Alamance County

3:33 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Paraplegic Man Saves Another Man's Life; You Can Help Say Thanks

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

It was 4:30 in the morning and Erik Fugunt was awake. He's a mechanic and he'd been working on a boat in the garage. He took a break, took his earbuds out, and went to take out the trash. That's when he heard it... a sound that you never ever want to hear. Craaaash. Actually, he describes it this way: "Crash, crunch smash, smash, patoosh!"

This wasn't just any fender bender, Erik could tell. "You know rally car racing? When they wreck, when they take a tumble? It's a distinct, horrible smash, like someone rattling around like a ping-pong ball. That's what I heard."

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

More Alamance County Domestic Violence Victims Are Getting Protective Orders


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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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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State of Things
10:10 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Immigration Discrimination

A two-year Department of Justice investigation has concluded that the Alamance County Sheriff, Terry Johnson, and his department have been carrying on a routine of discrimination against Latinos. Johnson denies the allegations, and the Alamance County Board of Commissioners is asking the DOJ to present its evidence. Host Frank Stasio talks about immigration discrimination in Alamance County with WUNC Greensboro Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii.

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7:30 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Alamance County To Respond To DOJ

Alamance County is expected to respond to the US Department of justice today, following the findings of an investigation and alleged racial profiling by the Sheriff's Department.

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6:30 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Alamance County Reacts To Racial Profiling Charge

Last week, the US Department of Justice released findings following a two-year investigation into alleged racial profiling by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Department. The D-O-J says the department targeted Latino drivers, installed unnecessary checkpoints in Latino neighborhoods and abused its power as a county taking part in the controversial 287 (g) deportation program. Alamance has since been removed from the program, but the local Sheriff says these accusations are completely false.

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