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Courts & Crime

“Criminal” records? Most candidates with any record whatsoever have driving infractions

A number of candidates in next month’s election are well acquainted with the criminal justice system – and not just as politicians or government...

Judge rules for Graham city manager’s former town, Rural Hall: no $150K severance package allowed

A Forsyth County superior court judge has struck down a six-figure severance package that Graham’s city manager Megan Garner had obtained on the eve...

BLM protester sues sheriff over July 2020 treatment following demonstration at Sesquicentennial Park

A frequent protester at the Black Lives Matter protests in downtown Graham during the second half of 2020 has filed a civil suit against...

BREAKING TUES.: Judge rules for county, dismisses NAACP lawsuit seeking to remove Confederate statute at courthouse

A visiting superior court judge has rejected a request from the state’s premier civil rights organization to make Alamance County remove a long-standing Confederate...

Police

Council OKs $2.1 million in another round of police raises, city manager says 4¢...

City manager says Burlington faces 'arms race' for law enforcement officers Burlington’s city council has deployed a veritable bunker-buster of pay raises in order to...

Burlington man charged with stealing candidate’s campaign sign

A man from rural Burlington has been charged with illegally removing a campaign sign for sheriff Terry Johnson from a local roadside last week. While...

Out-of-town couple’s argument ends in gunfire in restaurant parking lot

An argument between an out-of-town couple was cut short by gunshots outside a Burlington eatery on Tuesday. This burst of gunfire reportedly erupted in the...

Man didn’t just leave fingerprints as evidence, he left finger

It wasn’t a fingerprint but an entire finger that implicated one man in a failed home invasion which took place in Burlington on Thursday. The...

Sheriff

Opinion

Oh, just by the way. . . get ready for a property tax increase

As we’ve often noted on this page, many of our irritations and frustrations with local public officials and the boards on which they serve...

Mebane’s city council should be embarrassed and ashamed by its secret meetings

We never to cease to be surprised, and outraged, that public officials think it is perfectly OK to duck behind closed doors to transact...

Time to reconsider Burlington’s economic incentives policies

And while we’re on the subject of unnecessary government secrecy, let us give due attention to the city of Burlington’s policies regarding incentives proposals. Last...

We merely report

We confess to being somewhat uncomfortable over the past month or so as one outside political group – the Carolina Leadership Coalition (a political...
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Four Burlington runners compete in New York marathon – for a...

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News There were four runners with Burlington roots in the New York City Marathon earlier this month, but there...

Council hikes budget for ballpark event venue to $2.6M

Burlington’s city council has decided to go deep, in a manner of speaking, in order to cover a steep rise in the cost of...

Council OKs $2.1 million in another round of police raises, city...

City manager says Burlington faces 'arms race' for law enforcement officers Burlington’s city council has deployed a veritable bunker-buster of pay raises in order to...

ACC trustees vote to use county capital funds to upfit space...

Alamance Community College’s trustees voted unanimously Monday night to take the next step to launch a competitive gaming program, or what’s referred to in...

Burlington planning board chairman launches new career: author

Vladimir Nabokov once claimed that his purpose in writing was simply to “get rid of the book” that had been stewing inside him. This explanation...

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