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Monthly Archives: June 2024

Area football players deal with ailments at various levels

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Williams defensive back Aiden Pulliam is out for the season following a noncontact injury during the team’s official spring session in May. Pulliam, a starting safety for the Bulldogs last year, suffered a broken femur while participating in the...

U.S. Army bivouacs at Burlington rec center to brief residents on Western Electric cleanup

The U.S. Army let down its guard for a few hours on Thursday to give area residents the lowdown on the ongoing cleanup of the former Western Electric facility in Burlington. Officially known as the Tarheel Army Missile Plant, this 22-acre site off of Graham-Hopedale...

HELP WANTED: more volleyball officials needed

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News There’s a need for volleyball officials to oversee matches involving area schools in the upcoming season, the regional supervisor for the Central Carolina Officials Association said. “I am probably going to be short on officials,” Jerry Talley said. Talley said...

Alamance Christian School athletes make all-state

Alamance Christian School had all-state selections from the spring season in the North Carolina Christian School Association. Sophomore Holden Yakola from the state champion boys’ golf received an NCCSA all-state spot for the third time, and he was joined this year by freshman teammate Trevor...

Elon residents, council still (mostly) not interested in opening Aspen Ave. to adjacent Gibsonville development

Elon’s municipal leaders have decided to bring some “closure” – in more ways than one – to a long-running debate over a roadway that a residential developer proposes to use as an entrance into a new, adjacent subdivision in Gibsonville. During a three-hour meeting on...

Public payroll records: Graham fires 3, disciplines 2 during past year

The city of Graham has fired three employees – a police officer, an engineer in the fire department, and a garbage man, all of whom were fired prior to completing a required probationary period for their respective positions – and suspended two others during...

Potential industrial project in far reaches of Burlington expands

Members of Burlington’s planning and zoning commission were just as receptive to an even larger footprint for a potential industrial project on the far western fringes of the city, in eastern Guilford County, as they were last month. There is still no announced tenant for...

Elon fills basketball staff position; Elon alum named new Texas baseball coach

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Darius Stokes has joined Elon men’s basketball team as an assistant coach after previous stops at Fairleigh Dickinson and Army. Stokes, a former Iowa player, was on the Big Ten Conference team when Elon coach Billy Taylor was an...

Hottest ticket in town; Link Transit celebrates eight years of bus service

This week’s punishing temperatures didn’t keep Burlington’s transit manager John Andoh from braving the heat to do some community outreach on behalf of the city’s LinkTransit bus system. On Tuesday afternoon, Andoh (left in photo) found a reasonably shady spot to plug the Burlington-based service...

D’anna Cotton excels in Adidas Track Nationals

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News D’Anna Cotton of Cummings secured All-America status in three events in the Adidas Track Nationals held at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. Cotton placed in the girls’ long jump, triple jump, and 100-meter hurdles in competition that wrapped up...

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