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Courts & Crime

County mgr. outlines court expansion; judge, commissioners want more space, taller buildings

Plans for a new mental health crisis and diversion center topped the bill Friday when Alamance County’s board of commissioners convened a special-called meeting...

Bombshell allegations in newest court filing from Rural Hall: former town mgr., now Graham’s mgr., had improper dating relationship with town’s fire chief

The newest allegations include violations of ethical standards by having sexual relationship with her subordinate, the town's married fire chief, ultimately resulting in his...

Federal lawsuit reveals only one of 19 plaintiffs actually didn’t get to vote after Oct. 31, 2020 arrests

The latest filings in an ongoing federal lawsuit against the Alamance County sheriff’s office and Graham police department reveal that only one of 19...

Chatham County woman suing Burlington PD for $1M over false ID on ‘most wanted’ flyer

A Chatham County woman has filed a lawsuit against the Burlington police department, seeking $1 million for alleged “defamation by libel slander” over a...

Police

GHS band director, Oct. teacher of the month, now charged with taking indecent liberties...

The Graham High School band director, who was suspended without pay by the school system last week, has now been charged with taking indecent...

Council poised to give police force nearly $1.3M in raises next year

Burlington’s city council is mulling a package of pay hikes worth nearly $1.3 million a year to help the city’s police department recruit and...

One arrested, two more wanted after 2-month drug investigation in Burlington

One man has been arrested, and two more are wanted, after a cooperative drug investigation among local law enforcement agencies – through the Alamance...

Just as police get arrest in one homicide, another occurs; that suspect, a 15-year-old...

Just as they wrapped up one murder investigation, police in Burlington have opened another, following the death of a 28-year-old Burlington resident who was...

Sheriff

Opinion

Third-place finishers

We’re rather amused by some of the rhetoric that supposes that Melody Wiggins, who was defeated in her bid for re-election to the Graham...

Good questions, but we didn’t write them

This newspaper’s publisher certainly wishes he could have been present at last week’s Graham city council meeting, particularly during one of the public comments. Eric...

Gibsonville board’s self-serving pay raise provides vivid illustration of why public has become so cynical about politicians

If anyone is wondering why the public has become so cynical about politicians, all one has to do is look at Gibsonville’s board of...

How best to start Mebane council meetings: moment of silence or prayer? David White: Public Prayer is Appropriate

By MEBANE RESIDENT DAVID WHITE, COMMENTS MADE DURING JANUARY 3, 2022 MEBANE CITY COUNCIL MEETING   My purpose tonight is not simply to speak on...
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Politics

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Planning director will send ordinance for mobile home & RV parks...

Alamance County’s planning director has apparently had some second thoughts about a proposed set of rules for mobile home and RV parks that have...

Developer: another residential project looks to Gibsonville

More residential growth is coming to Gibsonville, but exactly what kind seems a bit uncertain. Gibsonville’s aldermen agreed this week to set a public hearing...

County officials tout staffing improvements thanks to mid-year infusion of...

The temptation to throw money at a problem may not be such a hare-brained idea – at least not in the case of one...

Burlington postpones Carousel Festival due to snags in construction of...

Amid the melting snow from this weekend’s winter storm, Burlington’s City Park came alive with a flurry of construction activity on Tuesday, as contractors...

Commissioners call courthouse expansion to order with contract for preliminary designs

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to set aside $156,800 to have an architectural firm do some preliminary design work for a proposed...

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