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Monthly Archives: August 2023

School board deadlocks 3-3, twice, over starting application process to fill board vacancy

Alamance-Burlington school board members deadlocked 3-3 twice Monday night over two separate motions to begin taking applications for the vacant seat created by the April 24 resignation of Pasty Simpson, who stepped down in order to move closer to her aging relatives in rural...

Public speakers at school board meeting say widespread mold contamination result of neglect and raid on Covid stimulus that could’ve been used for building repairs

Alamance-Burlington school board members were upbraided Monday night for widespread mold contamination in ABSS facilities that community members and parents say has put the health of children and school employees at risk. Several speakers who addressed the board characterized the school system’s ongoing reports of...

Burlington planning board hears plans for University Drive location for Culver’s

It was a tale of two restauranteurs in Burlington on Monday as the city’s planning and zoning commission dealt two contrasting verdicts to a pair of rezoning requests that the owners of two eateries had proposed in different parts of the city. That night’s proceedings...

Alamance News, 3 reporters honored for excellence in news coverage by state press association

The Alamance News was a big winner in the North Carolina Press Association’s annual news, editorial and photojournalism awards contest, announced during the association’s 150th annual convention held last week in Raleigh. The newspaper was honored with one of the press association’s highest honors, second...

Western alum Joshua Karty picked as preseason All-American

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Western Alamance alum Joshua Karty of Stanford is an Associated Press first-team preseason All-American. Karty is a fourth-year kicker for the Cardinal. He was a third-team AP All-American last year and a finalist for the Lou Groza Award as...

UPDATES ON MOLD IN ABSS SCHOOLS (FROM AUG. 31 EDITION OF THE ALAMANCE NEWS)

Read this week's comprehensive coverage about the latest on the mold situation in ABSS schools, including full reports on two joint meetings (Mon. & Wed.) between school board and county commissioners (and including one with state legislators also present), and the outrage of parents...

Judge dismisses case against fired fireman accused of stalking former lover

Alamance County chief district court judge Brad Allen, Sr. on Monday denied a Burlington woman’s request for a domestic violence protective order against a former paramour and former Graham fireman who she had claimed stalked and harassed her and her family after she tried...

6 out of 7 county teams on home turf for Friday games

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News All seven of the Alamance County high school football teams would be under home lights Friday night if not for a switch in locations in a game involving Cummings. Here’s a check on the games: Northern Guilford at Eastern...

Elon looks forward to challenge at Wake Forest

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Elon heads into a new football season with another new quarterback and looking to break into new territory. The Phoenix plays Thursday night against Wake Forest in a bid to topple a team from college football’s top tier. “We’re a...

Western hopes soccer season improves

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News The results for Western Alamance’s boys’ soccer team haven’t been all that glowing, but Warriors coach Camden Brooks said there has been good growth in the first segment of the season. “Getting the guys ready for a long season,”...

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