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Monthly Archives: February 2023

Sheriff continues to emphasize staffing shortages as commissioners prepare for county’s next budget

An annual report to the county’s board of commissioners provided Alamance County’s sheriff with an opportune moment to reflect on a year’s worth of danger, drama, and derring-do in the field. But sheriff Terry Johnson also used this update to remind the commissioners about his...

BREAKING TUES.: Cessna on way to Burlington crashes in Virginia; plane wreckage found; pilot dead

Newspaper reports from Virginia indicate that a single-engine Cessna airplane crashed in a wooded area in Carroll County on the Virginia border with North Carolina Monday. The plane was travelling from Twin County Airport in Hillsville, Virginia, heading to Burlington-Alamance Airport in Burlington, according to...

Honor Guard represents Burlington Fire Department at high-profile events, including on the ice at hockey game

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News It was more than a hat trick for the Burlington Fire Department’s Honor Guard. The group presented the colors at a National Hockey League game, completing the cycle in North Carolina for major sporting events. A quartet from Burlington was...

Burlington School boys win third straight state championship; Western girls fall

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News There came a point in the season that the pieces started to fit into place for The Burlington School boys’ basketball team. The timing turned out just about right. “I felt like we had ups and downs, but we got...

Southern alum now baseball coach at Eastern Randolph

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Southern Alamance alum Brent Haynes held various coaching roles for more than a decade in baseball, he said he waited for the right time to be a head coach. That came last summer and he jumped at the opportunity,...

DOT begins condemnation litigation against 2 Graham property owners to make way for roundabout, widening at Harden & Elm Sts.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has started condemnation proceedings against two properties in Graham in preparation for what the DOT describes as a redesign of the intersection of N.C. Highway 54 and N.C. 49 that state transportation planners say will improve traffic flow...

Legal Notices, Thursday, February 23, 2023

Special Proceedings No. 19 SP 419 Substitute Trustee: Philip A. Glass RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA ALAMANCE COUNTY Date of Sale: March 9, 2023 Time of Sale: 12:00 p.m. Place of Sale: Alamance County Courthouse Description of Property: See Attached Description Record Owners: Jennifer Chatman and Lila L. Chatman Address of Property: 135 Rosemary Drive...

Courthouse expansion cost now estimated at $67 million; can it be built without a property tax increase?

Much of commissioners' discussion focuses on how to finance expansion without a property tax increase; should use extra money from capital fund designated for schools? The movers and shakers of the local court system suspended their judgment this week as Alamance County’s leaders mulled over...

City offers LabCorp $2.2M to land $71M aviation center at Burlington-Alamance Airport

Burlington’s city council has approved $2.2 million in subsidies in order to smooth the proverbial runway for a new aviation center that the Laboratory Corporation of America plans to develop at the Burlington-Alamance Airport. The council formally signed off on this seven-figure incentives package on...

Investigative audit reveals extent of disarray in embattled Rural Hall

The results of a newly-released investigative audit by state auditor Beth Wood– following the abrupt resignations of Rural Hall town manager Megan Garner and three town councilmen on October 21, 2021 – reveals that the tiny town of about 3,400 residents in Forsyth County...

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