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Monthly Archives: February 2022

Burlington planning board votes 4-3 against endorsing secession for four homes in historic district

Burlington's planning commission narrowly recommended against requests submitted from industrialist Allen E. Gant, Jr. and Patrick and Emily Robinson to withdraw four lots along the 1000 block of West Davis Street from the city's main historic district. The vote occurred Monday night during a...

First Democrat files for county commissioner

  The first Democrat, Anthony Pierce, has filed for one of two seats on the Alamance County board of commissioners. Pierce was a candidate in 2020, as well, but did not make it past the March primary, when Democrats chose three other candidates to carry their...

Burlington council names former Mebane city mgr. David Cheek as interim for Burlington while search for permanent replacement gets underway

Cheek retired one year ago in Mebane; he'll take reins from Hardin Watkins, who retired from Burlington post last month (effective March 6)           Burlington's city council has tapped retired Mebane city manager David Cheek to serve as Burlington's city manager while the council conducts...

Burlington planning board OK with Shell station near Mackintosh on the Lake subdivision

Burlington planning board OK with Shell station near Mackintosh on the Lake subdivision Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has endorsed a request to rezone a 3.16-acre lot at the juncture of Danbrook Road and Bonnar Bridge Parkway, near the Mackintosh on the Lake subdivision, as...

Masks now optional on ABSS school buses, as well

The Alamance-Burlington school system has announced that school buses will be mask-optional, meaning students and employees will no longer be required to wear face coverings on school buses but may continue to do so if they prefer. The change follows last week’s vote by the...

Mask mandate, other Covid requirements end for Alamance courts

  Alamance County courts will fully reopen, effective immediately, Alamance County's two top judges have decided, based on a directive from N.C. Supreme Court chief justice Paul Newby. Senior resident superior court judge D. Thomas Lambeth, Jr. and chief district court judge Bradley Reid Allen, Sr....

Democrat files to run for state senate against incumbent Amy Galey

Mebane city councilman Sean Ewing has filed to run against Amy Scott Galey for a seat in the state senate that Galey now holds. Ewing is a Democrat serving on the non-partisan Mebane city council; he is also second vice president of the Alamance County...

New state house candidate prompts GOP primary for district 63

Republicans will now have a primary election in May for the state house of representatives, for district #63, which is comprised of eastern and northern Alamance County.  The district reaches from central and northern Burlington to Haw River, Green Level, most of Mebane, and...

State division of archives suing Burlington auction company

At stake: a document signed by one of three N.C. signers of Declaration of Independence The North Carolina division of archives is suing to force an auction company in Burlington, Raynor’s Historical Collectible Auctions, to turn over an original document signed in 1772 by William...

Fraudulent documents exposed during board of adjustment hearing on boarding house

A seemingly mundane hearing on the legal status of a Burlington boarding house took a dramatic turn this week when attorneys for the city made the shattering claim that a key piece of evidence for the property owners was a forgery – and a...

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