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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Historic McCray school to get a face-lift after ABSS go-ahead

The McCray School, a one-room schoolhouse on the outskirts of east Burlington that Samuel Bradshaw built in 1915 to educate the community’s black children, is likely to get a facelift later this year from a nonprofit organization that has led similar efforts to renovate...

Gibsonville receives ‘clean’ financial audit

Gibsonville’s board of aldermen recently received the all-clear when they were presented with the results of the town’s financial audit. The town’s board was told by Craig Hopkins of Gibson & Company last week that they had received an “unmodified opinion” for the most recent...

Newest commissioner, GOP’s Craig Turner, flew in Navy F-14 fighter planes

This upcoming release of Maverick, the sequel to 1986’s Top Gun, is a testament to the enduring appeal of the titular character – an ace Navy aviator portrayed by Tom Cruise. But for all of Maverick’s daredevil antics and eminently quotable lines, it’s another character...

Firm announces “clean audit” of Alamance County’s finances

Alamance County’s finances have received a clean bill of health from the independent auditing firm that has been reviewing the county government’s books for the better part of a decade. Elsa Watts of Martin, Starnes & Associates formally announced this glowing assessment on Tuesday when...

Graham council names, swears in interim city mgr.

Asst. city manager Aaron Holland elevated to interim post; possible raise to be decided in February Graham’s city council took action Wednesday, a week after city manager Frankie Maness notified city officials of his forthcoming departure to become county manager in his home county of...

Planning board deadlocks over rezoning for Muslim cemetery

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission reached a rare deadlocked decision this week on a rezoning request that would permit an area mosque to set up a cemetery along Hanford Road. The commission ultimately voted 3-to-3 to withhold its endorsement for the proposed burial ground, which...

Burlington’s Blessed Sacrament School celebrates 100 days of in-person instruction

While ABSS public schools remain closed for in-person instruction (and have been since March 2020), Blessed Sacrament School, a private Catholic school in Burlington, celebrated its 100th day of restored in-person instruction on Wednesday, January 27. The school originally opened for the fall semester in...

Commissioners agree to give sheriff more deputies, raises for all county staff

Last fall’s election might’ve injected some new blood into the membership of Alamance County’s board of commissioners. But even with the majority of its seats held by newly-elected commissioners, the board reacted pretty much as it has in the past when the sheriff approached...

Gibsonville police seek public’s help regarding source of possible homemade bomb, early morning explosions

Gibsonville police are seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining information about several “explosions” in the Wood Street area of town. The episode came to light when a Gibsonville resident brought a suspected homemade explosive device to the police department on Monday afternoon. Police evacuated the residential...

Deputy’s Haw River traffic stop evolves into felony drug charges

A man from Caswell County was arrested on several drug violations this weekend after a local sheriff’s deputy pulled him over for some traffic violations in the town of Haw River. According to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff, Maurice Dantae Shoffer was initially stopped...

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