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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Second Oct. 31 protester found guilty of failing to disperse when deputies ordered end to rally

It was a mixed bag for three defendants who were arrested during a series of racial justice protests held in downtown Graham during the second half of 2020 and appeared in Alamance County district court Wednesday: one was found guilty; one was found not...

Retiring police chief proposes upgrades, fencing, security measures for dept. headquarters

The lure of impending retirement hasn’t kept Burlington’s outgoing police chief from taking on some rather prodigious housekeeping before his final ten-four later this spring. Jeff Smythe, who has announced that he’ll step down from his position as chief in May, appeared before Burlington’s city...

Whitsett town council quickly appoints planning board member to sudden vacancy on council

Whitsett’s town council inducted a new member last week to replace former councilman Jaime King, who recently gave up his seat when he moved outside of the town’s corporate limits. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on March 9, a bare, three-person quorum of the council formally...

Haw River sells town property to Cone Mill apartments developer

Retail space planned Plans to build businesses across from Haw River’s Granite Mill, which is being renovated into loft apartments, were revealed earlier this month when the town agreed to sell some of its vacant property to the project’s developer. The town and developer Mike Hill...

Commissioners create board to advise them on construction of court buildings

The county’s board of commissioners has agreed to create a committee to oversee the construction and renovation of various court buildings that the county has on the drawing board. The new committee, which is to be headed by John Paisley, Jr., the chairman of Alamance...

Commissioners expand potential reimbursements in county travel policy in expectation of post-pandemic excursions

The county’s board of commissioners agreed to revise the county’s travel policy to increase the daily food allowance that county staff members receive while they’re on work-related excursions. Under the proposed change, the county’s per diem would be raised from its current rate of $30...

Do parents have to sign ‘permission slips’ before they can send their children back to school for in-person classes?

QUESTION: Is the Alamance-Burlington school system requiring parents to sign “permission slips” before they will be allowed to send their children back to school for in-person classes? ANSWER: Not exactly. ABSS is asking parents (or students), as well as school employees, to complete an “attestation...

Developer’s request to add 26 townhomes to previously-approved 55 turned down in 3-2 vote

A Gibsonville developer’s plans have been sent back to the drawing board after the town’s board of aldermen narrowly turned down his request to increase a future townhome development from 55 to 81 units. After hearing concerns during a March 1 public hearing and public...

Retired judge is latest appointee to Burlington’s Community Police Advisory Team

Burlington’s city council has signed off on a couple of additional appointments to a new advisory board that it established last fall in order give the city’s police department a direct line to the community. The council filled the bulk of the seats on this...

Does a bond premium exceed revenue limits set by area voters?

The county’s proposed sale of its bonds at a premium would ultimately bring in more revenue than area voters authorized in 2018 when they approved the two bond packages for the Alamance-Burlington school system and Alamance Community College, In fact, the ballot questions in...

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