Bill Cresenzo, Burlington TimesNews

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Past articles by Bill:

Burlington Coat Factory to open at ex-Kmart site

Clothing retailer Burlington, also known as Burlington Coat Factory, is opening a new location on Huffman Mill Road beside Academy Sports + Outdoors, → Read More

A new chapter: Compton Furniture to close after nearly 60 years

One morning last week, David Compton sat at his desk, reviewing a document on a computer in his office at Compton Furniture at 418 N. Main St. in Burlington, as his brother and business partner, Russell, stood behind him, peering over his shoulder.Then came a bit of brotherly bickering about something in the document, but just for a few seconds.Russell turned around.“We’re having our morning… → Read More

Coffee time at the Correct Time

West Burlington has a new coffee shop.Daniel and Jen Krenzer and Kimberly and Kevin Jordan are marking the first month of Converge Coffee Bar & → Read More

Joining the pack: Burlington Bloodhound is Pittsburgh bound

Mike Craig of Public Safety Dogs Inc. providing trained K-9 after Pittsburgh police puppy died → Read More

Elon businesses sizzle with students’ return

Mediterranean Deli in downtown Elon opened in February, just three months before Elon University students made their mass exodus from town for summer → Read More

Publix distribution center, 1,000 jobs, coming to McLeansville

Gov. Roy Cooper announces the grocery chain's $300 million investment at Greensboro event; average wage will be $44,000 → Read More

Mebane man wins $200K in N.C. lottery

A Mebane man collected $141,000 on Monday, Aug. 27, after winning a state lottery game.Harry Anderson bought a $5 Queen of Hearts scratch-off ticket at → Read More

Orange County townhouses win Mebane planners’ OK

Bill Cresenzo Times-News @bcresenzotn Burlington also eyeing townhouse developments The Mebane Planning Board has given its OK to a large townhouse development in Orange County. The board unanimously recommended approving Villas at Havenstone on Lebanon Road. The plans call for 68 units near Lake Michael. The board recommended approving rezoning the property from single-family residential to… → Read More

That’s Amore: Alamance Salami maker is one of a kind

It’s a true case of “blink or you might miss it.” Giacomo Santomauro owns a salami factory right beside Hursey’s BBQ on N.C. → Read More

Town of Elon selects new logo

ELON — Introducing the Town of Elon’s new logo.The Elon Board of Aldermen approved the logo Tuesday, Aug. 14. It will appear on all things Town of Elon, including its website, its stationary and eventually, its town seal and water tower.It was designed by North Star Marketing. The firm presented a logo to the board in June. Members asked it to return to the board with a tweaked one, and last… → Read More

Elon board gets look at revised logo

A marketing firm presented two revised logos for Elon's rebranding campaign on Monday, August 6. In June, North Star Marketing unveiled a logo to the Elon → Read More

Law offers less wait time for those seeking expungement of records

Two laws recently passed by the N.C. General Assembly are designed to give people with a criminal history a better chance at finding a job and housing. → Read More

Calls grow for candidate to exit race

During a closed-door meeting with Democratic House candidate Cathy von Hassel-Davies on Saturday, July 21, Alamance County Hispanic leaders called for her → Read More

Mebane cheers for Chick-fil-A

The Mebane Facebook page is very active, with more than 5,000 members who discuss everything from traffic problems the construction of the N.C. 119 bypass → Read More

Alamance County contemplates new voting machines

Alamance County will soon have to replace its voting machines at a potential cost of more than $200,000.That’s because the current machines that use touch screens are set to become “decertified” and will be replaced by machines that use paper ballots that are scanned by a computer.While some might see that as a backward step, others say that returning to paper ballots that will be scanned into a… → Read More

You can mini-golf indoors at Burlington's Holly Hill Mall

Mini-golfers can now hit the links out of the sweltering summer heat in Burlington.Over the past four years, Ronnie Wadhwani has created quite the mini- → Read More

Plans for Graham's 1K-car I-40 drive-in under state review

Construction to begin when Department of Environment and Natural Resources finishes work on site plans → Read More

Salvation Coffee wants to serve Burlington's best cup of joe

Jim Young is a coffee guy, through and through, and he’s a military guy, through and through.And he’s not targeting his new shop, Salvation Coffee Co., at that group known as "hipsters," or, in Young’s words, “people who dress like lumberjacks, but have uncalloused hands,” he said with a laugh.To that end, his new coffee shop at 3321 S. Church St. in Burlington will be geared toward a more… → Read More

Open & Shut: Vintage toys, beardy barber shop, skincare

Brothers Vintage Toys & Games has opened at Holly Hill Mall and Business Center on Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. "We have a little bit of → Read More

Alamance's Daye turns 107, celebrated by family and friends

Surrounded by family and friends, Alene Enoch Daye had no trouble at all blowing out the candles on her birthday cake Saturday, June 23.After all, at 107 → Read More