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Monthly Archives: August 2022

Elon’s town council unanimously approves contentious mixed-use development

After two months of handwringing and heartache, Elon’s town council has signed off on a controversial mixed-use development that promises to bring up to 400 new homes and 100,000 square feet of retail space to this small college town. The council’s anguish over this project...

Moped driver seriously injured in Tues. morning crash with car in Graham; life flighted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill

A moped driver was seriously injured Tuesday morning in Graham after a crash with a car. The moped driver was taken by life flight to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where he remains in stable condition, according to police. Graham police and firefighters responded to the...

Gibsonville alderman, Graham businessman Paul Thompson dies suddenly

Gibsonville alderman and Graham businessman Paul Thompson has died. Thompson died "unexpectedly late Sunday night at Alamance Regional Medical center at the age of 59," according to a release put out by the town of Gibsonville. Thompson was elected last November after three previous unsuccessful attempts...

Burlington prepares to open new fitness court at City Park

A new court is about to convene in the city of Burlington – not a court of law, mind you, but an outdoor fitness court where the only just cause will be a full-body workout. This new exercise venue at Burlington’s City Park is actually...

Mebane planning board recommends 900,000 square foot warehouse project on West Ten Road

Mebane's planning board gave a unanimous thumbs up, 9-0, Monday night to a developer's plans for 900,000 square feet of warehouses in two buildings on about 74 acres along West Ten Road east of Mebane. Planning board member Kurt Pearson praised the developer for his...

Changes to Mebane downtown project outlined; density, number of apts. to be reduced, improving ratio of on-site parking

A developer, whose plans for a large multi-use project in downtown Mebane were voted down last month by the city's planning board, has submitted several revisions to the project, hoping to win city council approval when the matter returns to the agenda in October. Mebane's...

Child hospitalized after hit-and-run by drunk driver in Burlington

Police in Burlington have arrested a 23-year-old man for a hit-and-run accident that left a 10-year-old child seriously injured. Cody Lee Struck of Burlington was ultimately taken into custody shortly after the accident, which occurred at about 9:00 p.m. on Sunday along the 200 block...

What’s the future of local technology jobs – and how ACC hopes to equip students for them

Executive Director of ACC’s Biotechnology Center of Excellence discusses technology job creation Mebane resident Yonnie Butler, who serves as the executive director of Alamance Community College’s Biotechnology Center of Excellence, has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the North Carolina Board of...

Father-son racing team from Burlington competing at North Wilkesboro Speedway Revival

Life sometimes takes the unlikeliest of turns. For Burlington resident Tony Edward, who co-owns Dark Horse Racing with his son Rusty Edward, his wife Christina was diagnosed with a rare brain condition that temporarily halted his lifelong love affair with racing. Four years and multiple surgeries...

579,000-square-foot distribution center planned for Graham land near truck stop

A 55-acre parcel of vacant land zoned for industrial use along Truby Drive, behind the Flying J truck stop and along I-85/40 on the edge of Graham, has been sold to Al Neyer, a major developer in the commercial real estate industry headquartered in...

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