Sunday, January 29, 2023

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A textbook police chief

Two years ago, we were remiss in not commenting on the intended and announced retirement of Mebane police chief Terry Caldwell. Fortunately, our oversight was negated when Caldwell was persuaded...

Left-wing, socialist rhetoric plentiful locally – at county’s health department

Rarely have we, the public, or local elected officials been subjected to as much left-wing tripe as we observed Monday night during Mebane’s city council meeting. Somehow, the council agreed...

Valleyfield ethics?

Readers of this page will recognize that the newspaper has been fairly consistent, and insistent, that public officials should not be involved in issues in which they have a...

Lawmakers need creative solutions to fill teaching, law enforcement vacancies and prevent jurisdictions from...

We’re not sure that Alamance County’s legislative delegation in Raleigh can pull it off, but they and other members of the General Assembly need to give some creative consideration...

A brand new $67M high school for just 238-564 students? Really?

We’re certainly glad that at least a majority of school board members demonstrated both fiscal responsibility and common sense this week. The question was how many students should be moved...

How many raises are enough?

We were amused, but not particularly surprised, by this week’s newest aggrieved group, substitute teachers, who somehow figure they are entitled to some sort of raise – since the...

Another high-handed bureaucratic spending decision

There’s an old expression, more commonly used in northern areas with larger Jewish populations, “What am I, chopped liver,” by which the speaker questions why he or she was...

This is representation?

We don’t often comment on national issues or votes in Washington. But we cannot help but express our bewilderment at the votes of North Carolina’s two U.S. Senators – Republicans...

Last we heard, town councils were supposed to be in charge of their town’s...

Well, we’ve recently been critical of several municipal boards – specifically, Mebane’s and Burlington’s city councils – because they took action at their council meetings without having informed the...

We’re just getting together for a “get-to-know-you” lunch; yeah, right

We don’t know what’s going around – in the drinking water, or something – but it seems that local public officials are growing more and more fond of huddling...

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