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Monthly Archives: May 2023

Burlington grandsons now Navy pilots, one a ‘top gun’

Brothers continue a family tradition of military service and love of flying By Charity L. Cohen Special to The Alamance News Standing with his face pressed to the glass pane that overlooked the runway of the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Kyle Haith – then 5 years...

School board gives superintendent nearly $21k raise

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 6-0 Monday night to give ABSS superintendent Dr. Dain Butler a $20,800 raise, increasing his yearly salary by 10.5 percent, from $197,600 to $218,400. The board voted 6-0 to give Butler a raise following a closed session, in which the...

From the publisher of The Alamance News: Come see new mural taking shape in Graham

If you're in Graham, over the next week or so, come by the news office to see the new mural which is being painted on our 114 West Elm Street office front. Graham artist Courtney Talley, a recent graduate of the North Carolina School of...

Mebane’s Montrena Hadley receives lifetime achievement award

Mebane city councilwoman Montrena Hadley was presented Wednesday with a lifetime achievement award for excellence in public service by the North Carolina Retired Governmental Employees’ Association. The award was presented during a special celebration as part of the organization’s annual Public Service and Advocacy Day...

Surratt leaves Southern Patriots to become first Southeast girls’ coach

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Amy Surratt is leaving Southern Alamance to coach girls’ basketball at soon-to-open Southeast Alamance. She’ll have some familiar players on the new team. Surratt, who has spent 10 seasons as Southern’s coach, said going to the neighboring school was a...

Swepsonville Ballpark under evaluation as summer team Swepsonville Sweepers moves out

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News The Swepsonville Sweepers, who had been a summer collegiate baseball team for three years, no longer exist as town officials assess the next move for the town’s aging ballpark. The condition of Swepsonville Ballpark and low attendance appeared to...

Thursday night updates: Western reaches softball state finals; Eastern girls advance in soccer states

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Western Alamance’s softball team will be in the Class 3-A state finals after taking care of business in the East Regional finals. The Warriors swept the best-of-3 series with South Johnston, winning 2-0 in Thursday night’s Game 2 road...

Commissioners wrangle over budget; no path (so far) for cutting spending or proposed tax rate hike

Alamance County’s commissioners trooped into the county’s main offices on Tuesday afternoon with the stated intent of lowering the property tax rate that the county manager had recently proposed to a level that would effectively wipe out the higher taxes that property owners would...

Williams dance team earns national award

The 2022-2023 Williams High School (WHS) Dance Team was celebrated on Tuesday, May 23, at a Trophy Ceremony as the 2023 NDA (National Dance Alliance) Intermediate Hip Hop National Champions. At the ceremony, held in the foyer of the Williams Gym in front of...

Graham, NCDOT to hold public meeting Wed. on proposed roundabout

An information meeting by the City of Graham and N.C. Department of Transportation is scheduled at the Graham City Hall, 201 South Main Street, from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 to gather feedback about a proposed roundabout at the intersection of...

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