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Williams’ Tate Jones tames Western in baseball victory

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Tate Jones took a no-hitter into the final inning as Williams registered a 6-0 victory against visiting Western Alamance in Central 3-A Conference baseball Friday night. Dylan Brooks, Vince Coker, Aiden Pulliam, and Jones all had two hits as...

Burlington’s ‘first responder’ could become a drone

It might seem like the stuff of pure science fiction. But police officers and fire-fighters in Burlington will soon have a new, mechanical ally joining them on the frontlines of certain emergencies. Earlier this week, Burlington’s city council gave the city’s police department the go-ahead...

County settles with former atty.; he’ll get $165K

Fired when he was 64, county atty. charged age discrimination; EEOC agreed; county’s insurance will pay; county admits no wrongdoing Alamance County has quietly settled an employment discrimination dispute with its former legal counsel in a mediated agreement that includes a cash payment of $165,000. Former...

Planning board to consider 330 new apts. off University Drive; Sheetz to be razed, rebuilt

The Sheetz gas station chain is apparently ready to reset the figurative pumps at the Alamance Road intersection where it first set up shop some 15 years ago. This coming Monday, representatives of the Pennsylvania-based retailer are scheduled to come before Burlington’s planning and zoning...

Elon town council focuses on part-time position amid $10.9M budget

Elon town manager Richard Roedner had put out a proposed budget totaling about $10.9 million a few weeks ago. He proposed one new employee, in the public works department. But what consumed town council members for a full hour of their four-hour meeting on Monday...

Veterans’ group seeks free use of park for balloon festival

A local advocacy group for veterans seemed to aim for the stratosphere this week when it appeared before the county’s board of commissioners to promote its annual balloon festival. The members Graham-based Alcovets ultimately promised the county’s governing board that there will be more high-flying...

Local anti-drug task force receives federal recognition

An anti-narcotics task force in Alamance County has turned the heads of federal authorities for its role in a joint investigation that has reportedly put the squeeze on money-laundering outfits in central North Carolina. Earlier this month, the White House Office of National Drug Control...

Sheriff’s office gives awards

The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office held an awards ceremony yesterday to recognize the accomplishments of those within the agency who excel at what they do. Staff, co-workers, family and friends were in attendance. Sheriff Johnson presented the awards and stated, “I am extremely proud of...

Fireman claims Graham retaliated, fired him for complaining about hostile work environment

A former longtime Graham fireman has filed a federal lawsuit over alleged retaliation, age discrimination, and wrongful termination by two high-ranking officials within the Graham fire department and city manager Megan Garner. The former fireman, Thomas Rumley –who had worked for the city 26 years...

City of Graham files federal suit over water contamination

The city of Graham has filed a federal lawsuit against 17 major national corporations, and well as 20 “John Doe” defendants that developed chemicals, called PFAs and related toxins, that have been used for more than half a century in nonstick cookware and many...

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