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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.

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The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released the following statement in respo…

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Chick-fil-A®, one of the nation’s leading quick service restaurant companies, will locate a major distribution center in Alamance County, investing an estimated $52 million to build the new facility, Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday, December 1.

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An initiative in Alamance County is bringing both hope and opportunity to women who were formerly incarcerated. Benevolence Farm, located at 4265 Thompson Mill Road in Graham, is intended to help these women attain life skills and critical training to assist them over the long term. 

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At the Mebane City Council’s December 7 session, the elected board will be considering both an application and an ordinance to establish a new Racial Equity Committee for the City. The idea was the brainchild of local resident Tommy Jones, who came before the City Council earlier this year t…

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During the November Mebane Planning Board meeting, City Planners Ashley Ownbey and Audrey Vogel provided the Planning Board with a detailed Housing Supply Report. The concept of putting together such a report arose during the August Planning board meeting, in which the appointed advisory boa…

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At the November Mebane Planning Board meeting, the advisory group unanimously rejected a request from Diamondback Investment Group to rezone six parcels from R-20 and B-2 zoning to R-6 (residential conditional zoning district) for a planned unit development of approximately 59.85 acres at 14…

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Last week, the City of Mebane hosted a joint online session with Orange County planners and officials with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council to discuss the Buckhorn Area Plan. The Buckhorn Area Plan is a comprehensive study that has been undertaken in recent years to assess the feasibility…

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Last week the City of Mebane hosted a joint meeting with Orange County and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council to discuss the Buckhorn Area Plan - a plan designed to prepare for the long-term usage of the area along the Buckhorn Road corridor in western Orange County. Participants in the ses…

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At the November Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board unanimously approved to allocate just under $95,000 for a space study, that will help the City of Mebane assess its space needs, and where there might be appropriate areas for future municipal facilities such as Police Stations a…

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Piedmont Electric has awarded $50,193 in Bright Ideas education grants to 31 local teachers to fund engaging projects for their students. More than 8,170 students at schools in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Orange and Person counties will benefit from these grants.

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After nearly a decade of successful ownership in Graham - and recent success in one of Mebane’s more popular local stores - Deez and Beez Boutique is hosting the Grand Opening of its new stand-alone store at 2535 U.S. Highway 70. 

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At last month’s Alamance County Commissioners meeting, County Manager Bryan Hagood and County Soil and Water Program officials Frank Bell and Brad Moore came before the elected officials to discuss the Alamance County Voluntary Agricultural District Program, which aims to preserve farmland t…

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A new boutique has opened up inside Eclection Emporium along Fourth Street in downtown Mebane. Known as “Dress Up Boutique,” the new store is the creation of Eclection Emporium co-owner Jessica Carpentier’s daughter Kala, as she joins forces with her mother to create a new atmosphere inside …

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Following the annexation and rezoning of parcels on West Ten Road in Orange County, a Buckhorn Area Plan has been drafted to provide guidance for similar economic development future requests. The meeting will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m.

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The Alamance County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) established the annual Tourism Reimbursement Grant Program in July 1998. This grant is made possible through the collection of the local occupancy tax. The TDA designates a portion of this tax to promote attractions and special events. 

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On Monday, November 2, the Mebane City Council unanimously approved an incentives package to bring a Chick-fil-A Distribution Center to Mebane. In addition, the Alamance County Commissioners voted to hold an Economic Development Public Hearing for incentives on the proposed facility at 7:00 …

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In October’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board unanimously approved a facility use agreement with the state of North Carolina, which makes the Mebane Arts and Community Center an official state shelter. The MACC can now house displaced coastal residents, as well as residents fro…

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Precipitated by a UNC School of Government recommendation that the Mebane City Council adopt a written policy on the procedures on public hearings, Mebane City Attorney Lawson Brown led a discussion during the City’s October City Council meeting on addressing public meetings, and how to move…

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The project to widen Mebane Oaks Road in Mebane has started. Over the past week, crews have started the process of clearing the land which will create the extra lanes for this increasingly-busy thoroughfare, which sits along the I-40/I-85 freeway corridor and connects areas of Mebane south a…

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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Mebane for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. The CAFR has bee…

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Goodwill Industries of Central N.C., Inc. (Triad Goodwill) will host a virtual recruiting event with Walmart Distribution on Wednesday, October 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. via Zoom.

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It’s no secret to people living in Mebane that eastern Alamance County has one of the hottest real estate markets in the region. But a new study by New York financial technology SmartAsset takes that thinking to an entirely new level, as the company rated Mebane the second-healthiest real es…

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It has taken two decades, a significant amount of money and countless hours of dedicated work on the part of numerous volunteers. But Alamance County’s Glencoe Mill Village has been preserved as something of a local time relic - a relic of a time when textile mills and associated villages we…

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On the morning of Friday, September 25, a collection of Mebane elected officials, town planners, business owners, and representatives of the North Carolina Main Street Program came together on a virtual Zoom conference to sing the praises of Mebane’s formal introduction into the Main Street …

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Earlier this month, the Mebane City Council unanimously approved a performance agreement with the United Parcel Service, which will bring yet another high-profile tenant to Mebane’s North Carolina Commerce Park. 

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At September’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board turned down a request by Mebane NC TH, LLC to rezone just over 12 acres, currently used as overflow parking at the Tanger Outlet Center, in order to construct townhomes for rent. In a contested 3-2 vote, City Council members 3-2 E…

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One of Mebane’s popular hair salons is getting a new address, as Canvas Salon recently announced it will be opening in a new space along N.C. Highway 119, adjacent to Kenyon’s Meat Market. Owner and Directing Manager Justiss Boyer told the Enterprise a little more about the re-opening of Can…

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After nearly six full months, Mebane has its bowling alley back, as Buffaloe Lanes is re-opening its doors to the public on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 8. 

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The City of Mebane is moving forward with its plan to construct a Greenway that would connect the Mebane Arts and Community Center and Giles/Roosevelt Streets on the west end of town with Third Street to the east, as well as Holt Street to the north. But as the project is coming together, to…