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Monthly Archives: May 2023

Mebane budget has 11 percent tax increase, new special fund for long-term capital projects

Mebane city manager Chris Rollins unveiled his proposed municipal budget to the city council Monday night, and it includes a sizeable property tax increase for Mebane residents, as well as 6 percent increases in both water and sewer rates. The $33,059,522 general fund spending plan...

What are potential charges if ABSS officials knew of allegations, but did not report them?

North Carolina law outlines mandatory reporting requirements for alleged crimes against juveniles that involve alleged abuse, neglect, violence, or indecent liberties – and convictions for violating those requirements can carry significant prison time. The Alamance News has been told by those knowledgeable about the investigation...

Interim principal appointed at SMS

Alamance-Burlington school system officials have appointed a retired former ABSS principal, Donna King, to serve as the interim principal at Southern Middle School until further notice. The existing principal at Southern Middle School, Matt Ritter, has been placed on administrative leave, ABSS superintendent Dr. Dain...

Mayor calls for extensive overhaul of Burlington’s fencing requirements

A staff-level attempt to straddle the fence with respect to Burlington’s fencing requirements seems to have hit a brick wall with the city’s top-ranking elected official. Mayor Jim Butler ultimately rebuffed this admittedly modest rewrite of the current fence regulations when it appeared among a...

Whopping city tax increases proposed in Burlington, Mebane

The first local municipal budgets have been unveiled this week, and, we suspect taxpayers are going to be livid. Understandably so. We’ve long suspected that local officials would attempt to use the property revaluation as a pretext to slip in some more spending and fudge some...

Williams team, Western’s Wilson claim Central 3-A Conference golf titles

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Williams returned to a form of golf royalty after an unusual gap between boys’ conference championships. The Bulldogs finished the conference season with a 20-shot margin on runner-up Western Alamance after Monday’s league-ending 18-hole round at The Valley Golf...

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