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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Celebrate the Holidays with Special Centerpieces

Celebrate the Holidays with Special Centerpieces (Family Features) Few things bring family and friends together quite like the holidays, and serving up an elegant, seasonal meal centered around a mouthwatering main dish is a recipe for creating lasting memories with the ones you love. Forging a...

New police chief is home grown

Brian Long didn’t initially join the queue of job applicants who hoped to succeed the city’s former police chief Jeff Smythe when he retired from his position this spring. Although he was serving as one of the police department’s two assistant chiefs when Smythe gave...

ABSS employees will get $3,000 December bonuses

Alamance-Burlington school board members decided this week to give ABSS employees an early Christmas gift, unexpectedly voting Monday night to give all employees – full time and part-time – a $3,000 bonus that they will get in their December paychecks. The school board voted, 4-3,...

State approves permit for asphalt plant in Caswell Co. that it rejected a year ago

State regulators in Raleigh have given the all-clear to an asphalt plant in southern Caswell County that they had previously rejected over concerns that the facility’s emissions would exceed federal air quality standards. The N.C. Division of Air Quality ultimately approved a permit on October 19...

Taxing, spending priorities at heart of candidate differences

Candidates for Graham mayor and city council are generally satisfied with the city’s current tax rate and most areas of spending. Most of the mayoral and city council candidates say that the city’s property tax rate, 45.5 cents per $100 valuation, is “about right.” As noted...

Newest Meritage Homes subdivision in Graham to target first-time homebuyers

Meritage Homes, the nation’s sixth-largest public homebuilder and an increasing presence in Alamance County new home construction, announced this week that it has closed on a 71-acre property in Graham that will be the home of a new single-family residential subdivision. To be known as...

One arrested, one still sought in teen’s September murder on Railroad Street in Burlington

Burlington police have arrested one man and are seeking another who remains at large in the murder of a Burlington teenager whose body was found last month along Railroad Street in Burlington Arrested last Tuesday was Michael Tyrelle Bowe, 26, black, male of Graham, the...

Burlington’s new police chief sworn in during Fri. afternoon ceremony

A crowd of law enforcement officers, elected officials, and other well wishers packed Burlington’s Paramount Theater on Friday afternoon to see Brian Long sworn in as the city’s new chief of police. A native of Burlington who has served some 26 years on the city’s...

County urges residents to “Tarp It!” when they haul trash to the landfill

It may sound like a mild imprecation or swear. But members of Alamance County’s staff are doing more than just venting as they call on area residents to “Tarp it!” on their way to the landfill. In fact, this laconic declaration is the heart and...

Sheriff lauds federal ‘strike team’ for successes against gun violence

Alamance County’s leaders received some good news last week in the ongoing struggle against gun violence in the community. In a recent report to the county’s board of commissioners, Alamance County’s sheriff Terry Johnson heralded the apparent accomplishments of an interjurisdictional strike team that the...

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