Alamance County

Law
9:07 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Racial Profiling Trial Of Terry Johnson Concludes Friday

The trial of Terry Johnson's alleged racial profiling is taking place in Winston-Salem.
Credit Jeff Tiberii / WUNC

  The trial of Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson is expected to conclude Friday in federal court. The U.S. Department of Justice brough a lawsuit against the sheriff, accusing him to have profiled Latinos by ordering road-blocks in minority neighborhoods, and for calling on his deputies to arrest and detain Hispanics, without probable cause. He denied those claims Thursday, taking the witness stand in his own defense. Federal prosecutors tried to call Johnson's credibility into question by repeatedly trying to impeach him under cross examination.

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Law
8:43 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Defense Will Call More Witnesses At Day 7 Of Terry Johnson Trial

Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson

Defense attorneys will call more witnesses today at a federal trial alleging racial profiling by the Alamance County Sheriff.

Among the possible witnesses is Sam Page, an outspoken supporter of border control and increased deportations.

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Law
7:56 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Former Deputies Testify Alamance Sheriff Targeted Latinos For Arrest

Alamance County Sheriff's vehicle
Credit Alamance County Sheriff's Office

Today is the second day of the federal trial for Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson. Several current and former sheriff's deputies took the stand yesterday.

The U.S. Justice Department has accused Johnson of racial profiling and arresting and detaining members of the Hispanic community without probable cause.

Several past and present law enforcement officials testified on the opening day of the trial yesterday. It was held in federal district court in Winston-Salem.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Racial Profiling Trial For Alamance County Sheriff Set To Begin

Credit Alamance County Sheriff's Office

A federal case against the Alamance county sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers is going to trial today.

The U.S. Justice Department has accused Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson of illegally targeting Latino drivers as well as arresting and detaining people without probable cause.

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Law
3:10 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Pre-Trial Motions In Case Against Alamance County Sheriff

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Defense attorneys for Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson filed another pre-trial motion this week. The sheriff is accused by the federal government of illegally targeting Latino drivers as well as arresting and detaining people without probable cause. 

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Business & Economy
2:18 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

[VIDEO] Alamance County Dairy Farmer Has Innovative Idea That Might Save Farm

Ran-Lew Dairy bottles milk on the farm. They are the 6th in the state to do so.
Mike Oniffrey

Randy Lewis almost lost the family dairy farm in 2009. The price of milk had bottomed out, and costs for feed, fertilizer and fuel had gone sky-high.

"It was either find some other way to make money or sell the cows and quit," he says.

But Randy had an idea that might just save the farm. He's bottling milk right on-site. Of the 150 dairy farmers in the state, only five bottle their own milk. And Randy's figured out how to do it without shelling out a lot of money.

Watch the story here:

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Health
12:46 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Paraplegic Man Saves Another Man's Life - Story Update

Brandon Jeffries (left) and Erik Fugunt. Erik saved Brandon's life in 2012.
Credit Jacqueline Dunkle

One of our most viewed digital stories this year was titled, "Paraplegic Man Saves Another Man's Life; You Can Help Say Thanks." The story was a dramatic one that took place in Mebane, NC. Here's the original story. Don't miss the update at the end of the post.

Our original story 4/15/2014

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Politics & Government
8:22 am
Tue December 24, 2013

More Alamance County Domestic Violence Victims Are Getting Protective Orders

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A new electronic system allowing domestic violence victims to obtain protective orders quickly is already a success in Alamance County. It's the only system of its kind in the state.

Previously, victims had to visit numerous locations in the process of obtaining protective orders. Cindy Brady is the director of the Family Justice Center of Alamance County.

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Business & Economy
12:14 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Walmart Creating Hundreds Of Jobs In Alamance County

Credit Gurnal Scott

The nation’s largest employer plans to add 450 workers at a new perishable grocery distribution center in Mebane. The facility will serve about 120 Walmart retail stores across the region and expand the company’s workforce in the state, which current stands at about 52-thousand people. State officials touted economic expansion at a Tuesday announcement.

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Health
4:30 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Alamance County Launches Effort To Protect Seniors From Abuse

Alamance County is attempting to cut down on abuse against the elderly.
Credit Matthew Sanders via Flickr, Creative Commons

The Alamance County D.A. has started an effort to protect senior citizens from being crime victims.  Pat Nadolsli kicked off the 'Elder Abuse Initiative' Friday.  He says Alamance County data showed more than 300 cases of elder abuse and exploitation from 2011 to 2012.  Nadolski says the plan is to stop these crimes in the many forms they can take.

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