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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Why does there seem to be a shortage of coins?

QUESTION: Why does there appear to be a shortage of coins? Convenience stores and other stores in Alamance County that I’ve been to lately are asking for exact change because, they say, they don’t have any coins. ANSWER: Mark Greene, senior vice president for the...

Protesters wanted to be heard; their chants, slogans worked so well, commissioners couldn’t hear each other

The members of Alamance County’s governing board are used to having their own words resonate far and wide when they convene their semimonthly meetings in Graham. But the board’s members were all but drowned out during their latest gathering on Monday by members of the...

Has mayor flown gay pride, Black Lives flags to rally support for open letter on monument?

QUESTION: Has Burlington’s mayor Ian Baltutis bedecked his front porch with flags for gay pride and the “Black Lives Matter” movement because of the support that these groups have lent to the open letter he co-authored to relocate the county’s Confederate monument? ANSWER: A rainbow...

How many school meals has ABSS served since schools closed in March, and how much has it cost?

­­QUESTION: How many school meals has the Alamance-Burlington school system served since schools closed in March, and how much has it cost? ANSWER: ABSS prepared and served a total of 846,629 school breakfasts and lunches between March 17 and June 12, the latest date for...

Sheriff’s dept. receives petitions for Johnson’s resignation following moratorium on protests

It might’ve been Graham’s mayor who issued the emergency declaration that temporarily prohibited demonstrations in Court House Square over the weekend. But the blowback from this measure has apparently extended beyond mayor Jerry Peterman and his colleagues in Graham’s municipal government. Among those who’ve caught...

Supposed “leaders” should provide some evidence, or stop saying, local courts don’t provide equal justice for all

We note with some skepticism the comments of so-called, and self-described, “leaders of Alamance County,” who this week decided to spring a press conference to recommend the removal of the Confederate monument standing guard for more than century at the courthouse. But these supposed “leaders”...

Police make arrest of teen who broke into cars at city hall, stole gun, and planned ambush behind police HQ

Graham police have arrested a Graham teen who allegedly waited behind the police station on South Maple Street for an hour before sunrise last Thursday morning, intending to use a stolen handgun to ambush someone as they exited the rear of the building. Jaylen Cordell...

Ward tapped to be Graham High athletic director

Kyle Ward - New Graham Athletic Director
Kyle Ward, current assistant athletic director and physical education department chair for Graham High School, will assume the role of athletic director for the Red Devils on July 1 after Mike Williams, longtime athletic director and coach for Graham, announced his retirement effective June...

Clearing for residential development reveals historical site in McCray community

Up until about two months ago, Keith Bradshaw, along with most anyone else, had all but forgotten about the wooden buildings nestled under brush along North N.C. Highway 62. It was the clearing of nearly 280 acres by a developer — currently in the beginning...

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