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Monthly Archives: May 2020

City manager’s $28M budget would keep property tax rate at 45½ cents

Graham city manager Frankie Maness is recommending a $28 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year that would keep the city’s property tax rate at its current level, 45.5 cents per $100 of valuation, for the fiscal year that begins July 1. However, Graham’s sewer...

Nationally-renowned college basketball coach to open bookstore on Court Square

If it weren’t for her former players’ regular phone calls, Jane Albright would think that she hadn’t really been away from Graham for 40 years. “Part of it feels like I never left,” says the nationally-recognized, retired women’s basketball coach of her hometown, later adding,...

What spurred recent shutdown of restaurant in Graham?

QUESTION: Has the Smokehouse next to Steve’s Garden Market in Graham suspended its operations due to a coronavirus outbreak? ANSWER:  The Smokehouse has, indeed, closed its doors, albeit temporarily – and the restaurant’s owner insists that things which are simmering behind the scenes will enable...

Man faces multiple felonies After stabbing wife, police dog

A Burlington resident has been jailed on a long list of felonies after he allegedly choked and stabbed his wife before he turned his aggression on the police officers who tried to intervene in the attack. Ali Asghari Sandi was ultimately taken into custody on...

Drug raid in Snow Camp leads to five arrests

The office of Alamance County’s sheriff has arrested five people for the possession of heroin, methamphetamines, and other drugs after a raid on a residence in the southern part of the county. According to the sheriff’s office, a “week-long investigation” preceded this unannounced search, which...

ACC’s center of excellence envisioned as a ‘beacon’ for the community

Alamance Community College’s trustees recently saw a preview of how the college’s forthcoming Biotechnology Center of Excellence might look once it’s built. ACC’s leaders envision the forthcoming center of excellence as serving as the college’s beacon to the community, based on concepts that were laid...



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