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Medical board reinstates Elon doctor’s medical license

The North Carolina Medical Board has reinstated the medical license for an Elon doctor who had previously admitted to abusing alcohol. The N.C. Medical Board...

Jim’s Hotdogs and Hamburgers closes after 60 years in Graham

Since last Thursday, the glass-front of Jim’s Hamburgers and Hotdogs has been dotted with paper flyers announcing the closure of the Graham establishment, thanking...

Dorsett receives Copland scholarship to attend UNC-CH

Avery Dorsett, a senior at River Mill Academy in Graham and son of Stacey Davis, has been awarded the James R. Copland, Jr. and...

Friends of the Library spring book sale kicks off Friday, March 26

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Alamance County Friends of the Library will carry on with its spring book sale, albeit with some pandemic-related modifications. This...

Alamance News publisher honored with national First Amendment award for open courtroom stand

Alamance News publisher Tom Boney, Jr. will be honored this week with a formal presentation of the First Amendment Award from the National Newspaper...

Two Alamance News reporters recognized for excellence in journalism by state press association

Two Alamance News reporters have been recognized by the state press association for excellence in their writing and reporting skills. The annual awards have historically...

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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

Commissioners take racial equity training as part of NAACP settlement

A court-ordered primer on racial equity was apparently one of the conversation topics on Monday when Alamance County’s commissioners huddled behind closed doors with...

Commissioners okay 2-year advance in next reval as prelude to 4-year cycle

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to move up the implementation of the county’s next property tax revaluation from 2025 to 2023 –...

County tax administrator recommends early revaluation of taxable property

The head of Alamance County’s tax office has suggested that it would be to the county’s advantage to get a two-year head start on...

Commissioners hesitate to give schools permission to tap their own reserves for maintenance projects

Alamance County’s commissioners have declined for the time being to allow the local school system to draw more than $9.6 million from its own...

School system reduces its expectations for county cash as pandemic relief pours in

The annual budget requests from the Alamance-Burlington school system and Alamance Community College are always a learning experience for the county’s board of commissioners....