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Supt.: Rebranding campaign, new logo will help improve school system

Matters of promotion and marketing are, at most, a mere marginal note in a strategic plan that the Alamance-Burlington school system has recently developed. But the way that the schools...

BACKGROUND: The candidates, questionnaire, and the newspaper’s coverage

Burlington voters will head to the polls on October 5 to narrow their sections for mayor and city council. Five candidates have filed for mayor and six for city council....

Health Dept.: Covid cases increasing

Alamance County’s leaders received a rather grim prognosis this week when the local health department presented its latest update on the state of the coronavirus pandemic. Janna Elliott, the county’s...

County clerk honored by board for achievement

Tory Frink, who serves as clerk to Alamance County’s board of commissioners, was recognized by her bosses during last week’s meeting of the board. Frink recently completed additional training from...

Commissioners: funding for first ACC projects is “advance” not more money

CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION: Both a news story in last week’s edition (particularly online) and an editorial in that edition referred to the county commissioners’ action from last week’s meeting as providing...

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...

County approves $2.4M extra for ACC to start two bond projects

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to front Alamance Community College just over $2.4 million to allow it to break ground on two bond-subsidized projects that have already...

Proposed sale of former pharmacy bursts county’s plan to move elections office

A routine update on Alamance County’s facilities this week brought the metaphorical wrecking ball down on a plan to consolidate its election-related operations on the grounds of a defunct...

Commissioners allow tax office to outsource part of next reval

Jeremy Akins earned his chops as Alamance County’s tax administrator more than four yeas ago when he presided over a staff-driven revaluation that proved both cheaper and less controversial...

If candidate wins city council race, will her police captain husband be fired?

An ominous warning from Graham’s outgoing mayor has apparently given cold feet to one candidate in this year’s race for Graham’s city council. Brooke Flood, one of seven contenders who’ve...

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