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Sheriff should stick to his job; he’s not an expert on budgets or taxes

We continue to believe that sheriff Terry Johnson is one of the most competent and effective law enforcement officers anywhere in the state. His commitment to creative, cutting-edge technology and...

ABSS: More mediocrity, guaranteed

Well, we see that the current members of the Alamance-Burlington school board are just as committed to mediocrity as their predecessors had been. The first illustration of that conclusion is...

Just how gullible does Burlington’s council think Burlington voters are?

Burlington voters must be collectively scratching their heads, wondering just how gullible Burlington’s city council thinks they are. The council seems to be plowing ahead with putting  two bond referendum...

Making zoning applicants lie in order to have their requests approved

We don’t often offer much commentary on zoning issues within local municipalities, but several recent cases in Burlington have piqued our concern. The latest fad, over the past several years,...

No reason public meetings shouldn’t be broadcast; they should at least be recorded

We don’t know what must be in the water that appears to be causing grown adults who are ostensibly “public officials” to think they are some sort of privileged,...

Social drinking district could spread to Mebane, where it would be a particularly...

We recognize that we may be on the losing side, again, in warning about the downside, even dangers, attendant to the mass rush to adopt social drinking districts. But we...

Sesquicentennial Park, part 2

First, the good news.  Graham mayor Jennifer Talley has stated, publicly and unequivocally, that she has no personal interest in ultimately buying the land on the northwest corner of...

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...

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