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The Wooden Nickel, a popular and long-time establishment on Churton Street in downtown Hillsborough, is considering expanding into downtown Mebane. 

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The City of Mebane is hosting a Vision Forum for its Downtown Main Street Program the evening of Tuesday, September 28 at the Mebane Arts and Community Center at 6:00 p.m.. The public is invited to come to the Vision Forum and provide their feedback on a wide range of ideas to improve downto…

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At the August Mebane Planning Board meeting, the appointed advisory committee recommended the establishment of a residential conditional zone on three properties totaling 25.58 acres along Ben Wilson Road. The three properties in question are located at 900, 1002, and 1010 Ben Wilson Road - …

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At the July 19 Mebane Planning Board meeting, Espitia Properties, LLC and Meritage Homes came before the appointed advisory committee to request the rezoning of two separate properties along South Eleventh Street. Espitia Properties, LLC is looking to construct three apartment buildings tota…

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At the Monday, July 12 Mebane City Council meeting, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) members Katy Jones and Chelsey Morrison came before the elected board to make two requests. BPAC has been in discussions with officials in Graham about the possibility of utilizing a program…

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The public hearing concerning the condemnation of the home at 402 West Clay St. during the Mebane City Council’s June 7 meeting grew heated as the owner of the property accused the city of treating her unfairly.

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Three years ago, Jessica Carpentier was seeking guidance for one of the biggest decisions she’s had to make in her life, and her career. She had been working for three years at the Eclection Emporium, a retail shop in downtown Mebane, when the store’s owners decided they needed to step away …

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Rocky Run Farm, a family-owned farm in Mebane, was recently awarded an NC AgVentures grant, designed to fund innovative farming initiatives throughout North Carolina. The grant will be used to create an on-farm poultry processing to efficiently process ducks, chickens and turkeys.

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Packard Cabinetry, a full-service kitchen design firm that offers a diverse selection of high-quality cabinetry, including custom designs, has opened a new location at 115 West Clay Street in Mebane, NC.

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On Thursday, Tanger Outlets Mebane donated $3000 to the Mebane Police and Fire Departments.  Each department was awarded $1500 in recognition of their long-standing partnership with the outlet center which is in it’s tenth year of operation.

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The City of Mebane has announced its inaugural members of the Recreation and Parks Advocacy Commission - an organization intended to provide direction to the City Council and Recreation and Parks Department regarding matters related to Recreation and Parks programs, facilities, policies, and…

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At the February Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board heard from two representatives of the North Carolina Department of Transportation - Mike Fox, Chairman of the NCDOT Board of Transportation, and Wright Archer, Division Engineer for the Mebane area - regarding a series of highway…

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Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Terry Johnson today announced that Alamance County citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the North Carolina Sherif…

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After more than a year of intensive study and community conversations, BUC-EE’S has withdrawn its zoning application for the 104-acre Efland Station project after determining Orange County is not a suitable fit for the mixed-use development that would have included a hotel, restaurants, medi…

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Alamance County Health Department has identified a COVID-19 outbreak at three long-term care facilities in the county, Mebane Ridge Assisted Living in Mebane, Brookdale Senior Living and Alamance House Assisted Living, both in Burlington. NC DHHS defines an outbreak as two laboratory-confirm…

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At Monday night’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board paid tribute to David Cheek, the outgoing City Manager who is retiring after more than a decade of service to the people of Mebane. Mayor Ed Hooks read a resolution honoring Cheek for his service as City Manager of the City of …

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The City of Mebane requests interested residents of the City and residents in the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) or residents within one mile of the City Limits to apply for seven new positions on its Racial Equity Advisory Committee (REAC) no later than Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

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The City of Mebane is losing one of its most valued employees on January 31, as Mebane Public Works Director Wayne Pore is retiring after 30 years of service to the City. At the January City Council meeting, the elected officials paid tribute to Pore and his decades of hard work and sound le…

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According to a deed filed with the Alamance County Register of Deeds, United Parcel Service has paid approximately $9.43 million for a series of land parcels in the North Carolina Commerce Park for its new $260 million distribution center. UPS purchased the properties from Samet Corporation.…

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The early weeks of 2021 are bringing considerable change to Mebane’s City Hall, as town leaders are preparing for the departure of longtime City Manager David Cheek, who is retiring at the end of January. Cheek’s final day with the City of Mebane is Friday, January 29. Current Assistant City…

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In August 2020, NC Department of Environmental Quality denied MVP Southgate's permit for the 401 application, which would allow them to cross streams. The permit was denied on several claims, but the main point was arguing that the MVP mainline may never be completed.

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The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examiners is pleased to announce that 256 North Carolina candidates passed the Uniform CPA Examination between July 1, 2020 and November 1, 2020. One of those candidates - Isaac Bennett Irby - is a resident of Mebane.

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Following a presentation by Ramey Kemp and Associates consultant Devyn Lozzi at the January 11 Mebane Planning Board meeting, members of the Planning Board expressed their opinions on the various concepts. The various concepts included having Lowe’s Boulevard Extension as the main roadway, w…

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At a recent Zoom meeting on January 7, as well as in the Mebane Planning Board meeting on January 11, city planners and consultants went into considerable detail in regards to the potential options for extending Lowe’s Boulevard down to Trollingwood-Hawfields Road, while also connecting Lowe…

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On the evening of Monday, January 11, the Mebane Planning Board approved a proposal by Al Neyer to construct two large warehouses on a property at 6016 West Ten Road in western Orange County. The Planning Board unanimously approved Al Neyer’s rezoning request. Mebane Development Director Cy …

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McDonald’s and Shake Shack have both kicked off 2021 by announcing new fried chicken sandwiches as they join the hotly debated fried chicken wars. 

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The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of Treasury announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-opened the loan process beginning Monday, January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. Additionally, following a call with SBA …

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On the evening of January 7, City of Mebane planners held an online Zoom meeting with citizens in order to provide more information about the proposed Lowe’s Boulevard Corridor plan, and to gather public feedback on the project. Mebane has conducted an extensive study of the proposed Lowe’s …

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Due to Covid-19 related staffing issues, both Alamance County remote Recycling Centers will close effective Wednesday, January 6th.  The two recycling centers, located at Pleasant Grove Recreation Center and at 3479 Danieley Waterwheel Road, both in Burlington, will be closed until further notice. 

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If you’ve been contributing for many years to your 401(k) or similar retirement plan, it may be your largest pool of money. So, if you are facing a financial need, you may think about tapping into your account. After all, it’s your money – why not use it?

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In January, the Mebane Planning Board will consider for a third time a requested rezoning of 46.38 acres at 6016 West Ten Road for a proposed warehouse project. The applicant - Al Neyer, a commercial and industrial development firm based out of Cincinnati, Ohio - wishes to change the current…

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On Thursday, January 7, the City of Mebane will host a virtual public input meeting, where the City is hopeful to receive public feedback from the community in regards to a proposal to eventually stretch Lowe’s Boulevard west to connect with Trollingwood-Hawfields Road, thereby creating anot…

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Alamance County Health Department has identified a COVID-19 cluster at MUMS Childcare in Mebane and Little Thinkers Daycare in Burlington. Currently, eight (8) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among three (3) staff and five (5) children at MUMS Childcare.

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On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 9, an outdoor ceremony was held at 831 S. Eighth Street, the new location of Quality Service Today Plumbing, to formally welcome Quality Service Today to its new site. Onhand at the event was Troy Woodard, the Chair of the Alamance Chamber of Commerce,…

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The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA) announces that is has secured a $172,115 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant funds will be used for in-house positions at NCRLA to provide technical support, resources and assistance directly to r…

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Truliant Federal Credit Union announced today that construction is underway on a new branch in Graham, N.C., its fourth Alamance County location. Located at 915 S. Main Street, the credit union is planning a summer 2021 open.