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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Mebane council OKs rezoning for 409 homes on Orange County side of city

Mebane’s city council gave the go-ahead Wednesday night to a large new development on the Orange County side of the city. In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the council approved the rezoning necessary for the builder to move forward on constructing 409 homes (134 townhouses and...

Graham girl selected for North Carolina School of the Arts

Courtney Talley, 15-year-old daughter of Chuck and Jennifer Talley of Graham, has been accepted to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Talley is one of only a handful of high school students that was selected to attend the prestigious school based on...

Dorsett receives Copland scholarship to attend UNC-CH

Avery Dorsett, a senior at River Mill Academy in Graham and son of Stacey Davis, has been awarded the James R. Copland, Jr. and Lillian G. Copland Scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill beginning in the fall. This is the first time in the 26-year...

Steel fence now surrounds Confederate monument in Graham

Workmen spent Monday and Tuesday on the installation of a steel fence around the Confederate monument on the north side of the Historic Court House. The county authorized the 8-foot tall fence to replace the portable barricades that it has used to protect the century-old...

Ex-employee charged with larceny from Partnership for Children

A Burlington resident has been arrested for stealing computers and other items from her former employer – a local nonprofit that had obtained the devices on behalf of children and families in need. Casey Kimrey Hall has been charged with obtaining property by false pretense...

Former landscaping worker accused of defrauding employer by cashing paychecks twice

An ex-employee of a local landscaping company has been arrested after he allegedly used electronic trickery to deposit some of his pay checks twice into two different bank accounts. The office of Alamance County’s sheriff ultimately arrested Brian Austin Copeland on Tuesday after a months-long...

Legal Notices, Thursday, April 8, 2021

Notice On 4/1/21 Certificate of Need review began for Burlington Dialysis Proj G-12046-21 Add 5 dialy stats. Written comments are due to the Agency by 5/3/21. During COVID-19 state of emergency, no public hearings will be scheduled. Contact CON for more information 919-855-3873. Apr. 8. PUBLIC HEARING...

Council approves ‘speed humps’ to slow traffic along Fountain Place

Things are literally about to get a bit bumpy for drivers who tend to use Fountain Place as a short cut between some of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. In response to repeated requests from Fountain Place residents, Burlington’s city council has agreed to install “speed...

Councilman suggests using pandemic relief funds to cut taxes

Burlington to get COVID windfall of $11.8 million; councilman suggests cutting taxes for city residents Local government leaders have faced quite a conundrum since President Joe Biden signed the so-called American Rescue Plan into law on March 11 and effectively lifted the flood gates on nearly...

Lotus Bakeries in Mebane to expand (again); to seek third round of incentives

Lotus Bakeries, which has its U.S. manufacturing facility in Mebane, is planning a second expansion since the U.S. plans were announced in 2016.  Lotus is probably best known in the U.S. for its Biscoff cookies (known as "biscuits" in Europe) served on many airlines. Even...

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