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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Will Green Level councilman continue to serve as town’s as interim administrator?

QUESTION: What is the current status of Green Level council member Michael Trollinger’s contract to serve as the town’s interim municipal administrator?   ANSWER: For roughly the past six months, Michael Trollinger has done double duty as both a member of Green Level’s town council and...

Appeals Court verdict upholds jury’s verdict finding Burlington doc not liable for allegedly botched surgery

The state’s second-highest court has rejected an appeal filed by the executrix for the estate of a former Burlington resident seeking to overturn an Alamance County jury’s verdict finding a vascular surgeon in Burlington not liable for medical negligence at the close of a...

Appeals Court splits over whether Burlington man convicted of murder in fatal crash should get a new trial

The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a split opinion this week that upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Burlington man who was involved in a car crash that killed another driver. An Alamance County jury convicted William Lee Scott, now 42, white male,...

Did county recently demote longtime head of 9-1-1 center?

QUESTION: Was there a recent shakeup at Alamance County’s 9-1-1 center that resulted in the demotion of Dexter Brower, the county’s longtime director of Central Communications? ANSWER: Some personnel changes did, indeed, occur in Central Communications, or C-Comm, a few months ago. But there’s no...

Chapel Hill man arrested second time for soliciting sex from undercover cop

A man from Chapel Hill who was nabbed in an anti-prostitution sting last summer has been arrested again for allegedly propositioning an undercover officer in Alamance County. According to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff, Jason Peter Fine solicited the undercover officer during a multi-agency...

Councilman, mayor want bike lane restriped – pronto

At a 3-hour meeting where council members were sometimes bogged down in discussion about everything from a new emergency dispatch system with Burlington (almost 45 minutes) to what design to use in painting the city’s water tower (about 15 minutes), there was little dissent,...

Proposed county budget request for ABSS tops $49.1M

Alamance-Burlington school board members seemed to have few qualms about a $49.1 million proposed county budget request for 2020-21, though several board members asked ABSS administrators this week to reconsider their spending priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. If Alamance County’s commissioners were to approve...

Mathews named N.C. Junior Boys’ Player of the Year

Nicholas Mathews of Mebane has been named the boys 2019 N.C. Junior Player of the Year by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) and the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA). The N.C. Junior Player of the Year award recognizes one girl and one boy who...

New Elon town manger sworn in

Elon's new town manager, Richard Roedner, is sworn in by town clerk Dianne Enoch on Monday night. Accompanying Roedner during the ceremony are wife Dory and mayor Jerry Tolley. Having been the manager for the town of Topsham, Maine for the past five-and-a-half years, Roedner...

Mebane agrees to increase salary for IT director, add new IT specialist position

Mebane’s city council voted unanimously this week to increase the pay for the city’s Information Technology (IT) director, in hopes of boosting the city’s prospects for finding someone to fill the position before the current IT director, Ray Smith, retires February 1. Mebane city manager...

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