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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Medical license for Efland doctor revoked following federal drug conviction

The state has revoked the medical license for a doctor who lives on the outskirts of Mebane – on the Orange County side of the city, in Efland – after he pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony drug crime, “interstate travel in...

Brothers honored for heroism for rescuing woman from burning vehicle

It may have been a long time in coming. But brothers Scott and Sean Soloman received some well-earned congratulations this week for their daring rescue of an area woman after a car accident more than six months ago. During a meeting of Alamance County’s commissioners...

Burlington police seek public’s help in finding 5 ‘most wanted’ suspects for various crimes

Burlington's police department is asking for the public's help in locating five individuals wanted for various crimes.  The suspects are: Tonya Marie Collins, 37, white, female; height: 5'6", weight: 150.  Wanted for financial card fraud.   Daniel Elvel McGee, 50, black, male; height: 5'8", weight: 155.  Wanted...

Early morning break-in/larceny at mini mart in Burlington

Burlington police responded to an early morning (3:14 a.m.) alarm at the Kwik Way mini mart, 2753 Alamance Road (just south of I-85/40), to discover a break-in and larceny of cash register tills. When officers arrived, they found a broken front window and apparent signs...

Whitsett man dies in Sunday afternoon wreck in East Burlington

A Whitsett man was pronounced dead at the scene of a traffic accident along North Church Street (US 70) late Sunday afternoon. Burlington police and fire units and Alamance County EMS responded to the crash in the 700 block of North Church Street (US 70)...

A statistical look at who’s stopped for traffic infractions – comparing local jurisdictions with state averages

PUBLIC ASKS QUESTION: Are law enforcement agencies in Alamance County more prone to stop and arrest black and Hispanic drivers – as the Rev. Gregory Drumwright of Greensboro has repeatedly claimed during demonstrations and news conferences that he has conducted in Graham? ANSWER: Most drivers...

Divided planning board splits 4-2 in favor of proposed subdivision with up to 200 single-family homes

UPDATE:  Read update with city council approval of new subdivision on 3-2 vote during meeting on January 12, 2021: https://alamancenews.com/graham-council-oks-new-subdivision-on-split-vote-3-2/ Graham's planning board gave its blessing to a proposed new subdivision along Lacy Holt Road at its meeting Tuesday night.  The city council will take up...

675K sq. ft. of warehouse space proposed near 1.2M sq. ft. Medline project

Industrial project on outskirts of city awaiting consideration An industrial park that could have up to 675,000 square feet of warehouse space is being proposed for 46 acres of vacant land at 6016 West Ten Road, just on the outskirts of Mebane. The developer for the...

Reidsville city mgr. tapped to be Mebane’s asst. mgr.

It’s been apparent that changes are coming to Mebane’s municipal leadership in city hall since city manager David Cheek announced in August that he was planning to retire February 1, 2021. The council immediately designated assistant city manager Chris Rollins as the heir apparent, to...

GUEST EDITORIAL from Raleigh News & Observer – Alamance Co. isn’t exempt from the Constitution. Stop acting like it

Editorial, The Editorial Board, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, Dec 10, 2020   Prior to the Civil War, Alamance County overwhelmingly opposed seceding from the Union. A century and a half later, some county officials there have apparently changed their minds. At least that’s the way it...

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