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Monthly Archives: March 2024

Commissioners endorse proposals for opioid settlement that include revival of specialized drug court

Alamance County’s commissioners have signed off on some proposed uses for the roughly $2.9 million that the county has, so far, received from a class action settlement with the manufacturers of certain prescription pain killers. During their latest regularly-scheduled meeting last Monday (March 18), the...

Burlington seeks lay people to join arboretum’s advisory board

The city of Burlington is looking for a few good men or women to serve as community representatives on the technical advisory board that helps oversee the municipal arboretum at Willowbrook Park. Currently consisting of 11 members with specialized expertise or organizational affiliations, this technical...

Graham company sued for transportation costs to NY wind farm

A heavy equipment carrier in Graham is being sued for allegedly failing to pay $68,513 in expenses related to the shipment of components for a wind farm in New York. Buckner Heavylift Cranes (“Buckner”) is one of two defendants in a lawsuit that has been...

County, municipalities vary in their use, calculation of “fund balance,” i.e. savings

A bursting municipal savings account has provided Elon’s town manager with a ready source of cash for the proposed budget he presented to the town’s leaders earlier this week. But this urge to break open the figurative piggybank may not appeal to other local...

Legal Notices, Thursday, March 28, 2024

NOTICE City of Graham, North Carolina Police Department Notice of Unclaimed Property Pursuant to NC G.S. 15-12, the herein after listed unclaimed property is being held by the Graham Police Department and all person claiming the property shall effect their claim within thirty (30) days from the date...

Athletes, coaches well represented as best in conference for winter sports

Alamance-Burlington schools were well represented in both conference listings of all-stars, including six local coaches of the year: Jimmy Lloyd, Williams, boys’ basketball, Central 3-A Conference; LeConnda Curry, Eastern, girls’ basketball, Central 3-A Conference; Brian Wells, Southern, girls’ swimming, Central 3-A Conference; Amy Sarratt, Southeast, girls’ basketball, Mid-Carolina...

Commissioners explore alternatives to proposed courthouse expansion

Alamance County’s commissioners have decided to go back to the drawing board with a much-deliberated proposal to expand the county’s largest criminal courts building in Graham. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, the commissioners voted 4-to-1 to have the design firm CRA Associates revisit its...

Alamance population up, but not explosive

Alamance County had the 19th largest increase in population growth among all 100 counties, in terms of the actual number of new residents (2,547, or a 1.4 percent increase), between July 2022 and July 2023, according to the state demographer’s office, a nonpartisan group of...

D.A.R.E. middle school basketball tournament winners

The Turrentine Middle School Trojans won the 26th annual D.A.R.E. Middle School Basketball Classic championship, capturing their seventh straight title by defeating the Hawfields Middle School Huskies 28-25 in overtime in last month's title game in Graham. Meanwhile, among girls' teams, the Woodlawn Middle School Eagles won...

N.C. Appeals Court rejects NAACP challenge to Alamance County’s Confederate monument

The second highest court in North Carolina has rejected a plea from the state’s chapter of the NAACP to force Alamance County to move a long-standing Confederate monument from the grounds of its historic courthouse in Graham. “None of the statutory exceptions to the Monument...

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