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More public notice, transparency, openness needed in Mebane policy-making

Readers of this page will know that we consistently believe that when public bodies consider the public’s business, they ought to do so with a maximum amount of notice,...

Elon downtown development director: Let’s continue to lose money on a bad idea

Last week’s Elon town council meeting provided its typical degree of humor – although, as usual, we don’t think the council members and staff intended the discussion to be...

Non sequitur, illogical, or just plain crazy

Some of our readers have occasionally jested with this newspaper’s publisher and some of our reporters that we’ll never run out of stories, or material for the newspaper’s editorial...

Not any way to run a railroad . . . or a county

Sometimes all we can do is just shake our head at the way certain public boards operate with so little consideration of the general public – or of sound...

Judge Brad Allen’s inglorious end not indicative of a lifetime of stellar contributions to...

We’re sad to see the retirement of district court judge Brad Allen. We’re even more sad for the circumstances in which that decision had to be made. Faced with almost certain...

ABSS’ shameful propaganda, disinformation campaign

The Music Man was a rather famous 1950’s era musical, which stars as the main character a so-called professor, Harold Hill, an organizer of a boys’ band in River...

Heidi in Wonderland takes the commissioners down the rabbit hole

UNBELIEVABLE! We believe that this will be the reaction of Alamance County residents when they learn that county administrators, with a sympathetic and largely passive reception among county commissioners, are...

Truth in packaging – let’s just call it what it is: a pay RAISE...

We’re always amused at the typical government gambit for getting more and more pay raises approved for already well-paid government workers.  Such workers also have very lush health and...

In Elon, more government largesse for their employees – at taxpayer expense, of...

Well, well, well.  It seems even Elon’s usually monolithic town council can – once in a blue moon – have a difference of opinion.  This week, they actually had...

ABSS: PR first; substance, if any, later

We keep thinking that surely the superintendent and other school system officials would learn their lesson about being more transparent and honest. And dealing more in substance than publicity stunts. But...

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