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Monthly Archives: August 2022

BREAKING TUES. NIGHT: School board decides on name for new high school

On 4-3 vote, new name is Southeast Alamance High School.  Voting for: Chairman Sandy Ellington-Graves, Ryan Bowden, Tony Rose, and Donna Westbrooks. Opposed because they wanted "Central" included in the name: vice chairman Patsy Simpson, Allison Gant, and Wayne Beam.

Williams former championship football coach Pete Stout dies

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Pete Stout, who guided Williams High School to two state championships as a football coach, has died. Stout coached the Bulldogs to Class 3-A state titles in 1980 and 1981. During his time, the Bulldogs racked up 43 consecutive...

Two teenaged boys found shot dead in woods near apts. where another teen had been wounded by gunshot; D.A. rescinds arrest plan

See video summary on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/3CAsGtn Graham police are continuing to investigate a double homicide that appears to have occurred in the early morning of Thursday, August 25. Police originally responded to the Graham Village Apartments – located in an easternmost corner of Graham, near...

Eagles stay on the ball with QB’s play; Eastern takes down Southern in Week 2 clash

Eastern is only unbeaten county team after first two games By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Jason Ball didn’t let one blunder ruin his performance Friday night. He allowed it to motivate him. The Eastern Alamance quarterback threw for two touchdowns and also ran for a score...

Western Warriors whip up big fourth quarter to beat Cummings

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News   Western Alamance produced a bunch of highlights Friday night, primarily packing those into a stellar fourth quarter. The reward was a 35-14 non-conference victory at Cummings High School. “We just really turned it on,” Western coach Jeff Snuffer said. The Warriors...

Judge grants motion to move city mgr.’s lawsuit against Rural Hall councilwoman to Forsyth County

An Alamance County superior court judge has agreed to move a lawsuit filed by Graham city manager Megan Garner to Forsyth County. According to the order entered Thursday by Alamance County superior court judge Andrew "Andy" Hanford, Garner's attorneys had consented to the change which had...

Speakers urge ABSS to hire high school athletic trainers

Alamance-Burlington school board members also heard this week from five speakers – three of whom are candidates in this year’s school board race – urging them to hire high school athletic trainers for the 2022-23 school year that begins Monday (see related story). Sean Quinn,...

Local building boom includes rural areas of the county

Alamance County’s planning department used to be a sleepier place than its municipal counterparts. Since the department generally serves areas that lack public water and sewer, its staff just didn’t see the sort of large, multi-part subdivisions that kept their city cousins occupied, and...

Geesh, who knew school officials can’t follow basic laws?

We express our continual bewilderment at the lengths public officials will go to establish and enable all manner of little specialty advisory committees to conduct the public’s business – albeit without the public’s knowledge, presence, or participation. We cannot fathom that officials aren’t aware of...

Some board members still looking for dollars for athletic trainers

The review of the Alamance-Burlington school system’s finances that was presented Monday night evolved into an hour-and-40 minute discussion about another item that hadn’t been listed on the school board’s meeting agenda: hiring athletic trainers for each of the six high schools. School board...

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