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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Cummings state football championship team members STILL PROUD 20 years later

Members of the 2002 Cummings High School state championship football team gathered for special recognition Friday night (Sept. 23) at the Cummings vs. Southern Alamance football game at the Cummings field. They were honored at halftime of the game against Southern Alamance. Twenty years ago,...

Summer baseball took Eastern Alamance grad through three leagues

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News As a recent graduate of Eastern Alamance High School, Kasen McCawley was looking to pad his baseball background in summer-ball situations geared for college players. Three teams with three leagues later, consider that accomplished. “Three was great,” McCawley said. “I...

Cummings skips volleyball season

Cummings is without a volleyball team this year because of a lack of interested participants, coach Cherie Pettiford said. Pettiford, also the school’s athletics director, said half of the 10 players on last year’s team were seniors. “The interest really dropped off,” she said. In 2021, the...

Hurricane Ian not the first to have an impact in Graham or Alamance County; old-timers remember Hurricane Hazel (1954)

As everyone "battens down the hatches" as the rain and wind from Hurricane, now Tropical Storm, Ian passes through Alamance County, it may be useful to remember that the area has known the impact of other previous hurricanes and storms. Here's an account from the...

Mebane city council to consider developer’s revised downtown development Mon. night (Oct. 3)

A developer, whose plans for a large multi-use project in downtown Mebane were voted down in July 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 council’s agenda next...

Planning board endorses rule change that could end industrial rezoning spat

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has given its blessing to a proposed rule change that could nullify a neighbor’s objection to a rezoning request that recently came before Burlington’s city council. Last week, the city council had been set to vote on a request for...

Planning board has to delay votes after reporter points out rezoning signs not posted

A lapse in public notification didn’t prevent a standing-room only audience from piling into Burlington’s city hall on Monday for the latest meeting of the city’s planning and zoning commission. More than a dozen residents attended this advisory board meeting – notwithstanding the failure of...

IT TOOK DOUBLE OVERTIME before Eastern squeaks by Williams, 20-17

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Eastern Alamance needed one extra push to make it past Williams High School in Thursday night’s clash in Mebane. The Eagles found it in the second overtime session, pulling out a 20-17 victory when Josh Murray ran 4 yards...

Cummings improves to 3-2 with win over Bartlett Yancey, 32-14

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News At Burlington, Jonathan Paylor scored on a rushing play and a reception as Cummings opened its Mid-Carolina Conference schedule by winning on homecoming. “It’s great to know our offense is clicking,” Paylor said. As we noted before the season, Paylor...

Moving right along: Sheetz leveled; store to be rebuilt from scratch

Workmen are continuing to clear the lot where Mebane's Sheetz station used to stand, at 1237 Mebane Oaks Road just off I-85/40. The company had indicated it planned a "full remodel" of the location, but it is now clear that "remodeling" includes leveling the former...

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