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Monthly Archives: August 2022

Commissioners consider state plan to reorganize workforce development

Alamance County’s commissioners have agreed to give some thought to a state level plan that seeks to restructure the way that North Carolina distributes federal funds to increase employment and encourage corporate investment. The commissioners formally scheduled a hearing on this so-called workforce “realignment” last...

Where did the money go? School board wants answers to missing $3M

A seemingly innocuous report on the school system’s finances turned into a major concern for school board members who said they didn’t understand where more than $3 million had gone during the 2021-22 fiscal year that ended in June. ABSS chief finance officer Kim McVey...

Did suspect in Wake Co. deputy’s death spend time in Alamance Co.’s jail?

QUESTION: Did a suspect in the murder of a Wake County deputy recently pass through Alamance County’s jail? ANSWER: Alamance County’s detention center was, indeed, a port of call for Arturo Marin-Soleto before his transfer to Raleigh, where he has since been indicted for the...

School board going astray chasing money for athletic trainers

Hope springs eternal that Alamance-Burlington school board members and the officials they oversee will some day prioritize academic achievement. Alas, that seemingly fundamental purpose is rarely the focus of school board deliberations. And nowhere was that more obvious than this week’s school board meeting as school...

Why such an obsession to keep LGBTQ books in school libraries?

And if the other flaws in the school system aren’t bad enough, now some school board members apparently want to prevent regular citizens from protesting obscene or other inappropriate books in ABSS school libraries. The school board heard a litany of a half-dozen school employees...

Speakers tell school board: keep LGBTQ books in school libraries

Alamance-Burlington school board members heard Monday night from five ABSS employees and one parent, criticizing a recent request to remove what one local resident insists are “obscene” books from ABSS school libraries. Mamie Brooks of Graham told school board members in June that a group...

Musical chairs for ABSS teacher staffing

Well, we hate to unload on the school system all at once, but school officials invite public scrutiny and ridicule with some of their policies. We were surprised a few weeks ago to read a news release from the school system, saying that new superintendent...

Tuesday special school board meeting set on naming new high school after violation of N.C. Open Meetings Law

The Alamance-Burlington school board Monday night removed an item from its meeting agenda, ostensibly to ratify the naming of the new high school under construction along NC 119 as “Hawfields High School,” after Alamance News publisher Tom Boney, Jr. said the so-called “community committee”...

Eastern High School back makes big early impression: 6 touchdowns!

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Tyrek Samuel’s workload expanded in a hurry for Eastern’s football team in the first week of the season. The sophomore running back showed he could handle it. Six touchdowns later, the Eagles had yet another proven play maker. “I was surprised...

Court date for sheriff’s daughter on drug charges set for November

Grand jury adds death by distribution indictment, as well as indictments stemming from 2017 break-in The adult daughter of Alamance County’s sheriff Terry Johnson is slated to go to trial this fall on a slew of charges that stem from her alleged sale of fentanyl...

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