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Monthly Archives: May 2024

Burlington at forefront of using drones for law enforcement purposes

The future of law enforcement literally touched down in Burlington last month when the city’s police department announced its plans to launch an aerial drone to answer calls for service ahead of the agency’s own officers. This new “first-response drone,” which could take to the...

Burlington planning board endorses rezoning for 173-acre industrial project in eastern Guilford County

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has endorsed a request for industrial zoning on some 173 acres of agriculturally zoned land on the west side of NC 61 in Guilford County. During its latest monthly meeting last Monday, the commission voted 4-to-1 to recommend the approval...

Planned new charter school in Mebane revised – and postponed until 2025

A new charter school planned in Mebane will not open until the fall of 2025, officials in the state Office of Charter Schools have confirmed for The Alamance News. The state Office of Charter Schools operates under the umbrella of the North Carolina Department of...

Back in the saddle: Bill Lashley returns to board of commissioners

After a month-long convalescence that included 20 days in intensive care at Duke University Hospital, commissioner Bill Lashley returned to the dais on Thursday when Alamance County’s board of commissioners convened a special-called meeting on the county’s next annual budget. Although fully mobile and in...

New exhibit now open at Alamance Arts

Sia Yazdanfar photography will be on exhibit at Alamance Arts from today, May 30, through July 1. The artist reception will be on Thursday, June 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m. His photographs will be displayed in dual exhibitions at the Sister Galleries and in the Picasso’s Gallery at...

COMPREHENSIVE COURT COVERAGE: Sheriff’s daughter convicted on four drug-related counts related to 2021 overdose death of Burlington man

Jurors took less than an hour Tuesday afternoon to convict Emily Jean Robinson of four counts centered around felony death by distribution of Fentanyl, under a relatively new state law intended to combat the nation’s widespread opioid crisis. Robinson, 43, white, female, of 7408 Bass...

N.C. Supreme Court sends police body camera litigation back to superior court judge Andy Hanford

The state’s highest court has decided to give a local superior court judge another crack at a contentious request for video footage that Graham’s police force had captured during an ill-fated “march to the polls” some three and a half years ago. In a formal...

William Stone Hindman

William Stone Hindman of Burlington, North Carolina went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. He was the son of the late William Stone Hindman and the late Frances Mays Hindman. Born on March 17, 1938, in Baltimore, Maryland, Bill grew up...

Mebane’s Mathews places 15th in NCAA championships

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News North Carolina State’s Nick Mathews finished his in a three-way tie for 15th place in the NCAA championships for men’s golf. The Eastern Alamance alum from Mebane shot a 1-over-par 289 for four rounds, with stroke play wrapping up...

Western girls fall, 4-3, in shootout after 4-overtime regional soccer game

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News As difficult and grueling as it was to make it through 110 minutes of game time in the Class 3-A East Region final, it was more excruciating for the Western Alamance girls’ soccer team in the aftermath. In what...

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