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Monthly Archives: December 2021

Elon alderman prepares to become mayor in her adopted hometown

Most with aspirations as large as Elon mayor-elect Emily Sharpe’s would be noted as having big-city ambition, but that’s not where her sights are set. “Even four years ago, people said, ‘What’s next for you?’” she said, recalling her election to a first term on...

Just as police get arrest in one homicide, another occurs; that suspect, a 15-year-old juvenile, also arrested

Just as they wrapped up one murder investigation, police in Burlington have opened another, following the death of a 28-year-old Burlington resident who was gunned down earlier this week. UPDATE: BREAKING WED. NIGHT – Police announced the arrest of a 15-year-old juvenile suspect in connection...

Is Santa really prohibited from Mebane Christmas parade? Not exactly

Mebane parade prohibitions: "2. The use of a Santa character or its likeness." QUESTION: Who decided there would be no “use of a Santa character or its likeness” for the 2021 Mebane Christmas Parade? The parade is returning after Covid and had Santa in it...

Planning board approves request that would allow bar to remain in business

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has endorsed a rezoning request that would allow a private bar along Industry Drive to keep the drinks flowing despite an apparent snag in its current zoning designation. This proposal, which received the commission’s unanimous blessing last week, would effectively...

Former Register of Deeds claims estranged wife abandoned him in his hour of need

Former Alamance County Register of Deeds Hugh Webster contends that his estranged wife of 54 years, Patricia (“Pat”) Webster, berated him for years after an on-the-job injury in 2015 and subsequent back surgery left him permanently disabled, confined to a wheelchair, and unable to...

Federal lawsuit reveals only one of 19 plaintiffs actually didn’t get to vote after Oct. 31, 2020 arrests

The latest filings in an ongoing federal lawsuit against the Alamance County sheriff’s office and Graham police department reveal that only one of 19 plaintiffs was unable to vote, which they claim to have been prevented from doing when law enforcement deployed pepper spray...

Christmas parades set for Fri. night, Sat. morning in Mebane, Graham

Mebane’s Christmas Parade steps off Friday night at 7:00 p.m. This is the county’s only night parade and features professional floats, local bands, handmade floats, and much more. Clay, Fifth, and Center (Highway70) streets in downtown Mebane. No pets. No alcohol. Graham’s Christmas Parade follows...

Planning board recommends extension of commercial use along Church St.

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has unanimously endorsed a rezoning request that would extend commercial use to the entirety of a small lot at 1620 South Church Street, near the intersection with O’Neal Street, that’s presently split between a residential and a general business...

First candidate for ABSS school board signals intent to run

Elon resident Chuck Marsh is the first to announce his candidacy for one of three seats on the Alamance-Burlington school board that will be open in the 2022 general election. Marsh says he’s running for the school board because he sees two areas that desperately...

Candidate registration starts Monday for federal, state, most local offices

Although there’s nearly a month left in the current calendar year, the jockeying has already begun for next year’s elections, which will feature some prominent local offices, including sheriff, district attorney, and two of the five seats on the county’s board of commissioners. The starting...

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