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Gibsonville board’s self-serving pay raise provides vivid illustration of why public has become...

If anyone is wondering why the public has become so cynical about politicians, all one has to do is look at Gibsonville’s board of aldermen on Monday night. While other...

How best to start Mebane council meetings: moment of silence or prayer? David White:...

By MEBANE RESIDENT DAVID WHITE, COMMENTS MADE DURING JANUARY 3, 2022 MEBANE CITY COUNCIL MEETING   My purpose tonight is not simply to speak on the propriety of opening these...

How best to start Mebane council meetings: moment of silence or prayer? Patty Philipps:...

By MEBANE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER PATTY PHILIPPS, COMMENTS MADE DURING JANUARY 3, 2022 MEBANE CITY COUNCIL MEETING The summary of the current legal opinions related to public prayer at...

Good news of great joy

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ Please tell me...

Scrooge – Part 2: how many raises are enough for public employees?

While we’re on the subject of disparities between government and the private sector, we also have to observe that another dimension of dissimilar treatment has to do with salaries...

Scrooge – Part 1: how many days off are enough at Christmas?

Well, we hate to bring up the specter of Ebenezer Scrooge, but we do have to question the strikingly different experiences of private sector workers vs. government ones –...

Religion ambushed in Mebane

We’ve recently noted our view that the spontaneous decision by Graham’s city council to act on one member’s proposed change in policy (a new paid holiday for city workers,...

Hip hip hooray to new school board leadership

Our heartfelt congratulations to the new leadership of the Alamance-Burlington school board: new chairman Sandy Ellington-Graves and vice chairman Patsy Simpson. And our thanks to them and the other two...

Caution, thoroughness needed in evaluating diversion center concept

We note that the county’s commissioners are going to resume their discussion about establishing a so-called diversion center during a work session now set for Friday. We think a cautious,...

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