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Nearly half of county schools receive D & F school performance grades for 2022-23

Seventeen of the 35 Alamance-Burlington schools received a school performance grade of D or F for the 2022-23 school year, based on annual testing results released Wednesday morning by...

Former ABSS supt. Jim Merrill hired as interim in Orange County

Former Alamance-Burlington superintendent Dr. James (“Jim”) Merrill – who had also served as interim ABSS superintendent in 2022 – has been hired as the interim superintendent for Orange County...

School board to keep vacant seat open – at least for now

Alamance-Burlington school board members agreed by consensus Wednesday afternoon to keep a vacant seat open for the foreseeable future. The vacancy was created by the resignation of four-term school board...

New high school ready for students for 2023-24 school year

Alamance-Burlington school board members got a sneak peek Wednesday morning at the county’s newest high school, Southeast High School, which is nearing completion along South N.C. Highway 119. Southeast High...

Retiring ACC president Algie Gatewood honored at Tues. reception

Approximately 100 Alamance County public officials and a host of dignitaries attended a retirement party Tuesday afternoon for Alamance Community College president Dr. Algie Gatewood. Gatewood, 71, is retiring Friday...

Keegan Lee of Burlington School receives Copland scholarship

Keegan Wynter Lee, daughter of Charmin and William Lee of Burlington and a senior at The Burlington School, is the recipient of The James R. Copland Jr. and Lillian...

Former ABSS superintendent appointed interim super for Wake County public schools

Former Alamance-Burlington superintendent Dr. Randy Bridges has been appointed to serve as the interim superintendent for the state’s largest public school system, Wake County public schools. Bridges, who served as...

Galey bill would strip authority from school boards, governor to make community college trustee...

“I think the world of Gatewood and .  If everyone in the state were doing as great a job with workforce development as Alamance County, then this bill...

School board, commissioners, state senator discuss education spending, priorities, wish lists

“What I need is more money." – ABSS Supt. Dr. Dain Butler An annual get-together between the Alamance-Burlington school board and Alamance County’s commissioners ended in a general revolt against some...

Former student says Hawbridge charter school scotched his chance at Ivy League

A former student has filed a lawsuit against The Hawbridge School in Saxapahaw – one of the four public charter schools in Alamance County – alleging that an English...

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