silence the critics, but the...

Mayor presses to eliminate city primaries

The state’s potential postponement of this year’s municipal vote wasn’t the only election-related issue that had members of Burlington’s city council talking last week. Another...

Council mulls whether to seek delay in 2021 elections, or urge they be held

State official had recommended all 2021 elections across state be postponed A state-level dilemma over the timing of this year’s municipal elections drew no shortage...

Local Government

Lotus Bakeries in Mebane to expand (again); to seek third round of incentives

Lotus Bakeries, which has its U.S. manufacturing facility in Mebane, is planning a second expansion since the U.S. plans were announced in 2016.  Lotus...

In authorizing bond issues, commissioners stick to levels approved by voters

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has cleared the way for the county to issue roughly $174 million in bonds on April 20 that area...

NAACP and others file lawsuit against county to have Confederate monument removed

A coalition of local advocacy groups has sued Alamance County’s elected leaders for allegedly ducking their constitutional obligations by ignoring calls to relocate a...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: Why are some city, town halls remaining closed as businesses, schools reopen?

Some not planning to reopen until June QUESTION: Why are Graham city hall and some other town halls for smaller towns in Alamance County still...

Commissioner decries $33M that county is slated to get in federal pandemic relief

The prospect of additional pandemic relief from the federal government has set off a positively feverish response in one member of Alamance County’s governing...