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Agricultural producers in North Carolina can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coron…

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On Friday, June 19, an Alamance County court heard arguments in the matter of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services vs. Ace Speedway Racing, Ltd., as the governing body attempted to determine whether the state had overstepped its bounds in hitting Alamance County’s Ace Speed…

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The City of Mebane passed its annual budget on the evening of June 3, as the City moved forward with in a rare contested 3-2 vote. Although Mebane’s City Council has often been united when it comes to fiscal matters, this time around the group was divided, as members Jill Auditori, Patty Phi…

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Following a public hearing Monday night, the City of Mebane is set to vote Wednesday evening on its 2020-21 annual budget. City Manager David Cheek went through the proposed plan to the elected officials, explaining some of the finer points of the town’s projected project.  

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The coronavirus pandemic has been an extraordinarily difficult time for people worldwide throughout recent months, and particularly local business and food service providers. For the husband and wife team of Jessica Smith and Tyceson Mills of MealSmith, providers of locally-sourced meals bas…

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Dominic Mills, the owner of SupaShine USA, has brought a full-service car detailing service to Mebane, utilizing modern technology to provide his clients and customers with first-rate automobile cleaning and restoration. 

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Although much of the local economy has been partially or entirely shut down over the past few weeks as the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, ABB has been progressing along rapidly with its $39.9 million expansion at 6801 Industrial Drive in Mebane. A drive by the site along …

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There is a worldwide shortage of protective medical clothing due to the COVID-19 virus. One recent article showed German doctors posing naked to protest the lack of protective clothing and shortages continue because most disposable items are made overseas and are in short supply.   

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Cardinal Home Services is a Mebane-based company offering a range of services for residential and commercial customers. In a recent Q and A with the Enterprise, owner Chris Castelda explained that Cardinal Home Services prides itself on high customer satisfaction driven by superior quality w…

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Resolute Elevator LLC has installed three modular elevators at the former Granite Mill, now called Lofts on Haw River. The Modular Elevator System significantly reduces installation time to one day without compromising safety. The elevators are manufactured off-site, shipped by truck, and se…

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LState transportation contractors shifted traffic at multiple locations this past weekend as part of the N.C. 119 bypass project in Mebane.The traffic shifts took place throughout the day on Saturday, April 11 at South Third Street Extension at South Fifth Street, South Fifth Street at the N…

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Nearly every major industry — and many smaller ones — have been adversely affected by the coronavirus and the efforts put in place to “flatten the curve.” But according to Chad Collins, owner of Collins Design Build, the construction industry is in good shape to weather the storm.

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Although Curry Wilkinson Pottery has been forced to change some of its operations like everyone else due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the local pottery is planning on conducting its planning spring kiln opening through the internet. 

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Although the last few weeks have been some of the most difficult in memory for Mebane’s small business owners - particularly the town’s restauranteurs - the community continues to rally behind its many popular eateries. 

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As Mebane continues to work through the current COVID-19 pandemic, local retailers are striving to find unique and creative ways to interact with customers and sell their products. 

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Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) announced on March 25 that it is adjusting production at its plant in Swepsonville, North Carolina due to parts supply issues related to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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In a dramatic session Monday evening, the Mebane Planning Board unanimously recommended to the Mebane City Council to approve a new subdivision called Tupelo Junction, which is located along Saddle Club Road in Orange County. 

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The Mebane City Council reluctantly voted Monday night to reverse course on the proposed Summerhaven community along N.C. Highway 119, south of the I-40/I-85 freeway interchange. After voting to reject the proposed subdivision plat during February’s monthly meeting, the elected board reconsi…

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AKG of America received the Caterpillar Award for Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) Certification at the Bronze level. Caterpillar developed this program to select, evaluate, and certify strategic suppliers. These strategic partners are certified through SQEP by meeting supplier per…

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At this month’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board made the decision to turn down a Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat from Desco Properties for the proposed Summerhaven residential neighborhood along N.C. Highway 119, to the immediate south of Hawfields Presbyterian Church. 

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The Mebane City Council turned down a proposed U-Haul business on the east side of town at Monday night’s monthly meeting, as the elected board cited a variety of concerns including harmony with the surrounding area, as well as the feasibility of such a business in that particular location. 

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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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Over the past several years, Mebane has gotten plenty of new dining options. Much of them have been fast food, as the town has accommodated growing traffic and residential development south of the I-40/I-85 interchange with the addition of Arby’s, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, and Cook Out just in…

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At Monday night’s City Council meeting, City Manager David Cheek indicated that the intersection at Mebane Oaks Road and Old Hillsborough Road - originally thought to be scheduled for turning lanes and a four-way traffic signal either in 2019 or 2020 - will be pushed back another year, to 2021.

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At the recent Mebane City Council meeting, there was considerable discussion about a variety of roadway projects and studies that will take place within Mebane in the coming months. It’s no secret that Mebane has experienced a significant boom in traffic in recent years with all the new resi…

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At the Monday, January 6 Mebane City Council meeting, the City’s Finance Director, Jeanne Tate, provided details on the completion of Mebane’s ninth Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). 

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The Efland Fire Department has recently purchased an important new tool to aid its mission of saving lives during times of emergency and helping prevent tragedies. The acquisition of two brand new LUCAS chest compression devices will help Efland’s Fire officials be significantly more prepare…

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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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They were relatively minor agenda items on a night when former Mayor Glendel Stephenson stepped away after 35 years of service to Mebane, and the city welcomed new Mayor Ed Hooks, as well as a new City Council. But a series of measures taken by the Mebane City Council at the Monday, December…

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At last week’s Mebane City Council meeting, the newly-sworn in elected board made the decision to table a proposed zoning ordinance that would take what was a newly-annexed 47 acre property along West Ten Road, across the street from the soon-to-be constructed Medline medical equipment distr…

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The International Chimney Corporation (ICC) has begun repairing the iconic Cone Fabrics smokestack at the Granite Mill Property.  The smokestack was built in the 1940’s.  Its purpose was to vent the four enormous boilers in the adjacent Boiler House; the Boiler House was built in the 1920’s.…

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The City of Mebane was recently featured in a special segment on WRAL called TechWire. 

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The same developer that revitalized the White Furniture Building in Mebane is now working to create a new residential apartment complex and commercial space at the longtime Granite Finishing Mill manufacturing plant in Haw River. 

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The City of Mebane received a grand total of $360,334.19 in State Street Aid Allocations for its 2019-20 budget as part of the North Carolina State Highway Fund under the Powell Bill. State Street-Aid (Powell Bill) allocations are made to incorporated municipalities that establish their elig…

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The City of Mebane’s planning staff has evaluated a variety of potential transportation projects that could improve traffic flows throughout town, and is preparing to submit a series of ideas that the Strategic Prioritization Office of Transportation (SPOT), a division of the North Carolina …

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The City of Mebane has recently undertaken measures to revise its development standards to further define what a “Neighborhood Shopping Center” is, while also providing clarifying language for other elements of its commercial planning and zoning. The goal is to prevent strip malls from poppi…

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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 …