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Monthly Archives: March 2024

Interim supt. hires his former finance director to help with ABSS finances

Alamance Burlington interim superintendent Dr. Bill Harrison confirmed Wednesday that his former chief finance officer from Cumberland County schools will be working with ABSS to help sort out its financial problems. That arrangement, which Harrison describes as temporary and part-time, comes amid multiple recent departures...

Western Alamance alum Henderson adds to All-American totals in pool

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News North Carolina State senior swimmer Noah Henderson, a Western Alamance alum, completed his collegiate swimming career as part of another American record-setting performance in the NCAA championships. The Wolfpack placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The time of...

Planning commission dissenter thinks electric fence won’t go over well with city council

Burlington planning board members recommended approval for two rezoning requests at their Monday night meeting this week. However, one of the requests, for an expansion of the conditional zoning needed for Adams Towing on Belmont Street, drew a dissent from the former chairman of the...

Sluggish year-end sales tax receipts worried one commissioner, but up overall – so far in fiscal year

One factor that consistently enables local governments to replenish their savings is the general tendency for tax revenues to come in over and above the budgetary predictions. This pattern has been particularly noticeable in the case of sales tax receipts, which cities and counties often...

Interim supt. Harrison ruling out another extended stay with ABSS

Alamance-Burlington interim superintendent Dr. Bill Harrison is ruling out any possible repeat of his previous three-year term as superintendent. Harrison originally came to ABSS, the first time, as an interim superintendent in July 2014 and agreed to come out of retirement in February 2015 to...

Eastern hires Western alum, asst. coach Mitch Mitchener as new football coach – to take over for legend John Kirby

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Eastern Alamance’s new football coach will be Mitch Mitchener, who’ll join the Eagles off the staff from rival Western Alamance. Mitchener takes the spot vacated by the retirement of John Kirby, who was in the position for 32 years...

Perfunctory hearing elicits critiques of community development program

A pro forma hearing on Burlington’s community development program drew some rather frank feedback from two area residents with concerns about the public’s lack of familiarity with this federally-funded endeavor. These pointed remarks, which were shared with Burlington’s city last Tuesday (March 19), were themselves...

A rarity: Southern golfers notch county title

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Southern Alamance’s boys’ golf team was a runaway winner in Alamance County championships after another strong showing Tuesday at Stoney Creek Golf Club. Winning the event is something that might have never happened before. “It was nice,” coach Michael Parks...

Wide and open search needed for new superintendent

Alamance-Burlington school board members will soon need to turn their attention to beginning a formal search for a new superintendent. The interim superintendent, Dr. William Harrison, made abundantly clear this week that his tenure this time around will be limited to six months, ending September...

Elon’s town manager springs early-bird budget on council

As many local government administrators continue to wrangle and writhe over their organizational budgets, Elon’s town manager has shot out ahead of the pack with a fully-fledged set of fiscal recommendations for the town’s elected officials. Elon’s town manager Richard Roedner formally unveiled this early-bird...

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