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ACC Van Winkle

Readers of this newspaper may wonder if they fell asleep recently like Rip Van Winkle of old – or, perhaps, whether ACC officials did. In the Washington Irving classic, Van...

(Another) spending frenzy in Burlington

There’s an old adage that “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Apparently, an even faster separation can occur when government officials have the money and those dollars belong...

A 28-year-old building is worn out? You must be kidding. Only in government.

UNBELIEVABLE! That’s our reaction to numerous aspects of a consultant firm’s purported study of the Alamance County judiciary system’s space “needs.” The consultant firm has concluded that Alamance County should expand...

City and county: beware “settling” with Halloween protesters

We didn’t have an opportunity to comment, editorially, on one of last week’s most significant stories, that of a proposal from the attorneys for 19 plaintiffs who claim to...

Something’s wrong in Graham city government

We haven’t commented previously and see no need to venture into the lawsuits and kerfuffle surrounding Graham city manager Megan Garner. The former Rural Hall town manager was hired by...

How many tax-paid holidays is enough?

We’ve lamented before, but it’s time to do so again, that governments are forever trying to outdo one another in providing more salaries and more benefits, including more holidays,...

Take Democratic Party politics out of non-partisan city council

We’ve expressed our views before about the unnecessary, even gratuitous, establishment by at least two local jurisdictions – Burlington and Mebane – of local “advisory boards” purporting to have...

Burlington officials behave worse than drunken sailors

Well, we’ve lamented before, but we might as well express disappointment again at the spendthrift tendencies of local governments, manifest this week as in Burlington. There, this week, Burlington city...

Evidence now in: remote instruction didn’t produce much learning; do school officials even...

ABSS officials this week confessed to school board members what parents have known for months if not the past two years: remote instruction didn’t work out very well. Students simply...

Drug-sniffing dogs a valuable tool

Our commendations to interim ABSS superintendent Dr. Jim Merrill for his announcement this week that he will, in cooperation with local law enforcement officials across the county, have drug...

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