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A protest in downtown Graham in the broiling mid-July heat brought out large crowds on Saturday, estimated between several hundred to over a thousand people. Most were in opposition to the Confederate monument in the Old Courthouse Square that has become a lightning rod of controversy in rec…

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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 Monday July 6 at 7:45 a.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church at 5750 Church Rd. Graham, NC to investigate damage to the Church and a Church van. The Church is located in the community of Saxapahaw, south of Graham.

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The city of Graham’s orders preventing groups of two or more people from protesting without police permission violates the First Amendment to the Constitution on rights to free speech and assembly, a coalition of civil rights groups led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law an…

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At Monday night’s Mebane City Council meeting, held virtually over Zoom, the elected officials chose to set a date of Wednesday, August 5 to host a virtual Town Hall Meeting on current issues. 

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On Tuesday June 30, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit received a report of a sexual assault against a 12-year-old. Detectives spoke with the victim and family members and received evidence of the sexual assault on a digital device.

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As America goes through a historic time of awareness and change in regards to race relations, a debate is raging throughout Mebane and all of Alamance County in relation to the confederate monument at the Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Graham. 

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On June 20, officers with the Graham Police Department were in the area of Courtsquare to maintain the peace between groups of people who had opposing views surrounding the placement of the Confederate Monument located at the Historic Alamance County Courthouse in the downtown Graham area. 

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On Monday morning June 15 at 10:09 a.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a routine traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 49 South and Holt Crossroads south of Burlington.

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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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The fight between Alamance County’s Ace Speedway and local and state authorities over the hosting of race weekends at the Elon track in May and June has made national headlines in recent weeks. 

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Alamance Community College welcomed its 2020 graduates on June 5 for a campus drive-through where students picked up commencement caps and gowns, received yard signs and diploma covers, and had professional photos taken.

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After many sleepless nights and consultation with my staff, I have decided today to advise the citizens of Alamance County and the Media that, I will not be issuing a citation to the owner of the ACE Speedway in Alamance County for having more than 25 people in the race stands this past Satu…

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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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Since the homicide of George Floyd, Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson has been asked for his thoughts and comments about this senseless tragedy. Admittedly, it has been difficult for a man with nearly fifty years of law enforcement experience to process such a tragedy. 

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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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During Monday night’s virtual City Council meeting, Mebane City Manager David Cheek explained to the town’s elected leaders and the general public that the City will be required to raise its Utility Fund rates in January 2021.

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Tajae Wakely is a Missing Person / Runaway Juvenile who was last seen on May 27 at 2094 Haith Fuller Tr, in Mebane around 4:48 am. His clothing description is unknown. 

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Prior to the start of Monday night’s Mebane City Council meeting, Mayor Ed Hooks and Mebane Police Department Chief Terry Caldwell both made statements in regards to the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has led to numerous protests and violent incidents throughout the count…

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On Friday, May 29 the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics related search warrant on a residence located at 2916 Auburn Dr. Apt. 206 in Burlington. This search warrant was the end result of a brief and intense investigation involving various violations of the N.C. Controlled…

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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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With stay-at-home orders still in place through much of the early part of May, Mebane’s City Council held a virtual meeting this month. In the virtual session, Mebane City Manager David Cheek presented Mebane’s proposed 2020-21 fiscal year budget. The proposed budget called for $22.36 millio…

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The Burlington Writers Club recently presented awards to the winners of its’ 64th Annual Adult Contest. Winners came from an eight county area. Since we couldn’t have a banquet this year, there is no picture of the winners. Here is a list of all winners in the eight categories.

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Local Alamance County writer Jerry Woodlief penned his first book, Staring Down the Beasts: A Combat Veteran Remembers, based on true events as told to him by his cousin Ron Woodlief. The book is a vivid recollection of actual experiences Woodlief recalled during his time fighting in the Vie…

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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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On Friday May 15, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Deputies executed a narcotics related search warrant on a residence located at 2953 Quakenbush Road, Snow Camp, N.C.

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On May 14 at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers with the Burlington Police Department responded to 1522 N Mebane St. in reference to a stabbing.  Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, Haniyeh Khodaverdian 38 year old of Burlington suffering from multiple stab wounds.  

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On Wednesday May 6, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office and the Mebane Police Department were involved in a multi-agency vehicle pursuit which originated in Orange County by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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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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A trio of students from Mebane’s Woodlawn Middle School - Quincie Loy, Haley Hudgins, and Chloe Grandsire - had strong showings at the recent North Carolina state contest for National History Day. Loy and Hudgins placed third statewide for their project on the All-American Girls Professional…

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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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The Eastern Alamance High School women’s cross country program will receive a $150 cash award from the NCHSAA Scholar Athlete Program for finishing second among North Carolina’s public high schools in weighted team Grade Point Average (GPA). As a team, the Eagles’ team GPA of 3.932 was bette…

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On Wednesday May 6, 2020 at 8:43 p.m., Deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the 4300 block of Wildlife Lane in Graham in southern Alamance County.

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On Wednesday May 6, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office and the Mebane Police Department were involved in a multi-agency vehicle pursuit which originated in Orange County by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 138 on Tuesday to modify North Carolina’s Stay At Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8 at 5 pm. Certain businesses remain closed as the state continues battling COVID-19.