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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Planning commission endorses residential rezoning near airport, 4-3, over staff objection

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has endorsed a rezoning request that would allow a Burlington native to build a home next to the site of his childhood home along Hatchery Road, where his son now lives. The commission’s members ultimately voted 4-to-3 to endorse this...

Area man arrested for possession of rifle with illegal silencer

The office of Alamance County’s sheriff has arrested a rural Graham resident after a search of his property allegedly turned up a rifle equipped with an illegal silencer. According to the sheriff’s office, Luke Lloyd Clark was taken into custody on Monday after the homemade...

Sheriff’s anti-prostitution sting nets 13 alleged ‘johns’

The office of Alamance County’s sheriff has arrested 13 men in a sting operation that zeroed in on people engaged in prostitution and similar offenses. The sheriff’s office announced the arrests of 13 alleged “johns” on Friday – two days after the agency cast its...

Fleeing Highway Patrol results in stop, multiple charges

A man stopped Wednesday (Feb. 24) after a pursuit by the N.C. State Highway Patrol in Graham has been charged with several drug-related offenses. M'Eir Unique Johnson, black, male, 18, of 2316 Huntington Road, Burlington, was stopped on North Main Street in Graham. Narcotics, drug paraphernalia,...

Advocacy group announces new legal challenge against state permit for quarry in Snow Camp

An environmental advocacy group has announced it’s taking legal action in response to a mining permit that state officials have granted to a controversial stone quarry in the unincorporated community of Snow Camp. The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League released a formal announcement on Friday...

Planning staff, planning commission endorse Samet’s request for office rezoning near hospital

Burlington’s planning staff is sometimes seen as a rather inflexible guardian in assessing various rezoning requests in compliance with the city’s long-term land use plan and recommending against those projects that don’t conform to the future zoning designations envisioned by the long-term plan. But on...

Legal Notices, Thursday, February 25, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Graham, NC will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Details on how to attend the meeting can be found at https://www.cityofgraham.com/agendas-minutes/. The Council...

Burlington police: body found in abandoned home ID’d as missing Burlington man

Police in Burlington have identified a body found in an abandoned home along Trade Street as the remains of a 60-year-old man who was reported missing in January. According to the city’s police department, the body which was discovered last Wednesday afternoon has been identified...

Burlington police chief to retire

Burlington police chief J. Jeffrey "Jeff" Smythe intends to retire from his post within the next few months. Smythe advised city manager Hardin Watkins yesterday that he would like to step down by the end of April or May, which would also mark an eight-year...

Littering by university student neighbors prompts Elon homeowner to demand tougher ordinance and/or enforcement

The scattering of cans prompted an outpouring of frustration when one Elon resident, situated in a neighborhood heavily populated by student renters, came before the board earlier this month to demand the town take a stronger stance on littering. “My neighborhood looks like a trash...

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