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Monthly Archives: August 2022

ACE Speedway wins another court battle over state’s 2020 mandated closing

Retaliation claim gains credence with court; ACE relies on state constitution's guarantee to “the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor” as one of its  “inalienable rights” “ACE has sufficiently pled that the secretary singled its racetrack out for enforcement in bad faith...

Mebane city council decides on chicken provisions, again

Mebane's city council wrestled again Monday night with a new ordinance to set some limits for residents owning chickens within city limits. Council members alternated between wanting to protect the rights of "backyard farmers," who have a few chickens, vs. an alternative view that residential...

County’s tax office posts collections rate of 99% for the first time on record

The head of Alamance County’s tax office seemed to have some extra pep in his step this week as he approached the county’s board of commissioners to present his annual report on the county’s property tax collections. Jeremy Akins, the county’s tax administrator, ultimately attributed...

Farewell celebration for ‘Embracing Peace’ statue at Alamance Arts set for August 11

A crew from the Seward Johnson Atelier will arrive to dismantle the Embracing Peace statue on Tuesday, August 16. Before that day, Alamance Arts will host a going-away celebration commemorating the time the statue has spent as a community staple for the city of Graham. The...

70 townhouses okayed 4-1 over mayor’s & councilman’s concerns over density

Mebane’s city council approved a 70-unit townhouse development that will be sandwiched on about 10.67 acres between single-family houses near the Tanger outlet, but not before one councilman and the mayor criticized the project as being “awfully dense,” in the words of councilman Tim...

Burlington among local cities participating in “National Night Out”

Anita Sartin (right) welcomes Kristin Lange and her golden retriever Schnitzel to a National Night Out celebration at Burlington's Willowbrook Park. Since its debut in 1984, National Night Out has aimed to strengthen the bonds between law enforcement and the community by providing opportunities for...

Commissioners give send-off to local 4-H representative who specializes in turkeys

Alamance County’s leaders literally talked turkey this week as they saluted a rising star from the county’s 4-H program as she prepares to set off for a statewide convention later this month. As a “voice delegate” to this year’s conference of the N.C. Association of...

Commissioners officially appoint new county attorney to his position

The verdict was overwhelmingly favorable on Monday when Alamance County’s commissioners formally installed a new staff-attorney to head the county’s legal department. During a regularly-scheduled meeting that morning, the commissioners unanimously appointed Greensboro native James F. “Rik” Stevens to the position of county attorney –...

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