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Monthly Archives: June 2022

Floyd McBane retiring after 60 years at Eli Whitney Fire Department

The Eli Whitney Volunteer Fire Department (EWVFD) will host an emergency vehicle parade and celebration next Sunday, July 10, to honor the retirement of Floyd McBane, who has served the community for six decades with the EWVFD after being a founding member in 1962. McBane...

Terrier from Mebane fetches best in group at Westminster

The competition at the Westminster dog show is notoriously rough – and that’s doubly true for the terrier group, which includes breeds ranging from the mighty Airedale to the feisty American Hairless. Suffice it to say, it was an honor for any terrier to be...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: Does school board member Patsy Simpson still live in Alamance County?

QUESTION: Does Alamance-Burlington school board member Patsy Simpson still live here, and is she participating in meetings by Zoom because she doesn’t? ANSWER: Yes. Simpson, a four-term board member most recently reelected in 2020 and currently the board’s vice chairman, is still a resident of...

Burlington couple enjoys putting out seasonal inflatables – now patriotic & July Fourth themes

Mark and Melba Phillips don’t merely get pumped up about the holidays. They literally get out the air pump – and use it to blow up the inflatable lawn decorations that have become a year round tradition at their Burlington home. Whether it’s yuletide, Easter,...

Large Elon development with homes on small lots draws neighborhood opposition at town council meeting

Plan also features apts. above first-floor retail space Elon’s town council spent most of a 4-hour meeting Monday night considering a major new multi-use project on about 58 acres at the corner of University Drive and Shallowford Church Road. During a 2½-hour public hearing on the...

Couple to continue expressing concerns to school board

  A now-frequent commenter at Alamance-Burlington school board meetings returned Monday night and asked the school board to remove what she says are “obscene” books from ABSS school libraries. Mamie Brooks of Graham told school board members this week that a group she and her husband...

Mothers question age-appropriateness of LGBTQ display at May Memorial

Mothers question whether LGBTQ displays are targeting young children? The county’s largest library, May Memorial in Burlington, appears to be the latest battleground in America’s so-called culture wars – i.e., the unending struggle between conflicting ideologies and values. Three Alamance County mothers who say they’ve traditionally...

Library head: display is part of themed display for June

Susana Goldman, director of Alamance County Public Libraries since 2019, told the newspaper Wednesday that she is “not aware of having received any complaints recently” about the LGBTQ-themed display, which she emphasized is near the Young Adults section. “In general, we are the resource where...

Top 10 students at Eastern High School amass thousands in scholarships for college

Like many of their fellow high school graduates, the top 10 students in the Class of 2022 at Eastern High School don’t yet have their plans for the future set in stone but appear to have mastered one of the most challenging aspects of...

Otha Hawkins announces candidacy for Soil and Water Board

Retired Alamance Community College instructor Otha C. Hawkins has announced his intention to file to run for Supervisor on the Alamance County Soil and Water Conservation District Board. The Alamance Soil and Water Conservation District’s mission is to provide quality leadership and customer service for...

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