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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...

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....

Commissioners explore alternatives to proposed courthouse expansion

Alamance County’s commissioners have decided to go back to the drawing board with a much-deliberated proposal to expand the county’s largest criminal courts building in Graham. During a regularly-scheduled meeting...

School system’s new interim chief ushers in détente with commissioners

The temporary new head of the Alamance-Burlington school system didn’t get any back talk this week when he made his formal debut before Alamance County’s board of commissioners. In fact,...

Even scaled-down, convention center seems a nonstarter with commissioners

Alamance County is apparently a poor choice of setting for a convention center on the order of the crowd-luring behemoths in Durham and Greensboro. But it may nevertheless be...

Commissioners OK comp time to be converted to cash for sheriff, EMS staff

For sheriff’s deputies and other county emergency workers, the first Monday in March was a little like Christmas, New Year’s, and Thanksgiving all rolled into one. This holiday hat trick...

Sheriff calls on commissioners to raise taxes if needed to combat turnover in his...

Alamance County’s sheriff Terry Johnson didn’t exactly gussy things up when he appeared before the county’s board of commissioners on Monday to address his agency’s ongoing struggle with turnover. In...

County seeks to wring $170M from $150M bond package to pay for school system’s...

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has resolved to press ahead with a dozen high priority roofing and HVAC projects that a recent county-authorized survey identified as some of the...

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