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Monthly Archives: December 2021

Religion ambushed in Mebane

We’ve recently noted our view that the spontaneous decision by Graham’s city council to act on one member’s proposed change in policy (a new paid holiday for city workers, for Veterans Day), brought up at the end of the meeting without any prior discussion...

Hip hip hooray to new school board leadership

Our heartfelt congratulations to the new leadership of the Alamance-Burlington school board: new chairman Sandy Ellington-Graves and vice chairman Patsy Simpson. And our thanks to them and the other two board members whose votes made their elevation possible: Ryan Bowden and Donna Westbrooks. Sometimes school systems,...

Caution, thoroughness needed in evaluating diversion center concept

We note that the county’s commissioners are going to resume their discussion about establishing a so-called diversion center during a work session now set for Friday. We think a cautious, methodical approach is needed before the county commits to millions of dollars of construction, much...

First day of candidate filing interrupted by court’s delay of federal & state legislative candidacies

Being the early bird didn’t exactly help state senator Amy Scott Galey secure the proverbial worm on Monday when candidate registration for next year’s elections officially began across North Carolina. Galey was literally camped out in a canvas folding chair outside of Alamance County’s elections...

Lots of Graham Christmas Parade coverage (Sat., Dec. 4, 2021)

Graham's resumed Christmas Parade, suspended last year in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic, seemingly brought out an even larger crowd than usual, perhaps many desiring a return to some form of "normalcy." A beautiful, clear temperate day (temperatures in the 50's and 60's by 10:00)...

Mebane Christmas Parade

Mebane's unique nighttime parade was held Friday night, December 3 along Clay, Fifth, and Center streets in downtown Mebane. The weather was brisk, but not too cold.  And spirits were bright.  Below is a sampling of parade photos from along the Center Street portion of...

What’s land being cleared for along Hanford Road?

QUESTION: Why has a large tract of forested land been cleared along Hanford Road not far from the grounds of Nall Memorial Baptist Church? ANSWER: The clear cutting operation near Nall Memorial Baptist in Graham is apparently no mystery of faith. Instead, it’s the prelude...

Gibsonville aldermen look at four land purchases; decide to pursue three

Gibsonville’s board of aldermen has directed town staff to move forward on seeking three parcels of land after a closed session held during a special meeting last week. Town manager Ben Baxley told The Alamance News this week that the aldermen, who were presented with...

Alert deputy notices suspicious car leaving break-in

An alert deputy’s actions resulted in the arrests of two Burlington men who are alleged to have been involved in a string of residential break-ins. According to a Friday (Dec. 3) press release from the Alamance County sheriff’s office, a deputy on patrol along Durham...

One arrested, two more wanted after 2-month drug investigation in Burlington

One man has been arrested, and two more are wanted, after a cooperative drug investigation among local law enforcement agencies – through the Alamance Narcotics Enforcement Team (ANET) – concluded a two-month investigation into drug activity at 171 Salvet Street, Apartment 209, in Burlington Investigators...

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