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Monthly Archives: January 2021

GOP official tapped to be new commissioner

Members of the Alamance County Republican Party Executive Committee turned to one of their own Thursday night (Jan. 21) as their selection to be the next county commissioner.  They tapped Craig Turner, who serves as the local party's first vice chairman, to be the...

Graham city manager leaving to become county manager in Montgomery County

Graham’s city manager, Frankie Maness, is leaving after eight years in his position with the city, returning to Montgomery County in southern North Carolina where he will serve as county manager. Maness came to Graham in 2005 as assistant city manager, having worked his first...

COVID delusion syndrome

It seems to us that some local governments are suffering a severe case of COVID delusion syndrome. That’s not an officially recognized disorder, yet, but perhaps it should become one. The apparent symptoms of COVID delusion syndrome that we’ve witnessed locally are the widespread belief that...

It’s high time for ABSS to get back to work

We’re not quite sure what to make of the reluctance of the ABSS school officials and school board members to reopen the county’s schools and get teachers, and students, back to work with in-class instruction. More than three-quarters of the state’s school systems have now...

OP-ED: Powell asks Graham city council to keep park’s name as is

by: Samuel C. Powell, Ph.D., former chairman of Alamance County's Sesquicentennial Committee in 1999 . . . It is important for us all to feel part of our community and to take pride in who we are. We could sit back and do nothing, or...

Burlington Police Dept. seeks public’s assistance in finding 14 suspects wanted for variety of alleged crimes

Burlington's police department is asking for the public's help in locating 14 individuals wanted for various alleged crimes. The suspects are: Tonya Marie Collins, 37, white, female; height: 5'6", weight: 150. Wanted for financial card fraud. Supreme Antonio Cousin, 23, black, male; height: 5'5", weight: 120....

Descendant of Wyatt Outlaw likes potential tribute to great-great grandfather

Wyatt Outlaw’s great-great grandson – who, at 77, appears to be one of the last remaining relatives of Graham’s first black city commissioner and constable – says he supports a proposal to rename the Sesquicentennial Park in Court Square as Wyatt Outlaw Park. Graham’s city...

School system looking to increase local funding request by 10.5%

Alamance-Burlington school board members will consider asking Alamance County’s commissioners for nearly $50 million for the upcoming fiscal year. If approved, the proposed $50 million county funding request for ABSS would represent a $4.7 million, or 10.5 percent, increase over county funding levels for the...

Gibsonville school developer given one more chance to make progress before demolition may be ordered

Third 'final' extension given, now with Feb. 1 deadline Gibsonville’s old elementary school is on track to be demolished if the state of the building doesn’t make a near-complete turnaround by the end of this month, according to the board of aldermen’s latest discussion of...

How long will recycling sites in northern Alamance County remain closed?

QUESTION: Does the pandemic-related closure of the two recycling locations north of Burlington mean that residents must now drive all the way to Alamance County’s landfill near Saxapahaw to drop off their recyclables? How long does the county intend to keep these two shuttered...

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