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Monthly Archives: March 2022

Drumwright, other protesters’ cell phones lost or destroyed, according to city’s atty.

Devices turned up missing after city, county lawyers sought information during discovery phase of lawsuit  The city of Graham defendants in a pending federal suit over the ill-fated march in downtown Graham on October 31, 2020 that ended with pepper spray claim in their latest...

Alamance commissioners hire new county manager – from nearby Person County

County commissioners voted Monday night to hire Person County manager Heidi York, a 14-year veteran of that county's top slot, as Alamance County's new county manager. While the county's press release touted unanimous selection by commissioners, the actual vote Monday night was 4-1, with Pam...

Alamance native hired as assistant county attorney

An Alamance County native now serving as legal counsel with N.C. Supreme Court chief justice Paul Newby has been selected by Alamance County's commissioners as Alamance County's new assistant county attorney. Ragan Oakley, an Elon University Law School graduate and the daughter of Tim and...

Demolition of former Shoney’s restaurant nears completion

Workmen have been finalizing the demolition of the former Shoney's Restaurant at the corner of Maple Avenue (NC 49) and Hanford Road (2571 Maple Avenue). The old structure, which closed in 2015, has been sitting largely vacant in the years since. Planned for the one-acre site...

Katie Burkholder sworn in as newest Mebane city council member

Katie Burkholder, who had been chosen to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation and move of long-time council member Patty Philipps, was sworn in Monday morning at Mebane's city hall. Burkholder was the fourth-place finisher for three seats on the ballot last November, and...

Commissioners devise ‘cone’ of honor to pay tribute to outgoing county manager

Bryan Hagood has put up with plenty of needling since he announced his plans to retire as Alamance County’s manager. So, it was perhaps fitting that, as a formal farewell, Hagood should get a county-level award named for North Carolina’s state tree – the...

County divvies up excess revenue from hotel tax

As out-of-town travel continues to rebound amid the reduction in numbers and severity of COVID-19, Alamance County’s leaders have found that they have considerably more revenue from the special tax that visitors must pay on their overnight accommodations. Earlier this week, the county’s board of...

Legal Notices, Thursday, March 24, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Graham, NC will hold a public hearing in the Council Chambers at Graham City Hall, 201 S. Main Street, Graham NC 27253 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 6:00...

Burlington council puts off vote on historic district withdrawals until August

Mayor denies criticism that industrialist's campaign contributions would influence council votes on issue Burlington’s city council chose this week to postpone a potentially controversial decision on an attempt by one group of homeowners to defect from the city’s largest historic district. During its latest regularly-scheduled meeting...

Graham planning board gives go-ahead to townhouse development after cutting number from 69 to 61

Graham's planning board members heard plenty of concerns from neighbors along and around Hanford Road about a proposed townhouse development that is being proposed for about 14 acres between Moore Street and Monroe Holt Road. The developer proposed a long row of townhouses on both...

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