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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Graham council votes unanimously to hire new city manager; Megan Garner will be the city’s first woman in the top spot

Graham’s city council has voted unanimously to hire Megan M. Garner, who resigned yesterday as Rural Hall's town manager, as Graham's new city manager. She is expected to begin November 15. In coming to Graham, Garner will go from managing a town of about...

Clearing, grading begins on future UPS site

Work is proceeding at a pace worthy of the label “overnight express,” as contractors begin to prepare the grounds of a new distribution center that United Parcel Service plans to set up in a publicly-developed business park in the Hawfields area between Mebane and...

Deputy fire chief gets $90K settlement from city after he was skipped over for top job

An insurance company for the city of Burlington has reached an agreement with the city’s deputy fire chief over an employment discrimination claim that he filed last year after he was passed over for promotion to the fire chief’s post. The Travelers Indemnity Company has...

County to hold public forum next month on distribution of pandemic relief funds

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has decided to hold a public forum next month to let area residents weigh in on the distribution of millions of dollars in pandemic relief funds that the county has received under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which...

County approves new library schedule with no Sunday hours

New schedule begins November 15 Alamance County’s libraries are about to embark on yet another new chapter with a systemwide schedule that will, for the first time, synchronize the hours that its three primary branches are open for business. The system’s new schedule, which is slated...

Graham selects architect to design new fire station

Graham’s city council has set in motion getting architectural plans for a new fire station that the city plans to build between Moore Street and Rogers Road in the southern part of the city. The council authorized the land purchase earlier this year. During their regular...

Commissioners recognize rescue unit’s honor

Six members of Alamance County’s rescue unit recently went above the call of duty – in a very literal sense – and received first place in a state competition as a result of their efforts. During this year’s convention of the N.C. Association of Rescue...

Another casualty of NC 119 construction, portion of lot split by bypass considered for rezoning

Mebane’s planning board considered Monday night whether to recommend rezoning for 8.88 acres of a lot that originally tallied over 12 acres for light manufacturing. The lot is to the north of the current Lotus Bakery plant. Another sliver of land on the other side of...

New legal troubles for developer behind stalled plans for Burlington shopping centers

A Greensboro-based developer beset by legal problems in recent years – halting his plans to build two shopping centers in Burlington – is being sued again by a contractor in Virginia that claims it hasn’t been paid since 2018. Multiple lawsuits and liens were filed...

Embattled former president of Wings to Go restaurant facing two new lawsuits

American Express National Bank is suing the embattled former president of Wings to Go Burlington, Inc., James B. Upchurch, Jr. of Burlington, for allegedly defaulting on a business loan he obtained in the fall of 2017. Upchurch was charged earlier this year with felony corporate...

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