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Monthly Archives: February 2022

Candidates lining up for non-partisan school board race

More candidates are lining up for ABSS school board.  Three seats are on the ballot for November.  Filing ends next Friday, March 4 at noon. A fourth candidate, Seneca Rogers, filed for the non-partisan seat on Friday. Rogers was the fifth-place finisher (among 11 candidates)...

Planning board to consider requests from two residents to withdraw four homes from historic district

Historic preservation commission has already voted to recommend denial of the request for four homes to be removed from the historic district Burlington’s planning and zoning commission is slated to consider requests from two sets of property owners who want to withdraw from the city’s...

Cemetery’s maintenance chief accused of selling brass grave markers for scrap

An employee at an area cemetery has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 200 brass grave markers and reselling them to a scrap yard. William Allen Shannon, Jr. was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with the theft of these newly-forged markers, which...

City council ups pay for city employees by $2.00 per hour

After about a hour of discussion about whether to target pay raises to several troubled city departments, or allow a pay raise across the board, Graham’s city council voted to increase pay for all city workers by $2.00 per hour, effective February 27, the...

Mebane parent, Duke researcher Charles Parker announces school board run

A Mebane parent announces this week that he plans to file for the ABSS school board, one of three candidates who has announced or already filed for the three non-partisan seats that will be on the ballot this November. Charles Parker, who runs a research...

Former state rep., commissioner Dan Ingle to run for school board

Retired former state legislator and former Alamance County commissioner chairman Dan Ingle, a Republican, announced this week that he will run for one of three seats on the nonpartisan Alamance-Burlington school board that will be available in the November general election. Filing for the 2022...

2nd Amendment advocate, businessman Rudy Cartassi to file for commissioner

A local businessman who is an outspoken advocate for the Second Amendment and cryptocurrency plans to file as a Republican candidate for county commissioner. Rudy Cartassi of Mebane, 42, will make his first try at public office this year by filing for one of two...

BEHIND THE VOTE – ABSS school board votes 6-1 to lift mask mandate immediately

Alamance-Burlington school board members 6-1 Tuesday afternoon to make masks optional in all ABSS facilties, effective immediately. “The Alamance County health director has confirmed that he does now, indeed, recommend mask-optional for our district due to recent trends and conditions,” school board chairman Sandy...

Council reins in events committee; council will make decision on closing streets, approving events

Graham’s city council held a special-called meeting Wednesday afternoon, one of the purposes for which was to rein in staff actions that council members felt were the sole prerogative of the council. At issue was the recent practice whereby a five-member staff committee, headed by...

Commissioners give ACC most, but not all, of the extra millions it wanted for construction projects whose costs have increased

County commissioners voted Monday night to give Alamance Community College about 55 percent of the additional money college officials had asked for to cover cost increases in various capital projects that were to have been funded by a $39.6 million bond referendum that voters...

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