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Monthly Archives: December 2021

Former mayor Ronnie Wall follows unexpected path back to the dais as new Burlington city councilman

Ronnie Wall insists that he had no intention of ever returning to public life when he stepped down from his post as Burlington’s mayor six years ago. “When I walked out in 2015, my thought process was that I would never seek another elected position,”...

Local pastor authors book with millenial spin on Biblical love story

When the biblical prophet Hosea sat down in the 8th century B.C. to pen a prophecy of the relationship between the Israelites and God, his self-named book didn’t exactly fit into the genre of romance. But with a modern spin, and a Christmastime setting...

Donations for Embers fire victims being accepted

First Baptist Church in Graham is accepting donations for victims of Sunday morning's fire at the Embers Motor Lodge in Graham. The church is accepting donations of clothes, food, toiletries, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies, as well as monetary donations, which may also be done...

Commissioners bestow year-end raises on three departments with higher-than-average vacancy rates

It was a season of giving this week as Alamance County’s commissioners approved some rather generous pay raises for staff members in three county agencies that have had to contend with relatively high vacancy rates. The commissioners rung in this yuletide bonanza with one sweeping...

Legal Notices, Thursday, December 30, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Mebane will hold a legislative public hearing in the Council Chambers of the Glendel Stephenson Municipal Building located at 106 E. Washington Street, Mebane on Monday, January 3,...

Burlington woman to celebrate 102nd Christmas

Sarah Lacy Butler of Burlington is looking forward to celebrating her 102nd Christmas this weekend. “Maw-Maw” Butler worked as a sales clerk at Bell’s on Davis Street in Burlington. The centenarian attributes her longevity to her love of fried cornbread, pinto beans with onions, collards, strawberry...

Sun. morning fire guts Embers motel in Graham

The Embers Motor Lodge in Graham has been reduced to a burnt-out husk after a destructive fire tore through this 65-year-old landmark during the small hours of the morning on Sunday. And the 37 people displaced by the fire are now being assisted by gift...

Christmas Eve Services, December 24

Plan now for  your Christmas Eve worship service.  Here are some local opportunities: Alamance Lutheran Church, 4008 South Highway 62 in Alamance, will hold an 11:00 p.m. service of lessons and carols, with a prelude beginning at 10:30 p.m. Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1500 South Main Street...

County mgr. outlines court expansion; judge, commissioners want more space, taller buildings

Plans for a new mental health crisis and diversion center topped the bill Friday when Alamance County’s board of commissioners convened a special-called meeting to discuss a slate of urgent issues facing the county. Much of this 6 1/2-hour work session was devoted to the...

Good news of great joy

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them,...

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