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Monthly Archives: July 2022

School board awards $26M contract to Samet for air quality upgrades

Alamance-Burlington school board members have awarded a $26 million contract to Greensboro-based Samet Corporation to complete air quality upgrades at eight ABSS schools. The work will be funded by the third round of Covid-19 stimulus money that ABSS received last year, as part of the...

Graham city council debates how to spend almost $5M in federal money

Graham’s city council spent two hours in a special meeting Monday afternoon, reviewing some of the ways the city might allocate its $4.98 million in federal funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), as well as how or whether the city should...

New high school construction continues

Earlier this week, construction crews were installing sheathing and insulation around the exterior of the seventh Alamance-Burlington high school. The new $67 million high school is currently under construction at 3368 South N.C. 119, near the Honda Power Equipment manufacturing plant in Swepsonville. Portions of...

Elon town council OKs new entry sign for university

Elon’s town council has signed off on a special use permit that will allow Elon University to set up a new “gateway” at the intersection of University Drive and O’Kelly Avenue. The council gave its unanimous nod to this permit during a regularly-scheduled meeting on...

Meals on Wheels breaks ground for new facility

Alamance County Meals on Wheels broke ground this week for an addition to their current facility in the Community Building of First Presbyterian Church in Burlington. The new addition will provide adequate space for staff offices and files, a food pantry, a volunteer training...

Sons of American Revolution award honors to local students

The Alamance Battleground Chapter Sons of the American Revolution recently presented scholarships, outstanding citizenship certificates and pins to students from Alamance County Schools to recognize dependability, cooperation, leadership, and patriotism. Recipients pictured are, left to right: Caleb Gerlach of Eastern High School, Vinson Anderson of...

Legal Notices, Thursday, July 21, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Mebane will hold public hearings in the Council Chambers of the Glendel Stephenson Municipal Building located at 106 E. Washington Street, Mebane, NC 27302, on Monday, August 1,...

Seven of the Top 10 students at Graham High earned associate’s degrees and high school diplomas

Most of the Top 10 students in Graham High School’s Class of 2022 got to graduate twice: once with their peers at Graham High School and also from Alamance Community College, after simultaneously earning associate’s degrees along with their high school diplomas. Seven of the...

Who decides whether library parking lot can be used for apt.’s overflow parking?

The actual status of who would make a decision about parking at the Mebane Public Library appeared somewhat muddled this week. According to the developer’s submitted plans, he has “worked out an agreement” with the Mebane Public Library to use the library’s 54-space parking lot...

How does apt. proposal compare to “vision” plan from 2018?

Do the developer's plans for a mixed-use development in the 100 and 200 blocks between West Washington and West Holt streets emulate a plan the city itself had proposed? Much of the discussion at the planning board meeting Monday night focused on a 2018 "downtown...

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