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On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 7:00 a.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Alamance Regional Medical Center in reference to a 22-year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound.

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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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A second COVID-19 outbreak has been identified at the long-term care facility Home Place of Burlington. Currently, four (4) cases have been confirmed among three (3) residents and one (1) staff. NC DHHS defines an outbreak as two laboratory-confirmed cases in a period of 28 days within a con…

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A Mount Airy, N.C., man who sent a child pornography video to an individual he believed to be a 13-year-old girl was sentenced to 20 years in prison today, announced Matthew G.T. Martin, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. 

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Alamance County Health Department is currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations to people 75 and older, and those first responders and healthcare workers that have not yet been vaccinated, by appointment only. Beginning Wednesday, January 20, multi-day appointments can be made for Thursday, Ja…

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Eastern Alamance High School student Jackson Stokes is the winner of the 2020-2021 VFW Voices of Democracy Essay Contest.  The typical ceremony was cancelled due to Covid restrictions, but a small award presentation was conducted in the Mebane Veterans Garden in downtown Mebane. 

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Alamance Community College is bringing a nationally recognized Smithsonian Institution exhibit to its campus—virtually. “Water/Ways” seeks to educate middle schoolers and the public about the natural resource of water, locally focusing on the Haw River. that features trivia, contests, and vi…

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Earlier this month, members of the Alamance County Commissioners and Alamance-Burlington School System’s Board of Education, along with numerous county and school officials, came together for a joint meeting over Zoom. For approximately two hours, the local officials learned more about the s…

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On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 12, at its monthly Work Session, the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education voted to approve an updated plan for return to school presented by Superintendent Dr. Bruce Benson. ABSS will continue to monitor the effects of COVID-19, and will review this pla…

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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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In light of the current vaccine supply, Alamance County Health Department will continue its current operations of vaccinating adults age 75 and older. Following guidance from NC DHHS, the Health Department will continue in the planning process in preparation for adding individuals age 65 and…

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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 Wednesday January 13, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Deputies responded to a ‘Check Well Being’ call in the 6500 block of Union Ridge Rd. in northern Alamance County. While attempting to check the status of an individual, James Lee Yancey Markley left the residence in his vehicle, hitting a …

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Alamance County Health Department is currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations to persons in Phase 1b, Group 1- Adults age 75 and over, by appointment only. Beginning Wednesday, January 13, multi-day appointments can be made for Thursday, January 14 through Tuesday, January 19.

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On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 12, at its monthly Work Session, the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education voted to approve an updated plan for return to school presented by the superintendent. 

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Alamance County Health Department has identified a COVID-19 cluster at Positive Attitudes Youth Center (PAYC) in Burlington, and Southern Alamance High School in Graham. Currently, eight (8) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among six (6) children and two (2) staff at PAYC. At Southern A…

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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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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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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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On Sunday afternoon January 10 at 5:39 p.m., Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of Lakeside Ave. Burlington, N.C. The vehicle, a gray Kia Optima, was first observed at the intersection of Sharpe Rd. and Lakeside Ave. The vehicle as suspected of illegal window tint. When blue …

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Last week, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference in regards to the first local murder within the county of the new calendar year. Sheriff Terry Johnson and District Attorney Sean Boone spoke with the press about the crime that took place in which William Gene Williams …

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On Thursday, January 7, 2021, The Alamance County Democratic Party had the privilege to award Steve Van Pelt the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine. This is the highest award for state service granted by the Office of the Governor. Nominees must have 30 or more years of service in the s…

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On the morning of Wednesday, January 6, cars were lined up heavily along both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 70 heading into the Alamance County Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), located at 2550 Buckingham Road in Burlington. They were there as part of the first wav…

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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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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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From October 2020 through December 2020, members of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Human Exploitation Team conducted an undercover operation involving an adult soliciting a minor for sexual acts. Through the investigation, Patrick Lee Willis of Winston-Salem, N.C. was developed as the …

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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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With the help of various members of the community, the Burlington Police Department has identified a local Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicles suspect as Joshua David Stone, a 23-year-old male, of Gibsonville, North Carolina. Stone was arrested the morning of Monday, January 4 and is cur…

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The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is investigation its first homicide of 2021. At 12:19 a.m. Monday January 4, 2021, Deputies responded to a residence at 2233 Durham St. Ext. just outside of the Burlington, N.C. city limit.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is showing no signs of immediately slowing down as 2020 has turned into 2021. North Carolina has seen record-high rates of hospitalizations and percent of COVID-19 tests returning positive in the last week. The state is currently under a Modified Stay at Home Order unti…

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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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At the final Alamance County Commissioners meeting of 2020, the board honored Amy Scott Galey, who has left the County Commissioners to take a seat in the North Carolina Senate, representing District 24. Galey, a Republican, took her place in the State Senate on New Year’s Day, assuming a tw…

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On December 31, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a large tent on the property at 1021 Palmers Grove Church Road, the site of the Palmers Grove Community Center. Once on scene, they found approximately 100 people attending a New Year’s Eve party. 

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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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At the final Alamance County Commissioners meeting of the calendar year, John Payne, Alamance County Fire Marshal, paid tribute to two brothers who saved a life this past summer in a daring rescue following a major car accident. 

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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 …

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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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The Alamance County Sheriff's Office and Actively Changing Together (ACT) have partnered to raise money to fund a special Christmas inmate project. Over $4,000 was raised so that each inmate in the Alamance County Detention Center would have money on their accounts to call home for Christmas…

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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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The Alamance County Health Department has identified an outbreak at the long-term care facility Village of Brookwood Retirement Community in Burlington. Currently, nine (9) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among six (6) staff and three (3) residents. Of the six (6) staff members, three …

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The Alamance County Health Department has identified a COVID-19 cluster at Highland Elementary in Burlington and EM Yoder Elementary in Mebane. Currently, five (5) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among staff at Highland Elementary. At EM Yoder Elementary, six (6) cases have been confir…

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Alamance-Burlington Teacher of the Year Kelly Poquette was named the Piedmont Triad Region Teacher of the Year for 2021. Mrs. Poquette teaches music at E. M. Yoder and Pleasant Grove Elementary Schools. She is a 16-year veteran music teacher. Poquette works with Pre-K through fifth grade stu…