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Monthly Archives: May 2022

Planning board OKs expansion of business on East Webb Avenue

During its latest meeting on Monday, the city’s planning and zoning commission gave its unanimous nod to a  “limited use” request from the Burlington-based firm Bioclean Restoration. A specialist in everything from water damage to odor removal, Bioclean has asked the city to rezone two...

Long-awaited NC 119 bypass to open Friday at noon

North Carolina’s Transportation Department sometimes gets a bad rap for the seemingly languorous pace of its road projects. But the NCDOT’s reputation could get a boost in the Mebane area thanks to the progress that the agency has made on two closely-watched ventures. According to...

Orange County hires Mebane’s Cy Stober to head county’s planning department

Mebane’s development director Cy Stober will be taking a job across the county line, becoming Orange County’s new planning director, effective June 21. He will fill the post vacated by longtime planning director Craig Benedict, who retired April 1 after serving Orange County for...

It’s high time to remember taxpayers – and cut the property tax rate

County commissioners and every other local city council and board of aldermen have been on a spending spree on behalf of their own employees, granting raises left and right. Bonuses, cost-of-living increases, special incentives – all have been enacted during the past six months (and/or...

School board members vote 7-0 to approve contract for high school athletic trainers but one says ABSS can’t afford it

A seemingly mundane contract – to hire athletic trainers at each of the six Alamance-Burlington high schools through a local physical therapy clinic – that was placed on the school board’s latest meeting agenda took a detour when board member Tony Rose suggested that...

ABSS Central Office staffing changes begin ahead of new superintendent’s July 1 start date

The incoming Alamance-Burlington superintendent, Dr. Dain Butler, is more than a month away from officially taking over but has apparently caused an exodus from the ABSS central office, says school board member Tony Rose. Rose launched into a soliloquy about his dissatisfaction – following a...

Other job changes underway at ABSS Central Office

In addition to three previously-announced resignations in the Alamance-Burlington school system’s central office, several other position changes were listed as “information only items” on the latest personnel report that was presented to school board members Monday night (see related story HERE). Those changes include: Lajuana...

Legal Notices, Thursday, May 26, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF HAW RIVER Notice is hereby given to the citizens of the Town of Haw River and other interested parties that the Haw River Town Council will hold a public hearing at 6:00 pm on Monday, June 6, 2022, in...

Mayor, husband, second couple plan downtown Graham development: Walker Place

L-shaped lot with entrance on North Marshall, exit on East Elm would have 13 residential units, one or two store fronts, surrounding city parking lot   A company that is owned by four local people, including Graham mayor Jennifer Talley and her husband Chuck Talley, is...

Burlington board of adjustment dismisses variance request for boarding house

Burlington’s board of adjustment has dealt another defeat to a local boarding house operator as it struggles to keep a Webb Avenue establishment open in spite of the city’s efforts to forcibly close it. During the course of a two-hour quasi-judicial hearing last week, Andrews...

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