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Monthly Archives: March 2022

Teachers: ‘We are juggling flaming chainsaws every day’

Alamance-Burlington school board members heard from four ABSS teachers – including the 2020 and 2021 teachers of the year – about how the board and administration could make their jobs easier, amid what they described as a growing list of non-instructional duties they face,...

Resident to commissioners: Tighten noise rules on shooting ranges

A resident of the countryside beyond Burlington has asked Alamance County’s board of commissioners to slap a metaphorical silencer on the outdoor shooting ranges that operate outside the county’s cities and towns. Darrell Russell of McCray Road approached the commissioners on Monday to request some...

Settlement attempt between Graham, protesters fails

Judge requires plaintiffs to bear 20 percent of cost of depositions The latest filings in an ongoing federal suit over the march in downtown Graham on October 31, 2020 that ended with pepper spray reveal that the attorneys for the plaintiffs and the city of...

Can you help sheriff’s office find any of these 12 suspects? All wanted on felony charges

UPDATE, ONE MONTH LATER: The sheriff's office indicates that five of the original 12 suspects remain at large, and the public's assistance is still being sought to locate them.  The other seven have been located and arrested.   Alamance County sheriff's deputies are looking for the...

Sheriff praises deputy who wrangled with fleeing driver

An Alamance County sheriff's deputy was slightly injured after making a traffic stop in Burlington Wednesday afternoon when the driver attempted to flee, carrying the deputy stuck on the driver's door for about 25 feet; the deputy was ultimately able to enter the moving...

Commissioners Lashey vs. Thompson debate over charter schools vs. other public schools

A request from a charter school developer set off a spat among two members of Alamance County’s governing board that, in a different setting, might’ve earned both of them a trip to the principal’s office. As it was, commissioners Pam Thompson and Bill Lashley spent...

Construction of new high school continuing on schedule

Steel beams have been erected and exterior concrete walls are underway on the Alamance-Burlington school system’s seventh high school that’s being built along N.C. Highway 119 in Swepsonville. Construction of the new high school remains on schedule and within the $67 million budget, based on...

What’s being built behind Mebane ABC store?

What's the construction work going on behind Mebane's ABC store and beside King Tire of Mebane? Work is underway on a new ABC store, to be built behind the current store, at 7713 US 70, on the Orange County side of Mebane. Mebane’s city council unanimously...

Burlington police officer fires shots Wed. during burglary call on Sellars Mill Road

Homeowner and intruder apparently injured A home burglary along Sellars Mill Road ended in chaos on Wednesday when a member of Burlington’s police force fired his service weapon while the suspect and one of the home’s residents were apparently struggling over a gun. The events which...

School board tentatively agrees to trim $2.5M from increase in county budget request

Alamance-Burlington school board members are scheduled to continue discussing, and possibly vote on, a county budget request at their upcoming meeting Monday night. Meanwhile, school board members tentatively agreed during their latest discussion last week to reduce their county budget request by about $2.5 million,...

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