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Gibsonville’s mayor was harsh, unfair to disgruntled resident

Rarely have we seen a more high-handed treatment of the public than Gibsonville mayor Lenny Williams employed Monday night during the most recent meeting of the town’s board of...

Wide and open search needed for new superintendent

Alamance-Burlington school board members will soon need to turn their attention to beginning a formal search for a new superintendent. The interim superintendent, Dr. William Harrison, made abundantly clear this...

Sesquicentennial Park should be fixed, not eliminated

In some large corporations, various CEOs have said that one of the most important functions of having good staff is to help the head honcho to weed out the...

Burlington’s city council: Let’s use up all the money, then ask the taxpayers...

Frankly, we’re surprised at the restraint Burlington residents have shown, thus far, to the suggestion at last week’s city council meeting of putting a bond referendum with $63.5 million...

Public engagement? Yeah, right

One of the most sure-fire ways to know that government consultants and bureaucrats are trying to pull one over on the taxpaying public is when the term “public engagement”...

ABSS and the Keystone Cops

More than a 100 years ago, as the new genre of “moving pictures” began to unroll, one of the first categories of popular “movies” were a series of silent...

Taxpayers: Follow the commissioners’ shell game carefully, because it’s going to cost you more...

We’re convinced that sometimes public boards deliberately try to make information revealed at their meetings complicated – to obfuscate, obscure, and confuse – so that the average taxpayer cannot...

Graham’s street festivals: what’s the point?

Four brave Graham businesswomen came forward at last week’s Graham city council meet to question the city’s policy of closing downtown streets for occasional “special events” sponsored by the...

More public notice, transparency, openness needed in Mebane policy-making

Readers of this page will know that we consistently believe that when public bodies consider the public’s business, they ought to do so with a maximum amount of notice,...

Elon downtown development director: Let’s continue to lose money on a bad idea

Last week’s Elon town council meeting provided its typical degree of humor – although, as usual, we don’t think the council members and staff intended the discussion to be...

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