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School board votes 5-2 to ask commissioners for 9% funding increase for next...

Two weeks ago, when school board members first heard the ABSS administration’s proposal for an increase in local spending, school officials wanted just over $54 million, an almost $7...

Resident to commissioners: Tighten noise rules on shooting ranges

A resident of the countryside beyond Burlington has asked Alamance County’s board of commissioners to slap a metaphorical silencer on the outdoor shooting ranges that operate outside the county’s...

Commissioners Lashey vs. Thompson debate over charter schools vs. other public schools

A request from a charter school developer set off a spat among two members of Alamance County’s governing board that, in a different setting, might’ve earned both of them...

Alamance commissioners hire new county manager – from nearby Person County

County commissioners voted Monday night to hire Person County manager Heidi York, a 14-year veteran of that county's top slot, as Alamance County's new county manager. While the county's press...

Alamance native hired as assistant county attorney

An Alamance County native now serving as legal counsel with N.C. Supreme Court chief justice Paul Newby has been selected by Alamance County's commissioners as Alamance County's new assistant...

Commissioners devise ‘cone’ of honor to pay tribute to outgoing county manager

Bryan Hagood has put up with plenty of needling since he announced his plans to retire as Alamance County’s manager. So, it was perhaps fitting that, as a formal...

County divvies up excess revenue from hotel tax

As out-of-town travel continues to rebound amid the reduction in numbers and severity of COVID-19, Alamance County’s leaders have found that they have considerably more revenue from the special...

Committee explores competing layouts for proposed mental health diversion center

After more than six years, the dream of a mental health “diversion” center in Alamance County may actually be on the verge of becoming a brick-and-mortar reality. Last week, some...

Commissioners select Virginia lawyer to be new county attorney

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has tapped a lawyer with extensive professional experience in Virginia to serve as its new county attorney. During a regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, Debra Bechtel,...

Match-ups for Nov. elections taking shape; deadline for all is Fri. noon

If Alamance County’s Republicans had largely monopolized the early filing season – during the two days in December before filing was suspended by the N.C. Supreme Court pending a...

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