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Monthly Archives: July 2021

What construction is planned for N. Church St. and Graham-Hopedale Rd. in Burlington?

The Bojangles restaurant chain is apparently about to break ground on yet another new location in Burlington. The Charlotte-based company – which already has restaurants on Maple Avenue and Huffman Mill Road, not to mention others in Mebane and Graham – recently obtained the city’s...

Elon residents to see road closures for August paving projects

Elon residents can expect various road closures in August as the town repairs seven streets. Paving is set to begin on Monday on West Trollinger and West Lebanon avenues between Williamson Avenue and Holt Street. During that time, town staff said, residential streets will remain...

Commissioners vote to send delegation to visit veterans “village” in Kansas City

Famed for tomato-based barbeque and its powerhouse pro-football team, Kansas City, Missouri isn’t as nearly well known for its contributions to the wellbeing of U.S. military veterans. Even so, an innovative program to house homeless vets has placed Kansas City squarely on the itinerary of...

School board members vote 7-0 to award superintendent $5,000 performance bonus

Alamance-Burlington school board members have voted unanimously, 7-0, to award superintendent Dr. Bruce Benson a one-time $5,000 performance bonus for the 2020-21 school year. During a special-called meeting last week, school board members voted to award Benson the $5,000 bonus for his performance during the...

Candidates for mayor, city council spar over response to gun violence in Burlington

The fight against gun violence triggered a political shootout at a recent meeting of Burlington’s city council as incumbents and challengers went tit for tat in their zeal to get out front on this thorny conundrum. This verbal free-for-all began with a couple of relatively...

County demands school system’s maintenance to-do list

Alamance County’s commissioners didn’t hesitate to approve a proposed pay raise for the Alamance-Burlington school board last week. But the members of the county’s governing board also made it clear that they expect their counterparts on the school board to earn their keep by...

Nonprofit unveils Willowbrook Veterans Memorial

This weekend saw the long-anticipated removal of a tarp that has, for months, concealed a bronze eagle at Burlington’s Willowbrook Park. The newly-unveiled statue is the centerpiece of a Veterans Overlook that has gone up to commemorate the former site of an American Legion post,...

Drumwright trial underway, but not finished; to be continued Sept. 8

Observers who were awaiting the outcome of the district court trial for the organizer of the march and rally in downtown Graham that ended with pepper spray on October 31, 2020 will have to stay tuned at least another six weeks. The trial for Gregory...

Has COVID returned to Alamance County’s jail?

QUESTION: Has there been another coronavirus outbreak at Alamance County’s jail? ANSWER: The coronavirus pandemic may have slipped from the headlines. But the specter of COVID-19 continues to haunt many local government institutions, including Alamance County’s jail, which recently reported a new outbreak of this...

Burlington police close down three sweepstakes cafés

Police in Burlington have pulled the plug on a third suspected sweepstakes café after last week’s forcible closure of two other gaming concerns that were allegedly operating contrary to state anti-gambling laws. Members of the city’s police force ultimately raided “B-Town Bingo” on Tuesday after...

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