For hire: In a dramatic shift, there are now more job openings than people looking for work. Page B1
The Reidsville base dropped to 12-hour shifts in 2006, followed by the Eden base in 2011.
Implementing a plan nearly a year in the making, on Saturday the Burlington Police Department will have its officers begin permanent shifts.
The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.