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10 min ago | Business Journal

Triad unemployment goes up in July, down from last year

The Triad's unemployment rate was 7 percent in July, up from 6.5 percent in June but down from 8.6 percent a year prior.

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4 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Armed robber takes money from Burlington restaurant

Officers responded about 11:01 p.m.to the restaurant at 3446 S. Church St. in reference to an armed robbery.

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Related Topix: Burlington, NC

8 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Comedy show will raise funds for Laws for Paws

If you watched "real" cartoons, "Dukes of Hazzard," wore parachute pants or played Atari, well, Herb McCandless Jr. said his brand of comedy is for you.

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Related Topix: Burlington, NC

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Burlington Times News

Fail to report change of address as sex offender

Roger Lane King, 46, of 4512 N. N.C. 62, Burlington, was charged Aug. 26 with failing to report a change of address by a sex offender.

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Burlington Times News

Labor Day will alter some schedules

City and county offices in Alamance County will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

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Related Topix: Gibsonville, NC

Burlington Times News

Farmers may apply to terminate acreage contracts under Farm Bill

Farmers with acreage under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program can apply for early contract termination under the 2014 Farm Bill.

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Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Burlington Times News

Cost of Johnson trial continues to grow

The cost of Sheriff Terry Johnson's legal defense against a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit has reached $448,554.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Burlington Times News

Making neighbors of strangers

When the Burlington Police Department recently accepted a young Latina into its Explorers program, some people in her community wondered whether she would fit in.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Alamance, NC

Burlington Times News

Career criminal gets federal time

A Burlington man will spend 17 years in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Burlington, NC, Federal Prisons

Burlington Times News

When looks can't deceive

A shaggy-haired teenager makes his way to the back of a convenience store toward the refrigerated wall of beer.

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Related Topix: Beer, Alamance, NC, Burlington, NC

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Burlington Times News

Ups and Downs: Movie magic; hometown hire; and fido unchained

There are certainly times when it's necessary, but dogs kept on chains, lines or ropes, left out in the blazing sun or torrential downpour with nothing to do but whine and bark with empty food and water bowls nearby must come to an end.

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Related Topix: Weather, Alamance, NC, Snow Camp, NC, Opinion

Burlington Times News

Judges questions DOJ studies on trial's final day, no ruling expected for months

Attorneys made closing arguments and U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder questioned U.S. Department of Justice lawyers Friday in Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson's trial on allegations of discriminatory policing Schroeder said he had some concerns regarding how an expert the DOJ hired conducted a field study that showed the Sheriff's ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Recreational Vehicle, Citation, Mebane, NC, Alamance, NC

Jacksonville Daily News

Aviation Development Task Force Members Announced

The aviation industry, both commercial and general, is directly responsible for over 100,000 jobs in North Carolina, and the industry's impact exceeds $25 billion in North Carolina annually.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Robin Hayes, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Wake County, NC

Burlington Times News

Police investigate robbery at Family Dollar Store

The incident occurred at around 9:50 p.m., police said. A man entered the Family Dollar Store at 2204 Maple Ave., pulled a semiautomatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk.

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PrawfsBlawg

Would "Pattern or Practice" Litigation Work in Ferguson?

Earlier this week, Howard wrote an interesting post about the possibility of DOJ intervention into the Ferguson Police Department under 42 U.S.C. A 14141.

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Business Journal

Elon makes list of top 10 safest cities in N.C.

According to Safewise .com, the Alamance County town comes in at No. 3. Pinehurst is the safest city in the state, followed by Holly Springs.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Burlington Times News

Alamance first-of-its kind court program wins national honor

An electronic system developed in Alamance County to make it easier for victims of domestic abuse to obtain court-ordered protection is among the winners of a national competition for government technology.

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Related Topix: Alamance, NC, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Military, US Navy

Burlington Times News

Refresher course: StreetSafe offers young drivers a route to safe practices

If you have to take a driving course for receiving a traffic citation, it should at least be fun while you learn something.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Johnston County, NC, Gibsonville, NC

Burlington Times News

The Alamance Scene: Spaghetti supper benefits fire victim

A Spaghetti Supper Benefit for June Walker, who lost her home in a fire, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Freebirds Tavern, 5049 Snow Camp Road, Graham.

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Related Topix: Alamance, NC, Graham, NC, Gibsonville, NC, Burlington, NC, Mebane, NC

Burlington Times News

Missing Burlington teen found

According to police, Jacqueline Ann Tart, 15, of 433 Overman Drive, was located by the Alamance County Sheriff's Office on Mount Herman-Rock Creek Dairy Road.

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Related Topix: Burlington, NC

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