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Monthly Archives: July 2022

Construction starts on Clover Garden School expansion along Pagetown Road

Clover Garden School, which is one of Alamance County’s four public charter schools, has started construction on a major expansion currently underway at 5806 Pagetown Road in Burlington, about three miles from the existing charter school along Altamahaw Union Ridge Road. A building permit recently...

Planning board doesn’t want to hear from public any more

Four of five members at this week’s meeting want to eliminate future public comments Notwithstanding their service on what is notionally a public body, the members of Burlington’s planning and zoning commission have concluded that they’d rather not deal with the public’s unsolicited input. During their...

Sale of First Christian UCC falls through when prospective owner’s first check bounces

QUESTION: What happened to the sale of First Christian United Church of Christ in Burlington? ANSWER: The sale didn’t go through, the church treasurer, Ken Little, confirmed Tuesday for The Alamance News. The intended buyer, whom Little identified as Sona Oliver of Charlotte, had offered $2,050,000,...

Elon project postponed until Aug. 9

Elon’s town council considered the large, mixed-use development once again Monday night, the third time the board has dealt with what could be its largest residential development (with over 200 new homes and 200 apartments), as well as the addition of over 100,000 square...

Developer asks for delay on large Mebane project until Oct.

A major mixed-use project being proposed for a two-block area in downtown Mebane which for decades was anchored by the Kingsdown mattress factory is likely being postponed from the city council’s agenda for its next meeting Monday night. An agenda put out late on Wednesday...

Planning board hears plans for sale of Davis Street United Methodist Church

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has endorsed a pair of proposals that could plant the seeds for two very different facilities to nurture the community’s youth. The first of these two child-oriented requests concerns a pediatric clinic that aims to provide a more wholesome environment...

Congregation prepares for exodus amid plans to repurpose historic church

The plan to set up a pediatric clinic at 606 East Davis Street would inevitably displace the Methodist church that has called this spot home from time immemorial. But the site’s proposed conversion to this new use won’t necessarily close the books on the decades-old...

New economic incentives project for industrial park

A long-vacant spec building built about two years ago by the Samet Corporation across from the Walmart distribution center is about to get a tenant, The Alamance News has learned. Two local governments (Mebane and Graham) were on the verge of conducting public hearings that...

Legal Notices, Thursday, July 28, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON REQUEST FOR CONTIGUOUS ANNEXATION (AN2204) The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Graham has called a public hearing at 6:00 pm on August 9, 2022, at City Hall, 201 S. Main Street, Graham, NC. The Council...

ABSS offering $10K signing bonuses for new hires

The Alamance-Burlington school system is offering a $10,000 bonus in hopes of hiring teachers to fill critical teaching positions for the upcoming school year. ABSS superintendent Dr. Dain Butler announced Friday that the $10,000 signing bonuses will be offered to newly-hired teachers in the following...

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