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1 hr ago | Burlington Times News
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.
1 hr ago | Burlington Times News
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.
3 hrs ago | Burlington Times News
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:03 pm
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