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Monthly Archives: May 2022

Future superintendent welcomed back home

Pictured from left to right are: Alamance-Burlington school board chairman Sandy Ellington-Graves, vice chairman Patsy Simpson, and the new ABSS superintendent, Dr. Dain Butler, at a reception that the board held Wednesday afternoon to introduce Butler to the community. Approximately 100 people, including numerous local...

Interim county manager proposes budget; commissioners appear to be looking for tax rate cut

Alamance County’s interim manager has unveiled a proposed budget for the new fiscal year that calls for $241.3 million in outlays but no change in the county’s property tax rate of 66 cents for every $100 of value. This plan, which interim manager Sherry Hook...

Burlington hires Graham native, city resident as new Downtown Manager

Erin McClure Nettles has been hired to be Burlington’s next Downtown Manager. In this role, Nettles will be responsible for working with downtown merchants, property owners, and other stakeholders to continue downtown Burlington’s revitalization and maintain the city’s 34-year run as an accredited North...

Former county manager to return as Burlington asst. city manager

Former Alamance County manager Craig Honeycutt is returning to the area – actually, to some extent, he never left – this time to serve as assistant Burlington city manager of administrative services. Honeycutt served as Alamance County manager for almost eight years before leaving in...

Incumbent GOP commissioners cruise to nominations; Ross edges out Priola for district 63 nod

Incumbent Republican county commissioners were given the nod to represent their party in the fall elections Tuesday by Alamance County's GOP voters in the May 17 primary. Vice chairman Steve Carter, first elected in 2018, led the voting with 6,431 votes; Craig Turner, a former...

New townhouses coming on S. Mebane St. near Holly Hill Mall

To be located on three lots between Holly Hill Lane and Catherine Drive Twenty townhouses are about to be built along South Mebane Street and Holly Hill Lane. Dubbed the “Catherine Drive Townhomes,” after a nearby street, this development originally appeared on the drawing board in...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: How much are county’s new attorneys to be paid?

QUESTION: What are the salaries of Alamance County’s incoming county attorney and its new assistant county attorney? ANSWER: According to Alamance County’s personnel office, Ragan Oakley joined the county’s legal team as the county’s new assistant attorney earlier this month with an annual salary of...

Starbucks to build along Maple Ave. near interstate

Starbucks Coffee is apparently the latest national chain to have something new percolating near the interstate interchange for Maple Avenue in Burlington. Last month, representatives of the Seattle-based chain applied for a building permit to construct a shell building for a new Starbucks café at...

Divided planning board recommends against large subdivision along NC 119, 5-2

Many speakers agreed that Buddy Lyons of Kernersville-based LeoTerra Development, Inc. had been one of the most reasonable developers anyone in Mebane could ask for, that he had made more changes and accommodations to address neighbors’ concerns, and the quality of homes he planned...

BREAKING THURS. P.M.: Insurance companies settle lawsuit against sheriff, Graham police

Insurance companies representing Alamance County and the city of Graham have decided to settle a lawsuit filed by 19 plaintiffs against the county's sheriff's office and Graham police department stemming from the Halloween Day 2020 march and protest, The Alamance News has learned late...

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