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Mebane City Hall and all municipal offices are suspending walk-in services for the indefinite future due to the COVD-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing to mitigate the virus’s spread. Employees are working from the office and home, and are available by e-mail and phone. 

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Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) announced on March 25 that it is adjusting production at its plant in Swepsonville, North Carolina due to parts supply issues related to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The Alamance County Health Department confirmed Friday morning that Alamance County has gotten its first confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus. Alamance County had not gotten any cases of the Novel Coronavirus strand until this latest update the morning of March 20. 

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Mayor Ed Hooks declared an official state of emergency on Friday, March 13 for the City of Mebane. The declaration may include a variety of restrictions and/or prohibitions if needed as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve. 

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On Monday, Alamance-Burlington School System Superintendent Dr. Bruce Benson held a press conference at Southern Alamance High School, where he explained the next steps for ABSS following Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order that all schools in North Carolina be closed for the next two week…

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On Sunday March 15, 2020 at 7:43 a.m., Deputies responded to 2219 Bordeaux Drive, Mebane, NC in reference to a person in cardiac arrest. While at the scene, the deceased was pronounced dead by medical personnel from Alamance County EMS.

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On Wednesday March 11, the Alamance County Sheriff's Office received information that another student at Southern Alamance Middle School was sexually assaulted by 18-year-old Brandon Lane, and that Mr. Samuel Bradly Freeze, the junior varsity wrestling coach at Southern Alamance High, knew a…

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The City of Mebane remains vigilant as it watches news updates and follows national organizations keeping a close eye on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Major sporting events across the country, including the nearby Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball Tournament, were cancelled, as was th…

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In a dramatic session Monday evening, the Mebane Planning Board unanimously recommended to the Mebane City Council to approve a new subdivision called Tupelo Junction, which is located along Saddle Club Road in Orange County. 

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The Eastern Alamance High baseball team got in the win column for the first time over the weekend, as the Eagles traveled across the county to Swepsonville and defeated Southern Alamance on the road, 6-4. 

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On Wednesday March 4, at 10:57 a.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to 801 Trollingwood-Hawfields Rd. (Clover Creek Mobile Home Park) in Mebane in reference to a physical domestic incident.  

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Alamance County made its way to the polls on Tuesday, as North Carolina engaged in its spring primary leading up to the November general election. It was “Super Tuesday” around the country, as a total of 14 states conducted their spring primaries throughout the United States. 

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The Mebane City Council reluctantly voted Monday night to reverse course on the proposed Summerhaven community along N.C. Highway 119, south of the I-40/I-85 freeway interchange. After voting to reject the proposed subdivision plat during February’s monthly meeting, the elected board reconsi…

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AKG of America received the Caterpillar Award for Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) Certification at the Bronze level. Caterpillar developed this program to select, evaluate, and certify strategic suppliers. These strategic partners are certified through SQEP by meeting supplier per…

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On Tuesday February 25, at approximately 3:47 p.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Department Deputies responded to the 2400 block of Melfield Drive in Mebane in reference to a suspicious person. 

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At this month’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board made the decision to turn down a Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat from Desco Properties for the proposed Summerhaven residential neighborhood along N.C. Highway 119, to the immediate south of Hawfields Presbyterian Church. 

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At this month’s Mebane City Council meeting, the Mebane Police Department received permission from the elected board to purchase a variety of needed items through the use of forfeiture funds. In all, the MPD received a total of $99,308 from its equitable sharing program with the U.S. Departm…

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On Tuesday January 21, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office received a report of fraudulent activity with a checking account. The victim advised her son had taken five of her checks, wrote them to himself, forged her signature and cashed them.

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The Mebane City Council turned down a proposed U-Haul business on the east side of town at Monday night’s monthly meeting, as the elected board cited a variety of concerns including harmony with the surrounding area, as well as the feasibility of such a business in that particular location. 

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The new high school that will serve future Mebane and southeastern Alamance County students has an official location. The Alamance-Burlington School System’s Board of Education voted unanimously last week to purchase a 96-acre tract of property along N.C. Highway 119 in Haw River, approximat…

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At Monday night’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board considered a rezoning request by Aubrey and Celine Meador for “The White House,” located at 7920 E. Washington Street. The 5.61 acre property had been zoned R-20 (residential) for decades, but the Meadors requested a rezoning t…

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Over the past several years, Mebane has gotten plenty of new dining options. Much of them have been fast food, as the town has accommodated growing traffic and residential development south of the I-40/I-85 interchange with the addition of Arby’s, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, and Cook Out just in…

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On January 28 and 29, the Alamance County Sheriff's Office, along with the Mebane Police Department, Graham Police Department, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, and State Bureau of Investigation, conducted Operation ‘Happy New Year.’ The undercover operation, designed to coincide with Human …

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At Monday night’s City Council meeting, City Manager David Cheek indicated that the intersection at Mebane Oaks Road and Old Hillsborough Road - originally thought to be scheduled for turning lanes and a four-way traffic signal either in 2019 or 2020 - will be pushed back another year, to 2021.

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On Tuesday night, January 28, at 11:00 p.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of Armed Robbery at the Dollar General located at 2523 N.C. Highway 54 in Graham, near N.C. Highway 119, approximately five miles from Mebane. 

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Each year, the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors the High School Ethics Bowl competition where students analyze and debate real-life ethical issues. The competitive event encourages and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking skills, civ…

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At the recent Mebane City Council meeting, there was considerable discussion about a variety of roadway projects and studies that will take place within Mebane in the coming months. It’s no secret that Mebane has experienced a significant boom in traffic in recent years with all the new resi…

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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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According to the Mebane Police Department, four men have been arrested and charged in relation to the December 18 armed robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank at 820 S. Fifth Street in Mebane. During the course of this investigation, numerous suspects were developed, and these same individuals are …

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On the afternoon of Thursday, January 16, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper made his way to Alamance Community College to discuss one of his signature initiatives - the Finish Line Grants program.The Finish Line Grants program helps community college students who face unforeseen financial e…

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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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On the morning of Sunday, January 12, at 9:49 a.m., an inmate in the Alamance County Detention Center, William Lawrence Cowan, age 29, was found unresponsive in his cell.

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At the Monday, January 6 Mebane City Council meeting, the City’s Finance Director, Jeanne Tate, provided details on the completion of Mebane’s ninth Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). 

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The Efland Fire Department has recently purchased an important new tool to aid its mission of saving lives during times of emergency and helping prevent tragedies. The acquisition of two brand new LUCAS chest compression devices will help Efland’s Fire officials be significantly more prepare…

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A home fire between Christmas and New Year’s Day in Mebane tragically claimed the lives of two local residents, the Mebane Fire Department confirmed to the Enterprise. 

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On Thursday December 19, 2019 at approximately 1:45 p.m., the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit conducted a traffic stop on I-40 near Maple Avenue Burlington, for a traffic violation. 

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On the evening of Thursday, December 19, ten members of the Eastern Alamance High softball team came together at Mebane’s Walmart to take part in assisting the Alamance Christmas Cheer program with helping needy families during the holiday season. 

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Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) charged two men yesterday in connection with a kidnapping and sexual assault reported to law enforcement late Wednesday, December 18.

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On Tuesday December 17 at 2:45 P.M., Deputies with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in Mebane on a white in color Ford Ranger, occupied by a white male driver and a white female passenger, for displaying an unreadable North Carolina registration plate. 

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Mebane on the Move held its annual 5K Road Race and kid’s Mad Dash this past weekend, with more than 200 registered participants. Despite a cold, rainy Saturday morning in Mebane, most of the participants held their commitment and came out to either run or walk the track that made its way th…

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At the December Mebane City Council meeting, City Manager David Cheek and other town leaders recognized two longtime members of the Mebane Fire Department for a quarter of a century of dedicated work on behalf of the town. 

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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.