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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Commissioners: funding for first ACC projects is “advance” not more money

CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION: Both a news story in last week’s edition (particularly online) and an editorial in that edition referred to the county commissioners’ action from last week’s meeting as providing $2.4 million in “extra” money for the first two bond projects at Alamance Community College...

Cone announces ARMC expansion 

Renovation plus 14,000-square-foot expansion estimated to cost $34.2 million Cone Health, which now owns and operates the Alamance Regional Medical Center, has announced a $34.2 million project that includes a 14,000 square foot expansion of the Burlington hospital. The $34.2 million project includes new and expanded...

DOT announces weekend road closure of U.S. 70 west of Mebane for bypass construction

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced the weekend road closure of U.S. 70 west of downtown Mebane to allow widening the highway as part of the ongoing NC 119 bypass project. The closure will be along the stretch where a new bridge is...

Mebane planning board needs one more member

Even with recent reeappointments to Mebane's advisory board that makes recommendations to the city council on planning and zoning issues, the board still lacks one member, and the city is urging interested residents to apply. The county commissioners this week reappointed Larry Teague, who has...

THURSDAY UPDATE: Police arrest second suspect after early Thursday a.m. truck stop robbery

Graham police have arrested two suspects after an early-morning robbery at a Graham truck stop. At 2:28 a.m. Wednesday morning, Graham police officers responded to the Pilot Travel Plaza at 1044 Jimmie Kerr Road after an armed robbery had just occurred. The suspects had left the...

Graham police arrest driver after car crashes following robbery; another suspect still at large

Graham police have arrested one suspect, but another remains at large, after an early-morning robbery at a Graham truck stop. At 2:28 a.m. Wednesday morning, Graham police officers responded to the Pilot Travel Plaza at 1044 Jimmie Kerr Road after an armed robbery had just...

$37.5M to be spent on air quality projects at 16 schools

Alamance-Burlington school system administrators also plan to complete $37.5 million in air quality projects with a portion of the money that ABSS will receive from the three Covid-19 stimulus relief packages that Congress has passed since March 2020. ABSS is currently estimated to receive a...

School board unanimously approves retroactive $5,000 retention bonuses

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted unanimously Monday night to award $5,000 “retention bonuses” to 32 Adapted Curriculum teachers who are currently employed with ABSS. Adapted Curriculum teachers work within the Exceptional Children’s (EC) program and serve severely-disabled students, who need assistance with basic functions like...

School board votes to raise pay for subs even more

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted unanimously Monday night to increase pay for substitute teachers by an additional $15 per day – which is on top of a similar increase that the board approved two weeks ago. Non-certified substitute teachers for ABSS will be paid $115...

Screening reinstituted; public alerted to 4th and 5th court-related Covid cases

Senior resident superior court judge Tom Lambeth notified the public Tuesday and Wednesday of additional Covid cases identified among personnel working in the county's court system. The announcements were the fourth and fifth court-related Covid case since July 21.  As a result of earlier cases,...

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