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BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT

What construction is planned for N. Church St. and Graham-Hopedale Rd. in Burlington?

The Bojangles restaurant chain is apparently about to break ground on yet another new location in Burlington. The Charlotte-based company – which already has restaurants...

Council confirms hosiery mill’s historic status ahead of its proposed conversion to new use

Burlington’s city council has unanimously agreed to confer historic landmark status on a defunct textile mill off of Webb Avenue as a prelude to...

Moffitt named newest partner at Vernon Law Firm

A Burlington attorney with the Vernon Law Firm has been elevated to being a partner with the firm, it was announced this week. Formally,...

Governor confirms: Lotus Bakeries chooses Mebane over Belgium for $62 million expansion

Lotus Bakeries, the Belgian company famous for its Biscoff carmelized cookies served on many airlines, has chosen Mebane for a $62 million plant expansion...

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Who needs a budget?

Nineteen days. That’s how long it took for Alamance County’s commissioners to ignore the budget they just adopted last month and layer on a half...

Memo to county manager: Graham is the center of the county

We hate that we apparently need to provide remedial education for the county manager Bryan Hagood, but someone needs to remind him that the...

Don’t grow too fond of any local politician; they’ll almost surely disappoint. This week’s example: tripling school board pay

We’ve learned never to get too enamored of any local politician. Just when you think you finally have a few good, well-principled people serving in...

Taxpayers aren’t laughing at school system’s ineptitude: no plan, no planning, just a lot of money they’re ready to spend

Well, it was really a week for laughable public meetings of local boards (see adjacent editorials), but, as usual, the school board didn’t want...
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COURTS & CRIMES

Drumwright’s legal team fails in effort to subpoena Graham police chief for bodycam footage from 10/31 protest

A retired judge who’s overseeing the 2020 protest trials in Alamance County district court earlier this week granted a motion to quash a subpoena...

Judge hears testimony in Drumwright trial all day Wednesday; trial to resume Sept. 8

Six deputies testified all day in district court Wednesday about the Oct. 31 march and rally that ended with pepper spray after protesters wouldn't...

Judge grants city’s motion to quash over-broad subpoena for police materials; Drumwright’s trial still set for Wednesday

Drumwright was arrested by the Alamance County sheriff's office The trial of Rev. Greg Drumwright, who led the October 31, 2020 march and rally in...

Back-to-back COVID cases in Alamance County courts

The office of senior resident superior court judge Tom Lambeth has sent out two notices within the last week, informing the public of recent...

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