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Alamance, Orange counties discuss boundary line

Posted September 3, 2008 9:05 p.m. EDT
Updated September 3, 2008 9:20 p.m. EDT

— Residents in Alamance and Orange counties attended a public hearing Wednesday night to discuss their boundary line.

More than 125 people attended the meeting to discuss the boundary line drawn to determine where Alamance County began and Orange County ended when the Legislature created Alamance in 1849, 97 years after Orange County was formed. The city of Mebane lies in both counties.

Some Alamance residents are upset that a redrawn line might move them into Orange County, where property taxes are higher.

Mebane City Council members have asked that commissioners in the two counties look at the economic impact of whatever line is drawn.

A second public hearing is planned Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Arts and Community Center.