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Elon’s drinking district

Sometimes in Elon, it’s hard to know who are the adults and who are the students. Let’s see if we understand the basics. Elon’s board of aldermen – ostensibly the grown-ups...

Thank you, Dr. Butler

Our heartiest thanks to ABSS school superintendent Dr. Dain Butler for his decisive action in removing a highly offensive book from the school library at Western High School. We’ve rarely...

Geesh, who knew school officials can’t follow basic laws?

We express our continual bewilderment at the lengths public officials will go to establish and enable all manner of little specialty advisory committees to conduct the public’s business –...

School board going astray chasing money for athletic trainers

Hope springs eternal that Alamance-Burlington school board members and the officials they oversee will some day prioritize academic achievement. Alas, that seemingly fundamental purpose is rarely the focus of school...

Why such an obsession to keep LGBTQ books in school libraries?

And if the other flaws in the school system aren’t bad enough, now some school board members apparently want to prevent regular citizens from protesting obscene or other inappropriate...

Musical chairs for ABSS teacher staffing

Well, we hate to unload on the school system all at once, but school officials invite public scrutiny and ridicule with some of their policies. We were surprised a few...

How should Graham spend its windfall of federal dollars?

Graham city council members have met for four hours last week, trying to decide how they should designate projects to be paid with about $4.98 million in special ARPA...

“Whack-a-mole” in Elon

Sometimes with local governments and their elected officials – and the need to hold them to the state’s requirements for open government – we sometimes feel like we’re playing...

Well, now it’s obvious – Officials: “we don’t care what you think”

Rarely does the public get such a close and first-hand look at the dismissive attitude some officials have toward the public they ostensibly serve. But Burlington’s planning board gave a...

Backroom deals are never a good idea in local government

Backroom deals are never a good idea in local government We’ve tried over many years to hold local public bodies to the open government (and thereby, good government) standard to...

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