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Monthly Archives: June 2021

SHS Top 10 students have lofty plans after graduation

The Top 10 students in the Class of 2021 at Southern High School are the epitome of well-rounded students: nine are athletes; seven are members of the Patriots’ acclaimed Future Farmers of America chapter; and virtually all of the top-ranking seniors in this year’s...

Burlington police seeks public’s help in finding 10 suspects

Burlington's police department is asking for the public's help in locating 10 individuals wanted for various crimes. Four of the eight men on the list are wanted for taking indecent liberties with a child. Those being sought are: Jose Aleman Arroyo, 45, Hispanic, male; height: 5’6”;...

Legislature may delay elections in cities with wards, districts; Alamance cities, towns not affected

None of the communities in Alamance County would be affected by a bill that the state legislature passed last week to postpone some of this year’s municipal elections until 2022 due to the belated release of results from the last federal Census. The proposed legislation,...

Sheriff’s deputy receives statewide D.A.R.E. officer of the year recognition

An Alamance County sheriff’s deputy, sergeant Chad Laws, has been named the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer of the year by the North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association. Laws has been employed with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office since 2018 and has been a D.A.R.E....

Mebane board approves cell tower despite objections from adjacent minority neighborhood

Mebane planning board approved a rezoning request to allow a 195-foot tall monopole cell tower to be constructed at 4449 Landi Lane north of the city. The proposal drew opposition from two neighbors, both black, who opposed the tower and suggested that their lower-income, minority...

A Memorable Summer Menu

(Family Features) Summer days are often spent with family and friends, soaking in the sun’s rays and enjoying outdoor living with warm-weather activities. Complement this year’s summertime excitement with food that matches your enthusiasm for the season. Your menu can start with a fruity dip...

Governor confirms: Lotus Bakeries chooses Mebane over Belgium for $62 million expansion

Lotus Bakeries, the Belgian company famous for its Biscoff carmelized cookies served on many airlines, has chosen Mebane for a $62 million plant expansion that will allow the production of additional lines of new products for the company. The plant expansion is also expected...

Planning board on rezoning proposal for townhomes: too dense, insufficient parking

Mebane planning board members threw cold water on a developer’s proposal to rezone about 25½ acres along Ben Wilson Road (at the intersection with Bowman Road) on the outskirts of Mebane in western Orange County in order to build 162, 3-bedroom townhouses. Tim Smith with...

Graham city council authorizes land purchase beside waste water plant

Increased buffer needed to comply with new state standards Graham's city council met in a special meeting Thursday morning in order to purchase property beside the city's Waste Water Treatment Plant, which is located between East Gilbreath Street (near the Graham Memorial Park cemetery) and...

Legal Notices, Thursday, June 24, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE DOCKET NO. SP-26335, SUB 0 APPLICATION OF QUAKER CREEK FARM SOLAR, LLC FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on May 25, 2021, Quaker Creek Farm Solar, LLC (Applicant), filed an application seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity...

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