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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Elderly heirs facing potential condemnation from Mebane over family property

Three years ago, Mebane officials said they'd never consider taking legal action to forcibly take land for greenway trail; but now they might   The last surviving heirs to a sliver of property along Roosevelt Street in Mebane, on the outskirts of the city’s predominantly black...

Work begins at new ABSS high school site

Voters who approved $150 million for the local school system in a bond referendum in November 2018 may have wondered when they would start seeing some of the projects begun that were to be funded by that money. In particular, the largest amount within the...

Two youthful excursions down the Haw River to the coast become topic for book 60 years later

Nearly 60 years ago, when a group of four young men pushed off from the banks of the Haw River on a homemade raft, none of the rookie sailors had any inkling of what they’d discover on their trek to the sea — let...

County tax administrator recommends early revaluation of taxable property

The head of Alamance County’s tax office has suggested that it would be to the county’s advantage to get a two-year head start on its next property tax revaluation, which had originally been scheduled to take effect in the opening months of 2025. Alamance County’s...

Former Alamance Co. man paroled after serving half of life sentence for 1980 murder and robbery

A former Alamance County man who was convicted of first-degree murder and robbery at a car wash in Burlington in July 1980, when he was 19, has been granted parole. Larry Junious Booker, 60, black male, will be paroled after serving 40 years of his...

Small shopping center with Dunkin Donuts on city council’s Mon. agenda

On Mebane city council’s agenda for Monday night (May 3) will be rezoning for a new strip shopping center that could also be home to a Dunkin Donuts franchise. According to plans shown to Mebane’s planning board earlier this month, the 6,900-square-foot building will have...

Orange ABC Board plans replacement store for Mebane; to seek city council approval Mon. night

Mebane’s city council will take up a rezoning request from the Orange County ABC Board on Monday night, with that board seeking to rezone the location of its existing ABC store at 7713 US 70. The rezoning from B3 to B2 also encompasses an additional...

ACC announces 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award recipients

Alamance Community College (ACC) has announced the recipients of its 2021 Excellence in Teaching Awards. The 2021 Ronald L. McCarter Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient is Donna Pruitt, Dental Assisting Instructor. Pruitt has been an instructor in Dental Assisting for 25 years, first as an...

Johnson tapped as ACC’s VP of Instruction

Alamance Community College (ACC) has announced Dr. Lisa Johnson has been appointed its new Vice President of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer, beginning this week. She fills the position left vacant by Dr. Connie Wolfe, who was named ACC’s Executive Vice President last year. Johnson...

Why can’t parents attend school board meetings in person?

QUESTION: Why can’t parents of Alamance-Burlington students attend school board meetings in person? Why can we not ask question of the board face-to-face and force an answer picking and choosing what they want to answer? ANSWER: ABSS reopened the school board’s meeting room (the...

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