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1 hr ago | Burlington Times News

Man charged with stealing $20,000 worth of metal

Detectives from the Alamance County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Monday who allegedly stole $20,000 worth of metal from a business. James Michael Turner, 41, of Friendly Road, Eden, was charged with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

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1 hr ago | Burlington Times News

Child care providers, parents face major changes on Oct. 1

About two dozen directors and owners of Alamance County day cares sat around a table Monday to discuss what new state child-care subsidy requirements will mean for families and, in turn, for the centers and those who run them. The women asked questions and voiced their complaints over Senate Bill 744, which was passed Aug. 2 in the General Assembly and sets new income guidelines for recipients of Subsidized Child Care Assistance, in addition to adjusting the percentage of family responsibility.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Haw River, NC

3 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Man gets 23 years in woman's murder, robbery

What was supposed to be a quick robbery for cash and pills the afternoon of Feb. 4, 2012, turned into murder when 21-year-old Brittany Jernigan was shot inside her home. Jernigan and two men, including her roommate, were inside the home at 1408 Stout St. when two men entered, pointed guns at them and demanded Jernigan's roommate open his safe, Alamance County Defense Attorney Lori Wickline said Monday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

3 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Still time to join Bowling for the Battle

The event will be noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Buffaloe Lanes, Fifth and Washington streets, Mebane. More than 25 vendors will be on hand.

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Related Topix: Mebane, NC, Maggie Valley, NC, Pittsboro, NC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Burlington Times News

May Memorial cats get new homes

"Allie," short for Alamance, "Libbie," short for libraries, and George, for "Curious George," have called the library home since January. Last month, the city of Burlington - which maintains the library building - said the cats had to go over concerns that allergens might be spread through the HVAC system.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Alamance, NC

Burlington Times News

Murder trial set for Monday despite defendant's protests

On the eve of his trial in the 2012 shooting death of a 21-year-old Burlington woman, a defendant is arguing inadequate legal representation and has told the judge he won't participate in the trial. Antonio Keith Graves, 26, of 609 Everett St., will be present for his trial - which begins Monday - even if officers have to forcibly place him in the courtroom, Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan said.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Burlington, NC

Burlington Times News

County libraries promote author's concept of - choosing civility'

Alamance County Public Libraries is excited to hold several programs this month that coincide with our theme of "Choosing Civility." This is based on P.M. Forni's "Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct" and his Civility Project at Johns Hopkins University.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, Mebane, NC

Burlington Times News

All roads lead to some good eatin': New map directs folks toward North Carolina's barbecue joints

There are few things in North Carolina, save maybe college basketball, that are as highly discussed or hotly contested than barbecue. Endless debates on sauce style, meat choice, the preferred length of cooking time and the best barbecue restaurant have raged for years and, in some cases, decades.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, North Carolina, Haw River, NC, Burlington, NC, Graham, NC

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Burlington Times News

ACA Round 2: What you need to know for the second Obamacare enrollment

As the next open-enrollment period for the federal Health Insurance Marketplace approaches, local and regional planning efforts are underway to determine how best to meet the needs of those seeking to sign up. Officials with Enroll America, the Alamance County Department of Social Services and UNC Family Medicine Center said they expect fewer glitches in the open-enrollment process, which begins Nov. 15. There were a lot of unknowns heading into last year's open-enrollment period, which was plagued by technical issues with the federal website used for the enrollment process.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Burlington Times News

Help available again for insurance enrollment

A $60 million Navigator grant award will be distributed nationwide to 90 organizations in states with federally facilitated and state partnership health insurance marketplaces. North Carolina is among them.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Pittsboro, NC

Burlington Times News

Ups and downs: Significant schools; poet's prowess; and thanks for remembering 9/11

Free clinics are private, nonprofit, community-based organizations that provide health care access through volunteer health care professionals and partnerships with other health providers. North Carolina's free clinics provide medical, eye and dental care, as well as prescription medications for low-income, uninsured people in more than 76 counties.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Family, Teenagers, Gibsonville, NC, Elon University, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Burlington Times News

County eyes funding for door security at jail, court facilities

The Alamance County Board of Commissioners will consider Monday whether to approve funds to repair and update the door security systems at the Sheriff's Office, jail and court facilities. Assistant County Manager Bryan Hagood said the existing door security system at the facilities has become inoperative in some locations and requires repair and updating.

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Related Topix: Burlington, NC, Graham, NC

Burlington Times News

Elon town fire chief placed on suspension

The town's fire chief has been placed on suspension, pending an investigation that comes less than two months after the department failed a state inspection and was put on a year-long probation status. Chief Eddie King was placed on non-disciplinary suspension Wednesday, according to Richard White, town manager.

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Related Topix: Fire

Burlington Times News

Renovations at Mayco Bigelow Center will be major change

The Mayco Bigelow Community Center in North Park is undergoing renovations for the first time in a little more than two decades, forcing closer of the facility until November. "This is the first time , and I've been here for 21 years," Director William Gattis said.

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Burlington Times News

Man escapes city police between patrol car and station

Burlington police are searching for a man who escaped from custody while being moved from the patrol car into the police department. Robert Earl Riddle III, 23, of 1711 Brown Lovett Lane Lot E, Burlington, was last seen early Wednesday morning running across the railroad tracks near North Main Street.

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Related Topix: Burlington, NC, Opinion

Burlington Times News

Seed and fertilize your lawn with care

Question: I just plugged my yard. How much fescue seed do I need? Answer: The general range is from 5 to 7 pounds of fescue seed per 1,000 square foot of lawn.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Burlington, NC, Opinion

Burlington Times News

Attacking Islam is not Christian

Recently, I was forwarded a hateful email which characterized Muslims - all of them - as un-American, un-Godly and violent, among other unfounded negatives I refuse to repeat. Fortunately, the forwarder wanted my opinion on the claims in the unsigned, unattributed, and frequently re-forwarded email.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Burlington Times News

Mebane woman smuggles heroin, pills into jail

A Mebane woman was faces numerous charges for allegedly smuggling heroin and prescription pills into the Alamance County jail this week after being arrested for driving while impaired. Meleaha Dawn Levitt, 31, of 1410 Torrey Pines Court, was charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance on jail premises, possession of heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance, misdemeanor simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while impaired.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Mebane, NC

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Burlington Times News

Q&A: First class of Sheriff's Citizens Academy gets an inside look

In a classroom at the Alamance County Sheriff's Office, a group listens to Terry Johnson answer questions about his authority as sheriff, what he would do if he were in Ferguson, Mo., the local gang problem and a number of other topics. Ranging from ages 21 to 73, the group, in its first class of the Sheriff's Citizens Academy, is told to ask Johnson about anything.

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Related Topix: Guilford County, NC, Alamance, NC, US News

Burlington Times News

Graham still taking entries, donations for first Veterans Day parade

There is still time for those interested in participating in Graham's first Veterans Day Parade to register or make donations. The parade will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 in downtown Graham.

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Related Topix: Graham, NC, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Howard Coble

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