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There’s a stuffed duck named Mr. Vanderquack waddling his way around the country, raising money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital along the way and, on Sunday, January 9, he stopped by downtown Mebane.

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This past Christmas, Parker tiger cub got his wish…his brother and sister came to live with him at the Animal Park at the Conservators Center. The two new cubs were named by sponsors, and we’re thrilled to introduce Hobbes and Kaia (pronounced Kai-ah). Hobbes is a nod to the beloved iconic C…

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The City of Mebane Planning Department is working with a consultant on a comprehensive revision of the Mebane Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The City initiated the UDO revision process last month by hosting a community open house and introductory presentation to the Mebane Planning Boa…

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Correction: this story in the print edition states that the body cameras and tasers will be paid for without taxpayer funds, but the items are in the city’s police budget and will be paid for by city taxpayers.

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The only thing Parker tiger cub wanted for Christmas—besides a marvelous, meaty meal—was a playful, cuddly companion.Parker got his wish, times two! The Animal Park at the Conservators Center is delighted to announce that Parker’s brother and sister have come to live with him!As soon as they…

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Alamance County reported on January 1 the highest number of cases it has seen during the pandemic as the omicron variant spreads rapidly across the state and country.

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Looking for a book with a good story that is chock full of thrills and adventure, a book that takes you on a journey across the globe? A Mebane author’s recent debut crime/mystery novel fits that criteria.

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The Mebane City Council decided during its January meeting to draft a plan outlining how to continue the city’s long standing practice of invocation to begin council meetings without violating the First Amendment.

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James “Ed” Hooks, Mayor of the City of Mebane, became president of the Alamance Community College Foundation Board of Directors effective January 1, 2022. Serving a two-year term, he succeeds Charles Canaday.

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In a typical year, Recreation and Parks departments across Alamance County collaborate to form a 13- and 14-year-old boys’ basketball league. This year, though, only the Mebane Recreation and Parks Department had enough interest to form their usual couple of teams.

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Last year, at the height of the pandemic, Mebane United Methodist Church (UMC) started the Giving Manger, which provided free food and other essentials to those in need around town. 

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A tradition 30 years in the making, the Corbett home in Mebane’s West End once again lit up West Street, instantly filling the hearts of all who walked through its door on Sunday night, December 19 during the annual open house.

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On Friday, December 17, the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education announced that Dr. Jim Merrill will  serve as interim superintendent, effective January 1, 2022.

As the light continues to lessen for a few more days, may we send you our warmest greetings in gratitude and musical solidarity for all of the fine memories of 2021 and those to come in 2022.  

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This holiday season, Mebane residents will have the chance to watch a free Christmas lightshow while listening to their favorite seasonal jams right here in town. 

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The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a man with two counts of first-degree murder stemming from an incident on Sunday afternoon, December 12 in northern Alamance County.

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The Mebane City Council announced it will no longer open its meetings with an invocation, following the receival of a letter from an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) notifying the city that the practice is illegal.

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The 2022 midterm elections are now less than a year away and, with the North Carolina General Assembly approving new congressional maps for the state, Mebane’s representation in Raleigh and Washington D.C. could get shaken up this time around.

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Alamance County born author Andy Clapp released his debut novel “Midnight, Christmas Eve” in October, and he hopes its timeless message will resonate with all who read it this holiday season.

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Two local artists are spreading holiday cheer throughout Mebane this season by painting the windows of some downtown businesses for the second year in a row.

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Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits statewide effective at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 29 until further notice.

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The downtown streets of Mebane will once again be merry and bright on the first Friday of December as the annual Mebane Christmas Parade returns after it was not held last year.

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The community gathered at the Mebane Veterans Garden on Sunday afternoon, November 14, to honor the city’s veterans during the annual Veterans Day ceremony.

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Plastic grocery bags are a problem. They must be recycled separately from other recyclables, so they can’t just be thrown in a recycling bin and they shouldn’t just be thrown in the trash. A local woman has found a way to address this issue while also addressing another.

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During the November meeting, the Mebane City Council approved the annexation and conditional rezoning of roughly 129 acres near the intersection of Buckhorn and West Ten Roads, allowing developer Al Neyer to, in three phases, construct six buildings to be known as the Buckhorn Business Centr…

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If you live in or around Mebane, chances are that, recently, you have looked up to see a hot air balloon floating high in the sky. And, chances are, that was a Piedmont Hot Airline balloon.

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Correction: Last night, we reported Montreena Hadley would be the first person of color to serve on the Mebane City Council. Hadley would in fact be the first woman of color to serve on the council; Henry Johns was the first person of color to serve.

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Alamance County Public Libraries (ACPL) is partnering with the Alamance Parks Department and Alamance Community College (ACC) to host a week full of out of this world events during the week of November 1 in celebration of the launch of NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope.

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Alamance Community College (ACC) held a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony kicking off construction of the school’s new $6.7 million Student Services Center on Friday, October 22.

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A ceremony was held on Monday, October 25 to mark the completion of the McCray School restoration, as well as to announce a second phase of improvements and additions to the historic one-room schoolhouse located in northern Alamance County.