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Monthly Archives: January 2024

Darrell Newton Dr. in Swepsonville closed for two months

The N.C. Department of Transportation crews will close Darrell Newton Drive in Swepsonville on Monday, January 29, weather permitting. Starting at 9:00 a.m. Monday, the road will be closed so crews can safely replace a pipe under the roadway. The work is anticipated to last...

Basketball races hit key stretch for county teams

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News There are three weeks remaining in the regular season for high school basketball teams in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Girls’ teams from Alamance County are in better shape than the boys’ teams in most cases. Here are...

Public defender Champion has office up and running – even without office space

The wheels of justice are notoriously slow, and their sluggishness is all but taken for granted by many officers of the court. But it doesn’t appear that this truism has sunk in with Alamance County’s new public defender Rick Champion. Since his appointment to this...

School officials say it will cost $4M to repair water intrusion at Williams High School

Alamance-Burlington school board members heard a proposal Monday night to repair water intrusion at Williams High School that an engineering firm in Raleigh estimates will cost just under $4 million. While they didn’t vote to award a contract, board members agreed to authorize the ABSS...

Huge, sudden increases in ABSS enrollment announced

School officials said this week that ABSS enrollment has shown unprecedented, explosive growth in the past four months– up 1,061 students since the beginning of the school year, including 960 students in the past six weeks alone. The first hint of such rapid enrollment growth...

Did ABSS remove bathroom mirrors from the schools?

QUESTION: Has the Alamance-Burlington school system removed mirrors from student bathrooms at all schools to stop students from taking multiple bathroom breaks to get out of class and making videos of themselves (i.e., “selfies”) while in the bathroom?   ANSWER: ABSS officials confirmed for The Alamance...

Williams Bulldogs avenge earlier defeat, beat Patriots at Southern Fri. night

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Emphasizing defense turned out to be the right approach for the Williams boys’ basketball team Friday night. The Bulldogs kept host Southern Alamance in check, particularly in the fourth quarter of the Central 3-A Conference game, to come away...

Supt. recommends rezoning for Woodlawn Middle School

  Alamance-Burlington school officials have asked the school board to move 252 students from Woodlawn Middle School to the Graham attendance zone, starting with the 2024-25 school year, to ease overcrowding at Woodlawn. There are currently 748 students enrolled at Woodlawn Middle school, which exceeds the...

THE PUBLIC ASKS: Did industrial park envision retail, like Buc-ee’s?

QUESTION: Is Mebane’s approval of a new Buc-ee’s travel center consistent with an interjurisdiction agreement with Alamance County and Graham to develop a corporate park in the Hawfields community? ANSWER: It may’ve seemed like the city of Mebane opened the gates to entirely new kind...

In rare 3-2 split vote, Elon town council approves 5% mid-year raises

Elon’s municipal staff scored a figurative touchdown this week as the town’s elected leaders narrowly approved a 5-percent pay raise after months of rhetorical football over the adequacy of Elon’s employee compensation. A bare majority of Elon’s town council ultimately gave this wage hike their...

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