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After nearly six full months, Mebane has its bowling alley back, as Buffaloe Lanes is re-opening its doors to the public on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 8. 

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The City of Mebane is moving forward with its plan to construct a Greenway that would connect the Mebane Arts and Community Center and Giles/Roosevelt Streets on the west end of town with Third Street to the east, as well as Holt Street to the north. But as the project is coming together, to…

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On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 1, Governor Roy Cooper today announced that North Carolina would move into Phase 2.5 starting this Friday, September 4th at 5:00 p.m.. Mask mandates and other prevention methods remain in effect and are even more important to contain the virus, Cooper said. 

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Over the past few years, the area around Lowe’s Boulevard, to the immediate south of the I-40/I-85 corridor, has emerged as a high-intensity area in Mebane in terms of traffic and pedestrian activity. 

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Dr. David Jordan has been named chief medical officer at Alamance Regional Medical Center. For the past seven months, Jordan has been serving as the interim chief medical officer.

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Visit Alamance is launching a new campaign called “Alamance Love Letters.” During September, the Alamance County Visitors Bureau will collect letters of love and appreciation for the local business communities written from residents and community members.

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Earlier this month, the Mebane Planning Board recommended a rezoning request from Mebane NCTH, LLC for The Artisan at Mebane, a new townhome rental development on a 12-acre tract of a 50.89 acre property located at 4000 Arrowhead Blvd. 

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During Monday night’s Alamance County Commissioners meeting, the local board unanimously approved a series of economic incentives directed at bringing a new UPS facility on a 165-acre site in Mebane’s NC Commerce Park. Alamance County Economic Director Mac Williams and UPS Senior Project Man…

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The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources has denied the request for a 401 Water Quality Certification and Jordan Lake Riparian Buffer Authorization for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Southgate project. Due to uncertainty surrounding the complet…

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Last week, the Mebane City Council unanimously approved a proposal from Lebanon Road 3, LLC to rezone 93.5 acres at 1818 Saddle Club Road in Orange County for a 181-home residential cluster that will be known as “Tupelo Junction.” 

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A national campaign to promote workplace safety and health has been declared in North Carolina for the week of Aug. 10–16 by Gov. Roy Cooper and in conjunction with NCDOL, the state’s lead agency for workplace safety and health. The federal “Safe + Sound”campaign, promoted each August, encou…

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Eastern Alamance High School graduate Wyatt Willard, along with three other local ABSS students, have been selected to participate in the 2020 Career Accelerator Program. Willard and the other three students - Nathan Huffines of Southern Alamance High School, Austin Weston of Southern Alaman…

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The 1,100 acre economic development zone known as the North Carolina Commerce Park has lured major international industries to Alamance County including Walmart, Lidl, Prescient, and Cambro, among others. 

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At the conclusion of Monday night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Ed Hooks announced the retirement of longtime City Manager David Cheek. Cheek will be retiring in February after a decade serving the residents of Mebane, and more than three decades serving the people of Alamance County. 

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On Wednesday night, the Mebane City Council will vote on a proposal from Lebanon Road 3, LLC to rezone 93.5 acres at 1818 Saddle Club Road in Orange County for a 181-home residential cluster that will be known as “Tupelo Junction.” 

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Glen Raven Inc., a global provider of performance fabrics, announced today that its Glen Raven Technical Fabrics (GRTF) operating division has promoted eight executives to support the continued growth of its diverse business segments, particularly its GlenGuard® brand of high-performance fla…

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Earlier this month, the Mebane City Council approved a rezoning request for five parcels of land along S. Fifth Street that has been affected by the completion of the segment of the N.C. Highway 119 bypass running around the I-40/I-85 freeway corridor. The elected board considered Dogwood Pr…

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In the second installment of Restoring History, the restoration of the windows and mortar is complete as part of the historic restoration work of Lofts on Haw River, the former Granite Mill Finishing plant. The repairs are necessary since the mortar has cracked and weathered, causing safety …

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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…