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Monthly Archives: September 2023

Eastern’s Makayla Thompson takes role on state high school advisory council

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Eastern Alamance senior Makayla Thompson is more than just a valuable member of various sports teams at her high school.  She also has a position on the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s student-athlete advisory council. “I definitely wanted...

Elon topples William & Mary in Rhodes Stadium – continuing home winning streak

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Sensing the need for just a few clutch plays on offense, that’s exactly what Elon got Saturday afternoon. And then a huge final stop on defense. The Phoenix scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns on Matthew Downing passes to knock off fourth-ranked...

Garrett parent arrested Friday morning

A controversy involving two parents in the car line at Garrett Elementary School in Mebane at the beginning of the school day on Friday ultimately resulted in the arrest of one of the parents, for having a firearm on school property. The Mebane Police Department...

Elon council OKs plan to set up beer garden on municipal property

Elon’s town council has approved a proposal that will enable the town to cultivate a new beer garden within a special downtown district where the outdoor consumption of alcohol is already permitted. During a regular meeting on Monday, the council voted to temporarily extend the...

School board’s latest meeting draws record numbers amid ongoing mold crisis and continuing board vacancy

Alamance-Burlington school board members heard from a procession of 15 speakers during their latest meeting Monday night, with many demanding to know what will be done to ensure ABSS schools remain free of mold and urging the board to fill the school board vacancy...

Williams nips Eastern with late two-point play

Eastern loses first game of 2023 season, 36-35, on two-point conversion By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Williams took its first lead of the game on a two-point conversion with 1:29 remaining to knock off previously undefeated Eastern Alamance 36-35 on Friday night at Burlington...

Elon hatches new master plan for downtown development

Elon’s town council has bestowed its blessing on a new master plan for the future development of this municipality’s storied downtown. The council ultimately gave its unanimous nod to this plan on Monday, effectively supplanting an earlier vision for the downtown area that the town’s...

Sack attack helps define Elon defense; up next: William & Mary

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News The pursuit of opposing quarterbacks has come at numerous levels for Elon’s defense. The Phoenix is looking for more of that in this week’s Coastal Athletic Association showdown. William & Mary, which is ranked No. 5 in the Football Championship...

Burlington city council holds emergency meeting to clear the books of unspent federal affordable housing funds 

Burlington’s city council held a brief emergency meeting on Friday in order to attend to a last-minute detail in the year-long process for Burlington to become a regional clearing house for federal affordable housing funds. During this five-minute meeting, the council formally agreed to return...

LOCAL IMPACT OF STATE BUDGET: $48 million for local governments, airport, ACC, non-profits – plus expansion of tuition program for students in private schools

Alamance County local governments, the Burlington-Alamance Airport, the community college, the school system, eight rural fire departments, and a host of non-profit agencies all stand to benefit from more than $48 million allocated directly for Alamance County within the $30 billion state budget passed...

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