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Monthly Archives: February 2024

Burlington native Thomas Ryan pays homage to modernist master architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Burlington native, now a Californian, making quite an impression with architectural designs By Charity L. Cohen Special to The Alamance News Not many can say they accomplished a goal that they dreamed of as a child – even fewer can say they turned that dream into a...

Supt. announces plan to close virtual school; students, parents, teachers turn out to protest

Emotions were running high Monday among the crowd inside the Alamance-Burlington school board’s meeting room, which overflowed its capacity, as dozens of speakers, including several elementary school-age students, pleaded with the board to keep the Alamance Virtual School (AVS) open. The Alamance Virtual School (AVS)...

Miss Southern pageant to be held on Saturday

Southern Alamance High School will hold its Miss Southern Scholarship Pageant for 2023-2024 on Saturday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the School’s auditorium, 631 Southern High School Road in Graham. Seven seniors will vie for the title. Miss North Carolina 2023 will be...

Former ABSS board chairman: Alamance Virtual School was never intended to be temporary response to pandemic

Former chairman Allison Gant contradicts Superintendent's assertion that school was always intended to be temporary The Alamance Virtual School (AVS) originally opened at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year and is based at Sellars-Gunn Education Center, which had served as the alternative school for...

Thurs. night at Schar Center: Elon overcomes William & Mary to avenge earlier season loss

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Elon had enough second-half answers to overcome visiting William & Mary for Thursday night’s 76-71 victory in Coastal Athletic Association men’s basketball at Schar Center. That gave the Phoenix (13-17 overall, 6-11 CAA) its third victory in the last...

Superintendent’s future in ABSS appears uncertain after marathon closed sessions for personnel discussions

Much speculation has continued to swirl throughout the community – and among current and former elected officials – about Dr. Dain Butler’s future employment as superintendent of the Alamance-Burlington school system. School board members spent a total of six hours behind closed doors, during a...

Southeast wins its first baseball game

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News The first baseball game in Southeast Alamance’s history couldn’t have gone much better for the Stallions. Jerry Sims smacked a triple and two doubles and host Southeast won 14-1 against Clover Garden on Monday. Winning pitcher Aidan Amick had a...

Planning board OKs zoning for high density homes; applicant pulls request for car wash

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission has given its unanimous nod to a request to increase the density of a residentially-zoned lot along a fast-growing stretch of Kirkpatrick Road. This particular request, which came before the city’s planning commission on Monday, calls for a change from...

ABSS COO outlines 5-year roadmap for school repairs

The Alamance-Burlington school system’s chief operations officer Greg Hook, who oversees school building maintenance and repairs, outlined Monday night a five-year plan for routine maintenance projects that he says will be needed in ABSS schools between 2024 and 2029. Hook told the school board Monday...

Legal Notices, Thursday, February 29, 2024

For assistance with legal advertising, please call Carol Boney at (336) 228-7851 or send email to: Legals@thealamancenews.com   RESOLUTION OF THE ALAMANCE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS CONCERNING THE TIME TO MEET TO COUNT ABSENTEE BALLOTS On January 9, 2024, the Alamance County Board of Elections met at the Alamance County...

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