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Lashley hospitalized, misses commissioners’ meeting

Before they got down to business on Monday, Alamance County’s commissioners took a few moments to address the absence of commissioner Bill Lashley, who had suffered a recent medical...

Commissioners vote to record – with audio & video – all ‘official’ meetings

They may not exactly be “ready for prime time.” But Alamance County’s commissioners have resolved that, to the extent they are able, they will strive to video record all...

Commissioner’s failure to acknowledge youthful drug conviction from 38 years ago sparks SBI investigation

Election filing form required candidate to say whether he'd had any felonies; he said he didn't, but he did   An apparent oversight in his notice of candidacy from four...

Maynard Aquatic Center to reopen as outdoor pool

The Maynard Aquatic Center, 1402 Overbrook Road in Burlington, will open for the Summer 2024 season on Monday, May 6, as an outdoor pool. The pool canopy had to be...

Spelling It Out

The latest big idea at the Alamance County Children’s Museum appears to have been carried out “to the letter” in more ways than one. This toddler-height wall mural, which encircles...

ABSS selects 2024 Teacher, Principal of the Year

Chanel Jones, a social studies teacher at Broadview Middle School, was named the Alamance-Burlington school system’s 2024 teacher of the year during the annual awards ceremony at Southeast High...

After nearly five decades, VW Bug “flies” home to original owner

With its meager proportions, tortoise-like shape, and a name to make the fastidious hausfrau cry “Eek!,” the Volkswagen Beetle isn’t the kind of motor vehicle that would seem to...

Nonprofits struggle, sometimes differ, on best ways to help Burlington homeless

Many area residents have beaten a path to the thermostat this spring as sudden blasts of cold weather have repeatedly elbowed their way into the forecast. But for those without...

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...

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...

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