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Construction of new high school continuing on schedule

Steel beams have been erected and exterior concrete walls are underway on the Alamance-Burlington school system’s seventh high school that’s being built along N.C. Highway 119 in Swepsonville. Construction of...

School board tentatively agrees to trim $2.5M from increase in county budget request

Alamance-Burlington school board members are scheduled to continue discussing, and possibly vote on, a county budget request at their upcoming meeting Monday night. Meanwhile, school board members tentatively agreed during...

School system considering $7.4 million renovation of former Sellars-Gunn school

Alamance-Burlington school board members put on their thinking caps this week to consider a possible renovation of Sellars Gunn Education Center – the former alternative school at 612 Apple...

Teacher turnover at lowest rate in more than a decade

The Alamance-Burlington school system posted its lowest teacher turnover rate in more than a decade during the 2020-21 school year – though most ABSS schools were closed for eight...

ABSS will allow law enforcement’s drug-sniffing dogs to conduct random searches in middle and...

K-9 "officers" can detect illegal drugs, explosives, firearms, fire accelerants, and/or other illegal materials; use instituted by interim superintendent Dogs will be patrolling the halls of Alamance-Burlington middle and high...

Was ABSS child nutrition director fired for bringing a gun to work?

QUESTION: Was the Alamance-Burlington school system’s director of Child Nutrition fired last week for bringing a handgun to work? ANSWER: Yes, Pamela Bailey, the director of School Nutrition for ABSS,...

Even school officials now report: remote learning contributed to poor performance

Over the past two years, concerns have multiplied among parents about whether their school-aged children were getting as good an education as prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, parents...

Last-hour filing brings out Democratic challenger to long-time Republican sheriff Terry Johnson

The last morning – actually, the last hour – of filing for political office for the 2022 elections brought out a Democratic challenger to Alamance County's long-time Republican sheriff...

Six file for three school board seats

Since filing reopened last Thursday, more candidates lined up for ABSS school board.  Three seats are on the ballot for November. The race has six candidates: Chuck Marsh, who filed...

Match-ups for Nov. elections taking shape; deadline for all is Fri. noon

If Alamance County’s Republicans had largely monopolized the early filing season – during the two days in December before filing was suspended by the N.C. Supreme Court pending a...

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