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Gibsonville board’s self-serving pay raise provides vivid illustration of why public has become...

If anyone is wondering why the public has become so cynical about politicians, all one has to do is look at Gibsonville’s board of aldermen on Monday night. While other...

Scrooge – Part 2: how many raises are enough for public employees?

While we’re on the subject of disparities between government and the private sector, we also have to observe that another dimension of dissimilar treatment has to do with salaries...

Scrooge – Part 1: how many days off are enough at Christmas?

Well, we hate to bring up the specter of Ebenezer Scrooge, but we do have to question the strikingly different experiences of private sector workers vs. government ones –...

Religion ambushed in Mebane

We’ve recently noted our view that the spontaneous decision by Graham’s city council to act on one member’s proposed change in policy (a new paid holiday for city workers,...

Hip hip hooray to new school board leadership

Our heartfelt congratulations to the new leadership of the Alamance-Burlington school board: new chairman Sandy Ellington-Graves and vice chairman Patsy Simpson. And our thanks to them and the other two...

Caution, thoroughness needed in evaluating diversion center concept

We note that the county’s commissioners are going to resume their discussion about establishing a so-called diversion center during a work session now set for Friday. We think a cautious,...

More open, more competent search for next supt. badly needed

School board members are scheduled to resume their discussion about beginning the search for the school system’s next superintendent next week. We suggest that they take a more open approach...

The wisdom of the need for more methodical deliberation by Graham’s city council demonstrated...

Two weeks ago (in our November 18 edition), we lamented the undue haste and lack of deliberation which Graham’s city council demonstrated in agreeing, spontaneously, to mayor-elect Jennifer Talley’s...

Rash, impulsive policy-making – even for ostensibly good purposes – doesn’t serve Graham well

We love and appreciate veterans, and we think most people – at least those around Graham and Alamance County – do, too. But some of the things done in their...

Security – or secrecy?

We’ve mentioned before over the years our ongoing irritation at the increasing tendency among government agencies to cordon off more and more areas within their facilities from public access. This...

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