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BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT

Mebane gives cookie maker incentives it sought for expansion

Mebane’s city council gave a Belgian cookie manufacturer the sweet deal it had sought: $600,000 in new incentives in exchange for a $60 million...

County commissioners deadlock over newest incentives for Lotus Bakeries

Alamance County commissioners deadlocked 2-2 on whether to provide another  $600,000 in incentives for Lotus Bakeries in Mebane, the Belgian company famous for its...

UPS pays $9.4M for land to build distribution center at Hawfields park

UPS has closed on the purchase of land at the Hawfields-area industrial park to build a $262 million distribution center that is estimated to...

Strip center in west Burlington could be open by March

A new commercial development has begun to take shape around a still-vacant lot at the corner of South Church Street and Westbrook Avenue that...

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Mebane faces a crossroads on what kind of city it will be: charming, or a bully and overbearing tyrant

The city of Mebane has a major test of its values on the horizon. The city, which has adopted the moniker “positively charming” to describe...

D.A.’s efforts in protest cases need shoring up

More of the court cases, stemming from demonstrations and protests last year around the Historic Court House, are scheduled to resume next week. We’re a...

Clarification & Apology – for coverage in March 25, 2021 edition

In the March 25, 2021 edition of the newspaper, a story entitled “Protester who was found not guilty of Sept. charge found guilty of...

School board majority: we don’t care what parents think!

We’ve often contended that some members of the Alamance-Burlington school board aren’t really interested in serving the needs of parents and students. Sometimes they represent...
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COURTS & CRIMES

Graham activist convicted of resisting an officer and trespassing during November 2020 protest outside jail

Kristofer Wayne Loy, white male, 27, of 514 East Harden Street, Graham, was convicted Wednesday of misdemeanor second-degree trespass and resisting a public officer...

Clarification & Apology – for coverage in March 25, 2021 edition

In the March 25, 2021 edition of the newspaper, a story entitled “Protester who was found not guilty of Sept. charge found guilty of...

Charges against two more protesters dropped

The Alamance County district attorney’s office has dismissed charges against two additional defendants who were arrested at protests in downtown Graham during the second...

12 of 14 protest cases set for trial April 7 continued; two dismissed

Alamance County assistant district attorney Kevin Harrison agreed to dismiss an assault charge against Avery Markel Harvey, 30, black male, of 704 Larry Avenue...

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