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Monthly Archives: November 2023

Another ABSS “hair on fire” funding emergency

Alamance County commissioners have been relatively patient, in our view, in hearing the repeated – always urgent and almost monthly – pleas (often expressed as demands) for more and more and more spending for the Alamance-Burlington school system. The latest fable of The Boy Who...

Expanded Sterigenics facility expected to create 20 new jobs

Sterigenics, a medical sterilization company that has operated a facility off Jimmie Kerr Road in Haw River since 1983 has asked the city of Graham to waive more than $49,000 in water/sewer and development fees for a second facility that’s currently under construction and...

Elon beats Presbyterian at buzzer in basketball

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Trying desperately across the final 12 minutes to avoid any sort of dramatics, the Elon men’s basketball team was left with no choice Monday night. Rob Higgins delivered. The graduate transfer guard hurried into position from the backcourt to unleash...

Mebane city council approves rezoning for construction of “transload” depot

Mebane’s city council has approved rezoning of a 3.8-acre tract beside the Cambro manufacturing plant off West Holt Street in order to allow the Samet Corporation to construct a long-anticipated “transload” rail facility. Brian Hall, who heads up real estate transactions for the Greensboro-based company...

Graham city council approves rezoning for 42 townhomes

Graham’s city council has agreed to rezoning for a proposed new 42-unit townhouse subdivision off NC 54, to allow a so-called infill project that takes vacant land sandwiched between other subdivisions. In the case of the newest project, a Greensboro developer, Triad Classic Homes, proposes...

To fence, or not to fence around a retention pond

Local municipalities apparently have different priorities or preferences when it comes to how to landscape around so-called retention ponds. Graham’s city council spent almost half the time on the issue last week hearing from city engineer Josh Johnson with the firm of Alley, Williams, Carmen,...

Mebane city council approves rezoning for concrete plant

Mebane’s city council has approved rezoning that will allow an Asheboro concrete company to build its second plant on a lot at 920 Mattress Factory Road, which is at the corner of Mattress Factory Rod and Industrial Drive, facing I-85/40. The 5.28 lot currently has...

TBS senior sets college hoops path, follows former Eastern Alamance star

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Zion Walker has been on a state championship team as the headline player for The Burlington School boys’ basketball team. Next stop will be Mount St. Mary’s. He signed a letter-of-intent earlier this month with the NCAA Division I...

Encore Burlington city council race: Dejuana Bigelow wins in second council outing

It may not be the length of her political resume that has endeared Dejuana Bigelow to voters in Burlington. But her life experience does seem to have struck a chord with the 3,200 residents who elevated her to the top spot in this year’s...

Encore race in Elon: third time’s the charm for Michael Woods

The provincial squabbles of municipal government might seem light years removed from the rough-and-tumble world of labor negotiations. But the chasm between these two realms has proven eminently bridgeable for Michael Woods – a one-time labor negotiator who, as of this month’s municipal elections, is...

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