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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Kudos to 3 commissioners who remembered who they represent

Alamance County taxpayers owe a debt of gratitude to three county commissioners who managed to remember them this week by rolling back the property rate, albeit only slightly. Even though the cut was modest, indeed – just one penny, from 67 cents per $100...

Police, sheriff videos from Oct. 31 protest to be released

An Alamance County superior court judge has ordered the release of body camera footage and other recordings that law enforcement officials produced during a “march to the polls” that ended in the dispersal of pepper spray and arrests after it reached Graham’s Court Square...

Junk collectors backslide; judge issues new order to clean up property and keep it cleaned up

An illegal junkyard outside of Burlington municipal limits appears to have slowly reconstituted itself in the months since county officials leaned on the property owners to clear out their accumulated debris. According to Alamance County’s attorney Clyde Albright, the owners of this unlicensed hoard at...

Burlington OKs nearly $1M in subsidies for public infrastructure in new medical park

UPDATE from subsequent city council vote on Thursday morning, June 17, 2021: A package of financial incentives for a new medical park was among the items that Burlington’s city council approved during a special-called meeting that its members convened Thursday morning to dispense with some...

Long-time Elon mayor Jerry Tolley won’t seek re-election

Long-standing Elon mayor Jerry Tolley announced Tuesday night that he will not seek re-election as his term ends this November. Tolley, 78, made his announcement in the final minutes of this week’s regularly-scheduled board meeting, explaining, “My total service to the town is 38 years,...

If you’ve ever wanted to serve on Mebane planning board, now’s the time to apply; Friday is the deadline

The city of Mebane faces a shortage of applications for the city’s planning board in one category, the exact number (among all three incumbents who applied for another term) in another, and plenty for a third category. The planning board terms of three current members...

Eastern High School Top 10 students all headed to college with thousands of dollars in scholarships

Eastern High School’s Class of 2021 graduated two weeks ago with their high school diplomas and thousands of dollars in scholarship awards to attend college this fall. Most of the Top 10 students in Eastern High School’s Class of 2021 have been inducted into scholastic...

Graham woman charged with sexual assault

A Graham woman has been charged with sexual assault against a young teenager which is alleged to have occurred almost a year ago. According to a statement from the sheriff's office released Thursday (June 17), the Alamance County sheriff's office responded Sunday (June 13) to...

Burlington short on volunteers for some city advisory boards

Burlington’s city council has agreed to keep the slots open for two of the city’s advisory boards and commissioners whose vacancies its members have, so far, been unable to fill due to a dearth of qualified applicants. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the council...

Commissioner vice chairman appointed to ACC’s board of trustees

Alamance County’s commissioners have appointed the board's vice chairman, Steve Carter, to serve on Alamance Community College's board of trustees. Carter’s term on the community college’s board of trustees will run from July 1 of this year until June 30, 2025.  He replaces longtime former...

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