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THE PUBLIC ASKS: Why did daycare at Altamahaw Baptist Church close?

Staffing shortages apparently forced church to close daycare QUESTION: Is it true that the state has ordered the Altamahaw Baptist Church Daycare in Elon to close? ANSWER: Altamahaw Baptist Church Daycare...

More than a year after fire, arson probe not complete, but demolition now scheduled

QUESTION: Why hasn’t anyone demolished the former home of Ace Cycle Sales since a fire tore through this business more than a year ago? ANSWER: It may be that the...

How did inmate get deadly drugs into jail?

QUESTION: How was an inmate able to smuggle a “baggie” of fentanyl into Alamance County’s jail last month, causing two other detainees to overdose – one of them fatally? ANSWER:...

Inmates cause flood at jail; $90,000+ worth of damage

QUESTION: Did inmates in Alamance County’s jail stop up their toilets, causing a torrential overflow that made its way into the administrative offices of the sheriff’s department? Is it...

Do patrol cars outnumber deputies in sheriff’s office?

QUESTION: Does the local sheriff’s office have more vehicles in its motor fleet than deputies who actually use them? ANSWER: With a motor fleet that, on paper at least, numbers...

What’s the plan for area where land cleared along Tucker Street?

QUESTION: Why has a large swath of forested land along Tucker Street been recently cleared of its trees? ANSWER: Much of the development activity along Burlington’s Tucker Street has occurred...

How many jobs does interim transit director have?

He was terminated in August from Oregon post over multiple jobs, now has one in Hawaii, all the while serving as Burlington’s interim director QUESTION: Has John Andoh, who currently...

How did a woman O.D. in jail several days after her arrest?

QUESTION: How did a woman die from a drug overdose in the jail (in August) several days after her arrest? Are deputies not searching incoming inmates very well? ANSWER: Sheriff...

Who received the pay raises that the sheriff obtained from the county last...

QUESTION: How has the sheriff’s office distributed the pay raises that Alamance County’s commissioners approved in July for 75 of the sheriff’s higher-ranking subordinates? ANSWER: Alamance County’s sheriff Terry Johnson...

Has COVID returned to Alamance County’s jail?

QUESTION: Has there been another coronavirus outbreak at Alamance County’s jail? ANSWER: The coronavirus pandemic may have slipped from the headlines. But the specter of COVID-19 continues to haunt many...

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