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Monthly Archives: September 2021

ACC trustees consider increasing student fees

Alamance Community College’s trustees are being asked to consider doubling student fees to keep pace with ACC’s expenses. Currently, ACC charges a single flat student activity fee of $15 per semester that has remained unchanged since 1999, ACC’s trustees were told during their latest monthly...

School board OKs bonuses for school nurses and bus drivers

Alamance-Burlington school board members have voted unanimously to award a $500 monthly bonus, which will be made retroactive to August, to 36 school nurses who’ve taken on extra duties amid a recent uptake in Covid-19 cases that have been attributed to the Delta variant. ABSS...

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...

BACKGROUND: The candidates, questionnaire, and the newspaper’s coverage

Burlington voters will head to the polls on October 5 to narrow their sections for mayor and city council. Five candidates have filed for mayor and six for city council. The primary will whittle that list to the top two candidates for mayor, who will...

Biographical information on Burlington mayoral and city council candidates

BURLINGTON MAYORAL CANDIDATES Ian Baltutis Full name: Ian Baltutis Nickname, if any: N/A Born: Date of birth: August 10, 1985 Place of birth: Minneapolis, Hennipen County, Minnesota Education: Washburn Senior High School, 2004; B.S. Business Administration: Entrepreneurship & Minor: Journalism and Communications, Elon University, 2008 Military service: N/A Occupation/place of employment: Inventor...

Donations pour into campaigns for Burlington municipal races

Barely two months have elapsed since the electoral sluices opened in Burlington and released a veritable flood of contenders for the city’s mayor and city council. Yet, in this short period of time, some of these candidates have amassed substantial sums to bankroll their...

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