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Burlington company gets $312K state grant to expand

RALEIGH — Burlington will get $312,500 from the state to support reuse of a 12,000-square-foot building for National OnDemand, which provides installation and construction services for the broadband and telecommunications industry, the state said Friday.


'Smokey Joe's Cafe' closes

The final performances of Paramount Acting Company's "Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Music of Leiber and Stoller" will be at 8 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors; $12 for groups of 10 or more; and $11


Graham drive-in theater developers add RV park to plans

GRAHAM — The much-anticipated drive-in theater proposed on 35 acres on the northeast corner of Jimmie Kerr Road and Interstate 40-85 could get a campground as a partner business.


Alamance sheriff plans Citizen Academy

The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its spring Citizen Academy. The Academy takes local residents behind the scenes to see various operations and learn about firearms, crime scene investigation, the Special Response Team and unmanned flight operations. A question-and-a


Trip to children's museum may have saved Alamance County man's life

GRAHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Boyd Hudson never thought a "boys' day" with his grandson would lead to a trip to the doctor, but it did. On Jan. 14, Hudson and his grandson Andrew were enjoying an outing to the Children's Museum of Alamance County.


Want to paint a mural? Downtown Burlington wants to meet you.

The Burlington Downtown Corp. is looking for a muralist after receiving a $10,000 grant from the Community Innovation Fund, which is designed to help creative projects and community development efforts in Alamance County.


Graham robbery suspect admits break-in, deputies say

A Graham robbery suspect also faces break-in and drug charges. James Jason Stone, 18, of 1208 E. Main St. is charged with robbery with a firearm, felony breaking and entering, and simple possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $40,000.


Search underway for woman believed to have been kidnapped after shooting, house fire in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. — Deputies said they are searching for a 22-year-old woman they believe was kidnapped following a shooting and house fire in Catawba County Friday afternoon. Officials told WSOC that the suspect Derek Moser was last seen in the area of Pinebark Court in Newton. Authorities identified t


North Carolina judge overturns mandatory voter ID amendment

A federal judge on Friday afternoon ruled to remove the North Carolina constitutional amendment requiring voter ID, citing rampant gerrymandering in the state's general assembly, reports The Hill.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Voter fraud means new election in North Carolina

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North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


Bennett College sues accreditation board, accreditation restored by judge in Atlanta

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Bennett College announced Friday that its accreditation was restored earlier in the day by a federal judge in Atlanta. The court’s decision reflects an agreement reached between the college and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to prese


Help with heating bills available in Alamance County

Alamance County households can apply for help covering the cost of heating their homes through Friday, March 29. The federally funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program provides one-time payments to heating vendors to offset heating costs during cold weather. Depending on households’ primary heati


March food benefits come early in Alamance

All Food and Nutrition Services benefits for March will be available by March 3, thanks to the partial federal government shutdown earlier this year. This is not additional money. The Alamance County Social Services Department urges families to budget carefully to make sure there’s enough to last th


North Carolina Man Sentenced To 40 Years For 2014 killing Of Roommate In St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS — A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his roommate more than four years ago has been handed a 40-year prison sentence with credit for time already served, Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced Friday.


Rockslide closes I-40 in western North Carolina

A Friday evening rockslide on Interstate 40 in North Carolina has closed the roadway in both directions. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced the closure on its Twitter page on Friday night.


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


Lion killed intern at No. Carolina zoo when gate was blocked, witness says in report

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A witness told authorities a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people cleaning an enclosure and begin a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and pulling her into the enclosure, according to a medical examiner's report.


Hummingbird 3D Solutions prints up quality fixes in no time here in North Carolina

BURLINGTON, N.C. — What would once take weeks now only takes hours or days and it's happening at Hummingbird 3D Solutions. The Burlington business specializes in using 3D printing to quickly putting together important small parts for machinery.