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Man from High Point fatally struck by train in Burlington

A man from High Point was fatally struck by a train Monday while he was walking along a stretch of railway that passes through Burlington. According to Burlington’s police department,...

Burlington council postpones vote on rezoning request amid row over fate of historically-black business...

A seemingly innocuous rezoning request set off a passionate debate in Burlington this week, as boosters of one historically black neighborhood seized on this still-pending proposal to harangue the...

BURLINGTON PROPOSED BUDGET: Water, sewer rates up 5 percent; property taxes remain same

Mayor wants some other spending requests included Burlington’s city manager has unveiled a proposed annual budget that calls for millions of dollars in added expenditures; increases in water, sewer, and...

Burlington city council OKs Belmont Street rezoning for Adams Towing

A local towing company had no trouble hauling in the approval of Burlington’s city council this week for a rezoning request that will allow it to expand its operations...

City council moves forward with 2 potential bond packages for Nov. ballot; could hike...

A consultant for the city of Burlington has laid out a step-by-step plan for a proposed bond referendum that, if successful in this fall’s election, could raise tens of...

Is Burlington planning to expand its social drinking district to daily operation?

One dimension of Mebane’s discussion about establishing a social drinking district was the statement by Erin Nettles, who formerly served as Burlington’s downtown director, and revealed that her former...

Maynard Aquatic Center to reopen as outdoor pool

The Maynard Aquatic Center, 1402 Overbrook Road in Burlington, will open for the Summer 2024 season on Monday, May 6, as an outdoor pool. The pool canopy had to be...

Police pinch suspect in one shooting, pursue alleged perp in another

Police in Burlington have managed to collar a suspect in one of the several shootings that have shaken the city this month, while officers begin to scour the streets...

Planning board splits, 4-3, against new apartment complex near University Drive

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has given an ambivalent thumbs down to an out-of-state developer’s plans to build 330 high-end apartments off of University Drive. During its latest monthly meeting...

Planning board signs off on proposal to demolish, rebuild Sheetz gas station

Burlington’s planning commission has given its imprimatur to a rezoning request that would enable the Sheetz gas station chain to raze and rebuild a store that it currently operates...

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