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School board member tapped for county planning board along with son of current planning board member

Alamance County’s commissioners have tapped a current school board member and the son of a long-serving planning board member to fill a pair of...

“Offensive” anti-speeding signs throw village into turmoil

It takes a village to raise a child – and it also apparently takes one to raise a ruckus over some suggestive messages that...

School board approves $1.8M in contracts for SROs

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 7-0 Wednesday to approve $1.8 million in annual contracts for school resource officers – absent any of the controversy...

Scenes from 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony in Graham

Although the turnout was a bit modest, there were still plenty of boots on the ground Monday when Alamance County staged its annual Memorial...

County prepares to celebrate 250th anniversary of Battle of Alamance

Sunday, May 16, marks the 250th anniversary of the Regulators' 1771 battle with troops of Royal Governor William Tryon Before the first shots at Lexington...

Remembering the history of the Battle of Alamance

Comments from 50 years ago on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Alamance by then-Governor Bob Scott at Alamance Battleground State Historic Site By...

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Burlington short on volunteers for some city advisory boards

Burlington’s city council has agreed to keep the slots open for two of the city’s advisory boards and commissioners whose vacancies its members have,...

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School board member Patsy Simpson won’t seek re-election in 2024; says she’s not sure she can complete current term

Patsy Simpson, who was just elected to her fourth term on the Alamance-Burlington school board in 2020, told The Alamance News this week that...

County Republicans dub Venezuelan native as party’s new chairman

He's seen the dangers of socialism firsthand; wants to warn his countrymen It might not be a move that will silence the critics, but the...

Mayor presses to eliminate city primaries

The state’s potential postponement of this year’s municipal vote wasn’t the only election-related issue that had members of Burlington’s city council talking last week. Another...

Local Government

BREAKING MON. NIGHT: Commissioners adopt budget, cut tax rate by penny

Commissioners adopt budget, cut tax rate by penny           Alamance County’s commissioners adopted a final budget for the next fiscal year Monday night. In a move...

Commissioner vice chairman appointed to ACC’s board of trustees

Alamance County’s commissioners have appointed the board's vice chairman, Steve Carter, to serve on Alamance Community College's board of trustees. Carter’s term on the community...

Few speak at budget hearing; commissioners to vote later in June

Alamance County’s board of commissioners took no formal action on Monday after it held a state-mandated public hearing on a proposed budget that the...

School board member tapped for county planning board along with son of current planning board member

Alamance County’s commissioners have tapped a current school board member and the son of a long-serving planning board member to fill a pair of...

Sheriff offers grim stats on turnover to prime the pump for proposed raises

The prospect of a 5-percent pay raise for each of the sheriff’s sworn officers is perhaps one of the boldest proposals in the budget...
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