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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Budget games

‘Tis the season for local municipal governments to start outlining their “wish lists” for their local elected leaders. For some local municipal officials, it’s better than Christmas. This is an annual ritual in which most local city managers allow their department heads to make a “pitch”...

Man arrested for shooting up his bedroom in his mother’s home

5 shots fired in anger while others in the house A young man from the northern part of the county has been arrested after he allegedly shot up his bedroom in a fit of anger over the weekend. The office of Alamance County’s sheriff reports that...

Council may vote Tuesday on speed humps for Fountain Place

During a work session Monday evening, city council members gave the go-ahead to consider a proposal permitting "speed humps" (somewhat softer "traffic calming" devices that the more abrupt speed bumps) on Fountain Place, one of the city's most historic areas. Residents first began asking for...

Mebane council considers rezoning for large residential project on Orange County side of city

Three entrances into 134-acre site: from Oakwood Street, Mattress Factory Road, and Washington Street Rezoning for a new subdivision on the Orange County side of Mebane is being considered by Mebane's city council. A public hearing on the proposal, for 409 homes (134 townhouses and 175...

Burlington police investigating Easter night murder at North Church Street trailer park

Burlington police are investigating a murder that took place Sunday night at Traveler's Rest Mobile Home Park, 2417 North Church Street in Burlington. Upon arrival at 11:22 p.m., officers found a 19-year-old male dead next to the roadway within the park. Police subsequently found a separate...

In authorizing bond issues, commissioners stick to levels approved by voters

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has cleared the way for the county to issue roughly $174 million in bonds on April 20 that area voters approved for the local school system and Alamance Community College in the fall of 2018. These bond issues, which the...

County Republicans dub Venezuelan native as party’s new chairman

He's seen the dangers of socialism firsthand; wants to warn his countrymen It might not be a move that will silence the critics, but the local Republican Party’s choice for its new leader could very well have opponents as well as supporters brushing up on...

Burlington’s Carousel Festival to be postponed until spring 2022

And will be switched from a fall festival to one in spring permanently City council members were informed during a work session Monday evening that a delay in getting back the city's Dentzel Carousel, which is undergoing a $1.2 million restoration in Ohio, will force...

Graham chief defends hiring policeman fired by Greensboro

Graham’s police department is at the center of another racial controversy, this one involving the recent hiring of a former Greensboro police officer who was fired by that department last year. According to the Graham police department, Douglas A. Strader, 46, was hired by the...

NAACP and others file lawsuit against county to have Confederate monument removed

A coalition of local advocacy groups has sued Alamance County’s elected leaders for allegedly ducking their constitutional obligations by ignoring calls to relocate a Confederate monument that has stood at the northern approach to the county’s historic courthouse for over a century. The plaintiffs, who...

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