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Monthly Archives: March 2021

UPDATE: Agreement reached on cleanup of junkyard at Glen Raven home

Alamance County’s legal department has hammered out a deal to clean up an illegal junkyard that has materialized north of Burlington’s municipal limits. Alamance County’s attorney Clyde Albright has told The Alamance News that his office has reached an agreement with Donna Capps, the daughter...

Confederate monument getting permanent steel fence from county

A miniature backhoe was working last week at the base of the Confederate monument that guards the northern approach to Alamance County’s historic courthouse. The county authorized the flower bed’s destruction as it prepares to install a permanent steel fence to replace the portable barricades...

A Sweet, Chocolaty Dessert

Chocolate Caramel Pie
When it comes to dessert, it’s hard to beat chocolate as the main ingredient for dishes of all kinds. Add a twist to your next treat with the sweet taste of caramel in this Chocolate Caramel Pie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd3CGoMSIuw Chocolate Caramel Pie 1 package (15 ounces) pie crust Filling: 24...

Man who ran when police tried to question him guilty of resisting arrest

But found not guilty of assaulting a counter-protester A Black Lives Matter activist who was arrested in downtown Graham in September 2020 was convicted of resisting an officer but found not guilty of simple assault during his trial in Alamance County district court this week. Kani...

Protester who was found not guilty of Sept. charge found guilty of failing to disperse when told to at July 11 protest

Another defendant who was arrested at a racial justice protest in downtown Graham last year was found guilty this week of misdemeanor failure to disperse on command and disorderly conduct. Maurice Wells, Jr., 34, black male, of 10 Aspen Drive, Apartment A, Greensboro, was...

Judge dismisses charges against 4 NAACP protesters; they weren’t in the road, couldn’t have impeded traffic, he rules

Charged with "impeding traffic," judge finds they weren't even in the road The current president of Alamance County’s chapter of the NAACP has been cleared of charges that he and three members of his organization were arrested on last summer, during a protest over the...

Planning board not keen on industrial project along residential tract south of Sheetz on Maple Avenue

Planning and zoning commission recommends against rezoning on 4-3 vote Burlington's planning and zoning commission was not enthusiastic about a developers plans for seeking light industrial rezoning for three residential lots along Maple Avenue just down from the Sheetz gas station. The commission ultimately voted Monday...

What would you do if you lived beside house with junk all over the yard – front, back, & sides?

Health Dept., Social Services, Sheriff all exploring ways to address illegal junkyard One man’s trash has become a real bother for county officials as they contend with an illegal junkyard that has established itself on the periphery of Burlington’s Glen Raven neighborhood. Over the past...

Commissioner decries $33M that county is slated to get in federal pandemic relief

The prospect of additional pandemic relief from the federal government has set off a positively feverish response in one member of Alamance County’s governing board. Commissioner Pam Thompson became downright apoplectic last Monday when county manager Bryan Hagood briefed her and her colleagues on the...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: In Alamance County, are social security numbers really optional for gun permits?

QUESTION: Does the local sheriff’s office deny pistol purchase permits for want of a social security number in spite of language on the application that explicitly says a social security number isn’t required? How much does the sheriff’s office take in each year from...

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