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Monthly Archives: April 2023

Burlington begins search for new chief of police

The city of Burlington seems to be well on its way to finding a new chief of police to succeed the incumbent Brian Long, who notified the city in February of his impending retirement. During a city council work session on Monday, Burlington’s city manager...

Williams duo selected for NC East-West Game; Western’s Apple recognized at state level

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Williams football players Jaelan Brown and Grayson Loy have been named to the West team for this summer’s North Carolina East-West All-Star Game in football.   Brown was the quarterback for the Bulldogs. Loy was a standout linebacker. The game is...

Incurable disease gave Burlington writer Anita Sherer hope – and a 2nd act

By Charity L. Cohen Special to The Alamance News At 33, Anita Sherer couldn’t understand the bizarre things that kept happening to her. Sherer hardly ever bumped into things or missed seeing objects directly in front of her. But she found herself experiencing this quite often. She...

Commissioners lean on state to fund public defender, fifth district court judge

Alamance County’s elected leaders have found it increasingly hard to watch from the sidelines as state officials in Raleigh dictate crucial staffing decisions for the local court system. During their latest regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, the county’s board of commissioners determined that it may be...

ABSS to use $211K in stimulus funding to pay bonuses to nurses and nurse extenders

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 6-0 Tuesday afternoon to award bonuses to school nurses and “nurse extenders” – who were originally hired as temporary employees at the height of the Covid pandemic – using $211,000 that ABSS received through the American Rescue Plan Act...

Long-time girls’ coach Krotish parts from Eastern – for now

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Long-time Eastern Alamance girls’ basketball coach Tim Krotish has retired as a teacher, making his future as a coach unclear. “I’m not sure what that’s going to look like,” Krotish said Tuesday. Krotish, 61, stepped away late last month from...

County commissioner Bill Lashley continues to decry school system’s approach to maintenance

A proposed update of the county’s capital improvement plan gave one member of Alamance County’s governing board a chance to revisit a public dustup that he recently had with a school board member over the local school system’s maintenance policies. Commissioner Bill Lashley ultimately dredged...

Consultants point to interest in skate park as they begin work on rec master plan

The public demand for a new skate park is apparently just one of the insights that a group of consultants has gleaned as they prepare to draft a new master plan for Burlington’s department of recreation and parks. The community’s interest in a skateboard-oriented facility...

Burlington police seek shooting suspect who robbed, shot man who is in critical condition

Burlington police have today obtained a warrant for the arrest of Chauncey Dishawn Chandler of Burlington in connection with a shooting that took place in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 4. Officers responded at 3:30 a.m. that morning to the area of Hilton...

Elon formalizes Link Transit contract, scuttles proposed prohibition on ACTA services

Elon’s town council has formalized its agreement to have the town join Burlington’s Link Transit bus system, adding seven stops within the town of Elon to an existing bus route (the so-called Blue Line) that already serves locations in Gibsonville and west Burlington. But on...

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