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On Sunday afternoon, the people of Alamance County came together for a peaceful walk through the streets of Haw River. Approximately 400 residents of all colors convened for an act of local unity, spearheaded by local business leaders and Beyond Measure Ministries. 

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The Mebane Farmer’s Market is set to resume on the morning of Saturday, June 13. While operations may be altered for the safety of the Farmer’s Market’s vendors, patrons, and managers, the Farmer’s Market will operate every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. starting June 13 through October 3. Authenti…

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The front lines of the war on COVID-19 have expanded and are now reaching into rural America. As infection rates begin to plateau nationally, and states begin to reopen, we, too, must expand our focus and our action to rural communities—areas with limited healthcare infrastructure and popula…

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For Jaylen Aguilar - like her fellow Eastern Alamance High School Class of 2020 seniors - this spring has been filled with a series of missed experiences and lost opportunities. 

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The Mebane Historical Museum will open its doors to the public on Tuesday June, 2. They will require visitors to the galleries to wear a mask or similar face covering until the State of North Carolina's Phase III is underway. Public Programs are still on hold until further notice.

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If you are like me, your email has been flooded with stories about COVID-19 lately. Most articles use faceless data like unemployment figures, infection rates, and economic losses to paint a sobering picture of an unpredictable global health crisis with an uncertain outcome. One story, howev…

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As society digs into its battle against COVID-19, a health researcher at Ball State University recommends behaviors that to adapt as soon as possible to avoid illness. These are strategies to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your co-workers at a lower risk for contracting the COVID-19 nov…

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As a Registered Nurse with experience in pediatric emergency rooms as well as deliveries, Eastern Alamance High School nurse Trish Garrett understands more than most people how uncomfortable N95 masks worn in emergency rooms and hospitals can become after long periods of time. The thought of…

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On Friday, May 8, The Reginald Wright Allstate Agency will be hosting a food drive for the Mebane community. We are looking for non-perishable food items, canned foods, paper products, and toiletry donations. You may drive by the table set up in the parking lot, and one of our associates wil…

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For Joyce Felker and many of her fellow residents at Mebane Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care at 1999 N.C. Highway 119, Friday afternoon’s parade was a welcome event. 

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The N.C. Arts Council, Come Hear North Carolina and CLTure will present Under One Roof, a livestream benefit concert for North Carolina artists this weekend, Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 from 8 p.m.–9 p.m. The event will be broadcast on Twitch and Facebook.   The North Carolina …

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Editor’s Note: On March 19, University of North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV) hosted a special on the Thompson sculpture on its “Muse: The Arts Show” program. All of the quotes in the story below were provided in that program, which can be watched online at https://video.unctv.org/vide…

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Girls on the Run of the Triangle is a nonprofit that continues to offer tools to support third- to eighth-grade girls’ social, emotional and physical health during a time when our community is struggling. It’s expanding its support to the entire community with its Girls on the Run Virtual Sp…

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A crisis like the pandemic can add to the stress of co-parenting, but also help parents overcome their issues and work together to safeguard the children they both love for good.

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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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Anxious? Stressed?  You’re in good company, and taking care of your mental and emotional well-being is critical during this time.  According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey from March 25-30, 72% of adults report their lives are disrupted “a lot” or “some.” This is a 32 percentage…

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Governor Roy Cooper declared April 1, 2020, as National Census Day to encourage all North Carolinians to participate in the census and be counted. The 2020 Census will determine how much federal funding flows to North Carolina communities and how much representation our state gets in Congres…

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The Scott Family Collection opens a new exhibit on Friday, March 6 from 3-5 at Alamance Community College.  The exhibit opening is at the Scott Collection, located on the third floor of Gee Building on the ACC Carrington-Scott Campus in Graham.

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It started with a few Facebook posts and signs along the highway promoting a seafood festival near the Efland Ruritan Club. The small, September 2019 event was the brainchild of Terry Rose, president of the Hillsborough Sport Fishing Club. The organization, for the last 15 years, had used mo…

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At the National Montford Point Marine Association of North Carolina’s Triad-Triangle Chapter 38 7th Annual Crystal Brown Black History Month Gospel Festival, the First African-Americans to enter the United States Marine Corps were celebrated. The event was well attended by over 600 people, w…

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Eastern Alamance High School had a total of eight band members earn a spot in the All-District Honor Band. The students included Dominic Lingg (2nd Chair Mallets, 9-10 Band), Megan Weiss (3rd Chair Horn, 11-12 Band), Tyson Sessoms (10th Chair Trumpet, 9-10 Band), Liam Weiss (3rd Chair Trombo…

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On the evening of Monday, January 20, guests at the Mebane Historical Museum were treated to a unique presentation by Mebane resident Karin Fuhrer-Thornton. Fuhrer-Thornton, who runs Clay Street Printing alongside her daughter Sugaree, owns a rare circular hand-powered sock machine, which pr…

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On the evening of Monday, January 20, DeAnne Edwards (RN, MSN) presented a special program at the Mebane Historical Museum. Titled “The History of Social Diseases,” Edwards’ program discussed this history of social diseases, or those diseases whose incidence is directly associated with socia…

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It’s been a little over two years now since Keron McHugh opened The Cardinal Skin Art & Gallery along Fifth Street in downtown Mebane, adjacent to the Lofts at White Furniture and the Clay Street downtown district. The Grand Opening was held in October of 2017. 

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Three local students were honored at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) meeting on January 9th for their essay contributions to the VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen and Voices of America essay contests. Friends and family members of the winning contestants gathered for a spaghetti dinner, followed…

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After Charles Womack, publisher of YES! Weekly and Jamestown News, lost his brother, Patrick, to cancer this August, he wanted to immortalize Patrick’s memory and his passion for music. So, Charles and his family set up a musician scholarship fund in Patrick’s name and raised $3,235 through …

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For more than a quarter of a century, longtime Mebane resident Mary Corbett has turned her home on West Street in Mebane into a glittering Christmas spectacle. This year was no different, as the 87-year-old Corbett matriarch welcomed family, friends, and special guests to her home for her an…

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50 local Girl Scouts were recently honored at  their annual Investiture and Rededication Ceremony. The Service was held November 3rd at Hawfields Presbyterian Church. The girls performed a flag ceremony and new members were honored with membership pins. 

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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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The Christmas season’s right around the corner! The communities of Alamance County are invited to watch the Alamance Chorale’s Christmas concert entitled, “Here We Come A-Caroling” on December 10, 2019. It will be held at 7:30 pm, at the Graham Presbyterian Church in Graham.

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Take a train car capable of running on the Mebane Train Display, and give it your own personal Holiday flair. The Mebane Train Display is hosting a Holiday Train Car Decorating Contest, which will allow local youths the opportunity to get their car connected with the rest of the popular loca…

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It’s 1910. You and your husband work at a local mill. You start a family. But in order to continue to live in company housing, you must produce a product, despite staying home with little ones underfoot. What’s a woman of the day to do? 

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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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Due to the threat of rain on Saturday, Destination Downtown Mebane has been forced to make a few changes to its schedule for Saturday’s Hometown Holidays event. Specifically, all outdoor events for Hometown Holidays have been cancelled. However, all indoor events and activities are still on.

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Destination Downtown Mebane will once again be hosting its Hometown Holidays celebration on Saturday, November 23, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in downtown Mebane. 

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The 11th annual Mebane on the Move road races, sponsored by the Mebane Women’s Club, will take place on Saturday, December 14th in downtown Mebane. This family-friendly event offers a 5k and 1-Mile Mad Dash. Mebane on the Move is again expecting more than 300 participants. 

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Students at Woodlawn Middle School have been working hard in recent weeks in preparation for their performance of the musical “Mary Poppins JR.” at the Eastern Alamance High School auditorium. The performances will be November 21, 22, and 23, with nightly shows at 7:00 p.m.. Admission is $7.…

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On Sunday afternoon, a large group of Mebanites and local veterans came together at the Mebane Veteran’s Garden, located at the corner of Third and Center Streets in downtown Mebane, for the annual Veteran’s Day celebration. Commander Mike Barr of Mebane’s VFW Post 1920, the official hosts o…

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The Rotary Club of Mebane is hosting a charity 5K run on Saturday Oct 26th at 8:00 a.m. in downtown Mebane. The 5K Run/Walk and Kid 1 Mile Fun Run will support providing Thanksgiving meals to local families in the Mebane school district. The 5K route will be the exact same route as the annua…

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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…