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It started with a few Facebook posts and signs along the highway promoting a seafood festival near the Efland Ruritan Club. The small, September 2019 event was the brainchild of Terry Rose, president of the Hillsborough Sport Fishing Club. The organization, for the last 15 years, had used mo…

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At the National Montford Point Marine Association of North Carolina’s Triad-Triangle Chapter 38 7th Annual Crystal Brown Black History Month Gospel Festival, the First African-Americans to enter the United States Marine Corps were celebrated. The event was well attended by over 600 people, w…

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At Monday night’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board considered a rezoning request by Aubrey and Celine Meador for “The White House,” located at 7920 E. Washington Street. The 5.61 acre property had been zoned R-20 (residential) for decades, but the Meadors requested a rezoning t…

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Eastern Alamance High School had a total of eight band members earn a spot in the All-District Honor Band. The students included Dominic Lingg (2nd Chair Mallets, 9-10 Band), Megan Weiss (3rd Chair Horn, 11-12 Band), Tyson Sessoms (10th Chair Trumpet, 9-10 Band), Liam Weiss (3rd Chair Trombo…

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On the evening of Monday, January 20, guests at the Mebane Historical Museum were treated to a unique presentation by Mebane resident Karin Fuhrer-Thornton. Fuhrer-Thornton, who runs Clay Street Printing alongside her daughter Sugaree, owns a rare circular hand-powered sock machine, which pr…

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On the evening of Monday, January 20, DeAnne Edwards (RN, MSN) presented a special program at the Mebane Historical Museum. Titled “The History of Social Diseases,” Edwards’ program discussed this history of social diseases, or those diseases whose incidence is directly associated with socia…

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It’s been a little over two years now since Keron McHugh opened The Cardinal Skin Art & Gallery along Fifth Street in downtown Mebane, adjacent to the Lofts at White Furniture and the Clay Street downtown district. The Grand Opening was held in October of 2017. 

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Three local students were honored at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) meeting on January 9th for their essay contributions to the VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen and Voices of America essay contests. Friends and family members of the winning contestants gathered for a spaghetti dinner, followed…

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After Charles Womack, publisher of YES! Weekly and Jamestown News, lost his brother, Patrick, to cancer this August, he wanted to immortalize Patrick’s memory and his passion for music. So, Charles and his family set up a musician scholarship fund in Patrick’s name and raised $3,235 through …

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For more than a quarter of a century, longtime Mebane resident Mary Corbett has turned her home on West Street in Mebane into a glittering Christmas spectacle. This year was no different, as the 87-year-old Corbett matriarch welcomed family, friends, and special guests to her home for her an…

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Mebane on the Move held its annual 5K Road Race and kid’s Mad Dash this past weekend, with more than 200 registered participants. Despite a cold, rainy Saturday morning in Mebane, most of the participants held their commitment and came out to either run or walk the track that made its way th…

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50 local Girl Scouts were recently honored at  their annual Investiture and Rededication Ceremony. The Service was held November 3rd at Hawfields Presbyterian Church. The girls performed a flag ceremony and new members were honored with membership pins. 

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The City of Mebane requests interested residents of the City to apply for three positions on its Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC). Applicants should be experienced and knowledgeable about bicycle and pedestrian matters, including the City of Mebane Bicycle and Pedestrian Tra…

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The Christmas season’s right around the corner! The communities of Alamance County are invited to watch the Alamance Chorale’s Christmas concert entitled, “Here We Come A-Caroling” on December 10, 2019. It will be held at 7:30 pm, at the Graham Presbyterian Church in Graham.

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Take a train car capable of running on the Mebane Train Display, and give it your own personal Holiday flair. The Mebane Train Display is hosting a Holiday Train Car Decorating Contest, which will allow local youths the opportunity to get their car connected with the rest of the popular loca…

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It’s 1910. You and your husband work at a local mill. You start a family. But in order to continue to live in company housing, you must produce a product, despite staying home with little ones underfoot. What’s a woman of the day to do? 

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Due to the threat of rain on Saturday, Destination Downtown Mebane has been forced to make a few changes to its schedule for Saturday’s Hometown Holidays event. Specifically, all outdoor events for Hometown Holidays have been cancelled. However, all indoor events and activities are still on.

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Destination Downtown Mebane will once again be hosting its Hometown Holidays celebration on Saturday, November 23, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in downtown Mebane. 

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Students at Woodlawn Middle School have been working hard in recent weeks in preparation for their performance of the musical “Mary Poppins JR.” at the Eastern Alamance High School auditorium. The performances will be November 21, 22, and 23, with nightly shows at 7:00 p.m.. Admission is $7.…

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On Sunday afternoon, a large group of Mebanites and local veterans came together at the Mebane Veteran’s Garden, located at the corner of Third and Center Streets in downtown Mebane, for the annual Veteran’s Day celebration. Commander Mike Barr of Mebane’s VFW Post 1920, the official hosts o…

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The Rotary Club of Mebane is hosting a charity 5K run on Saturday Oct 26th at 8:00 a.m. in downtown Mebane. The 5K Run/Walk and Kid 1 Mile Fun Run will support providing Thanksgiving meals to local families in the Mebane school district. The 5K route will be the exact same route as the annua…

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Heading to the N.C. State Fair this October? Bright Penny Brewing will be featured in the returning Our State Public House. Back for a third year, the Our State Public House will allow patrons to try a number of delicious North Carolina craft beverages including the Bright Penny Brewing Port…

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Mebane Presbyterian Church’s Backpack Ministry is hosting a raffle fundraiser this coming weekend to support its efforts to provide local food-insecure school children and their families with backpacks and food throughout the year. This Saturday - October 19 - is the Mebane Presbyterian Fall…

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Garrett Elementary School is hosting its second annual Tracie G Fun Run on Saturday, October 12 at 9:00 a.m.. The Fun Run, which can also be a walk for participants, will take place on Hawfields Middle School’s 3K (1.86 mile) cross country course, which circles across the Garrett/Hawfields c…

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On the evening of Saturday, October 5, the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, located at 4705 Nicks Road in Mebane, will be hosting its annual fundraising event, The Mane Affaire. 

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Over the last four decades, well-known Mebane artist Jill Troutman has painted almost everything. But she’s most well-known for her florals, which adorn the walls of hospitals throughout the state of North Carolina, including our very own Alamance Regional Medical Center. 

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Editor’s Note: In this special edition of “Back in Time,” we take a look back at August, 1976, when a fire at the local telephone company resulted in widespread phone outages throughout the Mebane area. At the time, in the era before internet, the Mebane community relied on the Enterprise to…

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The Friends of the Alamance County Library’s 35th annual Fall Book Sale returns this week, starting with a special sale for members only on Friday afternoon at 12:00 p.m. noon in Burlington. The twice-annual Book Sale provides an opportunity for local book lovers to get great deals on everyt…

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The Alamance Community College Library will commemorate the life and work of the late Crystal Lee Sutton, activist, feminist, and inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film, “Norma Rae,” with an exhibit and several special events in September.  

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On the evening of Thursday, August 1, the Mebane Historical Museum hosted its annual "Makers of Modern Mebane" ceremony at the Mebane Arts and Community Center. It was an evening of stories, nostalgia, and Mebane town pride as the MHM honored five longtime Mebanites for their contributions i…

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Simple Elegance, Asian Brush paintings by Barbara Rizza Mellin of Winston-Salem, NC will be on display and for sale at the Mebane Arts & Community Center in Mebane, August 2 through September 29.  They may be viewed Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

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One of the best ways to connect with our past is to study individuals who made a mark, large or small, upon our known landscape. The annual collaborative project between the Mebane Historical Museum and the City of Mebane present a selection of people who have made the City of Mebane the pla…

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On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of Mebanites and guests from other towns made their way to downtown Mebane for the Mebane Historical Museum’s seventh annual Fourth of July Parade. It was another festive morning, with a large crowd fighting off steamy hot temperatures with Sno Cones, along wi…

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The popular local musical ensemble, Mebanesville, releases its first full length CD, “Mebanesville, Town & Country,” this Friday evening, July 5 at the Trackside Bottle Shop at 103 East Center Street in downtown Mebane. The evening’s music begins at 7:00 p.m. with the acoustic-Americana …

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As Mebane continues to rapidly grow, one of the biggest themes among town leaders and city planners is the concept of interconnectivity. The ability for Mebanites to walk or bike or push strollers from one part of town to another through a safe, reliable web of sidewalks, curbs, parks, and g…

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What started out as an email between neighbors in the spring of 2013, inviting folks to march in a small non-motorized parade in Mebane’s south historic district, has blossomed over the last seven years to a very large, colorful, and beloved event. That first parade had a few dozen participa…

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Mebane's tandem of Lauri Daughtry and Julie Rachlin are coming to Hillsborough's Last Fridays Art Walk this coming weekend, where they will have an Opening Reception for their new exhibit, "Back to our Roots."

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Art has always been an essential part of Judy Madren’s life since her childhood and paint-by-number kits.  As a young adult, she studied under the instruction of Florence Riddle focusing on drawing and the use of oils and later under the instruction of Betty Tyler, who encouraged her to step…

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The Hawfields Civitan Awareness Day and Spring Bazaar will be held on June 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. At 9:00 a.m., the fun begins with children’s ball games and activities.  Shortly thereafter direct-sell vendors, businesses and crafters will be showing and selling their products. There…

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Eastern Alamance High School senior theatre arts student Caroline Segars received her third selection to the Triangle Rising Stars program earlier this spring, and made an appearance at the Durham Performing Arts Center along with her fellow Rising Stars participants in a special program on …

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On Friday, May 17, the Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company officially opened for business at Lake Michael Park, where they will now be handling all of the lake’s rentals of canoes, kayaks, and jon boats, including those owned by the City of Mebane. 

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Local resident Curry Wilkinson has turned a longtime North Carolina artistic tradition into his own personal passion. A passion that also makes for a good business alongside his wife Sarah. 

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Nearly 250 people participated this past Friday night in this year’s Mebane Dogwood Festival 5K Run/Walk and Dogwood Dash kid’s fun run, which was held in the streets of downtown Mebane.