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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Do you know where any one of these six suspects is now; Burlington police are looking for them

Burlington's police department is asking for the public's help in locating six individuals wanted for various crimes. The suspects on the department's most recent "wanted" list are: Robert Esquivel, 34, white, male; height: 5'3", weight: 150. Wanted for robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree...

New police chief decides he isn’t coming to Burlington

For city manager Hardin Watkins, it's back to the drawing board to find a new police chief. Watkins had made the announcement August 10 designating Burlington's next chief of police, appointing Rich Austin, of Milton, Georgia. But four weeks before his scheduled arrival on September 27,...

Get Outside with Fresh Grilled Flavors

(Family Features) When bright, sunny days offer opportunities to take it outside for a celebration or casual weeknight dinner, take advantage with the fresh flavors of grilled fare. Good food and good company can combine for a meal to remember with loved ones while...

Personal Reflections on the loss of Jeanne Swanner Robertson

This newspaper joins in mourning the sudden death of Jeanne Swanner Robertson, who died at her Burlington home this week at age 77. Jeanne – whether pronounced as one syllable or two (those who’d known her the longest knew it was two) – has been...

New virtual homeschool, based in Graham, launching in two weeks

A new virtual homeschool that will be based in Graham and serve students in 5th through 8th grade students is scheduled to begin its inaugural school year in two weeks. Regina Williams-Johnson, who lives along Fancy Loop Road in Graham, co-founded the Academy of Pivotal...

School board votes, 6-1, how to spend $69.5 million in federal Covid funding

Simpson complains not enough being focused directly on “helping Johnny” Alamance-Burlington school board members spent the better part of an hour Monday night debating what they felt were the best ways to spend nearly $70 million in federal Covid-19 stimulus relief funding before voting...

County loses First Lady of humor

Jeanne Swanner launched speaking career after reign as Miss North Carolina 1963, Miss America pageant Comedy lovers across the nation have taken to mourning, rather than laughing, after humorist and Graham native Jeanne Swanner Robertson passed away unexpectedly Saturday. In a statement released Sunday afternoon on...

County clerk honored by board for achievement

Tory Frink, who serves as clerk to Alamance County’s board of commissioners, was recognized by her bosses during last week’s meeting of the board. Frink recently completed additional training from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and received the designation as a “master municipal clerk.” County...

Two arrested for murder at Burlington hotel

Burlington police have arrested two people in connection with a murder at the Corporate Suites on 2912 Saconn Drive off Kirkpatrick Drive near Huffman Mill Road. On Friday, police had discovered Lucas Daniel Cook, 24, male, of Burlington dead from a single stab wound. Wednesday, police...

Commissioners: funding for first ACC projects is “advance” not more money

CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION: Both a news story in last week’s edition (particularly online) and an editorial in that edition referred to the county commissioners’ action from last week’s meeting as providing $2.4 million in “extra” money for the first two bond projects at Alamance Community College...

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