It's been a tumultuous fall for Allied Churches, which provides Alamance County's only homeless shelter. In late September, the now former executive director put out an emergency call for $50,000, threatening the shelter could close otherwise.
He and some other fulltime staff were then let go, and the board has been largely silent as its worked behind the scenes to keep the shelter and services running.
Reporter Kate Croxton fills us in after a sit-down with ACAC Board Chair Kelly Paul and...
Burlington Police Assistant Chief Brian Long stops by to invite the public to four remaining community input sessions the department is hosting as it updates its strategic plan. The current plan was built from meetings held in 2015, and the department used feedback from those to develop iniatives in operation today.
The next meetings are:
6 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 1 - Turrentine Middle School
9 a.m. Sat. Nov. 3 - Dream Center, 1423 N. Church St.
6 p.m. Nov. 27 - Andrews Elementary
6 p.m. Dec....
Alamance Community College is asking voters to approve $39.6 million for new buildings and improvements to campus. Reporter Jessica Williams gets into the details there, and also talks about the proposed ABSS high school and what would happen to Cummings and Graham (No: They aren't closing!).
The weirdest news story of the day left a lot of us scratching our heads and laughing at the macabre. Reporters Jessica Williams and Kate Croxton join Digital Editor Michael Abernethy for quick takes on this bizarre story out of Northern California.
Can you pre-register to vote when you get your driver license at 16 or 17?
Do felons in N.C. have to have their rights restored before they can vote?
These shouldn't be difficult questions, but information given to voters and the public have only muddied them.
Reporter Isaac Groves has spent the week trying to find clarity on two issues for people registering to vote in North Carolina and Alamance County. As of Thursday night, he was still trying to get answers from the state and...
Burlington's Economic Development Director Peter Bishop talks about the American Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Assessment Team visit Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Friday, Sept. 21.
Basically, we're getting $200,000 of in-kind design and architectural study for the vacant 23-acre site that was once a hub of Burlington industry and economy. The team will take public comments and ideas during sessions Wednesday.
Find out more at BurlingtonNC.gov/WesternElectric, and leave your ideas...
A recording of the 911 call reporting a disturbance and at least one shot fired before deputies were dispatched to Oak Grove Church Road near Liberty late May 2. Billy Carson Pike Jr. was later shot 15 times by three deputies, an autopsy showed.
Morgan Lasater, the city of Burlington's community engagement manager, talks about how the city and numerous departments are getting ready for Hurricane Florence.
More information at #BTNnow and BurlingtonNC.gov.
Police turned into aggressors at Aug. 30 dueling protests on UNC's campus.
Online editor Michael Abernethy and Kate Croxton recount what they witnessed and experienced Thursday night -- with audio from the scene -- including being among those pepper sprayed by police.
4:00 - police presence
4:20 - Dance party on the quad
5:50 - Interview with UNC freshmen at the scene
7:30 - ACTBAC arrives
9:00 - Police barricades, and who were and weren't allowed inside
11:00 - Interview with...
Digital Editor Michael Abernethy and Reporter Isaac Groves talk about the toppling of the UNC Confederate monument, the rhetoric on Alamance County-based ACTBAC's Facebook page, our recollections of being students on campus with the monument, and what's being done to protect Graham's monument from violence and vandalism.
Burlington police radio traffic leading up to the Monday, July 23, fatal police shooting on Dorsett Street. Burlington police distributed this file to the media on Tuesday, July 24.
The incident itself lasted around 24 minutes. Chief Jeffrey Smythe says this is a condensed audio file that automatically edited out silent portions of the radio traffic reducing the audio to around 11 minutes.
Reporter Jessica Williams catches us up on her year-long series detailing what's behind the ABSS bond and what would come from it if voters approve it Nov. 6.
In this podcast:
:55 -- Breakdown of spending campus by campus
1:30 -- Why Southern Alamance would get the most money
3:44 -- The gross bathrooms
5:35 -- Work that the public won't see
7:40 -- Black mold at Cummings
10:30 -- Recapping the first two stories in the series
11:30 -- Graham HS science lab
13:00 -- Mr. Wizard, Bill...
The trial of Khakim Malik Harvey and Kyle Lavar McNeil continues in Alamance County Superior Court. They're charged with first-degree murder in the Memorial Day 2016 death of Tony Antwane Daye Jr.
In this update:
0:25 - Recap of the crime, timeline of events at the scene
5:22 - Who are the parties involved and key witnesses?
7:30 - Who's in the courtroom?
8:17 - The testimony so far
10:00 - What's the physical evidence so far?
13:00 - DNA evidence
15:00 - Detective work
Two men are on trial for murder in an alleged robbery gone wrong at City Park overnight on Memorial Day 2016. Reporter Isaac Groves has been in the courtroom daily and gets us up to speed on what the three eyewitnesses have testified to before jurors.
Times-News education reporter Jessica Williams describes the sights and sounds at the state capitol Wednesday, and talks a little bit about some of the frustrations ABSS teachers feel in the classroom. Will the rally create political change? That remains to be seen. But did teachers leave Raleigh feeling the weight of their numbers and cause? Yes.
STEM Coordinator Valerie Sellars and Science Department Head Christine Sudzina Schut get excited talking about the new possibilities they have to educate students through state-of-the-art lab equipment and computer technology after the school got a $1.5 million Gold Leaf Foundation grant to equip STEM learning.