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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Council ponders whether city should consider ward system for municipal elections; more discussion coming

And should council size be expanded beyond current five members? They may not include a new exercise regimen or a low-cholesterol diet. But the members of Burlington’s city council do have some suggestions for self-improvement that they want to take up in the New Year. During...

Strip center in west Burlington could be open by March

A new commercial development has begun to take shape around a still-vacant lot at the corner of South Church Street and Westbrook Avenue that has previously been designated for a new Hursey’s Bar-B-Q restaurant. Although workers have yet to break ground on the new eatery...

Hot Apple Pepper Jam

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yield: 6 pint jars Hot Apple Pepper Jam is wonderful on toast or with cream cheese and crackers. Use it in marinades, salad dressings and sauces. If you’re worried it will be too hot, use fewer hot peppers and...

Mebane’s city council reluctant to take lead on Buckhorn Area plan when Orange Commissioners haven’t considered, or voted on, it

Mebane’s city council spent about two hours earlier this month discussing potential plans for future expansion, through the creation of a new zoning district that would encourage certain types of nonresidential development, along West Ten Road in western Orange County. Consideration on December 7 was...

‘Mud and muck’ on roadway highlighted by residents

While much of this month’s discussion about the Buckhorn Area Amended Long Range Plan was somewhat technical, about certain areas that the study or the council were interested in including in the city’s formal future growth area – or the larger areas that the...

Divided school board votes to resume in-person classes February 1

Survey shows difference between parents, ABSS staff on returning to in-classroom instruction: parents ready to have students return; teachers aren't Alamance-Burlington schools will reopen for in-person instruction starting February 1, 2021, following a 4-3 vote by school board members during a special meeting Thursday afternoon...

Top Alamance judges release open courtroom guidance following expulsion of Alamance News publisher from courtroom Dec. 8

A week after Alamance News publisher Tom Boney, Jr. was handcuffed and removed from the Historic Court House while trying to cover a high-profile hearing, Alamance County’s top-ranking judges – senior resident superior court judge Tom Lambeth, Jr. and chief district court judge Brad...

Health department reports spread of COVID-19 at retirement center, 2 daycare centers

Alamance County’s Health Department announced Tuesday additional cases involving the spread of COVID-19 at both ends of the age spectrum in Alamance County – at one retirement home and two day care centers.   COVID-19 outbreak at Liberty Commons An outbreak has been discovered at Liberty Commons...

New state Rep. Ricky Hurtado used to making ‘firsts’

Some origin stories are tailor-made for a career in politics. Take Abraham Lincoln’s youthful exploits as “the Ol’ Rail Splitter” or Bill Clinton’s humble but auspicious birth in Hope, Arkansas. Yet, such tales of hardscrabble beginnings aren’t merely the stuff of future presidents. They can...

Mebane doctor’s medical license suspended after he tests positive for drugs

The state medical board has indefinitely suspended the medical license of a Mebane doctor who has previously admitted to having a substance abuse problem and tested positive for a controlled substance, in violation of a December 2017 agreement that had allowed him to resume...

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