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Monthly Archives: August 2022

“Rats as big as cats,” snakes, and a jungle befitting a Tarzan movie, resident complains of City Park overgrowth

Mayor assures resident that “jungle” in City Park is about to be tamed When people speak of the “urban jungle,” it generally isn’t to describe a densely forested landscape in some metropolis that practically demands a machete to cut through the undergrowth. But that, according to...

Legal Notices, Thursday, August 25, 2022

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL HEARING Please take notice that the Alamance County Planning Board will hold an informational hearing on September 8th, 2022 at 7:00pm to consider the following: Application of Quaker Creek Farm Solar, LLC for a Solar Energy System permit. This Solar Energy System will be...

Eagle Scout recognized by Burlington city council

Boy scout Darian Vincent Myers is recognized by Burlington's city council last Tuesday for having recently attained the rank of Eagle. Myers was one of two newly-minted Eagles who were physically present when the council honored the county's latest crop of new Eagle Scouts at...

Naming of new high school on hold due to violation of state’s Open Meetings Law

The Alamance-Burlington school board has removed an item from tonight's agenda, ostensibly to ratify the naming of the new high school under construction along NC 119 as "Hawfields High School," after Alamance News publisher Tom Boney, Jr. said the so-called "community committee" that is...

Council appears ready to support $5M+ in additional recreation spending

Burlington’s city council has decided to take an unrestrained swing at a multi-million-dollar package of recreation projects, ranging from new pickleball courts to the construction of an entertainment venue at the city’s athletic stadium. The council ultimately chose to pursue all of these ventures, notwithstanding...

Teen who beat long medical odds among Burlington’s new Eagle Scouts

A newly-minted Eagle Scout would be enough to send the heart of any doting mother aflutter. But for area resident Marsha Slade, there was something particularly moving when her son, Brendon Brown, was recognized Tuesday night by Burlington’s city council for his attainment of...

City manager sues ex-husband for more child support

Graham city manager Megan Garner has also filed a separate lawsuit in Alamance County civil district court to collect alleged outstanding child support payments from her ex-husband, Christopher L. Garner. Megan Garner had previously filed a defamation lawsuit in Alamance County superior court in June...

Cummings over Williams in crosstown opener

Big kickoff return lifts Cummings past Williams in opener; Cavaliers nip Bulldogs with aid of Paylor’s key plays   By Bob Sutton Special to the Alamance News   Jonathan Paylor made one big play with the ball in his hands to begin the second half and another big play...

Graham High School Class of 1972 holds 50th reunion

More than 50 members of the Graham High School Class of 1972 held a class reunion Saturday night at the Burlington Shrine Club.  Classmates came from as far away as New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, and Arizona. Pictured (left to right) are: (front row): Wanda Clark...

Newest (4th) plan for Maple/Market St. gets planning board OK

The fourth effort could be the charm for a Graham developer who has made several false starts, at least from the city council’s perspective, since last year to develop and revitalize several lots along Maple and Market streets. Developer Jason Cox is proposing the conversion...

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