Even though Nohe (pronounced No Way) Weir-Villatoro had early exposure to the food industry as a very young boy helping prep food at his father’s restaurant, it wasn’t until he was a teenager working as a dishwasher at a busy breakfast restaurant that he knew a career in food was what he wan…
The Orange County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with an armed robbery of the ABC store on US-70 in Mebane late Wednesday.
A Mebane kidnapping that took place on the evening of Tuesday, July 25 has ties to drug trafficking and a Mexican-based drug cartel according to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Department.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper visited Mebane and spoke with Mayor Glendel Stephenson on the grand opening of the new Prescient facility off Senator Ralph Scott Parkway.
On the morning of Wednesday, April 19, Mebane resident Bobby Lineberry, a Vietnam War veteran, received his service medals. A representative of United States Congressman Mark Walker, Julie Emmons, presented Lineberry with medals for Good Conduct and attaining the level of "Sharpshooter" alon…
Mother Mary Ward Walker was born on April 13, 1917 to Iron Ward and Sadie Day Ward. Mother Mary was raised in the Oaks community that is now called Mebane Oaks. She had three sisters and four brothers.
Local Mebane resident Doreatha, 82, is not one to ask for help. Now a local network has stepped up to do it for her, attempting to raise $15,000 to keep her house from being condemned.
One of the most widely-anticipated pre-Holiday events in the city of Mebane, the annual Christmas Parade, returns to the downtown area the evening of Friday, Dec. 2. Floats and vehicles participating in the parade will begin lining up at 5:30 p.m., with the parade starting at 7:00 p.m.. Spec…
To say Banks and Gwen Scudder are world travelers might be something of an understatement – the two have been to 51 countries that they can name, and suspect the total is closer to 60.
Patrick Stokes, a history teacher at Eastern Alamance High School, is also the head JV football coach for the Eagles, as well as the defensive coordinator of the varsity squad. Stokes spoke the morning of Friday, July 15 about the proposed Eastern High field house that the school and communi…
The city of Mebane approved a budget amendment as part of its consent agenda at the Monday, July 11 monthly City Council meeting that will appropriate grant funds from Impact Alamance for improvements to Holt Street Park.
During Mebane’s City Council meeting the evening of Monday, July 11, council members and citizens alike got a chance to speak about the growing concern of panhandling in Mebane’s streets.
The Mebane Recreation and Parks Department, in conjunction with Eastern Alamance High School and Woodlawn Middle School, is hosting its annual July basketball camp this week. The camp began Monday, July 11, and runs through Thursday, July 14, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Eastern Alamance’s gym…
It’s a looming concern in Mebane that several local merchants have noticed and do not feel is being properly addressed. The concern of wrong-way drivers coming down Fourth Street in the heart of downtown.
Mebane’s residents woke up the morning of Monday, July 4 to a smattering of rain showers, which threatened the day’s fourth annual community gathering and parade at the Mebane Historical Museum.
Members of the Alamance County Board of Commissioners met with a variety of local officials and private citizens at a strategic plan retreat on Wednesday, June 29 in the auditorium of the county’s Agriculture Extension Building at 209 N. Graham-Hopedale Road in Burlington.
Downtown Mebane will once again host a festive Fourth of July celebration this year, as the city has plans for a parade and a variety of other fun activities for children and families on America’s 240th birthday. The day begins with a family run at 8:30 am, leading up to a community parade a…
As part of the Alamance County Commissioners’ 2016-2017 proposed budget that was passed at its Monday, June 20 meeting, multiple local volunteer fire departments will be receiving additional revenues due to incremental increases in local fire taxes.
Eastern Alamance rising junior Joseph McPherson staked his claim as one of the top young tennis players in the area this past spring, steamrolling much of his competition around the Mid-State Conference during the regular season on his way to the NCHSAA 3A individual men’s tennis championships.
On Tuesday May 31, Eastern High School continued commemorating Memorial Day by inviting four veterans from the Mebane chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 1920) to speak to students. The veterans joined the Advanced Placement US History class for a morning of riveting stories, thoughtfu…
The Mebane Sports Hall of Fame will induct five new members in its 2016 class at the Mebane Arts & Community Center on Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Mick Mixon and those inducted. Tickets are now on sale for $20 at Mebane City Hall, 106 E. Washington Street, an…
On Wednesday, May 4, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Board of Directors ruled that a player on Eastern Alamance’s football and basketball teams was ineligible during all competitions taking place in the first semester of the academic calendar.
For over a decade, Embellish Salon owner Dana Smith has been a hair stylist in Hillsborough, where she has won best hair stylist three years in a row through The News of Orange’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
Mebanite Patrick Brandt’s day job is fairly ordinary; he works at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the career services office. But what he does after hours as a hobby-turned-do-gooding mission is anything but.
Huey’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar owner Gary Huey grew up in the restaurant business. His dad opened Huey’s in Mebane in 1957, he started working at the restaurant as a teenager in the 1970s, and, in 1978, Huey officially took the business over.
During the Harvest House Tour on Saturday, Oct. 24 & Sunday, Oct. 25, several members of the Gay Blades Garden Club spotted something unusual in the backyard of the Mebane House, now the Taylor Law Offices.
The White Furniture Company was a family-run business for 106 years in Mebane. The enormous brick building that sits on the corner of Route 70 and Fifth Street provided jobs and experiences for at least five generations of the White family, and in some cases, three generations of other famil…
Larry Favorite’s art studio is tucked away near Mebane’s Exit 154 off 1-85/I-40. Although it used to be more secluded than it is now-- with a new apartment structure under construction next door-- it is still a quaint getaway: an open, red-painted wooden building shaded by a large oak tree.
The Conservators Center, which is home to about 80 animals from 20 species and located 25 minutes from downtown Mebane, has many special events and tours planned for the holiday season.
The Gourmet Grove opened its doors to customers Friday, Oct. 16. The shop, located in downtown Mebane (126 W. Clay St.), carries a variety of gourmet oils, vinegars, pastas, and meal, bread, spice, and sauce mixes.
The Mebane Downtown Table recently named Chef Bob Compton of Cedar Grove executive chef of the restaurant. A native of the area, Compton is happy to be working so close to home.
Eliza Krans was in the sixth grade and at a Woodlawn Middle School award ceremony when an eighth-grader was honored for having the highest GPA of any two-sport athlete. Krans only played soccer at the time, but she made herself a goal that night. She needed to find another sport.
Eastern Alamance High School’s head coach John Kirby’s 200th win is a testament not only to the football program he has built, but also to the legacy he has forged in the Mebane community.
When Billy Mebane met Bob Gippner in the mid-1960s, he probably never thought he’d get a car out of the deal. Fifty years later, that’s what he has: a 1930 Ford Model A that Gippner left to him when he passed away on July 27, 2014.
The Eastern Alamance Eagles performed well in both halves and soundly put away the Phoenix from McMichael High School by a final tally of 55-6. This was the Eagles’ first conference game after a successful three-game tour through local non-conference teams.
Dr. Archibald Bland Campbell III has been named the First Baptist Church of Mebane’s new senior pastor. He replaces two-year intentional interim pastor Larry Glover-Wetherington.
West Clay Street’s newest addition Filament Coffee held its grand opening Thursday, September 3 at 6 p.m. They serve locally-sourced drinks and baked goods, offer a selection of locally-produced gifts for sale, and plan to be a hub for the Mebane community with their conference room and regu…
Former Mebanite W. Thomas Amick, or “Tommy” as he was known growing up in Mebane, has been named a Worldwide Branding Executive of the Year in Biotechnology. Amick, who now resides in Raleigh, has had a long, successful career turning the business-side of biotechnology companies around.
Mebane-based non-profit One Meal is looking to expand their outreach by acquiring a soup kitchen location. Currently, the weekly hot-meal service is run out of volunteers’ home kitchens.