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Destination Downtown held its second First Thursday event Thursday, April 4 with the theme focusing on celebrating the arts. This month a handful of businesses participated in the event, offering those who were interested a chance to celebrate the different forms of art.

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Alamance Creek Week kicked off Saturday afternoon, April 6 at the new Cates Farm Park outside of Mebane off Highway 119 with a BioBlitz. Located along Mill Creek, the purpose for the event focused on taking an inventory of the native plants and animals that inhabit the new park.

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The wildflowers blooming along North Carolina’s highways are a beautiful sight for travelers; they’re also award-winning. Each year, the N.C. Department of Transportation honors the state’s best-looking wildflower beds.

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The Mebane Police Department held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the “Little Learners of Mebane” Little Free Library on Thursday afternoon, March 28 at Holt Street Park. Team members of the department’s Community Oriented Policing (COP) team created a free library box so children in the commu…

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For the last few weeks, the Eastern Alamance cast and crew for the production Hands on a Hardbody have worked extremely hard to put this show together. The play is based on a hands on hardbody contest in which the last person touching the car gets to keep it.

The Alamance County Landfill will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection day on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Burlington Fire Training Center, located on 100 Stone Quarry Road, Haw River.

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Alamance County resident Zachery Whitney received a special distinction this past weekend, as he was presented with the Boy Scouts of America Venturing Scout Summit Award. 

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Buffaloe Lanes is hosting its second annual Mebane Bowling Qualifier Tournament for the United States Open on Saturday, April 6. Amateur bowlers will bowl nine games on a sport complaint pattern and the top 12 bowlers will advance to day two of the tournament on Sunday, April 7.

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Tenae Walker and Erin Mercs have enhanced the dance team experience over the past few years by introducing the girls to performing at basketball games, participating in UNCG’s dance day, and now judged competitions.

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With disc golf growing in popularity nationally - and a new tournament-quality disc golf course coming to Mebane at the old Cates Farm - the sport is becoming more and more well-known locally. 

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The United Way of Alamance County will hold its Taste of Alamance event on Monday, March 18 at the Mebane Arts Center from 5:30-8 p.m.

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The Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries are gearing up for their annual spring Book Sale starting this week, as numerous volunteers and Board members have made their way to May Memorial Library over the last few weeks to sort books, shelve books, and prepare for ten days of book mania. 

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Eastern Alamance graduate Jeff Butler recently got the opportunity to reunite with one of his former mentors - well-known Mebane basketball coach and teacher George Shackelford - for the first time in more than a half a century.

The Eastern Alamance High School Marching Band will be representing North Carolina in this year’s National Independence Day Parade in Washington, DC. This honor is not without expense. To help students pay for this trip, the EA Marching Band Boosters is hosting a raffle for a trip for two to…

Chuck Marsh, who spent seven years as the areas No. 1 morning show (with Leanne Petty) on 93.1 The Wolf WPAW in Winston-Salem, his family and a group of local business owners/investors have purchased three radio signals in Alamance County.

The Mebane United Methodist Church has an annual soup kitchen they host to help the community. Beth Ball, leader of the church’s Covenant Circle group, shared her experience with founding and continuing the ministry.

Prom is typically associated with young, high school students getting gussied up for a night of fine dining and dancing, but now prom can be re-lived for the “young at heart” too.

A local photographer living in Mebane, Chris Sims, recently participated in a unique collection of photographs titled Southbound: Photographs of and About the New South. 

Remington, a beagle from Caswell County, has been chosen to perform in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. He is the fourth puppy from Animal Protection Society of Caswell County to be selected for the annual televised event.

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Dean Ray was named the City of Mebane’s Recreation and Parks Director in the summer of 1987. At the time, he said his biggest goal was to make a difference.

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Many kids start creating their Christmas wish lists for Santa weeks in advance. The lists usually include the newest toys and latest game consoles, but one Mebane student’s Christmas wish was a little bit different.

Nearly a decade has passed since Jay and Christie Doss began Living Free Ministries: a men’s-only drug and alcohol recovery and ministry program located on a farm in Snow Camp. But the couple has always expressed the desire to create a similar women’s ministry program as well.

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It’s been more than twenty years since Jeff Modlin began coaching, but the time has come for him to retire.

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Members of the Mebane Fire Department and their families gathered for the annual holiday dinner last Thursday night. Dozens of local firefighters filled Huey’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar to celebrate the season as well as the year’s accomplishments.

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Reed’s Coffee + Art and the Mebane Police Department came together for a “Carols & Cocoa with a Cop” event on Friday evening, December 14.

Halloween was a scary time for Julie Karnes, but not because of goblins and ghouls.

The National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC), a program of etiquette, character education and social dance training for middle school students, has announced plans to establish its national program in Alamance County. 

The Mebane Community Choir will present the Christmas portions of George Frideric Handel’s master oratorio, Messiah, on Sunday afternoon December 2 at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Mebane Presbyterian Church, 402 South Fifth Street in Mebane.

More than 300 local families now have Thanksgiving meals to enjoy, all thanks to Mebane-area schools and community sponsors.

The fall and winter months bring some of the most fascinating events of the year to the Conservators Center, a local zoological park that features a wide range of animals, including African lions and big cats from around the world. 

Downtown Graham hosted the annual Alamance County Veteran’s Day parade Saturday morning, showcasing a wide range of military vehicles, vintage automobiles, first responder vehicles, and floats. Though it was a chilly Saturday morning in Graham, a large group of local citizens huddled along t…

In the fall of 1944, Clarence “Bud” Shepherd, a native of Graham, was a 19-year-old member of the U.S. Army’s 751st Squadron. An Air Corpsman who had quickly risen to the rank of Sergeant, Shepherd had enlisted in the Army the year before, on his 18th birthday. 

The scent of chili invaded downtown during the annual chili cook-off November 1 as part of Destination Downtown’s First Thursday series.  

The cool, breezy weather was not an issue for the first ever “Cars, Cops, & Coffee” event held in the Buffaloe Lanes parking lot Saturday, November 3. The scent of exhaust fumes and the roar of engines brought out car enthusiasts to enjoy Reed’s coffee, mingle with law enforcement, and a…

The North Carolina Department of Transportation, through its Watch for Me NC pedestrian and bicycle safety program, urges parents, motorists and trick-or-treaters to be safe this Halloween.

In preparation for Veteran’s Day, Mebane’s American Legion Post 95 is welcoming everyone in Mebane out this Saturday morning for a special breakfast. From 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the American Legion members will be serving pancakes and other breakfast favorites for veterans and others in th…

Celine and Aubrey Meador were announced the winners of the Mebane Historical Museum’s Preservation Award at a ceremony the evening of Oct. 15 honoring the participants in this year’s Harvest House Tour. The Meadors, who purchased the home at 7920 E. Washington Street known as the “White Hous…