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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Burlington’s city clerk returns for encore tenure

After a short stint in the city’s planning department, long-time municipal staff member Beverly Smith has resumed her old job as Burlington’s city clerk, which she had previously held on an interim basis. Burlington’s mayor Jim Butler (far right) marked Smith’s return to this post...

Moorefield Florist building beside city’s Paramount Theater to be razed; council will keep replacement as expansion of theater

Burlington’s municipal leaders ran through a whole repertoire of possible upgrades this week as they brainstormed some ideas for the proposed expansion of the historic Paramount Theater. The city’s higher-ups have been ruminating about this project since 2017 when Burlington’s city council agreed to purchase...

Graham’s city manager facing new lawsuit over alleged extramarital affair at former job in Rural Hall

Ex-wife joins town in charging former town manager Megan Garner had affair with then-fire chief; she says it led to Garner's departure, his firing Graham city manager Megan Garner is facing a new lawsuit that, if proven, would appear to reinforce her former employer’s allegations...

Felony charges follow driver’s near miss with sheriff’s deputy

A close shave with a deputy’s patrol car was merely the start of the trouble that awaited one incautious driver earlier this week. Christian James Yarbor was ultimately charged with two felonies and a number of other offenses after the deputy he narrowly missed pulled...

Interim city manager spearheads reorganization of planning dept.

The old adage about “best laid plans” is apparently true even in municipal planning departments – as Burlington’s elected leaders tacitly conceded this week when they agreed to reverse an earlier change in the department’s top post. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Burlington’s city...

How many tax-paid holidays is enough?

We’ve lamented before, but it’s time to do so again, that governments are forever trying to outdo one another in providing more salaries and more benefits, including more holidays, for their jurisdiction’s workers. The latest example is the city of Mebane’s contemplation of adding Juneteenth...

Legal Notices, Thursday, April 7, 2022

NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION ALAMANCE, NORTH CAROLINA The statewide primary election will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. One-stop early voting will be held at the following locations from Thursday, April 28, 2022, to...

BREAKING FRI. AFTERNOON: Traffic snarled on westbound/southbound lanes of I-85/40

STAY OFF WESTBOUND/SOUTHBOUND I-85/40 BETWEEN GRAHAM AND BURLINGTON I-85/40 WESTBOUND/SOUTHBOUND SNARLED BETWEEN BURLINGTON & GRAHAM – Interstate traffic is snarled to a crawl along I-85/40 due to two traffic incidents, both in the westbound/southbound lanes.   One just before Huffman Mill Road (exit 141), which has closed...

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