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Burlington losing one of three asst. city managers

Burlington’s leaders were recently reminded of the problem with people who make themselves indispensible when they bid adieu to one city staff member who has become especially crucial to...

School board approves $1.8M in contracts for SROs

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 7-0 Wednesday to approve $1.8 million in annual contracts for school resource officers – absent any of the controversy that prompted them to adjourn...

County, cities buck ‘defund police’ rhetoric; most have increases

It’s been just over a year since the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop ignited a nationwide movement to “defund the police.” This message has since burrowed...

Burlington police seek public’s help in locating 13 suspects

Burlington's police department is asking for the public's help in locating 13 individuals wanted for various crimes. The two newest additions are wanted for obtaining property by false pretense,...

Dunkin’ Donuts seeks business zoning to set up drive-through along Maple Ave.

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has endorsed a rezoning request that would enable Dunkin’ Donuts to set up a new drive-thru location at the intersection of Maple Avenue and...

Planning board OKs landmark designation as precursor to mill’s conversion to apts.

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission also endorsed the bestowal of local landmark status on a now-vacant textile plant along East Webb Avenue as a prelude to its proposed conversion...

Council gets on board with Saturday service, fare-free transit for Burlington’s bus system

Burlington’s city council has given Link Transit, the city’s federally-subsidized bus system, a green light to introduce Saturday service for the first time since its debut and to eliminate...

Hearing finally held on rezoning for Muslim cemetery; support voiced by city clergy; vote...

After months of delays, Burlington’s city council has finally held a public hearing on a zoning request that would allow a local mosque to establish a Muslim burial ground...

Council defends city staff’s caution over proposed cemetery

Burlington’s city council may not have rendered a final decision on the Muslim burial ground that came up for a public hearing on Tuesday. But the council, which plans...

New Republic Bank in Burlington changes ownership

New ownership of a bank in Burlington may cause some confusion because of the similarity in name with another bank located less than a mile away. Select Bank Financial Corporation...

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