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Monthly Archives: December 2022

Ups and downs for football coaches with Alamance connections

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Four high school football coaches with Alamance County ties had their teams in the fourth round of the state playoffs. Three of their teams lost Friday night, while another’s team is still playing. In the Class 2-A West Region,...

Elon town mgr. gives police raises to stem exodus in continuing municipal war for law enforcement officers

Less than two weeks after the city of Burlington detonated a truly monstrous package of police pay raises, the town of Elon has fired back with its own somewhat more modest increase in police officer compensation. During a regularly-scheduled town council meeting on Monday, Elon’s...

NC A&T Band always a hit at Mebane Christmas Parade

They're always high-stepping, loud, and proud, NC A&T's Marching Blue and Gold is an annual  hit leading off the Mebane Christmas Parade. Play video (below photos) to hear a portion of one of their parade performances. And see photos of parade watchers here: https://alamancenews.com/people-at-the-mebane-christmas-parade-friday-night-december-2-2022/ Please forgive...

People at the Mebane Christmas Parade, Friday night, December 2, 2022

Mebane's nighttime Christmas Parade is a big attraction for many, especially those who cannot get off work during the day on Saturdays for other county Christmas parades (in Burlington, Graham, or Gibsonville).  Another big draw: NC A&T's band (see separate gallery for photos): https://alamancenews.com/nc-at-band-always-a-hit-at-mebane-christmas-parade/. If...

People at the Burlington Christmas Parade (Sat., Nov. 19, 2022)

See more photos from Burlington parade here: https://alamancenews.com/more-people-at-the-burlington-christmas-parade-sat-nov-19-2022-part-2/

This is representation?

We don’t often comment on national issues or votes in Washington. But we cannot help but express our bewilderment at the votes of North Carolina’s two U.S. Senators – Republicans Richard Burr and Thom Tillis – in participating in the effort to enshrine gay marriage...

Last we heard, town councils were supposed to be in charge of their town’s spending

Well, we’ve recently been critical of several municipal boards – specifically, Mebane’s and Burlington’s city councils – because they took action at their council meetings without having informed the public of the items on their agenda or provided for any public input on the...

Thurs. a.m. Williams lockdown based on false report of shooter on campus

Williams High School was locked down this morning for less than an hour after Burlington police responded to a 911 call of an active shooter at the high school. Burlington police subsequently reported having responded to the call at approximately 9:55 a.m.  A heavy police...

Graham Christmas Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 3

Graham's annual Christmas Parade begins at 10:00 Saturday morning, December 3. Parade route is down North Main Street, around the Historic Court House, proceeding down South Main Street, and left on McAden Street, before disbanding at Graham Middle School. The Grand Marshal for the parade...

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