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Monthly Archives: January 2022

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...

Green Level man charged with stabbing two

Monday, Alamance County sheriff's deputies responded to a call at 2448 Green Level Church Road in Green Level in reference to a disturbance that resulted in someone being stabbed. When deputies arrived at the scene, they located two people outside of the residence who had...

County readies first rural zoning, for Snow Camp

After nearly a year of committee meetings, community surveys, and administrative revisions, a plan to introduce zoning to the unincorporated community of Snow Camp is just about ready for prime time. This plan, which has been in the works since March of 2021, is slated...

ABSS proceeding with $26.9M in air quality upgrades but at half as many schools as first planned

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted this week to proceed with $26.9 million in air quality improvement projects – which represents a nearly $10 million reduction from the original budget of $37.5 million – at eight ABSS schools, rather than 16 schools, as originally planned. The...

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