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Monthly Archives: May 2022

Alamance Arts welcome new director

Alamance Arts announces that Alamance County native Tammy Cobb has been appointed as the new executive director of Alamance Arts.  She took the reins on Monday, May 16. Her predecessor was Cary Worthy, who retired after serving as director for over 25 years. For the...

Third-generation proprietor to sell Zack’s Hot Dogs

The heir to one local culinary dynasty has decided to turn over the keys to a restaurant that his grandfather founded in Burlington nearly a century ago. Zack Touloupas, the third-generation proprietor of Zack’s Hot Dogs, has announced the impending sale of the family-owned eatery,...

Bus driver charged after Burlington accident Wed. afternoon

A bus accident on Wednesday afternoon in Burlington resulted in a two cars being smashed into one another, totaling one of the cars. Burlington police responded around 3:55 p.m. to a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles on Alamance Road (NC 62) near Hatchery Road,...

Graham police arrest suspect in “road rage” shooting on Ivey Road

Graham’s police department has announced the arrest of a female motorist who allegedly shot another individual in what police describe as a “road rage incident.” According to the city’s police department, Laila Summer McClain turned herself in on Wednesday – one day after she reportedly...

Deputies arrest Burlington man for thefts from construction sites

The local sheriff’s office has arrested a Burlington resident for thefts from construction sites after a search of his home reportedly turned up thousands of dollars in stolen tools and supplies. Jerry Lynn Coleman has since been charged with nine felony counts for his alleged...

ACC also struggling to find people to work

Like its public-sector counterparts – such as the local school system and other local government agencies – Alamance Community College is also struggling to find people to work, ACC officials told the community college’s trustees during their latest meeting. The budget passed by the General...

Mine’s operators try to drill down on the positive during open house

A mailbox decked with a brace of party balloons was the only thing that marked out the destination on Friday when Alamance Aggregates hosted an open house for its newly-operational quarry in the unincorporated community of Snow Camp. This low-key event, which drew a select...

Burlington planning board endorses commercial zoning on Bonnie Lane

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has endorsed a rezoning request that would allow two local companies to expand operations which are located near the interstate interchange for Alamance Road. This request, which received the commission’s unanimous blessing on Monday, concerns 4.08 acres between Alamance Road’s...

After sending staff back to the drawing board, commissioners pass original land spacing proposal

Alamance County’s commissioners put one chronically unresolved issue behind them this week when they signed off on some proposed changes to the county’s ordinance for heavy industrial development. This clutch of revisions, which the commissioners unanimously adopted on Monday, included one particularly thorny provision that...

Two years in the making, ACC trustees hear details about role of new director of diversity, inclusion, and equity

Alamance Community College’s new director of Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion, Josefvon Jones, told ACC’s trustees during their latest meeting that, contrary to popular belief, his role at the community college is about “so much more than race” – it’s about creating a place where...

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