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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Police continue to seek public’s help with gun violence in Burlington

Police in Burlington are once again turning to members of the public to help muzzle a series shootings that has rattled the city since the gunfire originally broke out in July. The city’s police department has acknowledged that this ongoing shooting spate reached something of...

Burlington’s plan for electric buses surges ahead toward public hearing

Burlington’s city council is seeking public input on some proposed vehicle purchases that could really charge up the motorfleet that serves the city’s Link Transit bus system. The council has agreed to hold a public hearing on October 5 to solicit feedback on a fleet...

Another COVID-19 cluster confirmed in an ABSS school

School officials announced Friday afternoon that the county’s health department has identified another school – the school system’s fourth this month – has a cluster of COVID-19 cases. Garrett Elementary School in Mebane was determined to have five positive cases (the minimum number for such...

Mayoral, council candidates differ over police funding, gay rights ordinance, Covid vaccination mandate for city employees

Depending on which candidates are ultimately elected as mayor and city council members, Burlington could see some significant changes in policy in the coming years. Based on their answers to this newspaper’s candidate questions, some of the 11 candidates intend to inaugurate striking revisions in...

Two county commissioners bounce back after contracting COVID-19

Two Alamance County commissioners were recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and were temporarily sidelined by their quarantine The latest coronavirus report from Alamance County’s health director had more than just academic appeal for two members of the county’s governing board, who had just survived their own...

County draws on pandemic relief funds to replace health dept.’s HVAC system

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to dip into the county’s cache of federal pandemic relief to pay for a long-deferred overhaul of the HVAC system within the county’s human services center. During a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, the board voted unanimously to...

Simple, Sweet Energy Bites

SEE VIDEO BELOW: (Culinary.net) Having enough energy and fuel to make it through a long day can be challenging. No matter if you’re a stay-at-home parent, corporate worker or small business owner, having a high energy level that lasts throughout the day is important for...

Council votes, 3-2, to rescind grant application after businessman’s objection to median in front of his business

Major thoroughfare would have narrowed lanes, bike path, median Burlington’s city council has agreed to put the brakes on a federal grant application that city officials originally hoped would give a kick start to a multimillion-dollar plan to redevelop a section of the Maple Avenue...

Supt.: Rebranding campaign, new logo will help improve school system

Matters of promotion and marketing are, at most, a mere marginal note in a strategic plan that the Alamance-Burlington school system has recently developed. But the way that the schools present themselves to the world has nevertheless leapt to the forefront this week as the...

Some school board members concerned that quarantined students have received no instruction since school started

Several Alamance-Burlington school board members seemed flabbergasted last week to learn that the school system’s administration hasn’t put a plan in place to ensure that students who are required to quarantine for 14 days due to potential exposure to Covid-19 will be able to...

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