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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Spring brings new construction to Burlington’s City Park

Wildflowers aren’t the only things popping up at Burlington’s City Park, where contractors have recently planted the footings for a new, multimillion-dollar structure to house the city’s antique Dentzel carousel. The carousel itself is currently at a specialized workshop in Ohio where it was shipped...

Graham native Robyn Hadley to become vice president at UVA

Graham native and former Alamance-Burlington school system administrator Robyn S. Hadley will become the next vice president and chief student affairs officer at the University of Virginia this June. Hadley has served as the associate vice chancellor for scholar programs at Washington University in St....

Long-time Mebane police chief to retire

Terry Caldwell, who has been Mebane's top law enforcement officer for the past 16 years, has decided to retire.  He made the announcement to Mebane's city council during a budget workshop held Tuesday; Caldwell will retire June 1. The chief, 55, who rose through the...

Graham woman turns 100

The City of Graham honored Mildred Whittemore Saunders, better known as “MiMi”, with a Proclamation and Key to the City in celebration of her 100th birthday this week. Born on March 23, 1921, the daughter of James Minnor and Pearl Winfrey Whittemore, MiMi has...

Legal Notices, Thursday, March 25, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON REQUEST FOR CONTIGUOUS ANNEXATION (AN2101) The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Graham has called a public hearing at 6:00 pm on April 13, 2021 at City Hall, 201 S. Main St., the meeting may...

Friends of the Library spring book sale kicks off Friday, March 26

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Alamance County Friends of the Library will carry on with its spring book sale, albeit with some pandemic-related modifications. This time last year, the volunteer organization, which uses proceeds from its semi-annual sales to support the county’s libraries, had just...

County embarks on millions of dollars in capital projects

Alamance County’s manager has unveiled a number of proposed capital projects to the county’s board of commissioners that, together, are expected to set the county back more than $20 million. County manager Bryan Hagood went over a number of these high-dollar endeavors when he presented...

County considers how to take advantage of low interest rates

A choice between regular and premium isn’t merely the prerogative of drivers who pump their own gas. It may also be an option for Alamance County in April when it issues the bulk of the $189.6 million in bonds that area voters have approved...

A primer on “recusals”

Well, dear reader, if you even made it past the title, you must be a local government junkie. The issue of recusals doesn’t typically come up very often at local government meetings, but recently there have been a rash of them – and most have...

Developer for apartment complex under construction tries for zoning tweak

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has endorsed a developer’s request for high density residential zoning to accommodate an apartment complex that’s currently in the works near the northeast corner of Kirkpatrick Road and Grand Oaks Boulevard. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, the commission’s members...

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