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Monthly Archives: March 2022

If ICE has issues with Alamance County’s jail, it hasn’t said anything about it – to local officials – at least not yet

The higher ups at local sheriff’s department are scratching their heads over a sudden shift at the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about the federal agency’s need for detention space in Alamance County’s jail. Last week, officials at ICE’s headquarters in Washington,...

Area students earn honors in Piedmont Regional Youth Cattle Working Contest

Twenty-seven students recently competed in the Piedmont Regional Youth Cattle Working Contest that was held at the Alamance County Cattlemen’s Association Livestock Facility in Snow Camp. Nine teams of 4-H and FFA students competed from Alamance, Chatham, Vance, Rockingham, and Stokes Counties. This is the...

Owners of shooting range fire back at neighbor’s complaints to commissioners

A resident’s public complaints about an area shooting range have drawn some return fire from the proprietors of this firearms training and practice facility in the northern part of the county. Rudy Cartassi and David Simmons insist that the operations of Rad Range Training and...

Graham twins sign letter of intent to play soccer at Chowan University

Twins Rayn and Gracie Ross of Graham signed national letters of intent to play soccer at Chowan University, a Division II university located in Murfreesboro. The girls are the daughters of P.D. and Suzanne Ross and granddaughters of Tim & Yvonne Ross of Burlington. They began...

Planning board OKs expansion of Brassfield Meadows subdivision

New form of zoning – for "limited" uses – makes debut at monthly planning board meeting   Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has endorsed a relatively new form of zoning to accommodate a residential developer’s plans to expand an existing subdivision on the city’s north side. The...

School board votes 5-2 to ask commissioners for 9% funding increase for next year’s spending

Two weeks ago, when school board members first heard the ABSS administration’s proposal for an increase in local spending, school officials wanted just over $54 million, an almost $7 million increase over last year’s funding level of about $47 million, which originally amounted to...

School board receives 24 applications for superintendent’s job

The Alamance-Burlington school board has received 24 applications for its vacant superintendent’s position. School board vice chairman Patsy Simpson said Monday night that ABSS initially received 26 applications for the position but two applicants have withdrawn their names after receiving other job offers. Simpson’s fellow...

School board stalls on awarding new custodial contract

Alamance-Burlington school board members stalled this week on awarding a contract for custodial services currently provided by The Budd Group of Winston-Salem, whose work has drawn repeated complaints from three, and sometimes four, of the seven board members. A motion by school board member Tony...

We wonder: is there any limit to school board’s appetite to spend more? Is everything really “urgent”?

We don’t know what it is about the rarefied air at school board meetings, but school officials appear to think that all the money in the world should be intended for their whims and desires (including every new “special” program they can imagine or...

Legal Notices, Thursday, March 31, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Graham, NC will hold a public hearing in the Council Chambers at Graham City Hall, 201 S. Main Street, Graham NC 27253 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 6:00...

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