Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Does anyone even know the actual meaning of “incentive” anymore?

Apparently, Alamance County has a number of public officials who have decided to revise the meaning of the word “incentives.” According to the traditional dictionary meaning, “incentive” is supposed to...

ABSS didn’t even ask parents, public what they might want

Local government bodies are forever having public hearings, allowing members of the public to weigh in on a host of issues – everything from zoning changes, annual budgets, even...

Personal Reflections on the loss of Jeanne Swanner Robertson

This newspaper joins in mourning the sudden death of Jeanne Swanner Robertson, who died at her Burlington home this week at age 77. Jeanne – whether pronounced as one syllable...

County government appears broken, mismanaged, extravagant – or all of the above

Something’s wrong with Alamance County government. That’s the inescapable conclusion we’ve come to after the latest meeting of the county’s board of commissioners. We’re not quite sure where to lay most...

ACC: suck it up

The audacity of some public officials never ceases to amaze us. Alamance Community College, which enjoys widespread support throughout the county, was rewarded by voters in 2018, who approved $39.6...

Goose, gander, and Graham

“A governing board member shall not vote on any legislative decision regarding a development regulation adopted pursuant to this Chapter where     the outcome of the matter being considered is...

Who needs a budget?

Nineteen days. That’s how long it took for Alamance County’s commissioners to ignore the budget they just adopted last month and layer on a half million dollars in new spending. We...

Memo to county manager: Graham is the center of the county

We hate that we apparently need to provide remedial education for the county manager Bryan Hagood, but someone needs to remind him that the county seat of Alamance County...

Don’t grow too fond of any local politician; they’ll almost surely disappoint. ...

We’ve learned never to get too enamored of any local politician. Just when you think you finally have a few good, well-principled people serving in public office, they’ll do something...

Taxpayers aren’t laughing at school system’s ineptitude: no plan, no planning, just a...

Well, it was really a week for laughable public meetings of local boards (see adjacent editorials), but, as usual, the school board didn’t want to be left out from...

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