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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Planning board endorses rezoning for South Church Street self-storage facility on western edge of city

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has given its imprimatur to a mix-use development along South Church Street that would be anchored by a new climate-controlled self-storage facility. The commission’s members unanimously endorsed this proposal on Monday after its would-be developer Adam Parker laid out his...

Library books are still due back, but no more fines

Things are no longer just “fine” at Alamance County’s libraries – at least not when it comes to the financial penalties that patrons had traditionally incurred for overdue items. Since July 1, the county’s library system has been loaning books and other materials on a...

Drumwright’s legal team fails in effort to subpoena Graham police chief for bodycam footage from 10/31 protest

A retired judge who’s overseeing the 2020 protest trials in Alamance County district court earlier this week granted a motion to quash a subpoena to compel Graham police chief Kristy Cole to turn over all written, audio, and video communications between her department and...

Planning board OKs light industrial use next to future Muslim cemetery

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has endorsed a request for light industrial zoning on land next to the proposed site of a Muslim cemetery that Burlington’s city council recently approved along Hanford Road. This particular request, which received the planning commission’s unanimous blessing on Monday,...

Judge hears testimony in Drumwright trial all day Wednesday; trial to resume Sept. 8

Six deputies testified all day in district court Wednesday about the Oct. 31 march and rally that ended with pepper spray after protesters wouldn't leave the courthouse grounds when the event was declared an unlawful assembly and shut down by the Alamance County sheriff's...

Judge grants city’s motion to quash over-broad subpoena for police materials; Drumwright’s trial still set for Wednesday

Drumwright was arrested by the Alamance County sheriff's office The trial of Rev. Greg Drumwright, who led the October 31, 2020 march and rally in Graham that twice resulted in law enforcement using pepper spray – first to require marchers to get out of the...

Legal Notices, Thursday, July 29, 2021

  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Graham, NC will hold a public hearing in the Council Chambers at Graham City Hall, 201 S Main Street, Graham NC 27253 on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 6:00...

Commissioners agree to triple monthly pay for members of local school board

Alamance County’s commissioners have given passing marks to a threefold increase in the stipend that the members of the Alamance-Burlington school board receive every month for their service. During a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, the commissioners voted 5-to-0 to raise the school board’s monthly...

Gibsonville police seek help in finding two people wanted for financial crimes

Gibsonville police are seeking the public’s help in finding two people wanted for financial crimes. On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, detectives with the Gibsonville Police Department executed a search warrant at 816 Burlington Avenue, Gibsonville related to an ongoing financial crimes investigation. Two people who were...

Eastern Alamance graduate excited to play college softball at Rutgers

By Jacob Kisamore Special to The Alamance News Eastern High School graduate Maddie Lawson is taking her talents to New Brunswick, New Jersey this fall, where she will continue both her academic and softball careers at Rutgers University. “I’m a bit nervous about being so far away...

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