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Mebane will become Buc-ee’s first N.C. location; council votes zoning approval

Mebane’s planning board had been divided 6-3 against the proposal,  and citizens who spoke at a public hearing Monday night, whether from Mebane or elsewhere, were deeply divided –...

Burlington first to adopt new hotel occupancy tax, to establish new governing authority

Burlington councilman who doubles as Graham city attorney won't be involved in that city's challenge to hotel occupancy formula preferred by larger municipality The city of Burlington has become the...

Buc-ee’s on agenda for Mon. Mebane city council meeting

Mebane’s city council is scheduled Monday night to consider a proposal to build what would become the first Buc-ee’s travel plaza in North Carolina, on 32.5 acres at 1425...

County’s legislators defend new hotel tax for municipalities

Alamance County’s legislators have rallied behind a new state-level measure that permits some local municipalities to impose their own tax on hotels and motels – despite the criticism that...

Is land for Buc-ee’s in Mebane being graded despite planning board recommendation for the...

QUESTION: Mebane’s planning board has recommended denial of a special use permit and rezoning for the Buc-ee’s travel plaza at 1425 Trollingwood Hawfields Road, and the city council hasn’t...

Graham’s mayor takes issue with formula for new municipal occupancy tax on hotels

The mayor of Alamance County’s county seat is apparently having some heartbreak over a proposed new hotel tax that promises to raise some additional funds for tourism-related endeavors in...

Bank of America to close Graham branch early next year

Bank of America has announced that it intends to close its Graham branch at 141 South Main Street early next year. An announcement posted on the company’s website states the...

Former Graham councilman’s downtown property sells a year later for $893K

Former Graham city councilman Lee Kimrey has sold his mixed-use property along West Elm Street in downtown Graham – currently home to a taproom, “Little Brothers Brewing Barrel &...

New convenience store concept underway along South N.C. Highway 119

Construction is underway along South N.C. Highway 119 on a relatively new regional convenience store concept called Smart Shop. A forthcoming location for Smart Shop in Mebane is under construction...

Elon proposes to join municipal tourism authority

The town of Elon has become the second local community to reserve a spot on a new, municipal board that would fund tourism-related activities through a new tax on...

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