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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’s first Reiki Attunement Center will be open and on display Saturday during the annual Autumn Fest, as Mystic Grove Oils Wellness Center, located at 106 S. Fourth Street, Suite G, will be celebrating its Grand Opening. 

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At a recent meeting of the Alamance County Capital Oversight Committee, which includes members of the Alamance County Commissioners and the Alamance-Burlington System School Board, Alamance Community College President Dr. Algie Gatewood provided an extensive update on the progress of ACC’s v…

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The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Mebane by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

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At last week’s Mebane Planning Board meeting, the local appointed advisory group recommended the Mebane City Council approve a revised version of a community that initially came before city leaders last year. The proposed residential neighborhood will now come once again before the Mebane Ci…

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Your local electric co-op is using its power to deliver more than electricity. Piedmont Electric has partnered with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Wildflower Program to plant a pollinator field of sunflowers alongside I-40 Westbound at the Buckhorn Road exit in Mebane.

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As part of its upcoming agenda for its September 9 monthly meeting, the Mebane City Council is expected to approve a performance agreement with Medline Industries that would include a new 1.2 million square foot facility in western Orange County near the Alamance-Orange County border, and a …

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Five years ago, husband and wife duo Tracy and Karen Sowers opened Whiskey Sowers along Fourth Street in Mebane with the dream of providing a location for patrons to have a great time and be entertained. 

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It was certainly no secret that ABB was making a massive expansion in Mebane, coming off an announcement by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper in Raleigh earlier this summer. As Assistant City Manager Chris Rollins stated in the August Mebane City Council meeting, the cat was out of the bag. 

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Earlier this month, the Mebane Planning Board recommended for approval by the Mebane City Council a proposal to rezone six parcels of land, totaling approximately 175 acres, in western Orange County to light manufacturing (M-2). The potential rezoning will set the stage for more industrial g…

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At the August Mebane Planning Board meeting, city officials discussed the Traffic Impact Analysis reports that local developers are required to conduct when considering new residential and commercial projects in Mebane, or in an area that would be annexed into Mebane’s corporate city limits.…

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A series of actions by the Mebane City Council this past week will allow two additional residential developments to begin sprouting up in Mebane in the coming months, which will eventually bring approximately 250 new townhouses and more than 400 rental apartment units to town. 

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Honda Power Equipment unveiled its all-new HRN Series of residential lawn mowers at the 35th anniversary celebration of the Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. (HPE) facility in Swepsonville. Replacing the popular Honda HRR Series, the innovative new HRN lawn mower offers a powerful ne…

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Associates at Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) on Tuesday, August 6 marked 35 years of producing power equipment products in America by announcing a $46.4 million investment to expand its manufacturing capabilities at its Alamance County plant in Swepsonville. HPE also announced plans …

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At Monday night’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board approved a Special Use Permit for one parcel of lane immediately east of 2224 Turner Road. The approximately 0.245 acre tract of land is proposed to be used for a municipal sanitary sewer pump station to service the soon-to-be-…

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Chick-fil-A opened its newest restaurant in Mebane this past week, as Mebane Oaks Road was clogged with locals and out-of-town folks clamoring to be among the first to sample the popular restaurant’s samplings of chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, waffle fries, and other assorted favorites. 

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At the July Mebane City Council meeting, a representative of Hendon Properties came before the elected body to request the rezoning of a 1.26 acre lot - one of three lots owned by Hendon totaling 8.10 acres along Mebane Oaks Road and Forest Oaks Lane - to a general business usage. 

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A traffic safety investigation has led N.C. Department of Transportation officials to modify a Mebane intersection in western Orange County. 

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On Wednesday afternoon in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, alongside multiple City of Mebane and Orange County officials, announced a $40 million expansion of ABB Incorporated’s business operations in Mebane. ABB announced plans to expand by 200,000 square foot its facil…

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At Monday night’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board approved an extension of the City’s corporate limits and a special use permit for DRPBS Hospitality to construct two hotels on approximately 7.12 acres at the end of Lowe’s Boulevard, adjacent to the I-40/I-85 freeway corridor. 

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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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Dan Shannon of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently won the firm's coveted Ted Jones Prospecting Award, which recognizes financial advisors who achieve high levels of success early in their careers. Shannon was one of only 1,367 of the firm's more than 18,000 financial advisors …

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As the summer peak season begins, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is extending hours at the Alamance County driver license office in Graham to make it more convenient for people to conduct their business.

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Living Free Ministries is thrilled to announce the grand opening of their fourth retail location, “Redefined”, located conveniently next door to the Mebane Thrift Store. Focused on updating vintage items, this store will produce hand-crafted furniture, home decor, and more.

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AKG is a leading manufacturer of robust and efficient cooling solutions and was awarded the Regional Partnership Award by North Carolina Department of Commerce Program, NCWorks. NCWorks’ mission is to bring businesses and local talent together, so both can thrive. They assist job seekers in …

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Cone Health MedCenter Mebane Surgery Center has earned the Go Clear Award™ for its work in making surgeries safer for patients and staff by reducing or removing a hazard called surgical smoke. The Go Clear Award is presented by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). The M…

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At Monday night’s Alamance County Commissioners meeting, the elected board voted to approve not only its 2019-20 fiscal year budget, but also a long-range plan to address the next seven years’ worth of growth in the county.

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Mebane Oaks Road’s busy commercial corridor is getting busier by one more restaurant and corporate location, as Signature Flooring and Wings to Go will soon be taking up residence in a new locale that was approved earlier this month by the Mebane City Council. 

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Mark Turner, owner of Mebane Tractor Co. and Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson, recently met to discuss Mr. Turner’s desire to donate dog food and livestock feed to Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division.

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At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Mebane’s elected officials adopted an ordinance to approve a $30.5 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The budget was approved after months of careful planning and negotiating with City officials. 

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In the late morning hours of Saturday, May 18, a crowd began to slowly build up in the parking lot at 107 North Seventh Street. 

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Mebane City Manager David Cheek presented to the Mebane City Council and the general public the City’s projected 2019-20 fiscal year budget at last week’s City Council meeting. 

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On the afternoon of Thursday, April 25, Cambro, a manufacturing plant with a facility in Mebane’s North Carolina Commerce Park, celebrated the completion of a $10 million expansion that has added approximately 250,000 square feet to its local space. The facility is now approximately 470,000 …

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On Friday, April 19, the husband and wife team of Meghan Wagner and Anthony Santucci held a “Sip and Shop” Grand Opening at their new Go Girl Shoppe location in downtown Mebane. 

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As part of the Consent Agenda at the Mebane City Council’s April meeting, the elected board considered a petition requesting voluntary contiguous annexation from Hendon Tiller Mebane, LLC for the property at 1311 Mebane Oaks Road that is to become the town’s new Chick-fil-A restaurant. 

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Mebane’s Planning Board on Monday night unanimously approved a request from Urquhart Development, LLC to rezone 8.13 acres southeast of downtown for a new 60-unit apartment development that will be catered to seniors 55 years and older. 

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At last Monday’s Mebane City Council meeting, town leaders unanimously approved a series of sidewalk and street improvements to a combined total of 23 street sections throughout Mebane, covering approximately 2.2 miles of city streets. 

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At this month’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected leaders unanimously approved a proposal to complete Phase I improvements to the town’s Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF). The City will be replacing 25-year-old equipment at the site, which lies along Corrigidor Street behind the…

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The City of Mebane, as part of its budget process for the 2019-20 fiscal year, will consider entering a program that will ultimately allow the town to become a member of the North Carolina Main Street Program.

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At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Mebane’s elected leaders approved a new 35-lot residential development along Stagecoach Road and Ninth Street. Called “Stagecoach Corner,” the new subdivision, which will be developed by Harmony Homesteads, was approved by a unanimous vote. 

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An addiction recovery facility in Hillsborough, formerly known as Morse Clinic, has been rebranded with a new name and new ownership. The facility will still offer medical treatment to combat substance abuse, along with a wide range of counseling services. 

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At Monday night’s Mebane Planning Board Meeting, the local officials considered a request from Harmony Homesteads to rezone 15.89 acres, four parcels in total, located at 627 E. Stagecoach Road, and the property immediately to the north and east of 627 E. Stagecoach Road. The 627 E. Stagecoa…

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At Monday night’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected leaders unanimously approved a series of measures to help regulate the growing industry of video gaming machines that have been popping up in recent years throughout North Carolina and surrounding states. 

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Mebane City Council member Everette Greene, accompanied by Mebane City Manager David Cheek and Assistant City Manager Chris Rollins, came before the local American Legion Post 95 last Thursday evening to discuss the possibility of the American Legion providing more land to the City. Mebane c…

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At Monday night’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board approved financing for the purchase of five new vehicles for the Mebane Police Department. Mebane Finance Director Jeanne Tate recommended to the board that the city purchase through financing the five new vehicles for MPD, com…