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Re-elected and new officials sworn in Monday

Local officials were sworn in to their respective offices Monday, beginning with commissioners Craig Turner and Steve Carter (pictured below) who took their oaths...

COMMUNITY

Four Burlington runners compete in New York marathon – for a cause

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News There were four runners with Burlington roots in the New York City Marathon earlier this month, but there...

Burlington planning board chairman launches new career: author

Vladimir Nabokov once claimed that his purpose in writing was simply to “get rid of the book” that had been stewing inside him. This explanation...

EDITORIALS & COLUMNISTS

Cities & Towns

SPORTS

Eastern’s female football player now prepares for college sports (probably not including football)

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Karsyn Johnson accepts that her role as a three-sport athlete at Eastern Alamance has a different twist. “I do...

Southern Patriots notch best basketball start in eight years

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Across the first seven nights of its season, the Southern Alamance boys’ basketball team experienced plenty of drama. And...

High school athletes sign to play sports at colleges across country

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Pitchers from Alamance County could be on the mounds in Southeastern Conference baseball in the next few years...

Two seniors sign for softball, track & field

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Southern Alamance softball player Greta Hessenthaler has signed to play in college for Elon. Hessenthaler is Southern’s shortstop with...

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POLITICS

Council votes 3-2 for Hooks over Ewing to serve on Main Street provisional board

A divided Mebane city council this week voted 3-2 to appoint the city’s mayor, Ed Hooks, as the council’s second ex officio member of...

Local Government

Re-elected and new officials sworn in Monday

Local officials were sworn in to their respective offices Monday, beginning with commissioners Craig Turner and Steve Carter (pictured below) who took their oaths...

Commissioners seem to favor going forward with 2023 revaluation

A public hearing about Alamance County’s next property tax revaluation ended with the county’s governing board seemingly recommitted to the idea of holding this...

Commissioner teases resignation during emotional monologue about illegal drugs

A meeting of Alamance County’s commissioners took a dramatic turn on Monday when commissioner Pam Thompson veered off into a long, emotional diatribe about...

County allows schools to tap reserves to cover ballooning construction costs

Alamance County’s commissioners have agreed to let the local school system draw just over $8 million from its own capital reserves to cover cost...

Early tax revaluation seemed like a good idea a year ago; commissioners debate whether it still is – or should they delay

With just a few months to go before the county’s next tax revaluation, some of Alamance County’s leaders seem to be ruing their decision...