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Few speak at budget hearing; commissioners to vote later in June

Alamance County’s board of commissioners took no formal action on Monday after it held a state-mandated public hearing on a proposed budget that the county manager had unveiled in...

School board member tapped for county planning board along with son of current planning...

Alamance County’s commissioners have tapped a current school board member and the son of a long-serving planning board member to fill a pair of openings that had emerged on...

Departing police chief takes parting shot at sheriff for raiding his staff; sheriff says...

Chief suggest 'reparations', but city mgr. disavows demand for reimbursement It was with a hearty embrace that Alamance County’s sheriff Terry Johnson bid farewell to Jeff Smythe last week when...

New deputies willing to take pay cut to work with sheriff, rather than stay...

    It may not be the money or the distinguished gray uniforms. But over the past several years, something has prompted a fair number of Burlington police officers to trade...

Scenes from 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony in Graham

Although the turnout was a bit modest, there were still plenty of boots on the ground Monday when Alamance County staged its annual Memorial Day ceremony for the first...

County, cities buck ‘defund police’ rhetoric; most have increases

It’s been just over a year since the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop ignited a nationwide movement to “defund the police.” This message has since burrowed...

Sheriff offers grim stats on turnover to prime the pump for proposed raises

The prospect of a 5-percent pay raise for each of the sheriff’s sworn officers is perhaps one of the boldest proposals in the budget which Alamance County’s manager Bryan...

At least some commissioners exploring whether to cut tax rate

As they await next month’s public hearing, Alamance County’s commissioners will have an opportunity to tinker with the manager’s budget and fine tune some of his recommendations. One possible tweak...

School system to sell off land near old, segregation-era school

Alamance County’s commissioners have cleared the way for the local school system to sell off two acres of land near the site of a segregated black school that once...

County budget proposal: 10 new employees, 28 unfrozen positions, pay raises, 10% increase in...

Alamance County’s manager has unveiled a proposed budget that recommends 10 new staff-level positions, pay raises as high as 5 percent, outlays on equipment and vehicles, and the restoration...

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