Sunday, October 2, 2022

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Something’s wrong in Graham city government

We haven’t commented previously and see no need to venture into the lawsuits and kerfuffle surrounding Graham city manager Megan Garner. The former Rural Hall town manager was hired by...

How many tax-paid holidays is enough?

We’ve lamented before, but it’s time to do so again, that governments are forever trying to outdo one another in providing more salaries and more benefits, including more holidays,...

Take Democratic Party politics out of non-partisan city council

We’ve expressed our views before about the unnecessary, even gratuitous, establishment by at least two local jurisdictions – Burlington and Mebane – of local “advisory boards” purporting to have...

Burlington officials behave worse than drunken sailors

Well, we’ve lamented before, but we might as well express disappointment again at the spendthrift tendencies of local governments, manifest this week as in Burlington. There, this week, Burlington city...

Evidence now in: remote instruction didn’t produce much learning; do school officials even...

ABSS officials this week confessed to school board members what parents have known for months if not the past two years: remote instruction didn’t work out very well. Students simply...

Drug-sniffing dogs a valuable tool

Our commendations to interim ABSS superintendent Dr. Jim Merrill for his announcement this week that he will, in cooperation with local law enforcement officials across the county, have drug...

Money, money, money – for everyone but the taxpayer

When this newspaper’s publisher was working in the national Capitol in the 1970’s and 1980’s, he was always impressed by the philosophy expressed by a framed dollar bill in...

ACC math

We generally like and appreciate the mission of Alamance Community College, and we’re very fond of its current president, Dr. Algie Gatewood, who we believe has brought real leadership...

Consideration of nuclear nonproliferation treaty: what a colossal waste of time & misplaced energy

We’re sure that the proponents of a supposed United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons are devout and sincere in their support for wanting lots of cities,...

Property owners, beware

We think members of Burlington’s planning and zoning commission are on the right track with their recommendation to the city council that the notification range for telling residents about...

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