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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...

Gibsonville approves new “event-based” social drinking district, 4-1

Gibsonville’s board of aldermen has approved the concept, and the first proposal, for establishing a new event-based social drinking district for the downtown area. Unlike other local social districts in...

Does drinking water notice in Elon suggest wider water quality problems?

QUESTION:  Why did the town of Elon send out a drinking water notice to its utility customers last month? Does this notice suggest that contamination has spread from the...

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...

Gibsonville mayor has police remove man from meeting when he protests town’s failure to...

Gibsonville’s twice-monthly board of aldermen meetings are typically fairly staid affairs. But this week’s April 1 version included an unprecedented expulsion of one man and his wife after the resident...

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...

11th hour permit allows work to begin on dilapidated house, rather than begin its...

Bulldozers and wrecking balls can make quick work of an abandoned dwelling. But the process that sets loose these tools of destruction can be a long and convoluted one...

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...

Elon’s town manager springs early-bird budget on council

As many local government administrators continue to wrangle and writhe over their organizational budgets, Elon’s town manager has shot out ahead of the pack with a fully-fledged set of...

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...

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