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Mayor, husband, second couple plan downtown Graham development: Walker Place

L-shaped lot with entrance on North Marshall, exit on East Elm would have 13 residential units, one or two store fronts, surrounding city parking...

Burlington board of adjustment dismisses variance request for boarding house

Burlington’s board of adjustment has dealt another defeat to a local boarding house operator as it struggles to keep a Webb Avenue establishment open...

ACC’s $2.1M program to provide academic coaches to help students finish their studies

Alamance Community College has launched a new $2.1 million “coaching” program to help students overcome obstacles to completing their studies at ACC. ACC had a...

Increase in minimum wage prompts ABSS to seek 15 percent hike in ABSS daycare rates

A plan to increase the minimum hourly wage for state government employees from $13 to $15 an hour is prompting Alamance-Burlington school officials to...
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CITIES AND TOWNS

OPINION

Mebane: prioritizing city bureaucrats over taxpayers – as usual

Mebane city manager Chris Rollins unveiled his proposed budget for the city this week.  And it’s a real whopper in terms of spending levels...

What’s the purpose of county government?

We’ve become convinced that many of the people attending the semi-monthly county commissioners’ meetings of late – especially those with their hands out to...

ACC Van Winkle

Readers of this newspaper may wonder if they fell asleep recently like Rip Van Winkle of old – or, perhaps, whether ACC officials did. In...

(Another) spending frenzy in Burlington

There’s an old adage that “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Apparently, an even faster separation can occur when government officials have the...

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Politics

GOP Commissioners Primary Questionnaire

In general, do you believe Alamance County government spending is too high, too low, or about right?  Rudy Cartassi: Too High Steve Carter: About Right Craig Turner: About Right Robert...

Match-ups for Nov. elections taking shape; deadline for all is Fri. noon

If Alamance County’s Republicans had largely monopolized the early filing season – during the two days in December before filing was suspended by the...

2nd Amendment advocate, businessman Rudy Cartassi to file for commissioner

A local businessman who is an outspoken advocate for the Second Amendment and cryptocurrency plans to file as a Republican candidate for county commissioner. Rudy...

Commissioners call courthouse expansion to order with contract for preliminary designs

Alamance County’s board of commissioners has agreed to set aside $156,800 to have an architectural firm do some preliminary design work for a proposed...

Election 2020

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THE PUBLIC ASKS

What’s going on with all the clear-cutting behind Ashley Woods?

QUESTION: What’s going on with all the clear-cutting near the Ashley Woods subdivision in Elon? Is it true the developer for Owen Park subdivision,...

COURTS

Chatham County woman suing city of Burlington for $15M over case...

A Chatham County woman who unsuccessfully sued the Burlington police department late last year is now suing the city of Burlington and a Burlington...

EDUCATION

Divided commissioners vote 3-2 to endorse charter school effort

County commissioners were divided over whether or how strongly to support one resident’s request to support his efforts to establish another charter school in...

Recipes

A Twist on Traditional Burgers

(Family Features) Warm weather and grilling go hand-in-hand, and few dishes say summer like burgers. While traditional beef patties come to mind for many,...

Create a Healthier Routine with a Better-for-You Favorite

(Family Features) Taking time to nurture your health and well-being starts with building healthier habits. As the seasons change, challenge yourself to make small...

Serve Up a Game Day Snack

(Family Features) Gear up for a game day experience to remember with satisfying snacks that energize your crowd. As almost everyone’s favorite part of...

An Elegant Veal Meal to Impress Your Valentine

(Family Features) Celebrating a special moment with your special someone this Valentine’s Day starts with a romantic meal. Cooking an elegant dish in your...

Warm Up Winter with Comforting Classics

(Family Features) Whipping up family favorites all winter long is a perfect activity to keep loved ones warm in the kitchen while avoiding the...