Saturday, October 23, 2021

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Situation normal: school system wastes time, effort, and money

We wonder, do the Academy Awards, or even the Emmys, give an award for the most serious performance in a silly role? If so, we’d like to nominate ABSS superintendent...

Practice has made asst. D.A. a modern-day David

We think it’s only fitting that after having expressed our doubts and concerns earlier this year over the job he was doing in prosecuting protesters in Graham from 2020,...

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...

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...

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