The City of Mebane made the decision this week to make a modification to its current Code of Ordinances regarding riding bicycles on Mebane’s sidewalks. The new ordinance loosens the prohibitions regarding riding bicycles on sidewalks through large portions of the city limits, which local re…
Alamance County Government will kick-off the 2019 Fall County Government Academy on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019. The County Government Academy gives participants a behind the scenes look at the county’s responsibilities and the vital role that county government plays in the community. Join…
On the evening of Thursday, August 1, the Mebane Historical Museum hosted its annual "Makers of Modern Mebane" ceremony at the Mebane Arts and Community Center. It was an evening of stories, nostalgia, and Mebane town pride as the MHM honored five longtime Mebanites for their contributions i…
Simple Elegance, Asian Brush paintings by Barbara Rizza Mellin of Winston-Salem, NC will be on display and for sale at the Mebane Arts & Community Center in Mebane, August 2 through September 29. They may be viewed Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of Mebanites and guests from other towns made their way to downtown Mebane for the Mebane Historical Museum’s seventh annual Fourth of July Parade. It was another festive morning, with a large crowd fighting off steamy hot temperatures with Sno Cones, along wi…
The popular local musical ensemble, Mebanesville, releases its first full length CD, “Mebanesville, Town & Country,” this Friday evening, July 5 at the Trackside Bottle Shop at 103 East Center Street in downtown Mebane. The evening’s music begins at 7:00 p.m. with the acoustic-Americana …
With the Fourth of July weekend approaching, Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.
On the evening of Thursday, June 27, members of American Legion Post 95 in Mebane held the annual swearing-in of its new officers for 2019-20.
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…
What started out as an email between neighbors in the spring of 2013, inviting folks to march in a small non-motorized parade in Mebane’s south historic district, has blossomed over the last seven years to a very large, colorful, and beloved event. That first parade had a few dozen participa…
On Saturday evening, Green Level is hosting an Independence Day Fireworks celebration at the Green Level Municipal Park at 1414 Swann Road, starting at 4:00 p.m..
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.
Mebane's tandem of Lauri Daughtry and Julie Rachlin are coming to Hillsborough's Last Fridays Art Walk this coming weekend, where they will have an Opening Reception for their new exhibit, "Back to our Roots."
Art has always been an essential part of Judy Madren’s life since her childhood and paint-by-number kits. As a young adult, she studied under the instruction of Florence Riddle focusing on drawing and the use of oils and later under the instruction of Betty Tyler, who encouraged her to step…
The Hawfields Civitan Awareness Day and Spring Bazaar will be held on June 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. At 9:00 a.m., the fun begins with children’s ball games and activities. Shortly thereafter direct-sell vendors, businesses and crafters will be showing and selling their products. There…
Mebane resident Shirley Crisp is on a mission to find a hero - an individual who would be willing and able to provide her husband of 42 years, Pete Crisp, with a kidney.
Back on May 21, I made my way east from Mebane - first along I-40 East and then along 264 East - to Greenville for Eastern Alamance’s NCHSAA 3A state playoff softball game against D.H. Conley High School.
Tyceson Mills and Jessica Smith, the husband and wife team behind a new local business, MealSmith (MealSmithMarket.com), provide hand crafted, locally sourced and globally inspired meals to-go.
On Friday, May 17, the Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company officially opened for business at Lake Michael Park, where they will now be handling all of the lake’s rentals of canoes, kayaks, and jon boats, including those owned by the City of Mebane.
Local resident Curry Wilkinson has turned a longtime North Carolina artistic tradition into his own personal passion. A passion that also makes for a good business alongside his wife Sarah.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 8, the Mebane Historical Museum held its first-ever “Lunch and Learn” event, where program presenter Phil Mace tackled the mystery of Mason Hall, a property to the immediate north of downtown Mebane, not far from the present-day Mill Creek community.
On the afternoon of Thursday, May 2, a large collection of Mebanites came together at the Mebane Presbyterian Church along Fifth Street to celebrate National Day of Prayer. On April 17, 1952, Congress officially passed the National Day of Prayer declaration, which was signed into law by then…
Nearly 250 people participated this past Friday night in this year’s Mebane Dogwood Festival 5K Run/Walk and Dogwood Dash kid’s fun run, which was held in the streets of downtown Mebane.
The Mebane Dogwood Festival’s annual golf tournament returned to Mill Creek Golf Club on Friday afternoon, where approximately 80 golfers took their shots. Despite challenging weather, which included occasional thunderstorms that halted play, the Shotgun Start, best-ball tournament produced …
A familiar bushy-tailed and long eared holiday favorite was spotted sitting in front of Solgarden on Clay Street Saturday, April 20. Anyone walking up the sidewalk or driving by was greeted with a wave from the Easter Bunny. The blue-eyed bunny sat outside shop offering cookies to those who …
Amateur bowlers participated in the 2019 United States Open qualifying tournament Saturday, April 6 at Buffaloe Lanes for a chance to bowl in the national tournament. This year, the two-day tournament was reduced to a one-day event.
The rain didn’t stop numerous community members from attending the Mebane Historical Museum’s G.B. “Bushy” Cook presentation narrated by Phil Mace Sunday in downtown Mebane.
The City of Mebane has submitted a grant application and was awarded a grant from the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) for the construction of an Outdoor Fitness Court at the new Mebane Community Park.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Mebane’s own Dr. Eric Steinbicker of Steinbicker Dentistry and his staff spent a few hours paying it forward to patients who did not have dental insurance on Monday, March 18.
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.
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.
The Mebane Historical Museum held an “Idol Talk” lecture on Sunday, March 10 in Downtown Mebane led by author, Tamra Wilson of Newton, North Carolina.
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.
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.
Mebane artist, Milton Hall, will be the featured artist in a solo exhibition at the Mebane Arts and Community Center beginning Friday, February 22.
Makers of Modern Mebane recognizes and honors the lives of those who shaped Mebane to be the city it is today. Do you know someone who should be nominated this year?