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Legal Notices, Thursday, November 24, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Mebane will hold a public hearing in the Council Chambers of the Glendel Stephenson Municipal Building located at 106 E. Washington Street, Mebane, NC 27302, on Monday, December...

Elderly man dies in single-car accident

An elderly driver in Burlington was killed last week when his SUV struck a tree and burst into flames. According to the city’s police department, 71-year-old Robert Miller, III of Haw River had been heading west along Morningside Drive last Wednesday afternoon when his Chevrolet...

Four Burlington runners compete in New York marathon – for a cause

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News There were four runners with Burlington roots in the New York City Marathon earlier this month, but there were others giving encouragement along the race route. It came in support of a certain cause because of a health crisis...

Council hikes budget for ballpark event venue to $2.6M

Burlington’s city council has decided to go deep, in a manner of speaking, in order to cover a steep rise in the cost of a proposed entertainment venue at the city’s athletic stadium. Earlier this week, the council gave the city’s municipal staff the go-ahead...

Council OKs $2.1 million in another round of police raises, city manager says 4¢ property tax increase could be in the offing

City manager says Burlington faces 'arms race' for law enforcement officers Burlington’s city council has deployed a veritable bunker-buster of pay raises in order to stem the tide of police officers who’ve been leaving the city for more lucrative positions in other jurisdictions. During a regularly-scheduled...

ACC trustees vote to use county capital funds to upfit space for gaming program

Alamance Community College’s trustees voted unanimously Monday night to take the next step to launch a competitive gaming program, or what’s referred to in higher education circles as “E-Sports.” ACC’s trustees earlier this year voted unanimously, 12-0, to approve the administration’s request to use between...

Burlington planning board chairman launches new career: author

Vladimir Nabokov once claimed that his purpose in writing was simply to “get rid of the book” that had been stewing inside him. This explanation may seem to lack a certain finesse that one would expect to hear from the acclaimed writer of Lolita and...

We’re just getting together for a “get-to-know-you” lunch; yeah, right

We don’t know what’s going around – in the drinking water, or something – but it seems that local public officials are growing more and more fond of huddling up in little secret meetings. Somehow, they seem to think they just don’t need to let...

Oh, just by the way. . . get ready for a property tax increase

As we’ve often noted on this page, many of our irritations and frustrations with local public officials and the boards on which they serve is not so much with the decisions they make as with the manner in which they make them. In particular, we...

ACC officials want special designation for Burlington ‘campus’ to get extra state $$

Alamance Community College officials will travel to Raleigh, along with state senator Amy Galey, later this week to ask the State Board of Community Colleges (SBCC) to designate the Dillingham Center in Burlington as a “multi-campus center,” ACC president Dr. Algie Gatewood told the...

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