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Burlington’s ‘first responder’ could become a drone

It might seem like the stuff of pure science fiction. But police officers and fire-fighters in Burlington will soon have a new, mechanical ally joining them on the frontlines...

Nonprofits struggle, sometimes differ, on best ways to help Burlington homeless

Many area residents have beaten a path to the thermostat this spring as sudden blasts of cold weather have repeatedly elbowed their way into the forecast. But for those without...

Planning board to consider 330 new apts. off University Drive; Sheetz to be razed,...

The Sheetz gas station chain is apparently ready to reset the figurative pumps at the Alamance Road intersection where it first set up shop some 15 years ago. This coming...

Police seek robbery suspect who passed himself off as officer

Police in Burlington are looking for a man who allegedly impersonated one of their own in order to apprehend some cash from an unsuspecting civilian last month. According to the...

Burlington prepares to spend millions to meet EPA’s new limits on PFAS

The city of Burlington is girding itself for yet another budget-busting endeavor as it takes stock of a newly-released set of water quality standards from the federal government. The city...

Arkansas-based Bank OZK plans to open Burlington branch

A bank headquartered in Arkansas, Bank OZK, has announced its plans to open its first location in Alamance County in a bank building at 166 Huffman Mill Road that...

Planning commission dissenter thinks electric fence won’t go over well with city council

Burlington planning board members recommended approval for two rezoning requests at their Monday night meeting this week. However, one of the requests, for an expansion of the conditional zoning needed...

Perfunctory hearing elicits critiques of community development program

A pro forma hearing on Burlington’s community development program drew some rather frank feedback from two area residents with concerns about the public’s lack of familiarity with this federally-funded...

Burlington seeks lay people to join arboretum’s advisory board

The city of Burlington is looking for a few good men or women to serve as community representatives on the technical advisory board that helps oversee the municipal arboretum...

Burlington looks toward Nov. for $63.5M bond referendum with potential 13.4% property tax hike

Burlington’s elected leaders have taken their first tentative steps toward a bond referendum in this year’s general election that could raise $63.5 million for a variety of high-dollar capital...

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