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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Property owners, beware

We think members of Burlington’s planning and zoning commission are on the right track with their recommendation to the city council that the notification range for telling residents about rezoning proposals near their homes should be widened. The planning board this week recommended that the...

Planning board recommends extension of commercial zoning on Alamance Rd. south of interstate

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has endorsed a rezoning request that would extend commercial use deeper into the traditionally residential portion of Alamance Road. During its latest monthly meeting on Monday, the planning commission unanimously recommended the approval of general business use for a residential...

Legal Notices, Thursday, January 27, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Mebane will hold a public hearing in the Council Chambers of the Glendel Stephenson Municipal Building located at 106 E. Washington Street, Mebane on Monday, February 7, 2022,...

Planning board endorses rezoning for 41-acre rental community near former BMOC

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has agreed to endorse the zoning for a 41-acre rental community that its members were initially reluctant to recommend one way or another when they first considered the request two months ago. While no specifics were offered during the planning...

Series of drug overdoses lead to heroin trafficking arrest in Mebane

A man from Mebane has been arrested for heroin trafficking after a rash of overdose cases prompted a multiagency investigation into the source of the potentially lethal narcotic. During the course of this inquiry, the office of Alamance County’s sheriff and Mebane’s municipal police force...

Deputies raid suspected crack house in Burlington, arrest 72-year-old woman

A 72-year-old woman has been arrested on multiple drug charges after a raid on her home in Burlington allegedly unearthed a stash of crack cocaine. According to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff, Mary Kathryn Torain was taken into custody on Thursday immediately after the...

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...

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