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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Woman pleads guilty to lesser charges – misdemeanor assaults, rather than felony ones

A white woman charged with attempting to use her vehicle to run over two 12-year-old black girls near a convenience store parking lot in Graham pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, rather than the two felonies with which...

Outbuilding, contents up in smoke early Friday morning

  The Burlington Fire Department responded to a building fire at 138 Martin Street off of Gilliam Road, in the early morning hours of December 11, 2020, at approximately 3:30 am. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from a large outbuilding behind a...

Sheriff suspends out-of-county fingerprinting

The Alamance County's sheriff office has announced the suspension of fingerprinting services to out-of-county residents due to public health concerns about the coronavirus.

Longtime paramedic rushes into the contest to replace outgoing county commissioner

A paramedic on the verge of retirement is the latest contender for a vacancy that will appear on Alamance County’s board of commissioners next month when outgoing commissioner Amy Scott Galey takes her place in North Carolina’s state senate. Paul Williams, a long-time employee of...

Overnight break-in at Burlington mini mart

OVERNIGHT BREAK-IN AT BURLINGTON MINI MART – Burlington police officers were dispatched at 2:42 a.m. Saturday morning to Dave’s Mini Mart, 506 Chapel Hill Road, based on a burglar alarm having been set off. Responding officers discovered that an unknown suspect had gained entry into...

New chairman elected by fellow commissioners

Three new Republican commissioners, all elected in Nov., were sworn in Mon. morning, and they promptly provided the impetus for a new chairman of the board. They led the way for the unanimous selection of John Paisley, elected in Nov., to be the new chairman. ...

Burlington still eyeing return of chickens

A proposed ordinance for “backyard chickens” in Burlington has touched off some free-range speculation among the city’s leaders about the potential proliferation of poultry in the community. This hypothetical boom in hen husbandry raised quite a flap on Monday when Burlington’s city council reviewed some...

Katy O’Day selected as The Burlington School’s Teacher of the Year

Middle School Spanish teacher Katy O'Day has been selected as The Burlington School's (TBS) 2020-21 Teacher of the Year. O'Day has been teaching for twenty years and came to TBS in 2008. Said O'Day, “This is a year when all TBS teachers are deserving of...

Man found near Graham-Hopedale Walmart died of hypothermia

On Friday, Burlington police were called to the Walmart at 530 South Graham-Hopedale Road, based on reports that a person was lying in the landscaping along the edge of the property.  At the time, police were not sure of the cause of death and...

New Alamance County health director starts tenure with encouraging news about coronavirus vaccine timeframe

Alamance County’s new health director had more than just warm greetings to extend when he made his debut appearance before the county’s board of commissioners this week. Tony Lo Giudice, who took over the county’s health department on November 30, shared some auspicious news about...

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