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Monthly Archives: November 2021

New pedestrian bridge now open at Haw River Trail Boyd’s Creek Crossing

A new steel bridge has been opened along the Haw River Trail.  Alamance Parks recently completed a 60-foot steel bridge at the Boyd’s Creek Crossing of the Haw River Trail and North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST). The bridge was funded by a grant from Impact...

Mayor-elect wants to move beyond politics, get “back to reality”

It isn’t unusual for political leaders to claim a disinterest in the trappings of power. But this common political trope seems to have a ring of authenticity in the case of Burlington’s new-mayor elect Jim Butler. A 56-year-old Burlington native and long-time city council member,...

Chatham County woman suing Burlington PD for $1M over false ID on ‘most wanted’ flyer

A Chatham County woman has filed a lawsuit against the Burlington police department, seeking $1 million for alleged “defamation by libel slander” over a “Most Wanted” flyer that erroneously listed her as being wanted for trafficking methamphetamine. The Burlington police department distributes a weekly “most...

Sheriff’s stop for broken tail light nets arrest on six drug charges for driver

A traffic stop Saturday on Maple Avenue by the Alamance County sheriff's office for a faulty brake light ended up resulting in six drug-related charges for the driver. After a K9 unit alerted to drugs, a subsequent search of the vehicle netted a plastic bag...

How many ABSS school buses are running late?

And what are school officials doing to help students who miss some of their classroom instruction? QUESTION: How many Alamance-Burlington school buses are running late every day? What kind of academic help is provided to students who miss classes when their buses arrive at school...

New state budget contains $53.2M in allocations for Alamance County agencies and non-profits

See complete list below. One of the longest state budget battles in living memory ended last Thursday (Nov. 18) when Governor Roy Cooper formally signed an appropriations bill for the state government worth more than $50 billion. Among the allocations in this titanic spending plan are...

Two charged in separate vehicle thefts

Two people have been arrested for felony larceny of a motor vehicle in separate incidents, according to a press release issued Monday from the Alamance County sheriff's office. The first incident began on November 9, when deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. ...

Comfort Holiday Guests with a Satisfying Snack

(Family Features) When guests arrive for the holidays, handshakes and hugs are often the first order of business. However, a satisfying snack to tide hunger before the big meal is likely the next thought on everyone’s mind. Keeping your loved ones full and content can...

Major proposed western Orange County industrial site just across county line from new Mebane projects

A preliminary site plan has been filed to develop a new industrial park on a swath of farmland 4.4 miles east of the Alamance County line, near the outskirts of Mebane and the western edge of Orange County. The 100-plus acres of rolling pastureland where...

Car thief suspect assaults deputies during booking at jail

  A man arrested for burglary and larceny of a motor vehicle now has additional charges filed against him because assaults on two deputies during his booking at the Alamance County jail. The events of the day began around 6:00 a.m., when Alamance County sheriff's deputies...

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