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Courts & Crime

Chatham County woman suing city of Burlington for $15M over case of mistaken identity

A Chatham County woman who unsuccessfully sued the Burlington police department late last year is now suing the city of Burlington and a Burlington...

Study: major new space needed for court system; Options: Renovate/expand, or raze criminal courts bldg.

Cost to renovate/expand or build brand new about the same: $88M to $100 M A consultant’s report on the Judge J.B. Allen, Jr. Court House...

Two attorneys in Graham fighting over who gets to keep $28K fee

Two attorneys in downtown Graham are fighting over who should get to keep a $28,000 retainer fee that a client paid last year. Now the...

Clerk schedules superior court date for appeal of city’s boarding house ruling

Alamance County clerk of superior court Meredith Edwards has entered an order to allow an appeal of a decision by Burlington’s Board of Adjustment...

Police

BREAKING THURS. P.M.: Insurance companies settle lawsuit against sheriff, Graham police

Insurance companies representing Alamance County and the city of Graham have decided to settle a lawsuit filed by 19 plaintiffs against the county's sheriff's...

Burlington chief promotes Balog to be one of city’s asst. chiefs

Burlington’s police department has announced the selection of Alan Balog as the new assistant chief in charge of its operations bureau. A veteran police officer...

N&O reporter files petition for GPD body cam footage surrounding arrests at The Pines

A reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer has filed a petition to compel the Graham police department to release video and audio recordings...

Chatham County woman suing city of Burlington for $15M over case of mistaken identity

A Chatham County woman who unsuccessfully sued the Burlington police department late last year is now suing the city of Burlington and a Burlington...

Sheriff

Opinion

Mebane: prioritizing city bureaucrats over taxpayers – as usual

Mebane city manager Chris Rollins unveiled his proposed budget for the city this week.  And it’s a real whopper in terms of spending levels...

What’s the purpose of county government?

We’ve become convinced that many of the people attending the semi-monthly county commissioners’ meetings of late – especially those with their hands out to...

ACC Van Winkle

Readers of this newspaper may wonder if they fell asleep recently like Rip Van Winkle of old – or, perhaps, whether ACC officials did. In...

(Another) spending frenzy in Burlington

There’s an old adage that “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Apparently, an even faster separation can occur when government officials have the...
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Politics

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Future superintendent welcomed back home

Pictured from left to right are: Alamance-Burlington school board chairman Sandy Ellington-Graves, vice chairman Patsy Simpson, and the new ABSS superintendent, Dr. Dain Butler,...

Interim county manager proposes budget; commissioners appear to be looking for...

Alamance County’s interim manager has unveiled a proposed budget for the new fiscal year that calls for $241.3 million in outlays but no change...

Burlington hires Graham native, city resident as new Downtown Manager

Erin McClure Nettles has been hired to be Burlington’s next Downtown Manager. In this role, Nettles will be responsible for working with downtown merchants,...

Former county manager to return as Burlington asst. city manager

Former Alamance County manager Craig Honeycutt is returning to the area – actually, to some extent, he never left – this time to serve...

Incumbent GOP commissioners cruise to nominations; Ross edges out Priola for...

Incumbent Republican county commissioners were given the nod to represent their party in the fall elections Tuesday by Alamance County's GOP voters in the...

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