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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Planning director will send ordinance for mobile home & RV parks back to planning board before commissioners consider

Alamance County’s planning director has apparently had some second thoughts about a proposed set of rules for mobile home and RV parks that have raised quite a clamor from the proprietors of these sites in rural parts of the county. Tonya Caddle, who currently serves...

Developer: another residential project looks to Gibsonville

More residential growth is coming to Gibsonville, but exactly what kind seems a bit uncertain. Gibsonville’s aldermen agreed this week to set a public hearing for February 7, to consider a rezoning request for 75 acres next to the town’s cemetery. According to the materials provided...

County officials tout staffing improvements thanks to mid-year infusion of pay raises

The temptation to throw money at a problem may not be such a hare-brained idea – at least not in the case of one truly prodigious outlay that Alamance County’s commissioners authorized in December to address some persistent staffing shortages among the county’s paramedics,...

Burlington postpones Carousel Festival due to snags in construction of housing

Amid the melting snow from this weekend’s winter storm, Burlington’s City Park came alive with a flurry of construction activity on Tuesday, as contractors went back to work on a new $2.8 million structure that will eventually house the city’s antique Dentzel Carousel. The completion...

Commissioners call courthouse expansion to order with contract for preliminary designs

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to set aside $156,800 to have an architectural firm do some preliminary design work for a proposed expansion of the Judge J.B. Allen Jr. Court House in Graham. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the commissioners voted 5-to-0...

Commissioners, as board of adjustment, divide 3-2; but 4 votes needed for approval

Alamance County’s elected leaders have chosen not to relax one of the county’s development rules in order to permit one area resident to build a garage next to his home on the outskirts of Elon. During a special hearing on Tuesday, the county’s board of...

Burlington police seek public’s help in finding 5 suspects

Burlington's police department is asking for the public's help in locating 5 individuals wanted for various crimes. Being sought are: Stephen Gerner, 46, white, male; height 5'8", weight: 160. Wanted for breaking and entering motor vehicle, felony larceny. Timothy Deandre Watlington, 36, black, male; height...

ARMC’s president appointed to vacancy on community college’s board of trustees

Alamance County’s commissioners have appointed Mark Gordon, the president of Alamance Regional Medical Center, to fill a recently-vacated position on the board of trustees for Alamance Community College. Gordon was one of three “qualified” applicants for this particular appointment, which will serve out the unexpired...

Third-place finishers

We’re rather amused by some of the rhetoric that supposes that Melody Wiggins, who was defeated in her bid for re-election to the Graham city council, should be re-installed as a city council member by virtue of her third-place finish. Particularly amusing since that would...

Good questions, but we didn’t write them

This newspaper’s publisher certainly wishes he could have been present at last week’s Graham city council meeting, particularly during one of the public comments. Eric Crissman, who is a member of the planning board but stressed he was speaking strictly as a Graham resident, took...

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