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Monthly Archives: March 2022

Match-ups for Nov. elections taking shape; deadline for all is Fri. noon

If Alamance County’s Republicans had largely monopolized the early filing season – during the two days in December before filing was suspended by the N.C. Supreme Court pending a resolution of contested congressional districts – the county’s Democrats have come out in force since...

Legal Notices, Thursday, March 3, 2022

19 SP 381 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ALAMANCE COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Teresa A. Ayers to Southland Associates, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated January 30, 2004 and recorded on February 4, 2004...

Planning board divides 4-3 over allowing residents to pull out of historic district; city council sets March 15 public hearing

The future of historic preservation in Burlington has become all the rage, in more ways than one, as the city’s elected leaders prepare to consider some contentious requests that two sets of property owners have filed to withdraw from the city’s primary historic district. These...

Have county commissioners selected an out-of-state lawyer as new county attorney?

QUESTION: Have Alamance County’s commissioners selected an out-of-state lawyer to serve as their new county attorney despite the candidate’s lack of certification to practice law in North Carolina? ANSWER: Even without an in-house legal counsel to advise them to remain silent, Alamance County’s leaders have...

Burlington parent, business executive to run for ABSS school board

A Burlington man whose daughter and son graduated from Williams High School announces this week that he is filing to run for the ABSS school board. Avery Wagoner, a Burlington resident since 2001 and vice president of wholesale marketing with Cary Oil Company, plans to...

Burlington officials behave worse than drunken sailors

Well, we’ve lamented before, but we might as well express disappointment again at the spendthrift tendencies of local governments, manifest this week as in Burlington. There, this week, Burlington city council members decided to spend a whopping 6 percent in additional salaries for all city...

Evidence now in: remote instruction didn’t produce much learning; do school officials even care?

ABSS officials this week confessed to school board members what parents have known for months if not the past two years: remote instruction didn’t work out very well. Students simply did not understand the material conveyed through online courses – or they just didn’t do...

Drug-sniffing dogs a valuable tool

Our commendations to interim ABSS superintendent Dr. Jim Merrill for his announcement this week that he will, in cooperation with local law enforcement officials across the county, have drug dogs patrol the county’s six high schools and seven middle schools. We have always found Merrill...

On tonight’s Burlington city council agenda: a 6-percent raise for all staff outside police department

Follows January raises for police officers and dispatchers Burlington’s municipal leaders are poised to extend a 6-percent pay raise to most of the city’s full-time employees today – to take effect on April 1 of this year. Burlington’s city council is scheduled to approve these salary...

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