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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...

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...

Commissioners take racial equity training as part of NAACP settlement

A court-ordered primer on racial equity was apparently one of the conversation topics on Monday when Alamance County’s commissioners huddled behind closed doors with their attorneys to discuss a...

Commissioners okay 2-year advance in next reval as prelude to 4-year cycle

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to move up the implementation of the county’s next property tax revaluation from 2025 to 2023 – as a stepping stone to...

County tax administrator recommends early revaluation of taxable property

The head of Alamance County’s tax office has suggested that it would be to the county’s advantage to get a two-year head start on its next property tax revaluation,...

Commissioners hesitate to give schools permission to tap their own reserves for maintenance projects

Alamance County’s commissioners have declined for the time being to allow the local school system to draw more than $9.6 million from its own capital reserves for various construction...

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