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12 hrs ago | Burlington Times News
The Paralympic Experience will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Graham Recreation Center, 311 College St. "People with disabilities may not realize that they can still get out there and participate in sports. Adaptive sports are not being offered in the community," said Scott Reavis, chair of the Alamance County Mayors Committee for Persons with Disabilities.
16 hrs ago | Burlington Times News
Johnny Dwaine Lankford, 49, of 906 N. Main St., Burlington, was killed after being thrown off his blue 2013 Tao moped. According to State Highway Patrol, Lankford was traveling on Cooper Road, about four miles south of Graham, around 6:50 p.m. Sunday.
16 hrs ago | Burlington Times News
Roberto Diaz Rodriguez, 23, 2654 Ashewood Drive, entered an Alford guilty plea to two counts of indecent liberties with a child. An Alford plea allows a defendant to plead guilty and enter into a plea agreement without admitting guilt.
17 hrs ago | Burlington Times News
Alamance Partnership for Children invites you to join them for a night at the races, hosted by Ace Speedway on Friday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; races start at 8 p.m. Admission is $12, Seniors/students/military with ID-$10, Kids 7 to 12 $4, six and under, free.
The Alamance County Board of Commissioners approved a design for a sculpture Monday which will be used to showcase a piece of steel taken from the former World Trade Center Tower 2 and donated to the county. Beechwood Metalworks owner Casey Lewis brought the donated steel to the board meeting which was passed around for the public to hold.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:06 pm
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