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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Belated audit report finds county flush with revenue

An audit report that came three months later than usual was nevertheless well worth the wait for Alamance County’s board of commissioners. From its robust revenue picture to its auspicious take on the county’s savings, this unusually belated financial review left little for the commissioners...

School board votes 6-1 to spend $30,000 to upgrade library at Central Office

Alamance-Burlington school board members also voted 6-1 Monday night to use $30,000 in county capital reserve funding to complete the first phase of technology upgrades in the “professional library” at Central Office. Interim ABSS superintendent Dr. James Merrill told school board members this week that,...

County youth excel at livestock show

The 76th annual Central Piedmont Junior Livestock Show and Sale was held recently in Hillsborough. This is the 34th year the show was held at the Central Carolina Holstein Association Barn in Orange Grove. This event is open to 4-H and FFA youth ages...

Student writers selected for awards

The Burlington Writers Club annually sponsors the Student Writing Contest to recognize exceptional student writers in Alamance County. An award ceremony was recently held at Alamance Community College. A total of 11 schools submitted 186 entries from grades 3-12: 110 private schools, 3 home schools,...

Graham Police: Pines Apts. has become hot spot for crimes involving guns, drugs, and gangs

Graham police say that criminal activity – including drugs, guns, and violent crimes, sometimes gang-related – has plagued The Pines Apartments and the surrounding area along Ivey Road since at least early 2020. The issue arose anew during a seemingly routine traffic stop last Thursday,...

New Graham fire (sub)station on hold

Sometimes significant changes of policy or planning just slip out during government meetings. Such may have been the case last Thursday when Graham city manager Megan Garner responded to a question from mayor Jennifer Talley by saying that construction of a second Graham fire station...

First Baptist Burlington to install new pastor Sunday

Reverend Chase Robinson will be installed as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Burlington, 400 South Broad Street in Burlington, on Sunday, May 1, at the 11:00 a.m. service. Following the service there will be a reception from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. All...

SHS grad rises through the ranks at Dept. of Insurance

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has promoted Barry Smith to the role of deputy director of communications and safety officer at the N.C. Department of Insurance (NCDOI). A native of Chatham County, Barry Smith graduated from Southern Alamance High School in 1974 and received...

Planning board gives unanimous nod to three-story apts along Whitesell Dr.

The harsh judgment that Zimmer Development received from Burlington’s planning and zoning commission this week wasn’t extended to another developer with plans for an apartment complex on the city’s west side. The commission’s members ultimately conferred their unanimous nod to this other multifamily proposal, which...

School board awards more bonuses to ABSS employees

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 7-0 this week to award a $500 bonus to ABSS child nutrition employees who work this summer, at an overall cost estimated at $50,000. School board members also voted unanimously Monday night to award a $645 bonus to 1,791 ABSS...

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