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Monthly Archives: November 2023

Activist files federal suit over allegedly brutal treatment by deputies after commissioners meeting in 2020

A racial justice activist who had been prominent in the mass demonstrations of 2020 has filed a federal lawsuit against Alamance County’s sheriff and several of his subordinates over their alleged use of “excessive force” during a fracas that followed a county commissioners’ meeting...

Burlington city council to hold Dec. 5 hearings on deals with LabCorp, Matthews International

Burlington’s city council plans to hold a pair of public hearings next week on proposals from two businesses that want to expand or consolidate their existing operations in the community. The city council formally scheduled these two state-mandated public hearings during its latest regular meeting...

Audit: School system overspent last year’s budget

The results from the Alamance-Burlington school system’s latest audit revealed that ABSS had $102,038 in fund balance (i.e., “rainy-day savings”) as of June 30, 2023. The school system issued a press release Wednesday morning to announce a press conference, planned for Thursday afternoon, in which...

Commissioners agree to roof repairs; postpone decision on additional requests

The top brass from the Alamance-Burlington school system may not have been feeling entirely thankful last week after their latest heart-to-heart with the county’s board of commissioners. The school system’s higher ups had gone into this get-together on the Monday before Thanksgiving with a cornucopia...

Elon snaps back at dangerous dogs

In Washington, D.C, a dog widely known to be vicious may get its own Secret Service detail to chew on. In the town of Elon, however, a bleaker fate could await such an ill-tempered hound – thanks to a new set of rules that...

School board OKs new fees for ‘extensive’ public records requests

Alamance –Burlington school board members voted 5-1 at their latest meeting to approve a policy that enables the school system to charge fees for any public records requests requiring extensive clerical work or supervision to fulfill. School board member Dan Ingle cast the lone vote...

Pastor/councilman’s misgivings smite proposal to rent out Elon’s new town plaza

A proposed rental policy for a new downtown plaza prompted some serious soul-searching this week for an area pastor who also serves on Elon’s town council. Councilman Randy Orwig, who doubles as the pastor of Elon Community Church, suffered this minor crisis of conscience on...

BCA boys restock, start strong

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News It’s largely a new look this season for Burlington Christian Academy’s boys’ basketball team. But the Royals like what they’re seeing. They began the season by knocking off state power Greensboro Day School and have had good results ever since...

Basketball debuts go well for Williams boys, Eastern teams

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Basketball coaching debuts were successful for Williams boys’ coach Jimmy Lloyd and Eastern Alamance girls’ coach LeConnda Curry and boys’ coach Parrish Walker. Williams posted a 56-53 victory Tuesday night at Eastern Guilford in former assistant coach Lloyd’s first...

Area alums Karty, Hatfield end seasons with highlights

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Joshua Karty of Stanford and Jsi Hatfield of East Carolina had memorable moments in their final football games of 2023 despite dismal seasons for their teams. Karty, a kicker, is a Western Alamance product who played three full seasons...

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