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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Missing person case evolves into murder

Police have arrested a Burlington man who first claimed that a woman he knew was missing. The two are believed to have been in a dating relationship. Instead, her body was discovered last night, and the man who reported her missing has been charged both...

Disaffected, anonymous Burlington city workers voice concerns to council members

The job satisfaction of Burlington’s city staff could prove to be something of a “September surprise” in the city’s municipal elections – or so it would seem from a recent communiqué that has been making the rounds among Burlington’s elected leaders. The letter in question,...

Burlington police officer wins state recognition for Crime Stoppers leadership

Burlington police sergeant Bobby Davis was recognized this week as the statewide Crime Stoppers Coordinator of the Year by the North Carolina Crime Stoppers Association. Davis, a 21-year veteran of the department, is the city’s Community Resource Officer. In late 2019, he added to those responsibilities...

Nutritious Fall Meals

(Family Features) With a return to busy fall routines, it can be challenging for many families to find the time to sit down at the table for nutritious meals. Adding an option like Florida Orange Juice to your family’s routine can help fuel them throughout...

School supt. to resign

  ABSS superintendent William "Bruce" Benson has decided to resign his post. Benson has notified school board members he intends to leave by Jan. 1, 2022; in a subsequent announcement, the superintendent asks to be released from his current contract, effective Jan. 1, 2022. He cited "a...

How many jobs does interim transit director have?

He was terminated in August from Oregon post over multiple jobs, now has one in Hawaii, all the while serving as Burlington’s interim director QUESTION: Has John Andoh, who currently serves as Burlington’s interim transit manager, also held similar posts in Hawaii and Oregon while...

Burlington to seek grant to cover land purchase from Gibsonville

Burlington’s city council has given city staff members the go-ahead to apply for a federal grant to cover part of the purchase price for some land that the town of Gibsonville currently owns along Lake Mackintosh. During a regularly-scheduled meeting last Tuesday (Sept. 21), the...

Minneola Cotton Mill latest target for redevelopment into apts.

Gibsonville’s Minneola Mill complex is in the midst of becoming apartments – and potentially even a mixed-use site – as three builders undertake its renovation and redevelopment. First to be redeveloped is the complex’s three-sDisaffected, anonymous Burlington city workers voice concerns to council memberstory building...

Another textile company is moving, but this one is staying in Burlington

A decades-old hosiery business in Burlington is about to get a new home, along with a new lease on life, amid plans to convert its historic location on Webb Avenue into a set of loft-style apartments. The Cranford Group Holdings, which recently purchased Burlington-based Pickett...

Tuesday gunshot victim identified as Burlington teenager

The gunshot victim found dead along Railroad Street in Burlington yesterday has been identified as Deykwon  Gilmore, an 18-year-old black male from Burlington. Police investigators believe his shooting occurred in the early morning hours of September 28.  His body was found later that day (yesterday)...

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