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Monthly Archives: January 2023

Tax administrator estimates future break-even tax rate of 43 cents, down from current rate of 65 cents

“So, the likely range we’re going to end up with in is anywhere from 42.5 cents to 42.5 cents. If someone pressed me what revenue neutral is, I would say 43 cents…But, by the time you set the budget , it’s not going to...

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...

Pitcher from Mebane joins another big-league team

Fresh start with Rangers has Littell encouraged By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Alamance County native Zack Littell has joined another baseball organization, and he’s looking forward to the possibilities when spring training begins in a couple of weeks. After two seasons with the San Francisco...

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...

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