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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 …

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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.