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On Friday October 23, 2020, members of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Human Exploitation Unit, Special Victims Unit and Major Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at 1067 Monroe Holt Road, Graham, NC. The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation where an individual had diss…

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On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged an Alamance County man in connection with a multi-jurisdictional ‘Death by Distribution’ investigation whereby a Wake County resident, Sean Johnson, died by fentanyl overdose.

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“Each year, children throughout our county look forward to celebrating Halloween, however, this year looks a little different than many Halloweens of the past," says Sheriff Terry Johnson, "Following some common- sense practices can keep events safer but still provide enjoyment for our kids."

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All signs are pointing to massive voter turnout in this year’s 2020 fall General Election, and that was certainly the case on the morning and early afternoon of Thursday, October 15, as Early Voting officially began across the state of North Carolina and throughout Mebane. For those who made…

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The annual Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries Book Sale is winding down this week. The remaining open dates are Tuesday, Oct. 13; Thursday, Oct. 15; Saturday, Oct. 17; and Tuesday, Oct. 20.

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An estimated 142,000 North Carolina children were uninsured last year, a number that has increased about 23% since 2016, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. About 27,000 more North Carolina children were uninsured in 2019 than in 2016.

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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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Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Edward Eugene Snipes, 55, on the afternoon of Monday, October 12 in Galax, Virginia, and charged him with first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury in connection with a pair of brutal at…

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On Sunday morning October 11, 2020, at 6:58 a.m., Deputies received a report of Sexual Assault. Contact was made by phone with the victim who agreed to meet Deputies at the Sheriff’s Office.

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The Mebane Enterprise wishes to provide its readers with critical details as Election Day - Tuesday, November 3 - approaches. While we do not endorse local or national political candidates, we encourage all residents to register and vote for their preferred candidates. Listed below is import…

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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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On Tuesday afternoon, October 7, 2020, members of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 2200 block of Maple Ave. Burlington on a vehicle displaying an expired registration. While on scene, a K9 was utilized and indicated a positive alert…

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On Saturday September 26 at 12:30 a.m., the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire at 3333 Maple Ave. Burlington, N.C. south of the Burlington city limit. The fire caused massive property damage and resulted in the death of three domestic animals, two dogs and one cat. 

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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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On Wednesday September 30, 2020, members of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office new ‘Human Exploitation Unit,’ executed a search warrant at 921 Graham Street, Burlington, N.C.

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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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As of Thursday, September 24, the Alamance County Health Department confirmed that there were no positive COVID-19 cases at the Alamance County Detention Center. All results from inmates and staff who were tested on Monday, September 21, were negative.

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In an Alamance County Commissioners meeting held earlier this month, the elected board unanimously passed a resolution for a new Facility Use Policy for the county’s Historic Courthouse and surrounding areas. The location has come under controversy in recent months due to the presence of the…

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On Sunday afternoon, September 20, at 12:14 p.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies received reports of a vehicle traveling northbound on N.C. 87 near Graham, N.C. The vehicle was observed by a Deputy traveling southbound on N.C. 87. The vehicle turned on to Swepsonville Rd and was stopped …

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On Saturday morning September 19, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Rogers Rd. at South Graham Park in Graham. 

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On the afternoon of Thursday, September 17, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina public schools can re-open under whatever guidelines they feel appropriate - including the possibility of reopening under relatively normal circumstances. 

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On Wednesday September 16, 2020, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit executed a search warrant in Hillsborough, N.C. with the assistance of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

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In early July 2020, The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit opened an investigation of indecent liberties with a child which occurred in Alamance County. On September 8, 2020, investigators charged Larry Wayne Reams with 6 counts of indecent liberties with a child.

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In celebration of the first 2018 education bond project launch for a building and cafeteria expansion at South Mebane Elementary School, Alamance-Burlington Schools hosted a small groundbreaking ceremony at the campus on Tuesday, September 15. Members of the Alamance-Burlington Board of Educ…

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At an Alamance County Commissioners meeting earlier this month, County Attorney Clyde Albright clarified some details for the elected board regarding the Confederate Monument outside the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Graham. Much has been said this spring and summer about the Confederate…

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The Alamance County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance from the public in location Missing Person / Runaway Juvenile Justin Alexander Flores Samaro. Samara is a white male, 14 years of age, 5’6” tall, 115 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

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On Friday September 4 at 3:07 p.m., Deputies received a report of a traffic accident in the area of Deep Creek Church Rd and Roney Lineberry Rd. north of Burlington. The driver reportedly got out of the crashed vehicle, fled the scene on foot and stole a truck and trailer from a nearby residence. 

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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…

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On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 1, Governor Roy Cooper today announced that North Carolina would move into Phase 2.5 starting this Friday, September 4th at 5:00 p.m.. Mask mandates and other prevention methods remain in effect and are even more important to contain the virus, Cooper said. 

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This FAQ provides guidance for the implementation of Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 163. Under the terms of that executive order, North Carolina moves into Phase 2.5 of easing restrictions, effective September 4, 2020, at 5 p.m.

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On Tuesday, August 25 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of shots fired into a residence on Calhoun Place in the town of Green Level. 

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Over the past few years, the area around Lowe’s Boulevard, to the immediate south of the I-40/I-85 corridor, has emerged as a high-intensity area in Mebane in terms of traffic and pedestrian activity. 

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Retiring North Carolina State Senator Rick Gunn, who represents Mebane and Alamance County in N.C. Senate District 24, is the subject of an alienation of affection lawsuit filed against him by a man who suggests Gunn broke up his marriage.  

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On Wednesday August 26 at 10:00 p.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Maple Ave. at Gardner Holt Rd. south of Burlington, N.C. The vehicle, occupied by the driver and passenger, was stopped for an equipment violation.

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On Monday, August 24, 2020, the Alamance County Detention Facility reported five COVID- 19 positive cases. This information was reported from the Piedmont Correctional Institution when two inmates were transported last Friday and subsequently tested positive at state prison facilities. In ad…

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Earlier this month, the Mebane Planning Board recommended a rezoning request from Mebane NCTH, LLC for The Artisan at Mebane, a new townhome rental development on a 12-acre tract of a 50.89 acre property located at 4000 Arrowhead Blvd. 

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The Alamance County Commissioners honored Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Deputies David Gordon and Johnny Watkins at last week’s session. After receiving a letter of recommendation from Platoon Leader Lt. Larry Kernodle, the Commissioners honored Gordon and Watkins with their Lifesaving Aw…

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Alamance County Government will begin implementing the Facility Use Policy for the Historic Courthouse at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020. These guidelines were developed to further support and encourage the free expression of ideas within a safe and protected environment.

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On Thursday August 20 at 10:13 a.m., the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit conducted a traffic stop on Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Rd near Crawford Rd.  During the stop, Deputies found probable cause to search the vehicle. The search resulted in the discovery of:

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During Monday night’s Alamance County Commissioner meeting, the elected board listened to multiple speakers discuss the Confederate Statue sitting outside the County Courthouse. One public speaker early in the meeting, Roger Owens, brought a petition with more than 700 signatures expressing …