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Monthly Archives: November 2020

23 arrested during Halloween demonstration by GPD, sheriff’s dept.

The Alamance County sheriff’s department and Graham police department arrested a total of 23 people during a march and rally in downtown Graham last Saturday afternoon that had been organized by Rev. Gregory Drumwright of Greensboro. In addition to the organizer, who himself was charged...

Drumwright upset, disappointed by pepper spray end to event

  Rev. Greg Drumwright of Greensboro, leader of the “I am Change Legacy March to the Polls” in Graham on Saturday, expressed disappointment at the fact that Graham police and Alamance County sheriff’s officers halted the rally, using pepper spray vapors to force the crowd...

Emails point to lots of discussion with Graham P.D. for Halloween march, streets to stay open

    The Graham police department has released emails that confirm its claim of having worked extensively with a Greensboro pastor throughout much of last month to ensure that his “I Am Change Legacy March to the Polls” in downtown Graham went smoothly (see related story,...

Alamance News reporter arrested while photographing Halloween demonstration

Tomas Murawski, a staff writer for The Alamance News, was among those arrested at Saturday’s protest. Murawski had taken a photo of the day’s first arrest when he himself was arrested. Originally Murawski was told he was being arrested for failing to obey a lawful command...

Commissioners OK incentives for Chick-fil-A distribution center, 4-1

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has signed off on a six-figure package of financial incentives to persuade Chick-fil-A to establish a new distribution center in Mebane. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, a majority of the commissioners agreed to give Chick-fil-A a total of $390,000...

Organizer of Halloween march suing Alamance County sheriff and Graham police chief for alleged voter intimidation

Rev. Gregory Drumwright, who organized a march in downtown Graham last Saturday, has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Alamance County sheriff Terry Johnson and Graham police chief Kristy Cole of alleged voter intimidation. Drumwright claims in his suit that the use of pepper spray by...

Drumwright plans next march, now set for Sunday, also looking to start boycott of businesses

    Another march in Graham, coinciding with "Small Business Saturday" this weekend, including his threat to boycott businesses in Graham and throughout the county that don't support his movement, are part of Rev. Gregory Drumwright’s newest plans for demonstrations in Alamance County. Drumwright turned himself in...

Commissioners back crackdown on event, organizer who didn’t fulfill promises

Alamance County’s leaders have closed ranks with local law enforcement officials over the forceful response to a demonstration that took place on Saturday in front of the county’s historic courthouse. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, the county’s board of commissioners defended the controversial crowd...

Sheriff files new, more serious charges – two are felonies – against Drumwright

The Halloween march and rally that was broken up by law enforcement using pepper spray after rally participants brought two gasoline cans and a gas-powered generator onto courthouse grounds has now resulted in additional, more serious charges against the demonstration’s organizer, Rev. Gregory Drumwright...

Just in time for Thanksgiving: Saxapahaw musician releases song on gratitude

    Music has been an integral part of Priscilla Atwater’s life since childhood, so when divine inspiration struck late last year, it was only fitting that she’d share it in a song. The idea for the 64-year-old Saxapahaw resident’s single, “Grateful,” came last December, when Atwater...

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