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Courts & Crime

New legal troubles for developer behind stalled plans for Burlington shopping centers

A Greensboro-based developer beset by legal problems in recent years – halting his plans to build two shopping centers in Burlington – is being...

Embattled former president of Wings to Go restaurant facing two new lawsuits

American Express National Bank is suing the embattled former president of Wings to Go Burlington, Inc., James B. Upchurch, Jr. of Burlington, for allegedly...

City of Mebane, former employee now candidate refuse to reveal terms of settlement

Neither Montreena Hadley, who served in the city’s planning department, nor current city officials will reveal what the terms were to a financial settlement...

Last three defendants arrested at ill-fated October 31 protest found guilty

The three remaining defendants who had been arrested during the “I Am Change Legacy March to the Polls” in downtown Graham on October 31,...

Police

Burlington names new police chief – again

For the second time in two months, Burlington city manager Hardin Watkins has announced the city’s new police chief to succeed Jeff Smythe who...

UPDATE: Three Durham teens arrested for August 12 armed robbery at Mebane Jersey Mike’s

Mebane police have arrested three Durham teenagers for the armed robbery of Jersey Mike's, 102 Millstead Drive, just off NC 119 in Mebane, that...

Missing person case evolves into murder

Police have arrested a Burlington man who first claimed that a woman he knew was missing. The two are believed to have been in...

Burlington police officer wins state recognition for Crime Stoppers leadership

Burlington police sergeant Bobby Davis was recognized this week as the statewide Crime Stoppers Coordinator of the Year by the North Carolina Crime Stoppers...

Sheriff

Opinion

The people’s right to know & government secrecy do battle (again)

Alamance County commissioner chairman John Paisley, Jr. is about the last person we would have imagined to be short-tempered, autocratic, and disrespectful. Paisley, who presides...

Commissioners’ procedure for firing county attorney was flagrantly illegal. It’ll probably land them in hot water, a court case, and end up...

Well, when county commissioners decide to ignore the law, they can really go whole hog. In addition to the board chairman’s attempt to shut down...

Situation normal: school system wastes time, effort, and money

We wonder, do the Academy Awards, or even the Emmys, give an award for the most serious performance in a silly role? If so, we’d...

Practice has made asst. D.A. a modern-day David

We think it’s only fitting that after having expressed our doubts and concerns earlier this year over the job he was doing in prosecuting...
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Politics

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Graham council votes unanimously to hire new city manager; Megan Garner...

Graham’s city council has voted unanimously to hire Megan M. Garner, who resigned yesterday as Rural Hall's town manager, as Graham's new city manager....

Clearing, grading begins on future UPS site

Work is proceeding at a pace worthy of the label “overnight express,” as contractors begin to prepare the grounds of a new distribution center...

Deputy fire chief gets $90K settlement from city after he was...

An insurance company for the city of Burlington has reached an agreement with the city’s deputy fire chief over an employment discrimination claim that...

County to hold public forum next month on distribution of...

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has decided to hold a public forum next month to let area residents weigh in on the distribution of...

County approves new library schedule with no Sunday hours

New schedule begins November 15 Alamance County’s libraries are about to embark on yet another new chapter with a systemwide schedule that will, for the...

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