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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Construction of new high school on schedule

Construction of the Alamance-Burlington school system’s seventh high school is moving ahead on schedule for an August 2023 opening. The $67 million new high school is under construction on 96 acres at 3368 South N.C. Highway 119, across from the Honda Power Equipment manufacturing plant...

Elon man finds fountain of youth. . . at least for his 1951 Ford

Being the same make and model as the 1951 Ford they used to drive in when dating, Elon resident William Terrell and wife Janice could almost re-live the nostalgia of their youth. Almost. “She doesn’t like to ride in it because it doesn’t have seatbelts,” he...

Who’s to blame for Burlington’s new fire inspection fees?

QUESTION: Who’s responsible for implementing the fees that businesses in Burlington must now pay for fire inspections? Were these charges ever approved by Burlington’s city council? Who gets the proceeds from these fees? ANSWER: Burlington’s fire inspection fees have remained a hot topic ever since...

ACC Foundation president, new board members begin duties

James “Ed” Hooks, Mayor of the City of Mebane, became president of the Alamance Community College Foundation Board of Directors effective January 1. Serving a two-year term, he succeeds Charles Canaday. A member of the ACC Foundation Board of Directors since 2010, Hooks has served...

Legal Notices, Thursday, January 13, 2022

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMISSION POSITIONS The City of Mebane requests interested residents of the City and Orange County extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) apply for two positions on its Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) no later than Tuesday, January 18, 2022. The City seeks...

First two applicants express desire to be appointed to vacant Graham city council seat

Two candidates who were defeated for a city council seat in November are the first two to toss their hats into the ring seeking an appointment to the remaining two years of the term of former council member Jennifer Talley, who was elected mayor...

Burlington man arrested after drug sale results in fentanyl overdose death

Sheriff’s deputies this week arrested a Burlington man for cocaine possession after he was allegedly involved in the fentanyl overdose death of someone to whom he had sold the drug. The incident began on December 29, when sheriff’s deputies responded to an apparent opioid overdose. ...

Another jailer assaulted by inmate

Another assault on a detention officer has taken place at the Alamance County jail. It is the latest in a series of assaults on jail personnel by inmates. Sheriff Terry Johnson has recently noted to county commissioners that the shortage of staff at the jail has...

Early morning traffic stop results in firearms charges against driver

A Snow Camp man has been arrested for firearms violations after being stopped by sheriff’s deputies for a traffic violation. The traffic stop took place early Tuesday morning about 2:00 a.m. on South NC 87. When deputies approached the vehicle, they detected the odor of marijuana,...

Gibsonville aldermen vote themselves $700 raise

Gibsonville aldermen voted Monday night to give themselves a $700 annual raise, as recommended by mayor Lenny Williams. Aldermen had been paid $2,700 annually, with the mayor pro tem (Mark Shepherd) earning $3,000, and the mayor (Lenny Williams) getting $3,400. Williams, who asked that the item...

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