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Western Alamance swimmer to compete for Drexel University in college

By Jacob Kisamore Special to The Alamance News Western Alamance High School graduate Elizabeth McDevitt has spent the last 13 years of her life swimming competitively....

Commissioners vote to send delegation to visit veterans “village” in Kansas City

Famed for tomato-based barbeque and its powerhouse pro-football team, Kansas City, Missouri isn’t as nearly well known for its contributions to the wellbeing of...

Library books are still due back, but no more fines

Things are no longer just “fine” at Alamance County’s libraries – at least not when it comes to the financial penalties that patrons had...

The Public Asks: Is there a bat infestation at Hawfields Middle/Garrett Elementary?

QUESTION: Is there a bat infestation at the Garrett Elementary/Hawfields Middle School complex in Mebane, and what’s being done to fix it? ANSWER: Yes, there...

Local municipal elections appear set to proceed; filing opens July 2

Candidate registration for this year’s municipal elections isn’t slated to start until Friday, July 2. But even though this official kickoff to the campaign...

Moffitt named newest partner at Vernon Law Firm

A Burlington attorney with the Vernon Law Firm has been elevated to being a partner with the firm, it was announced this week. Formally,...

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Candidates for mayor, city council spar over response to gun violence in Burlington

The fight against gun violence triggered a political shootout at a recent meeting of Burlington’s city council as incumbents and challengers went tit for...

Municipal slates for 2021 elections now set; last day brought several surprising last-minute filings

The final day for candidate filings for 2021 municipal elections brought some surprises and significant developments. Filing Friday morning for mayor of Burlington was councilman...

Oct. 5 primaries now assured in Burlington for both mayor and two city council seats

An additional city council candidate in Burlington, the fifth, has triggered a primary election for the two available city council seats that will be...

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Commissioners vote to send delegation to visit veterans “village” in Kansas City

Famed for tomato-based barbeque and its powerhouse pro-football team, Kansas City, Missouri isn’t as nearly well known for its contributions to the wellbeing of...

County demands school system’s maintenance to-do list

Alamance County’s commissioners didn’t hesitate to approve a proposed pay raise for the Alamance-Burlington school board last week. But the members of the county’s...

Commissioners agree to triple monthly pay for members of local school board

Alamance County’s commissioners have given passing marks to a threefold increase in the stipend that the members of the Alamance-Burlington school board receive every...

County mulls moving elections office to defunct pharmacy in Burlington

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has given the county’s administrators the go-ahead to explore the possible purchase of a decommissioned pharmacy in Burlington to...

County commissioners give top deputies raises over and above 5% hikes in new budget

Less than a month after Alamance County’s commissioners approved a budget that added 5 percent onto the salaries of all its deputies and jailers,...
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