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Burlington’s city manager suggests no tax hike in proposed new budget

City manager: “Trying to get back to normal” Burlington’s city manager has presented a recommended budget for the new fiscal year that foresees no property tax hike for the city’s...

Burlington police “wanted” list grows; 13 being sought

Burlington's police department is asking for the public's help in locating 13 individuals wanted for various crimes. The four newest suspects added to the list are: Keoshea Quanvette Gattis, 37,...

Burlington announces new public works director

The city of Burlington announced this week that Gary Smith has been appointed public works director for the city, effective Monday, April 26. Smith is local to Alamance County and...

Planning board OKs commercial rezoning for family farm across from municipal park

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission endorsed a rezoning request Monday night that would allow the commercial development of a family farm across from Joe Davidson Park. The planning commission unanimously...

Police seek suspect in Mon. morning robbery of Burlington convenience store

Police in Burlington are looking for a man who held up an area convenience store in the small hours of Monday morning (April 26). According to the city’s police department,...

Burlington primes the pump for proposal to install automated water meters

Burlington’s city council has approved an agreement (on Tuesday, April 20) that allows the city’s water resources department to press forward with a multimillion-dollar initiative to convert the city’s...

Neighbors object to proposed industrial zoning along Maple Avenue (NC 49)

Burlington's city council considered a request from Christopher Powell for light industrial zoning on three residential parcels along Maple Avenue during its semi-monthly meeting Monday night.  They heard the...

No comments on zoning to facilitate rental development already in progress

Burlington's city heard a request Tuesday night that would allow developer Dennis Euliss to 108 rental apartments that he already has in the works on 5.6 acres at the...

Eric Kerns to serve as interim Burlington Police Dept. chief

City manager Hardin Watkins has announced the appointment of an interim police chief to serve alongside retiring police chief Jeff Smythe for 10 days during a transition period next...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: Why is Burlington Police Dept. using interstate billboards to advertise job...

QUESTION: Why is Burlington’s police department using interstate billboards to recruit new officers? How much has the police department spent on this form of advertising? ANSWER: Billboards may be a...

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