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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Police identify suspect in recent Burlington homicide

Easter night shooting at North Church Street trailer park left one dead, another injured Police in Burlington have identified a suspect in a shooting at a local mobile home park that left one person dead and another seriously wounded. The city’s police department has announced that...

Legal Notices, Thursday, April 15, 2021

Village of Alamance Board of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing The Board of Adjustment for the Village of Alamance will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village of Alamance Town Hall located at 2874 Rob Shepherd Drive, Burlington, NC....

Two new fire stations, 18 more firefighters would more than double Graham’s fire department

  Graham fire chief Tommy Cole (no relation to the police chief with the same last name) is asking for at least four new firefighters and as many as 18, especially if the city council authorizes the construction of two satellite fire stations in the...

Graham police department: 33 more officers needed to match workload, 10 now

In Graham’s budget meeting in early March, the main focus of new personnel was on the police department, where the new police chief, Kristy Cole, is asking for 10 new patrol officers, at an annual cost of about $1.2 million. (That number does not...

GRAHAM: 10 more policemen, 18 more firefighters, 2 more fire stations are chiefs’ top priorities

In Graham’s budget meeting in early March, the main focus of new personnel was on the police department, where the new police chief, Kristy Cole, is asking for 10 new patrol officers, at an annual cost of about $1.2 million. (That number does not...

12 of 14 protest cases set for trial April 7 continued; two dismissed

Alamance County assistant district attorney Kevin Harrison agreed to dismiss an assault charge against Avery Markel Harvey, 30, black male, of 704 Larry Avenue in Graham, after the alleged victim failed to appear in court to testify at trial Wednesday morning (April 7). Harvey had...

Home builder begins clearing, grading land for 129 new single-family homes in Graham

A long-dormant subdivision, known as Stillhouse Farm, tucked off South Main Street near Moore Street in the southern part of Graham, has been given new life and a new owner. Graham’s city council agreed to rezone the area in about 2005, but nothing ever came...

State senator seeks stiffer penalties for disruptions of public meetings

As the former chairman of Alamance County’s board of commissioners, Amy Scott Galey sometimes had to lay down the law with unruly audience members. In a couple of instances, she even found it necessary to have sheriff’s deputies to deal with recalcitrant individuals who...

Two more protest cases dismissed prior to trial

Two defendants who had been arrested at the march and rally in downtown Graham that ended with pepper spray on October 31, 2020 have had their charges dismissed. The Alamance County district attorney’s office has voluntarily dismissed misdemeanor charges of failure to disperse on command...

OVERVIEW: Graham, Mebane officials outline budget items they want funded

This is the time of year when local city councils and boards of aldermen meet with town officials to hear their “wish lists” of new personnel, building and sometimes equipment needs, as well as certain new programs or policies they want to initiate. Typically, department...

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