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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...

County manager debuts budget for proposed capital improvements

Alamance County’s manager has unfurled a proposed capital improvement plan for the next fiscal year that calls for just over $22.5 million in outlays on facilities owned by either...

County suing Snow Camp homeowner over ‘putrid’ yard waste

Alamance County’s attorney has filed a lawsuit in civil superior court against Forrest Michael Shadle, who owns property at 2953 Quakenbush Road, Snow Camp, for allowing garbage and other...

Sluggish year-end sales tax receipts worried one commissioner, but up overall – so far...

One factor that consistently enables local governments to replenish their savings is the general tendency for tax revenues to come in over and above the budgetary predictions. This pattern has...

Commissioners endorse proposals for opioid settlement that include revival of specialized drug court

Alamance County’s commissioners have signed off on some proposed uses for the roughly $2.9 million that the county has, so far, received from a class action settlement with the...

County, municipalities vary in their use, calculation of “fund balance,” i.e. savings

A bursting municipal savings account has provided Elon’s town manager with a ready source of cash for the proposed budget he presented to the town’s leaders earlier this week....

Alamance population up, but not explosive

Alamance County had the 19th largest increase in population growth among all 100 counties, in terms of the actual number of new residents (2,547, or a 1.4 percent increase), between...

N.C. Appeals Court rejects NAACP challenge to Alamance County’s Confederate monument

The second highest court in North Carolina has rejected a plea from the state’s chapter of the NAACP to force Alamance County to move a long-standing Confederate monument from...

Audit shows continued growth in county government’s savings

Alamance County’s annual audit is out, and it seems that the county’s leaders managed to keep things on a fairly strong financial footing during the 12-month period covered by...

County beefs up DSS staffing ahead of Medicaid expansion

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has decided to pare down the size of the county’s planning board and create a new county-level board of adjustment to deal with irregular...

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