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Monthly Archives: January 2023

Long-empty Sagebrush restaurant site in Graham has been bought, will be renovated

A long-time eyesore in Graham will be getting a makeover, thanks to a local developer. David Morton, who owns Holly Hill Mall and several strip shopping centers in Burlington and Graham, has bought the former Sagebrush restaurant site off South Main Street in Graham, just...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: What’s going in down from Sheetz in Burlington?

QUESTION: What's the land being cleared for just below Sheetz on NC 49 in Burlington? ANSWER:  Site preparations are now underway on a storage facility along Maple Avenue that had a bit of a bumpy ride when it went through Burlington’s zoning process due to...

Seeing double: Two Maple Avenue 7-Eleven’s seem to be getting close

Slurpee aficionados in Burlington may feel like they’re in 7-Eleventh Heaven right now as the convenience store chain presses ahead with the construction of two new locations along a relatively short stretch of Maple Avenue. Right now, work seems to have more or less wrapped...

Top contractor exec assures new Southeast High School will be finished on time

A top-ranking executive with Samet, the Greensboro-based contractor that’s building the county’s seventh high school along South N.C. Highway 119, assured Alamance-Burlington school board members Monday night that construction is on schedule. Construction of the $67 million Southeast High School started in late May 2021...

Western, Williams girls gear up for rematch after double-overtime game earlier in Jan.

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News The girls’ basketball teams from Western Alamance and Williams might be playing for second place in the Central Carolina 3-A Conference when they meet next week. The clash comes Tuesday night at Western. It will be a rematch of Williams’...

Elon snaps losing skid, wins at home over Drexel

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Now that Elon’s losing streak ended and the Phoenix experienced the good vibes again, maybe there’s an appreciation for what it took to secure a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball victory. “It has been a long journey and you’ve...

Southern athletes and coaches press school board to let students pick where they’ll go next year

Alamance-Burlington school board members heard Monday night from eight speakers – five students, two coaches, and one parent, all from the Southern attendance zone – who urged them to reconsider allowing underclassmen to stay at their current high schools once Southeast High School opens...

No change (yet) to allowing only seniors to stay at current high school after redistricting triggered by new school

ABSS school board members, Ryan Bowden, superintendent Dr. Dain Butler, Sandy Ellington-Graves, and Donna Westbrooks
Some still pressing to add juniors to 'grandfathering' exemption A decision that seemed to have been settled a month ago – to only allow rising seniors to remain at their current high schools once Southeast High School opens and new high school attendance lines go...

Area men receive sports honors

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Former Turrentine Middle School teacher and coach Ron Davis and longtime Eastern Alamance football coach and athletic director John Kirby were selected for induction into the George Whitfield Hall of Fame earlier this month in Goldsboro. Davis retired from...

Among cities & towns, Graham has highest increase in property values

Swepsonville, Haw River, Ossipee, & Mebane also above county's overall average Some of Alamance County’s leaders were noticeably rattled last week when they learned that the assessed value of the county’s tax base had shot up by nearly 80 percent since the county’s tax office...

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