As expected, those internet gambling establishments in Alamance County DID get themselves a lawyer, and tried to stop the Sheriff and a couple of local Police Departments from shutting them down. A judge denied that request yesterday, and as of midnight, they were shut down. This is probably not the last we’ll see of them though, they are expected to appeal, saying what they offer is not games of chance, but games of skill. Local law enforcement says they attract violence and crime.
3 people have been arrested, after they allegedly lured a man to Alamance County to meet a woman, then beat and robbed him, threw him over a bridge and drove off in his car. He says he met them in Mebane. He was thrown off the bridge in Granville County. Police in Henderson arrested 2 of the suspects. The other was picked up in Franklin County. Among the charges, assault with intent to kill.
Expect to start seeing some flowers and trees in Burlington, at the intersections of Church and Fisher Streets along Webb Ave. A group called the New Leaf Society says it will plant the roadside beds to help beautify that stretch of downtown Burlington. The plantings will include evergreen junipers, 2 types of day lilies, sweetbay magnolia and other plants.