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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Rezoning would make way for new Biscuitville

Rezoning for 1700 South Church Street in Burlington, the home of a Biscuitville restaurant, could be the preface to tearing down that location and rebuilding a new Biscuitville. That’s what Burlington’s planning and zoning commission was told Monday night prior to unanimously granting the requested...

One protester’s charges dismissed; trial for another bumped to next week

A Graham man who had been charged with illegal possession of a weapon during a demonstration in downtown Graham last fall has had his case dismissed. Russel Paul Brady, 24, white male, of 2843 South N.C. Highway 87 in Graham, who had been charged with...

Elon board approves equality resolution; alderman presses for non-discrimination ordinance

Elon’s board of aldermen adopted an “equality resolution” last week after one of the aldermen – and several Elon residents and university students – began pushing for a non-discrimination ordinance earlier this year. The resolution, which was drafted by alderman Emily Sharpe and mayor pro...

Burlington police investigating two deaths within three days

Burlington police are investigating two unexplained deaths, a possible murder and a hit and run, that happened between late Friday night and early Monday morning. The newest incident began early Monday morning (5:45 a.m.) when police responded to the 100 block of Lunsford Drive regarding...

Screening reinstituted; public alerted to 4th and 5th court-related Covid cases during past month

Senior resident superior court judge Tom Lambeth notified the public Tuesday and Wednesday of additional Covid cases identified among personnel working in the county's court system. The announcements were the fourth and fifth court-related Covid case since July 21.  As a result of earlier cases,...

Legal Notices, Thursday, August 26, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF HAW RIVER Notice is hereby given to the citizens of the Town of Haw River and other interested parties that the Haw River Town Council will hold a public hearing at 6:00 pm on Monday, September 13, 2021, in...

Commissioners agree to fund special bonuses for EMS because of vacancies

Alamance County’s commissioners have rushed to the rescue of the county’s emergency medical services with a package of financial bonuses that the county manager had sought to address a staffing shortage that he insists has hobbled the agency. The commissioners agreed to set aside as...

County approves $2.4M extra for ACC to start two bond projects

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to front Alamance Community College just over $2.4 million to allow it to break ground on two bond-subsidized projects that have already burst their original budgets. The board of commissioners unanimously approved this seven-figure advance on Monday to...

Site may be “delivery station,” a new format for package delivery

The Graham site is the latest in a flurry of Amazon activity this year in North Carolina. In May, Amazon announced two sites. The company said that it would invest $100 million to build a 620,000-square-foot distribution and fulfillment center in Smithfield, east of Raleigh,...

Who received the pay raises that the sheriff obtained from the county last month?

QUESTION: How has the sheriff’s office distributed the pay raises that Alamance County’s commissioners approved in July for 75 of the sheriff’s higher-ranking subordinates? ANSWER: Alamance County’s sheriff Terry Johnson didn’t actually name names of individual employees last month when he secured a nod from...

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