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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...

School system reduces its expectations for county cash as pandemic relief pours in

The annual budget requests from the Alamance-Burlington school system and Alamance Community College are always a learning experience for the county’s board of commissioners. But the board’s members were...

Depts, agencies press commissioners for $22M more than they currently get

Alamance County’s commissioners officially kicked off the annual budget process on Wednesday (April 21) with the first day of a two-day “retreat” that they’ve scheduled to hear spending requests...

In a first, commissioners turn down economic incentives request

Third request does not go over as well as previous two, which were granted; 2-2 vote with one recusal scraps county's $600K contribution toward $60M expansion for Lotus in...

NAACP, county reach settlement in one of 2020 protest lawsuits

A federal district court judge has signed off on a settlement that the local chapter of the NAACP has reached with Alamance County’s top-ranking leaders over the law enforcement...

County commissioners deadlock over newest incentives for Lotus Bakeries

Alamance County commissioners deadlocked 2-2 on whether to provide another  $600,000 in incentives for Lotus Bakeries in Mebane, the Belgian company famous for its Biscoff cookies served on many...

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