Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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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...

Taxpayers aren’t laughing at school system’s ineptitude: no plan, no planning, just a...

Well, it was really a week for laughable public meetings of local boards (see adjacent editorials), but, as usual, the school board didn’t want to be left out from...

Kudos to 3 commissioners who remembered who they represent

Alamance County taxpayers owe a debt of gratitude to three county commissioners who managed to remember them this week by rolling back the property rate, albeit only slightly. Even...

A true public servant has passed; it’s not such a great day in...

Over his 35 years as mayor of Mebane, Glendel Stephenson became famous, for among other things, his trademark comments at almost every groundbreaking, ribbon cutting, or other celebration in...

Attention board chairmen and mayors: learn to use the gavel

Several local chairmen need to learn how to use, and not be timid about using, their gavels to control their board’s public meetings. Now that boards have returned to meeting...

The First Amendment prevails

We’re pleased that the criminal charges against this newspaper’s senior writer, Tomas Murawski, were dismissed Wednesday by the district attorney’s office. Murawski and this newspaper’s publisher had been covering the...

County manager’s budget: something for just about everyone – except the beleaguered taxpayer

This week’s presentation of the county’s manager’s proposed 2021-2022 county budget was as vivid an illustration as we’ve seen lately of the difference between bureaucrats and the taxpayers who...

Continued mask mandate in courts is nonsensical

Senior resident superior court judge Tom Lambeth is usually the epitome of what a good judge should be: prudent, even-handed, thoughtful, and dispassionately examining the evidence and testimony in...

Elon: Beware the complex issues and land mines hidden in a supposed “nondiscrimination” ordinance

Elon alderman Quinn Ray is on a crusade. He keeps bringing up to his board the idea of enacting what he terms a “nondiscrimination” ordinance. What Ray and other advocates...

Mebane faces a crossroads on what kind of city it will be: charming,...

The city of Mebane has a major test of its values on the horizon. The city, which has adopted the moniker “positively charming” to describe its small-town appeal, is faced...

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