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Monthly Archives: October 2022

Shriners Fish Fry ends at 7:00

The annual Shriners Fish Fry is being held today (Friday, October 7) at the Burlington Shrine Club, 904 Plantation Drive, Burlington, beside Cox Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM. The hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with both eat-in and take-out options available. The flounder plates are $10...

City council rejects long-simmering requests to withdraw from historic district  

Burlington’s city council has turned down a contentious proposal to remove four lots along West Davis Street from the city’s primary historic district. In a series of four votes on Tuesday, the council unanimously declined to approve these requests, which Allen E. Gant, Jr. and...

Elon finds right mix for CAA success; its national ranking climbs after win over Richmond

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Barely more than a month into the season and the Elon football team has compiled a list of thrills. With each one comes something perhaps even bigger for the Phoenix. “These games are cool and all,” fifth-year senior safety...

County buys land to buffer decommissioned landfill in Swepsonville

Alamance County’s commissioners have unanimously voted to purchase an acre of land to provide additional buffering for the county’s decommissioned landfill near Swepsonville. Last month, the commissioners went behind closed doors to discuss the county’s acquisition of this property at 3410 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road from the...

Western, Williams getting ready for Friday night showdown in competitive year and ongoing series

Warriors, Bulldogs face off; both want to beat "friends" on other in-county team   By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News It doesn’t matter that Western Alamance and Williams have arrived at this juncture of the football season with many of the same feelings. Pride is on...

Commissioners make balloon fest for veterans an annual event

The heights that a local veterans group reached with a recent balloon festival have inspired Alamance County’s commissioners to make the event a regular occurrence. On Monday, the commissioners voted to continue holding this high-flying spectacle each year in recognition of the success that Graham-based...

Elon comes through late, tops Richmond in second overtime in home win

No. 23 beats higher-ranked No. 17 Richmond, 30-27 By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News ELON – Once Elon’s offense got it turned back on, the Phoenix found the paths to victory against No. 17 Richmond on Saturday afternoon. Sure, it took two overtime periods and plenty...

Let the cleanup begin

Editor's note: Special complimentary access to this article and adjacent one about Hurricane Hazel's impact in 1954.  To subscribe, for unlimited online access, see special offer at end. As Saturday morning arrived – and the heaviest rains and wind from Hurricane Ian had already passed...

Elon now ranked; takes on higher-ranked Richmond Sat. in Rhodes Stadium

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Winning three games in a row has been a nice accomplishment for the Elon football team. That has led to a national ranking and quite a bit of buzz for the program. “We’re building some energy, some confidence,” coach...

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