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Monthly Archives: May 2023

Historic mill building will be turned into 90 apartments

Burlington's planning and zoning commission gave a unanimous thumbs up to a developer's proposal to rezone a famous, historic mill building into 90 apartments. The Aurora Cotton Mills, built in 1906 and more recently operated as Pickett Hosiery, would be transformed into 61 one-bedroom/one bath...

No progress on cutting county manager’s proposed tax hike; in fact, regression

Alamance County property owners might as well get ready now to fork over more of their hard-earned money for higher county property taxes. County commissioners met this week with county manager Heidi York, who unveiled her spending and taxing plan last week – with a...

Eastern Eagles soar to next (fourth) round in soccer state playoffs

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Five players scored goals as Eastern Alamance rolled to a 6-0 victory against visiting Carrboro in the third round of the Class 3-A state playoffs in girls’ soccer Monday night. The top-seeded Eagles received two goals from Abby Brinker,...

Western softball goes for regional championship tonight on the road

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Game 1 of the Class 3-A East Regional finals turned out just about perfect for Western Alamance’s softball team. Despite a first-inning hiccup, the Warriors were pretty much in control throughout Tuesday night’s 5-0 victory against visiting South Johnston...

Balog named new Burlington police chief

City manager Craig Honeycutt has elevated assistant police chief Alan Balog to be the city's next police chief, succeeding Brian Long, who is scheduled to retire in June. Balog and Long will work together over the next month during the leadership transition, Honeycutt said. Balog...

Cummings girls jump to another state championship in track and field

Cummings girls return to the podium for first time since 2019 By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Cummings returned to the top in Class 2-A girls’ track and field by winning the team state championship behind a huge day-long performance from freshman D’Anna Cotton. The Cavaliers...

For Western, Taylor Apple is the apple of team’s eye

 Warriors' pitching ace, slugger delivers in big ways By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News SHE LOVES THE PRESSURE:  “I love it all being on my shoulders, I guess you could say. I like the pressure. It’s kind of like all on you, but I love...

The Burlington School repeats as Class 2-A state baseball champs

The Burlington School needed to win five games in two weeks, juggling pitching and facing stout competition. By Saturday night, it pretty much turned out just like the Spartans mapped it. TBS repeated as the Class 2-A state champion in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic...

A primer on revaluation: including background, history, current status

If you haven’t been following it, or you need to catch up on the latest, this story should help you understand the concept and ramifications of property revaluation Since its implementation in January, Alamance County’s latest property tax revaluation has spawned almost as many zany...

Looks like it’s time for taxpayers to get out the pitch forks, tar, feathers, & rail

Well, we admit, we are absolutely flabbergasted. Alamance County manager Heidi York unveiled her first county budget this week.  (She started with the county just last July.)  And she proposes a whopping 6.7 percent hike in the property tax rate above and beyond the much-discussed...

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