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Monthly Archives: April 2023

No task seems too tall for Southern pitcher Nathan Teague

Pressure?  What pressure: "I’ve always said, pressure is opportunity. If in situations you don’t have a lot of pressure, there’s probably not a lot at stake there." – Southern Alamance senior pitcher Nathan Teague   By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Southern Alamance pitcher Nathan Teague darted...

$25M in repairs, spending requests outlined by school officials; another $56.5M coming in years after

Alamance-Burlington school system officials have identified more than $25 million in building repairs and maintenance that they say will be needed during the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. School board members were presented with a list of dozens of building maintenance projects that...

News conference Monday afternoon will focus on arrest of Southern Middle School teacher/coach for taking indecent liberties with a student(s)

A joint news conference scheduled for Monday afternoon may provide some specificity surrounding the arrest Thursday of a Southern Middle School teacher who is also a soccer coach at the school. Check back for update from Monday press conference. After the arrest, the school system described...

Bond projects incomplete more than 4 years after voters agreed to spend $150M

Nearly all of the projects funded by the $150 million bond projects voters approved for the Alamance-Burlington school system in November 2018 remain incomplete, school board members were told during their latest meeting Monday night. (See accompanying chart for a breakdown of the construction...

Western, Southern softball teams cap perfect league regular seasons

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Softball teams from Western Alamance and Southern Alamance finished undefeated conference seasons Thursday night. • In the Central 3-A Conference, Western Alamance’s 11-0 conference record was capped by a 22-0 rout at Northwood with Taylor Apple driving in nine...

ABSS National Football Foundation award winners named

Six football seniors from Alamance County schools were recipients of scholarships through the National Football Foundation’s Corrigan-Faircloth Chapter on Monday night. One outgoing senior from each of the football-playing schools in Alamance, Forsyth, and Guilford counties is designated as a scholarship recipient each year. Those from...

Is it legal for school board members to donate to ABSS and school events?

QUESTION: Is it legal for a school board member, or his/her companies, to donate to the prize packages for the Alamance-Burlington Teacher of the Year and other school functions? It sounds like an idea to get votes and name recognition at election time –...

Planning board split on bottle-bar rezoning

Burlington’s planning board was divided over the wisdom of recommending a rezoning request to permit a so-called “bottle shop,” which members summarized by calling a “bar,” in an area near a children’s learning center and another business catering to children. The bottle shop would also...

ABSS names Teacher of the Year

Hillcrest Elementary fourth grade math teacher Ashley West has been named the 2023 ABSS Teacher of the Year for Alamance-Burlington Schools.  West is a Cummings High School graduate who returned several years ago to work in the school system. The announcement was made during a...

Burlington planning board recommends against rezoning for Duke Energy telecommunications tower

Burlington's planning and zoning commission shared neighbors' frustrations and skepticism about a proposed 315-foot telecommunications tower off North Church Street that would be over 50 percent taller than the city's current maximum allowable height. The commission, an appointed advisory board to the city council, ultimately...

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