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On Tuesday August 27, investigators with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a victim’s United Health Care account was used to order products from Health Products Benefits totaling $748.00 that he did not authorize. 

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Bob Byrd, a former county commissioner, retired Alamance Regional Medical Center executive and longtime community leader, will seek one of the Democratic nominations for the 2020 Alamance County Commissioners election.

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Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) responded this morning to an armed robbery call at the Mebane Antique Auction Gallery on US Highway 70 West. Two men entered the business through an unlocked door and robbed the owner at gunpoint. A short time later, deputies arrested o…

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On August 14, the Alamance County Sheriff's Office conducted operation "Summer Special" where they targeted individuals involved in the Commercial Sex Industry, who were potential "clients", that wanted to pay for sexual acts. 

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On Sunday, August 18 at approximately 2:13 a.m., the Town of Haw River Police Department requested the City of Graham Police Department to assist with a noise complaint near 400 Thompson St. in Haw River. 

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A Mebane woman is one of two suspects arrested by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office this week on a range of identity theft and exploitation of elder trust charges. 

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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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At 6:08 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the report of multiple vehicles involved in crashes along I-40/85 east and west in Mebane near mile marker 158 in Orange County, to the immediate east of the Buckhorn Road (Exit 157) freeway corridor. I…

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City of Mebane planners and elected officials have been working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation in recent years to study and conceive of ideas to improve traffic and pedestrian accessibility not only in the downtown Mebane area, but in the area to the immediate east of d…

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On Thursday, August 8, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a residence which had been broken into.  The victims reported medications along with cash being stolen from the residence and stated they believed the offender had utilized a doggie door to gain entry.  During …

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In December of 2018, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office received a Sexual Abuse report from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in Spring Hills, Florida.  The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office had an open investigation regarding Child Abuse involving the suspect and a 12 year old child.  T…

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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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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…

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Orange County authorities have brought into custody two suspects in the July 17 robbery at the Mebane ABC Store along U.S. Highway 70, bringing the total number of apprehended suspects in the case to three individuals. 

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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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As Mebane moves forward with tremendous commercial, industrial, and residential growth, city leaders and planners are devising a variety of strategies to keep up with traffic volumes and traffic flows. 

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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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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…

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According to Alamance County arrest reports, a Mebane woman has been charged in a local employee larceny investigation. Michelle Prevette Rinaldi, a 41 year-old white woman who lists 201 E. Center Street, Apartment 281 in Mebane as her current place of residence, was charged on Wednesday, Ju…

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The Burlington Police Department is looking for a Yanceyville man accused of obtaining money under false pretenses through a GoFundMe page. 

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The Alamance County Junior Police Academy recently graduated 26 students from its four-week program, which completed its 24th year of service to the local community in late July. The graduates participated in a ceremony at the Ramada Inn in Burlington on the evening of Friday, July 26. 

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On Tuesday, July 9, the owner of Therma Seal Home Improvement in Mebane reported unauthorized charges on the company credit card. There were 18 charges for a total of $1623.97 to various accounts with Duke Energy, Time Warner Cable, Rent-a-Center, Straight Talk Wireless, and Sony Playstation.

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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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One of the best ways to connect with our past is to study individuals who made a mark, large or small, upon our known landscape. The annual collaborative project between the Mebane Historical Museum and the City of Mebane present a selection of people who have made the City of Mebane the pla…

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The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for its Fall Citizen’s Academy. The Citizen’s Academy provides insight about the job functions and responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office. 

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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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According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a robbery took place on Wednesday morning near Buckhorn Road on the outskirts of Mebane. A resulting confrontation led to three suspects running into the woods near the Mebane Flea Market along Buckhorn Road, where they are being actively purs…

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On the morning of Sunday, July 14, at 12:42 a.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a ‘Shots Fired’ call at the intersection of Christy’s Ln. and Bo Fuller Rd., approximately seven miles north of downtown Mebane near the Prospect Hill community. The call was dispatched b…

A Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on NC Hwy. 14 exploded at roughly 12:20 a.m. completely destroying the fast food restuarant's structure and broadcasting structural debris a quarter mile up the highway.

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The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Elizabeth Nichole Cozart. The Sheriff’s Office posted an update back on Tuesday, June 25 that Cozart was listed as a missing person/runaway juvenile. As of this week, she has not yet been located. 

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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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Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson announced on Wednesday afternoon nearly twenty additional arrests in the third phase of the county’s drug curtailment efforts over the past year. In December, the Sheriff’s Office conducted its “12 Days of Christmas” Phase I operation, followed in the sp…

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A Burlington man who possessed firearms silencers and discussed using them to shoot into a Raleigh federal building was sentenced to five years in prison on June 28, announced Matthew G.T. Martin, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. 

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On Saturday, June 29, the Mebane Police Department held a Bike Rodeo at the Mebane Arts and Community Center. Nearby, the City of Mebane held a Fitness Bonanza, where people could get information about local initiatives such as Mebane on the Move, while also taking 45-minute guided and ungui…

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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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On Monday, June 17, 2019, the Mebane Police Department received a call and took a report of a missing person. Upon speaking to a relative, the missing person reported is as follows: 

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A man is being held in the Orange County Detention Center under $500,000 secured bond after being charged with felony possession of over 28 grams of heroin, felony transportation of over 28 grams of heroin and felony maintenance of a vehicle for use, storage or sale of a controlled substance.

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At Monday night’s Alamance County Commissioners meeting, the elected board voted to approve not only its 2019-20 fiscal year budget, but also a long-range plan to address the next seven years’ worth of growth in the county.

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A suspect in a dramatic robbery attempt in Mebane on Friday morning who reportedly escaped a hospital and was being pursued by Orange County Sheriff’s Office and United States Marshals representatives over the weekend has been apprehended in Burlington on Sunday. 

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With Mebane Mayor Glendel Stephenson stepping down after more than four decades of service to the City, another longtime City official is throwing his name into consideration as Stephenson’s replacement. 

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At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Mebane’s elected officials adopted an ordinance to approve a $30.5 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The budget was approved after months of careful planning and negotiating with City officials. 

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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.

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On the afternoon of Thursday, May 30, members of Alamance County’s law enforcement community came together at the Historic Alamance County Courthouse in downtown Graham to describe a significant series of narcotics arrests. 

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On the afternoon of Sunday, May 26, Mebane’s veteran community paid tribute to those who paid the ultimate price in defense of liberty at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Mebane Veteran’s Garden.