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Monthly Archives: July 2021

School system looking to rent or buy new properties for special programs

From $4,500 to $11,00 per month rent, or buy from $525,000 to $2.05M Alamance-Burlington school board members held a special-called meeting Monday afternoon to hear details about several additional, existing properties that ABSS is considering leasing or buying in order to relocate employees from Sellars-Gunn...

Newest 9 suspects sought by Burlington police; public’s help sought to find them

Burlington's police department is asking for the public's help in locating nine individuals wanted for various crimes. One of the two newest suspects is wanted on three felony charges and one misdemeanor.  Billy Adam Staley, 35, white, male; height: 5'11"; weight: 230, is wanted for the...

Prosecution 0-2 this week as two more racial justice protest defendants are found not guilty

Three black defendants who had been arrested at racial justice protests in downtown Graham on September 26 and October 31 of last year had their trials in Alamance County district court on Wednesday. Two were found not guilty; one voluntarily pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault...

County mulls moving elections office to defunct pharmacy in Burlington

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has given the county’s administrators the go-ahead to explore the possible purchase of a decommissioned pharmacy in Burlington to serve as a potential new home for the county’s elections office. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, the commissioners voted 5-to-0...

Back-to-back COVID cases in Alamance County courts

The office of senior resident superior court judge Tom Lambeth has sent out two notices within the last week, informing the public of recent COVID-19 diagnoses among two people who work in the county's judicial facilities. In addition to his role as Alamance County’s senior...

County commissioners give top deputies raises over and above 5% hikes in new budget

Less than a month after Alamance County’s commissioners approved a budget that added 5 percent onto the salaries of all its deputies and jailers, they’ve agreed to tack some additional increases onto the wages of the sheriff’s higher ranking subordinates. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on...

Planning board prefers mixed use to all commercial for residential neighborhood

Graham’s planning board was decidedly unenthusiastic about a project brought to them for consideration this week that would convert about a half block of a residential area along North Maple Street from residential to business zoning. In particular, board members were concerned by the “straight...

Avery Harvey, frequent protester, indicted on felony drug charge

An Alamance County grand jury has indicted one of the most frequent protesters in the ongoing racial justice demonstrations in downtown Graham on a felony charge of possession of cocaine. Avery Markel Harvey, 30, black male, of 329 East Davis Street, Burlington, was indicted for...

Burlington officials reflect on E. coli discovery that prompted recent water quality advisory

An E. coli scare that prompted a “boil water” advisory in Burlington last week was anything but water under the bridge when Burlington’s city council held its latest regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday. During that evening’s proceedings, the council received a post-mortem on this two-day crisis...

Planning board unimpressed with New Jersey developer’s plans for large Gilbreath Street multi-family project; unanimously recommend against it

Graham planning board members were skeptical from the outset Tuesday night as they heard a New Jersey developer outline plans for a large multi-family development on 38 acres off East Gilbreath Street. The project envisions 57 townhouses and 396 apartments, one of the largest multi-family...

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