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Canned foods are needed to create a Community Sharing Christmas Tree to benefit Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry.

“The need is great and downtown merchants would like to get behind this effort,” said Mary Faucette, Burlington Recreation & Parks Department’s special events supervisor.

Faucette said the organizers of Dec. 13’s Holiday Magic, A Dickens Christmas hope to create “an 8-foot-tall tree with several smaller trees that we will light up at 7:30 p.m. that night.”

Canned food collection sites include the Company Shops Market, Bella’s House, The...

The Holiday Season is a time for giving, loving, joy and hope.  As you are making your festive plans to share with others near and far, may we suggest a way that you could “DOUBLE” the impact of your holiday wishes this year? 

Consider using “Honor Cards” as your preferred method of spreading Holiday cheer!  The cards are designed by North Carolina artist William Mangum, who shares with Allied Churches of Alamance County the belief of helping those in need. 

For 25 years watercolor artist William Mangum has been a hands-on advocate for the needs of the...

We at Allied Churches of Alamance County were saddened by the news of the abrupt closing of Loaves & Fishes Christian Food Ministry, but we were not shaken.

It is true that the needs of the poor and homeless in our community are vast, but Allied Churches is here, always ready, to lend a helping hand. Allied Churches plans to continue its mission to feed the hungry, house the homeless and nurture the poor through the many support services we offer to encourage self-sufficiency.

We are here. You can count on Allied Churches of Alamance County. You always...

Kim Crawford said moving south to Burlington has been a learning experience.

“I got here in January and one of the first days, they’re closing everything,” Crawford said, “It’s one o’clock. I ask ‘What’s going on?’ They say, ‘Haven’t you heard? It’s supposed to snow at 6 (p.m.)’ ”

Then Crawford chuckled. Residents of Burlington, she said, react differently to the forecast of a little winter weather than do people in Duluth, Minn., her previous residence.

Crawford, 51, is the new executive director of Allied Churches of Alamance County. She replaced the Rev. Harold “...