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DOT to close lanes around Mebane Oaks Road exit overnight throughout week

The state Department of Transportation will be closing lanes in each direction around the Mebane Oaks Road Exit in Mebane (Exit 154) overnight throughout...

Retired industrialist requests three properties, including his house, be removed from city’s historic district

The longstanding boundaries of the largest historic district in Burlington could themselves become a thing of the past due to one prominent businessman’s bid...

Friends of the Library book sale begins today

Friends of the Library co-chair Kathy Oakley has long known that her fellow volunteers are a determined and resilient bunch, but the last 18...

County loses First Lady of humor

Jeanne Swanner launched speaking career after reign as Miss North Carolina 1963, Miss America pageant Comedy lovers across the nation have taken to mourning, rather...

Commissioners agree to fund special bonuses for EMS because of vacancies

Alamance County’s commissioners have rushed to the rescue of the county’s emergency medical services with a package of financial bonuses that the county manager...

Commissioners approve bonuses to stem turnover in social services

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to let the head of the county’s social services department distribute bonuses to both current and future...

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Elon aldermen going in circles on possible Covid policy, incentives

Elon’s board of aldermen found no resolution again this week when it struck up its second discussion on what to put in a “COVID...

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Mayoral, council candidates differ over police funding, gay rights ordinance, Covid vaccination mandate for city employees

Depending on which candidates are ultimately elected as mayor and city council members, Burlington could see some significant changes in policy in the coming...

BACKGROUND: The candidates, questionnaire, and the newspaper’s coverage

Burlington voters will head to the polls on October 5 to narrow their sections for mayor and city council. Five candidates have filed for mayor...

Biographical information on Burlington mayoral and city council candidates

BURLINGTON MAYORAL CANDIDATES Ian Baltutis Full name: Ian Baltutis Nickname, if any: N/A Born: Date of birth: August 10, 1985 Place of birth: Minneapolis, Hennipen County, Minnesota Education: Washburn Senior...

Local Government

Two county commissioners bounce back after contracting COVID-19

Two Alamance County commissioners were recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and were temporarily sidelined by their quarantine The latest coronavirus report from Alamance County’s health director...

County draws on pandemic relief funds to replace health dept.’s HVAC system

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to dip into the county’s cache of federal pandemic relief to pay for a long-deferred overhaul of...

Supt.: Rebranding campaign, new logo will help improve school system

Matters of promotion and marketing are, at most, a mere marginal note in a strategic plan that the Alamance-Burlington school system has recently developed. But...

BACKGROUND: The candidates, questionnaire, and the newspaper’s coverage

Burlington voters will head to the polls on October 5 to narrow their sections for mayor and city council. Five candidates have filed for mayor...

Health Dept.: Covid cases increasing

Alamance County’s leaders received a rather grim prognosis this week when the local health department presented its latest update on the state of the...
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