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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Trials for 2020 protesters begin

First Halloween Day protester from march & rally found guilty of failure to disperse Trials began Wednesday morning in Alamance County criminal district court for the first of more than two dozen defendants who were arrested during a series of racial justice protests that unfolded...

ACC trustees review plans for new student center

Alamance Community College’s trustees have approved the design for a $6.2 million student services center that is being financed with proceeds from the $39.6 million bond package that voters approved for ACC in November 2018. Targeted for completion in June 2022, the new student services...

Over publisher’s objection that deliberations should be public, aldermen go behind closed doors to interview potential new attorney for 10 minutes

Gibsonville’s board of aldermen this week interviewed its only candidate for town attorney during a closed meeting, an action that drew criticism from Alamance News publisher Tom Boney, Jr. Prior to Monday’s meeting, Boney emailed letters to the board members, staff, and interim town attorney...

Commissioners give sheriff the green light to keep renting out beds for holding federal immigration detainees

Alamance County’s commissioners have agreed to continue funding a two-year-old arrangement that allows the federal government to house immigration detainees in Alamance County’s jail. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, the county’s governing board voted 5-to-0 to allot $1,012,500 for this interagency partnership, which will...

Burlington city council postpones two public hearings on controversial items forwarded from planning board

Burlington’s city council postponed action on two potentially controversial issues Tuesday night during the council's semi-monthly meeting. Two public hearings were scheduled, but both were postponed until the council's next meeting, on March 16. Lawyers on both sides of the zoning issue associated with a Muslim...

Lease for site of ACC’s future public safety training center pending

Alamance Community College officials say they are still waiting for the final draft of a lease agreement for the site of a future $10.2 million public safety training center that ACC hopes to build in Green Level. Martin Marietta Materials of Raleigh has agreed to...

ACC still working out county budget request for 2021-22

Alamance Community College’s trustees also previewed a $334,000 funding request for building maintenance and repairs for the upcoming fiscal year during their latest meeting. ACC president Dr. Algie Gatewood said in a subsequent interview with The Alamance News that the proposed $334,000 county capital funding...

Commissioners sign off on funds to rehouse community college’s EMS training facilities

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to allow Alamance Community College to dip into a county-controlled fund in order to expand and upgrade its training facilities for Emergency Medical Services. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, the commissioners voted 4-to-0 to let ACC draw...

Burlington council approves first 16 members of new community police advisory team

Burlington’s city council has unanimously approved a slate of 16 appointees to the city’s new community police advisory team. The council formally tapped these 16 individuals Tuesday night from a pool of 55 contenders who had applied for the new citizen advisory board in December....

Latest Alamance County COVID-19 statistics: cases, hospitalizations, deaths (as of Feb. 17, 2021)

The latest summary of weekly COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths (through Feb. 17), as reported by the Alamance County Health Department, follows:    

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