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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Child of Elon police officer dies in accidental shooting

Tragedy struck the eastern reaches of Guilford County on Wednesday when the young child of an Elon municipal police officer was shot to death in what appears to have been an unspeakable accident. According to the office of Guilford County’s sheriff, this fatal shooting occurred...

Wed. trial dates cancelled at the last minute for Drumwright and three other protesters arrested on Oct. 31

Four trials related to the 2020 protests in downtown Graham that were to be heard Wednesday in Alamance County district court were cancelled at the last minute. Alamance County assistant district attorney Kevin Harrison, who has been assigned to prosecute the 2020 protest trials, confirmed...

Local municipal elections appear set to proceed; filing opens July 2

Candidate registration for this year’s municipal elections isn’t slated to start until Friday, July 2. But even though this official kickoff to the campaign season is still more than a week away, would-be office seekers have already started taking their marks in preparation for...

Commissioners adopt budget, cut tax rate by penny

Alamance County’s commissioners passed a new county budget this week that largely mirrors a spending plan which the county manager presented to them in May – with the notable exception of a 1-cent cut in the property tax rate that the commissioners have woven...

Councilman Chip Turner announces run for mayor

Graham city councilman Chip Turner announces today his intention to run for mayor in this year’s municipal elections. Turner, first elected in 2009, won’t seek re-election to his city council seat, but will, instead, run for the mayor’s seat now held by Jerry Peterman. He...

Arrest made promptly in Wed. night Graham murder

Graham Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man killed in a convenience store parking lot Wednesday night. Police responded to the call at 10:22 p.m. in a parking lot behind and between the 6-to-1 Mini Mart and the El Palmar...

Burlington’s council sets timetable for return to in-person meetings

Next meetings, on July 19 and 20, will be in person Burlington’s city council has effectively been shamed into resuming live, in-person meetings after a staff report on the coronavirus pandemic revealed just how fully the city’s other functions have bounced back from the ravages...

Greensboro man arrested for Dec. rape in Alamance County

A Greensboro man has been arrested for a rape that allegedly occurred on December 30, 2020. On that date, the Alamance County sheriff’s office had responded to a call about a sexual assault.  The victim was transported to Alamance Regional Medical Center for further treatment. After...

Burlington to mark its independence from COVID with fireworks show

After 15-months of pandemic-induced restrictions on gatherings, the city of Burlington plans to mark the return to normality with a literal bang when it commemorates Independence Day early next month. The city has announced that, as part of its observance of the forthcoming holiday, it...

Convicted felon with firearm arrested after firing weapon, violating protective order

A rural Burlington man who allegedly threatened someone and fired a gun he wasn't supposed to possess several times at the scene has been arrested by the Alamance County sheriff's office and charged with multiple offenses. Sheriff's deputies initially responded to a call Thursday night...

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