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Courts & Crime

Drumwright’s legal team fails in effort to subpoena Graham police chief for bodycam footage from 10/31 protest

A retired judge who’s overseeing the 2020 protest trials in Alamance County district court earlier this week granted a motion to quash a subpoena...

Judge hears testimony in Drumwright trial all day Wednesday; trial to resume Sept. 8

Six deputies testified all day in district court Wednesday about the Oct. 31 march and rally that ended with pepper spray after protesters wouldn't...

Judge grants city’s motion to quash over-broad subpoena for police materials; Drumwright’s trial still set for Wednesday

Drumwright was arrested by the Alamance County sheriff's office The trial of Rev. Greg Drumwright, who led the October 31, 2020 march and rally in...

Back-to-back COVID cases in Alamance County courts

The office of senior resident superior court judge Tom Lambeth has sent out two notices within the last week, informing the public of recent...

Police

Burlington police close down three sweepstakes cafés

Police in Burlington have pulled the plug on a third suspected sweepstakes café after last week’s forcible closure of two other gaming concerns that...

Gibsonville police seek help in finding two people wanted for financial crimes

Gibsonville police are seeking the public’s help in finding two people wanted for financial crimes. On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, detectives with the Gibsonville Police...

Attorney General names former police chief head of state’s education and training standards commission

Former Burlington police chief J. Jeffrey "Jeff" Smythe, who retired from that position in May, has been named as the director of the North...

Police officer faces misdemeanor in accidental gun death of his son

Elon’s police chief has confirmed that Guilford County’s D.A. recently filed a criminal charge against a member of the town’s police force whose 3-year-old...

Sheriff

Opinion

Who needs a budget?

Nineteen days. That’s how long it took for Alamance County’s commissioners to ignore the budget they just adopted last month and layer on a half...

Memo to county manager: Graham is the center of the county

We hate that we apparently need to provide remedial education for the county manager Bryan Hagood, but someone needs to remind him that the...

Don’t grow too fond of any local politician; they’ll almost surely disappoint. This week’s example: tripling school board pay

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...

Taxpayers aren’t laughing at school system’s ineptitude: no plan, no planning, just a lot of money they’re ready to spend

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...
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Rally the Crowd with a Masterful Game Day Menu

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Western Alamance swimmer to compete for Drexel University in college

By Jacob Kisamore Special to The Alamance News Western Alamance High School graduate Elizabeth McDevitt has spent the last 13 years of her life swimming competitively....

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Divided school board decides on mask mandate for new school year

A divided ABSS school board voted 4-3 Monday afternoon for masks to start the school year.  Supt. Bruce Benson recommended face masks be required...

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