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Commissioners agree to fund special bonuses for EMS because of vacancies

Alamance County’s commissioners have rushed to the rescue of the county’s emergency medical services with a package of financial bonuses that the county manager had sought to address a...

Commissioners approve bonuses to stem turnover in social services

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to let the head of the county’s social services department distribute bonuses to both current and future staff members in order to...

County’s fifth charter school could open by 2023

A Graham resident who previously founded six charter schools in Alamance, Orange, Chatham, and Durham counties has filed an application with the state Office of Charter Schools to open...

City mgr.: ‘Stagecoach Rock’ more legend than history

Some Mebane residents have been abuzz over the possibility that the so-called “Stagecoach Rock” might be pulverized in order to make way for an entrance into a new residential...

Western Alamance swimmer to compete for Drexel University in college

By Jacob Kisamore Special to The Alamance News Western Alamance High School graduate Elizabeth McDevitt has spent the last 13 years of her life swimming competitively. Next month, she will begin...

Cheek takes new post

Former Mebane city manager David Cheek, who retired from his municipal post in February, has gone back to work. Cheek has accepted a new position with Raleigh-based Bobbitt, a...

Founder of new charter school has decades of STEM experience, school choice advocacy

Now semi-retired and in his early 80s, Peter Morcombe, chairman of the board for a new charter school that would be located in Alamance County, has roughly half a...

Commissioners vote to send delegation to visit veterans “village” in Kansas City

Famed for tomato-based barbeque and its powerhouse pro-football team, Kansas City, Missouri isn’t as nearly well known for its contributions to the wellbeing of U.S. military veterans. Even so, an...

Library books are still due back, but no more fines

Things are no longer just “fine” at Alamance County’s libraries – at least not when it comes to the financial penalties that patrons had traditionally incurred for overdue items. Since...

The Public Asks: Is there a bat infestation at Hawfields Middle/Garrett Elementary?

QUESTION: Is there a bat infestation at the Garrett Elementary/Hawfields Middle School complex in Mebane, and what’s being done to fix it? ANSWER: Yes, there is a bat infestation at...

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