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Monthly Archives: May 2023

Most rural fire districts seek to leave revenue neutral tax rates behind

In addition to her recommended property tax rate for the county, Alamance County’s manager Heidi York has presented the county’s board of commissioners with a dozen other proposed levies on behalf of the rural fire districts that crisscross much of the county. These proposed tax...

Graham baseball icon Lem Teer remembered for huge impact

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Longtime Graham resident Lem Teer, who had an impact on area amateur baseball in several roles, is remembered fondly by many who crossed paths with him. “One of the finest men you’d ever meet,” said Benny Brooks, a Graham...

Littell lands with Tampa Bay Rays

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News   Another week, another team for Mebane’s Zack Littell. The big-league pitcher is with the Tampa Bay Rays after a short week’s stint with the Boston Red Sox. He made his debut with his new team Tuesday night, throwing one inning...

School board member Dan Ingle disappointed by Galey bill that would take away authority to appoint community college trustees

Alamance-Burlington school board member – who is also a former state representative and former Alamance County commissioner – said he’s disappointed by legislation that would take away the school board’s ability to appoint members to Alamance Community College’s board of trustees. School board chairman Sandy...

Elon women claim third straight CAA track and field title

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Elon won its third consecutive Colonial Athletic Association women’s track and field championship, finishing the two-day meet earlier this month at Zable Stadium on the William & Mary campus in Williamsburg, Virginia. Elon’s 185 points were well ahead of...

Council expands uses allowed at retail center on Garden Road

Burlington’s city council has agreed to adjust the zoning designation for a small retail center at Garden Road’s intersection with Boone Station Drive to allow the property owner to accommodate a wider range of businesses on the premises. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the...

Keegan Lee of Burlington School receives Copland scholarship

Keegan Wynter Lee, daughter of Charmin and William Lee of Burlington and a senior at The Burlington School, is the recipient of The James R. Copland Jr. and Lillian G. Copland Scholarship - a full tuition scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill awarded to a...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: Is mobile unit at Eastlawn still not being used?

QUESTION: Is it true that a mobile unit was installed at Eastlawn Elementary School at the beginning of this school year but hasn’t been used since – and now the school system is saying Eastlawn needs a $12 million addition? ANSWER: A used mobile unit...

Western’s Wilson tops area golfers in states

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Western Alamance senior Zach Wilson had the top finish among Alamance County golfers in the state tournament. Wilson posted a two-round score of 12-over-par 156 on Monday and Tuesday in Class 3-A at Foxfire Golf Club’s Red Course at...

Trustees’ executive committee delays naming interim ACC president

The executive committee for Alamance Community College’s board of trustees took no action Friday afternoon to select an interim president to serve in place of ACC president Dr. Algie Gatewood, who has announced his intention to retire on June 30. Instead, the three trustees who...

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