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Monthly Archives: January 2022

More than a year after fire, arson probe not complete, but demolition now scheduled

QUESTION: Why hasn’t anyone demolished the former home of Ace Cycle Sales since a fire tore through this business more than a year ago? ANSWER: It may be that the charred remains of this motorcycle shop were simply more noticeable against the backdrop of this...

Construction on former Quarry Hills golf course now underway

Construction has started on the first house at the former Quarry Hills subdivision and golf course south of Graham and within Swepsonville’s municipal limits – three years after the town council gave its approval for the project. Construction crews began framing the first house last...

How many neighbors should get notice about proposed rezonings?

Burlington planning board suggests all property owners within 400 feet of proposed rezoning receive mailings, a 100-foot expansion Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has recommended that the city should cast a wider net when it notifies neighboring landowners of a pending rezoning request that’s slated...

Getting ready for the move

Part of this house on Moore Street in Graham has been rolled onto steel beams, in preparation for a move to Spanish Oak Hill Road in Snow Camp. Movers are Oldham House Moving & Lifting out of Asheboro.   As for Friday morning, the house had not...

Warm Up Winter with Comforting Classics

(Family Features) Whipping up family favorites all winter long is a perfect activity to keep loved ones warm in the kitchen while avoiding the bitter chill outdoors. Delicious, heartwarming snacks offer a simple and savory way to bring everyone in from the cold while...

Four more Graham residents make bid for council appointment

Six now seeking appointment; deadline for applications is January 30 Four more Graham residents are seeking appointment to the two-year city council seat left vacant by the voters’ elevation of Jennifer Talley to the mayor’s chair. The four newest candidates bring to six the number seeking...

Megan Garner’s attorney for suit brought by town of Rural Hall could be disqualified over charge of ethical violation

The town of Rural Hall has dropped another bombshell in the ongoing lawsuit that the town has filed, seeking to void what it contends was an illegal six-figure settlement with former town manager Megan Garner, who became Graham’s new city manager in November 2021. The...

Western Electric, homelessness, nuclear war all up for discussion by Burlington city council on Monday

Burlington’s city staff may need to brew a few extra gallons of coffee over the weekend as the city’s elected leaders prepare to dive into a rather formidable agenda that they’ve set for their next get-together on Monday. That afternoon, Burlington’s city council is slated...

Planning board OKs cemetery’s expansion

The proposed expansion of one of Burlington’s city-owned cemeteries has received an endorsement from the city’s planning and zoning commission. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, the planning commission gave its unanimous nod to this proposed 5.43 acre expansion of Northlawn Cemetery, which is situated...

Another Dischinger project also underway, this one, Summerhaven, just outside Mebane

Preliminary site work has started for the Summerhaven subdivision in Mebane that will have 78 single-family homes on 76 acres near the intersection of N.C. Highway 119 South and Kimrey Road, within the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction. Summerhaven will be built in two phases, with 37...

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