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Historians strive for our present-day selves to make meaningful connections to our past in a way that we can both relate to and learn from. One can achieve this goal by attending the Makers of Modern Mebane reception scheduled for Thursday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mebane Arts Center…

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The annual Carolina Country Store Auction at the Mebane Antique Auction Gallery will return for its 28th year next week after last year’s auction was skipped due to the pandemic. The auction will begin, in-person and online, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 16 and running all day each da…

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Farm toy shows are not at all as popular as they once were, but an Alamance County man is working to ensure these shows don’t become a thing of the past by organizing a two-day show to be held at Lakeview Community Church, 101 Boone Road, in Burlington on August 6 and 7.

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Both this year and last year, the Mebane Historical Museum was forced to cancel the always popular Fourth of July Parade, but Mebanites have a variety of events hosted by the museum to look forward to later this summer and into the fall.

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In a joint statement released on Friday, Alamance Arts, the City of Mebane, Destination Downtown Mebane, Inc., with the help of Mebane Recreation and Parks, will host a Mason Lovette Band concert on North Fourth Street in Downtown Mebane on July 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Once a month, Mebane Urban Sketch gives Mebane residents, regardless of skill level, the opportunity to sketch different places around Mebane and Alamance County.

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Alamance Arts is pleased to announce the mixed media exhibition of Frank DiMauro, titled The XI Stations: The Passion According to Mother Nature. This exhibit was inspired by the Stations of the Cross, or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows. It refers to a series of iconog…

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Mebane Recreation and Parks held a virtual public input meeting Thursday evening to explain plans for extension of the trails at Lake Michael Park, as well as draw feedback from residents on the project. Another meeting, this one in-person, was held at the Lake Michael Boathouse on Saturday …

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During the June 7 Mebane City Council meeting, City Manager Chris Rollins announced that the annual 4th of July celebration will be returning to the Mebane Arts and Community Center on Sunday, July 4. 

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The Hawfields Civitan Club will be hosting the 2021 Outdoor Fair on the Field at Hawfields Community Park on Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair will take place completely outdoors on the ballfield at the park.

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Mebane author Nancy Youngdahl will release her fourth children’s book in June, titled, ‘Ruth Adventures: Best Friends Forever.’ The book is the second in the ‘Ruth Adventures’ series and Youngdahl’s fifth book overall.

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A collection of Mebane artist Laurell Murray’s artwork, titled ORDINARY, will be on display at the Mebane Arts and Community Center (MACC) from May 20 to July 11. The MACC will also host two receptions with the collection on display on Thursday May 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday…

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Earlier this year Alamance Burlington School System announced the unfortunate reality that, due to Covid-19, the school would not be able to provide a prom for the second year in a row. Sadly, many of the girls still had unworn dresses hanging in their closets from their missed Junior prom. …

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CORRECTION(S): In the seventh paragraph, Henry Scott was referred to as Ralph Scott, this error has been corrected; additionally, a quote from Peggy Boswell in paragraph nine had typo that has been corrected, also.

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At the end of March 2020, a new wedding and events venue in Graham, called the Graham Mill, was set for its grand opening. Over 500 tickets were sold for the grand opening and the mayor of Graham was to be in attendance. Then, in the middle of March, the world went on pause.

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A maverick is defined as “an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.” Going by that definition, The Maverick – an alternative country music station with frequencies covering most of Alamance County and, now, Mebane and Hillsborough – is properly named.

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The Mebane Arts and Community Center (MACC) unveiled a new exhibit on Wednesday featuring works created by Graham artist Karen Chin. Chin’s works will be on display, and for sale, until May 16.

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This month Mebane is taking their history to the streets with a pop-up exhibit. Destination Downtown and the MEBANE HISTORICAL MUSEUM have partnered to present individuals from the Museum’s popular annual collaboration with the City of Mebane, Makers of Modern Mebane, throughout the downtown area. 

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Local playwright and poet, Debra Kaufman, will premiere her new, one-act play ,“Free Hugs,” as part of the Greensboro Playwrights Forum "An Evening of Short Plays #39 Virtual,” Friday evenings March 5 and Saturday March 6. Kaufman’s play is about two sisters at a farmers' market a year after…

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The Orange County Historical Museum will be hosting Vickie Jeffries, herbalist, artist, and Tribal Administrator for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, for an evening of exploration into the traditional uses of pine needles. This event will be live streamed by the Museum on Thursday, …

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Peyton Bivins, Natalie Couturier, Samantha Holt, Brianna Patterson and Laura Ray, all high school seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors, have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award. They are among the elite 5 percent of Girl Scouts who reach this achievement. Many universities and colleges offer sc…

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The Alamance-Burlington School System is undertaking a project to renovate a 468 square foot building that was used decades ago as a school house for Alamance County African-American students. The one-acre site, located at 4460 N. N.C. Highway 62, was built in 1915, and was used as a one-roo…

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The Orange County Historical Museum is thrilled to once again host Lawrence Dunmore, professional storyteller and historian for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, for a virtual Native American storytelling event. This event will be live streamed by the Museum on Thursday, February 18t…

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This past week, my family and I took advantage of the sunny weather to make our way to Mebane’s newest featured attraction - Cates Farm Park. Nestled between the Mill Creek community and the new Highway 119 bypass, Cates Farm Park offers some beautiful scenic walking trails for local residen…

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Discover why Wonder Woman is the world’s greatest superhero through a new book. Star-Spangled Panties, by Efland author Carol A. Strickland, is an information-packed guide to the Amazing Amazon, detailing her history, her accoutrements, and her mission: to turn the patriarchy on its ear.

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The Orange County Historical Museum is honored to host Tom Magnuson for a four part series, “The Networks of Early North Carolina History.”  In this series, Magnuson will present some of his findings from his thirty years of studying the earliest commercial transportation networks in the Sou…

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You might not know it if immersed in the mainstream media, but living a healthy lifestyle has never been more important than it is right now. With the global pandemic raging on, the importance of understanding how to be healthy has never been more paramount. 

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The Burlington Writers Club is now accepting entries for its Annual Spring Adult Contest. This is our 65th Anniversary Year. The contest is open to adult writers in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham , Durham , Guilford , Orange , Randolph and Rockingham Counties.

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Enjoy the second part of the Museum’s Open Hearth Cooking series by virtually joining trained historical interpreter Linda Ostrand for a cooking demonstration in her home, the “Berry Brick House”. This program will be livestreamed by the Orange County Historical Museum on January 21st, 2021,…

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A Very Worthy Farewell virtual retirement tribute will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7 pm. The event, which is free, may be accessed by anyone. 

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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to North Carolina. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the area in March 2021. They understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times. The staff and pro…

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Mebane Presbyterian Church is offering an online GriefShare Class via Zoom. Led by Pastor Jeff Smith and Bonnie Johnson, classes begin Thursday, January 7th at 7:00pm. Register by calling the church office at 919-563-1660 or email info@mebanepres.org.

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A new book, “Jimmy Reese’s Streak of Lean,” is a warm and touching memoir of life in the 1950s and 1960s on a tobacco farm. Part autobiography, part third-person storytelling, “Jimmy Reese’s Streak of Lean” is a fascinating look at a way of life that was not unfamiliar to those who lived in …

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Due to a positive Covid-19 test result amongst staff, the North Park Library will be closed until further notice. While building cleaning is underway, the branch will remain closed out of an abundance of caution. Alamance County Health Department was notified of the possible COVID-19 case(s)…

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For the Corbett family of Mebane, the Christmas season has always been a special time of love and remembrance. For decades, the home on 210 West Street in the West End community of Mebane has been aglow with the lights of scores of Christmas trees and decorative lights. And while the matriar…

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Alamance County has been chosen to receive $62,300 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Re…

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Just prior to Christmas, the Hawfields Civitans organizations donated several hundred pounds of canned food and other edible goods, filling up an entire storage truck, to the Manna Market Food Bank at the First Baptist Church of Mebane, as well as Garrett Elementary School. Box after box of …