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Monthly Archives: February 2023

Cummings, Williams football fans likely to be disappointed by future football schedule regarding the two in-town rivals

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Football teams from Cummings and Williams high schools won’t meet for the next two seasons after North Carolina High School Athletic Association realignment created a crammed schedule and not much flexibility. The only football-playing high schools in Burlington have...

ACC trustees approve preliminary designs for two more bond projects

Alamance Community College trustees voted unanimously, 10-0, this week to approve the preliminary design plans for two projects that are financed by the $39.6 million bond package voters approved for ACC in November 2018. ACC’s trustees voted Monday night to approve preliminary design plans for...

Preliminary county budget request for ABSS totals $50.7 million – minus any capital outlay

Alamance-Burlington school board members Tuesday reviewed a potential county budget request for the upcoming fiscal year that totals $50.7 million, a figure which excludes any capital outlay for building repairs and maintenance. If approved by Alamance County’s commissioners, the school system’s $50,687,116 funding request for...

Property tax appeals grow: now more than 1,400

The county’s tax office is slowly chipping away at the mound of revaluation appeals that area residents have filed since they began to receive the results of the county’s latest mass reassessment three week ago. According to Alamance County’s tax administrator Jeremy Akins, the tax...

School board won’t expand ‘seniors only’ redistricting exemption for 2023-24

Alamance-Burlington school board members this week upheld their earlier decision to allow only rising seniors to remain at their current high schools once Southeast High School opens and the new high school attendance lines go into effect for the upcoming, 2023-24 school year. School board...

Burlington police chief to retire

Burlington police chief Brian Long has announced his intention to retire from atop the department where he's worked his entire 28-year law enforcement career this summer. Long was named the city's top law enforcement official in October 2021 by then-city manager Hardin Watkins after the...

Mebane Sheetz ready to re-open (next week)

The Sheetz in Mebane – closed since September for demolition of the previous store, built in 2005, and building an updated replacement – is almost ready to re-open. The store, located off I-85/40 at 1237 Mebane Oaks Road in Mebane has been closed for about...

What’s going in off East Gilbreath Street?

QUESTION: What’s being built along Gilbreath Street where earth movers have begun clearing land? ANSWER: There are actually two residential projects in close proximity along Gilbreath Street just beyond Ivey Road. The newer work, and larger tract of land, is 38 acres off East Gilbreath Street....

Why has grading work taken so long on Hanford Road?

QUESTION: What is planned for the land along Hanford Road that has been being cleared and graded for about a year near Nall Memorial Baptist Church? ANSWER: It might seem like work crews have done little more than stir up some dust in the past...

What’s happening beside Morinaga off I-85/40?

QUESTION: What’s being built beside Morinaga along the interstate on the edge of Mebane? ANSWER: From the interstate, the Bobbitt Construction sign and the work going on behind it may appear to be preparations for yet another industry locating in Mebane. But, in fact, city officials...

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