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Monthly Archives: June 2023

Buc-ee’s eyes Mebane for first N.C. location

Spurned by Efland & Orange County, co. sets sights on Trollingwood Road exit on edge of industrial park Buc-ee’s is back, this time with a proposal to build a travel plaza on 32.49 acres along I-85/40, at 1447 Trollingwood-Hawfields Road, which is within Mebane’s jurisdiction. Headquartered...

Alan Balog sworn in as Burlington’s police chief

Burlington’s municipal leaders took a short pause from business as usual on Thursday to formally recognize the recent elevation of Alan Balog as the city’s new chief of police. A Burlington native who had previously served as an assistant chief with the city’s police department,...

Burlington, Mebane plan events & fireworks for Mon., Tues.

July 3rd in the Park The city of Burlington will celebrate July 3rd in the Park at City Park, 1333 Overbrook Road in Burlington. The Independence Day celebration will include live music, food vendors, amusement park rides, games and, of course, fireworks at 9:00 p.m.! The...

It’s full steam ahead on new Starbucks

Things have really begun to heat up near the interstate interchange for Maple Avenue, where work is now underway on Burlington’s newest Starbucks location. Situated at 2555 Maple Avenue, this new, drive-thru-equipped coffeehouse will join several other businesses that have recently sprung up on the...

Teen hit and killed by Amtrak train

An 18-year-old male was killed while walking on railroad tracks near Mebane Tuesday afternoon. The Alamance County sheriff's office responded at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday to the accident. The Amtrak train was heading east toward Mebane. The accident occurred right about where the new NC 119 overpass...

Can people who are mentally incompetent register to vote?

QUESTION: Why does the department of social services send voter registration forms to people in group homes for the mentally impaired? Are people with severe cognitive deficits even allowed to cast ballots? ANSWER: A certain degree of mental acuity may be required to hold down...

Committee’s proposal to root out gender bias leaves Elon’s town council wanting more

A committee tasked with wringing the bias out of Elon’s rules and regulations received a somewhat underwhelming reception this week when it pitched its inaugural recommendation to the town’s elected leaders. Elon’s town council ultimately took no action on a proposed text amendment that the...

Half of Williams’ Top 10 students heading to Carolina this fall

Williams High School has announced its Top 10 students for the Class of 2023, eight of whom received both their high school diploma and an International Baccalaureate diploma when Williams held its commencement exercises earlier this month. Each of the Top 10 students at Williams...

ACC VP also retiring

Alamance Community College president Dr. Algie Gatewood won’t be alone in retiring from ACC tomorrow: also retiring, effective June 30, is Scott Doron, who has served as the special assistant to the president and grants officer at ACC since 2017. Doron joined Gatewood’s administration after...

Does rainbow-colored hydrant in Elon have LGBTQ message?

QUESTION: Is the town of Elon trying to promote pro-LGBTQ attitudes by repainting a fire hydrant to prominently feature a rainbow? Is this multi-chromatic motif even allowed under state regulations? ANSWER: It wasn’t a pot of gold but an outraged citizen that officials in Elon...

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