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Monthly Archives: April 2023

Fire department puts out smoldering fire under Amtrak train car at Burlington depot Wed. afternoon

The Burlington Fire Department responded to a possible passenger train fire Wednesday afternoon; a smoldering fire under one of the passenger cars was promptly extinguished after passengers had been evacuated from the car. The fire call came in at approximately 12:40 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at...

Wanted: 3 high school basketball coaches

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News There are at least three openings for boys’ basketball coaches in Alamance County. Eastern Alamance and Southern Alamance have begun the process to fill vacancies that have occurred since the end of the season in the late winter. Southeast...

Texas developer plans to dismantle pre-Civil War dam in Ossipee

From time immemorial, the small town of Ossipee has been home to an old granite dam that has held back the ebullient waters of the Haw River’s Reedy Fork tributary. But this age-old edifice, which has been around almost as long as Alamance County itself,...

Williams nabs baseball shutout on Senior Night

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News The Williams baseball team secured just what it needed Tuesday night. Behind 12 strikeouts from pitcher Tate Jones, the Bulldogs trounced visiting Roxboro Person for an 8-0 victory on Senior Night. “Sending the seniors out winners,” Jones said. “There was...

Burlington shooting suspect captured in Raleigh

A man wanted for a non-fatal shooting in Burlington was apprehended in Wake County earlier this week. On Tuesday afternoon, Burlington’s police department announced that Chauncey Dishawn Chandler was taken into custody in Raleigh – some three weeks after he allegedly shot a 62-year-old male...

School board member Patsy Simpson resigns (a month earlier than planned)

The beginning of Monday night’s Alamance-Burlington school board meeting took an unexpected turn when school board chairman Sandy Ellington-Graves read a letter from longtime school board member Patsy Simpson announcing her resignation from the board. To read the full text of Simpson's resignation letter, click...

Eight county youth compete at Livestock Show

The 77th annual Central Piedmont Junior Livestock Show and Sale was held recently in Hillsborough. This is the 35th year the show was held at the Central Carolina Holstein Association Barn in Orange Grove, open to 4-H and FFA youth ages 5-18 in Alamance...

Elon proposes fire district tax rate higher than “revenue neutral,” even higher than a “plus inflation” rate

We’ve been concerned that municipalities and other government officials have been laying in wait, planning and plotting all sorts of methodologies to circumvent efforts to offset revaluation of property values by lowering tax rates. The first evidence of it surfaced this week in Elon, where...

DOT condemns property at NC 49 & East Harden Street for intersection improvements

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has finalized condemnation proceedings on two more pieces of property near the intersection of N.C. Highway 54 (East Harden Street) and N.C. 49 (East Elm Street) in preparation for a planned redesign of the intersection. DOT announced the planned...

Millions for Astroturf?

Sometimes we just shake our head in disbelief over the priority  that local officials and elected leaders place on issues that we regard as entirely frivolous. No where has there been a better example of such misplaced spending of tax dollars as last week’s meeting...

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