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Monthly Archives: December 2021

Patience is greatest lesson learned from restoring four antique cars

With four vehicles produced across four decades and collected over the course of 40 years, Barry Huff’s accumulation and renovation of antique cars may appear like a slow burn. But, he says, the most enduring lesson to come from the renos has simply been patience...

Gibsonville prepares for more residential growth; projects abound especially north & west of town

Gibsonville is revving up for a population boom as the town awaits the construction of 1,788 units over the coming years. The town racked up a population count of 8,920 during last year’s census, a 39.2 percent increase from 6,410 in 2010. The introduction of...

Alamance County’s longtime elections director set to retire

The political winds have changed more than once since Kathy Holland first joined Alamance County’s elections office as a voter registration coordinator in June of 1990. Over the coming 31 years, Holland would outlast five Presidential administrations and watch an equivalent number of governors leave...

Burlington board of adjustment to hear two boarding house cases

The opening months of 2022 could see the revival of an age-old debate over boarding houses in the city of Burlington – with at least two cases concerning these multi-occupant dwellings pending before the city’s board of adjustment. This quasi-judicial board, which hears code enforcement...

Planning board OKs expanding downtown zoning to lot across from post office

Graham’s planning board has given its endorsement to a rezoning request from a former city councilman who hopes to build a multi-use building on a half-acres lot across from the post office, at the corner of East Pine and South Marshall streets. Local builder Lee...

Sales tax revenues up, way up – giving windfall to county government

There’s no dearth of challenges confronting Alamance County’s government as its leaders take stock of their positions at the end of the current calendar year. But for once, money worries aren’t among the county’s most pressing concerns – and that could make for some interesting...

Proposed warehouses for Cherry Lane postponed until January

Graham's planning board listened to a developer's presentation for two large warehouses along Cherry Lane and an outpouring of opposition from residents in Old Fields subdivision and nearby for about five hours Tuesday night. Background on the proposal: https://alamancenews.com/huge-warehouse-project-proposed-for-graham-along-cherry-lane-in-new-area-of-hawfields-industrial-park/ At the end of public comments from...

County moves up completion date for 2023 tax revaluation by six weeks

Alamance County’s commissioners have agreed to let the county’s tax administrator enlist more contracted appraisers to speed up the completion of the county’s next revaluation, which had originally been scheduled to wrap up in March of 2023. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, the commissioners...

Town makes offers on two properties, negotiates with owners on third

The town’s board of aldermen is also moving forward on trying to purchase three parcels that they went into closed session to discuss at the end of November. Town manager Ben Baxley told the newspaper Wednesday that the aldermen had directed him to make two...

Elon board moves forward on purchasing land for new police dept.

Elon’s board of aldermen recently gave the go-ahead to put $285,000 in town funds toward purchasing land for a new police department. Located along West Haggard Avenue near its intersection with downtown’s Church Street, the vacant, commercially-zoned property sits at just under an acre and...

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