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Steel fence now surrounds Confederate monument in Graham

Workmen spent Monday and Tuesday on the installation of a steel fence around the Confederate monument on the north side of the Historic Court House. The county authorized the 8-foot...

Graham chief defends hiring policeman fired by Greensboro

Graham’s police department is at the center of another racial controversy, this one involving the recent hiring of a former Greensboro police officer who was fired by that department...

Confederate monument getting permanent steel fence from county

A miniature backhoe was working last week at the base of the Confederate monument that guards the northern approach to Alamance County’s historic courthouse. The county authorized the flower bed’s...

Police chief says keeping Strader will be based on his performance

In two interviews with The Alamance News this week, Graham police chief Kristy Cole was unapologetic about her decision to hire Douglas Strader, and she said nothing in his...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: Why are some city, town halls remaining closed as businesses, schools...

Some not planning to reopen until June QUESTION: Why are Graham city hall and some other town halls for smaller towns in Alamance County still closed? ANSWER: Graham’s city hall as...

Statement from Graham Police Dept. on hiring of Douglas A. Strader, formerly with...

“We understand that there are some who have concerns about the recent hiring of Douglas Strader. “We want to assure our community that the City of Graham Police Department has...

Strader’s decision to shoot at fleeing vehicle gets him fired

The incident which resulted in the September 2020 firing of Greensboro corporal Douglas A. Strader happened in 2019, almost a year before his termination. On October 27, 2019, Strader was...

Death of Marcus Smith in Greensboro police custody tragic, but officers not implicated

In the first incident, which activists describe as eerily similar to the death of George Floyd last May in Minneapolis, Strader was one of eight Greensboro officers involved in...

Graham native Robyn Hadley to become vice president at UVA

Graham native and former Alamance-Burlington school system administrator Robyn S. Hadley will become the next vice president and chief student affairs officer at the University of Virginia this June. Hadley...

Graham woman turns 100

The City of Graham honored Mildred Whittemore Saunders, better known as “MiMi”, with a Proclamation and Key to the City in celebration of her 100th birthday this week. Born...

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