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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...

D.A.’s efforts in protest cases need shoring up

More of the court cases, stemming from demonstrations and protests last year around the Historic Court House, are scheduled to resume next week. We’re a bit concerned by some of...

School board majority: we don’t care what parents think!

We’ve often contended that some members of the Alamance-Burlington school board aren’t really interested in serving the needs of parents and students. Sometimes they represent the central office bureaucrats. At other...

School board ingrates

As if it wasn’t bad enough that the school board majority wanted to ignore parents’ wishes , a similar majority wanted to castigate the board of commissioners for its...

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