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Elon town council considers which is more important: pretty, or longer-lasting roads

Elon’s elected leaders were offered a rather stark choice last week between greater longevity and a more pleasing appearance for the town’s municipal streets. This Faustian bargain was the ultimate...

Gibsonville aldermen consider event-based social drinking district

Gibsonville’s board of aldermen has scheduled a public hearing for next month on a potential “social district” for the downtown area. Unlike other local social districts in Burlington and Elon,...

Mebane Tractor Supply, take 2; planning board hears revised plan

It was fully a year ago, that it appeared that Mebane was on the verge of getting its own Tractor Supply store – to be built off Mebane Oaks...

Graham adopts new “hotel tax”; does it include Airbnbs?

Graham became the third county municipality to impose a new 3 percent hotel occupancy tax , based on legislation enacted by the General Assembly last fall, and to become...

Should sinking floor of Sesquicentennial Park be fixed – or the whole thing demolished,...

A seemingly innocuous agenda item on Graham city council’s Tuesday night agenda – whether to move toward repairing the “floor” of the Sesquicentennial Park on Court Square across from...

GKN to consolidate Person County plant with Mebane facility

GKN Driveline will close its manufacturing plant in Roxboro and will consolidate those operations with its facility at 1067 Trollingwood-Hawfields Road in Mebane, GKN officials said in a statement...

Do Airbnb rentals pay occupancy taxes? The answer appears to be complicated

Anyone who has ever used Airbnb knows that there’s a degree of mutual trust to every transaction made through this popular alternative to conventional hotels and motels. But the honor...

Downtown businesswomen: 1; Rec dept.: 1

Downtown Graham businesswomen who objected last month to a half-day street closure on a Saturday in June that they said would cost them dearly won a reprieve at this...

“A lasting gift. . .”

Sam Powell, who had been the Sesquicentennial co-chairman of the county celebration in 1999 had said in 2021, when there had been some advocacy for re-naming the park, that...

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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