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In the absence of school-related activities this week and through the month of April at South Mebane Elementary School and other surrounding schools, teachers, students, and parents are having to find creative ways to interact. While students are taking online courses and figuring out ways t…

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This is an important update from ABSS regarding our new Bus Stop Grab and Go Meals Program for this week. Please review the list of bus stops posted on the ABSS website (https://www.abss.k12.nc.us/) for additional bus stops and for arrival times because some may have changed. Several bus sto…

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On Monday, Alamance-Burlington School System Superintendent Dr. Bruce Benson held a press conference at Southern Alamance High School, where he explained the next steps for ABSS following Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order that all schools in North Carolina be closed for the next two week…

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The new high school that will serve future Mebane and southeastern Alamance County students has an official location. The Alamance-Burlington School System’s Board of Education voted unanimously last week to purchase a 96-acre tract of property along N.C. Highway 119 in Haw River, approximat…

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Eastern Alamance High School had a total of eight band members earn a spot in the All-District Honor Band. The students included Dominic Lingg (2nd Chair Mallets, 9-10 Band), Megan Weiss (3rd Chair Horn, 11-12 Band), Tyson Sessoms (10th Chair Trumpet, 9-10 Band), Liam Weiss (3rd Chair Trombo…

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Each year, the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors the High School Ethics Bowl competition where students analyze and debate real-life ethical issues. The competitive event encourages and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking skills, civ…

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On the afternoon of Thursday, January 16, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper made his way to Alamance Community College to discuss one of his signature initiatives - the Finish Line Grants program.The Finish Line Grants program helps community college students who face unforeseen financial e…

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Three local students were honored at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) meeting on January 9th for their essay contributions to the VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen and Voices of America essay contests. Friends and family members of the winning contestants gathered for a spaghetti dinner, followed…

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On Thursday November 21, 2019, an Alamance County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO) at Eastern Alamance High School, received information of students smoking e-cigarettes laced with THC.

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Earlier this fall, a collection of youth basketball coaches came together from all over Alamance County to the Kernodle Senior Center in Burlington, where they were provided extensive information from local youth athletics administrators and a local sports counselor on how to work with children. 

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Students at Woodlawn Middle School have been working hard in recent weeks in preparation for their performance of the musical “Mary Poppins JR.” at the Eastern Alamance High School auditorium. The performances will be November 21, 22, and 23, with nightly shows at 7:00 p.m.. Admission is $7.…

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Although approximately $8.5 million has been set aside for South Mebane Elementary School as part of the Alamance-Burlington School System’s bond projects that were approved last fall, the designers working to prepare the extensive improvements and renovations are making modifications to the…

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Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) arrested 18 year old Dylan W. George, of Mebane, early this afternoon for communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property. The arrest follows a text George, a senior at Cedar Ridge High School, allegedly sent earlie…

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Alamance County leaders are considering a variety of potential methods to assist not only with helping to pay for the large projects currently in design through the Alamance Community College and Alamance-Burlington School System bond referendums, but also to help pay for long-term ongoing o…

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The Eastern Alamance High School marching band competed in its second competition of the fall semester this past weekend, as the students made their way to Clayton High School for an event featuring a total of 13 schools from all over the region. 

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A group of local students from Eastern Alamance High School, along with Jim Albright, Coordinator of the North Carolina Behavioral Health Equity Initiative for Alamance County, came before the Mebane City Council last week to read a Proclamation the elected board approved in recognition of a…

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Alamance County leaders are rapidly putting together the various plans for the numerous renovations and upgrades set to be completed over the next several years through the passage of the Alamance-Burlington School System/Alamance Community College bond referendums last fall. 

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The Eastern Alamance Marching Band, under the leadership of director Ben Crotts, recently participated in its first competition of the fall semester at McMichael High School. EAHS was one of the competitors in the Phoenix Festival of Bands in Class 2A, where they collected a number of awards.

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At a recent meeting of the Alamance County Capital Oversight Committee, which includes members of the Alamance County Commissioners and the Alamance-Burlington System School Board, Alamance Community College President Dr. Algie Gatewood provided an extensive update on the progress of ACC’s v…

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As the Alamance-Burlington School System Board of Education moves along in the process of bringing a seventh public high school to Alamance County, county leaders appear to be zeroing in on property along N.C. Highway 119 south in Haw River, located approximately a mile north of the Honda Pl…

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On Wednesday morning, the five sitting members of the Alamance County Commissioners met with members of the Alamance-Burlington School System’s Board of Education and officials from Alamance Community College. The elected officials came together at the Annex Office Building in downtown Graha…

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Eastern Alamance High School has two representatives as part of the fourth annual cohort of the local Career Accelerator Program. A partnership between the Alamance-Burlington School System, Alamance Community College, and local corporations, the CAP program provides students with job traini…

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Mebane’s E.M. Yoder Elementary School has a new principal for the 2019-20 academic year, as Leslie Eldreth accepted a position as the principal at Burlington’s E.M. Holt Elementary School earlier this summer. Replacing Eldreth is longtime ABSS instructor and Mebane resident Jeri Jackson, who…

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On Tuesday, August 6 through Thursday, August 8, the school cafeteria and kitchen at Garrett Elementary School took on the persona of a gourmet cooking show. Approximately 25 school nutrition managers from area school districts attended the final  statewide K-12 Culinary Institute, sponsored…

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On August 2, the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education met in a special closed session to conduct an annual performance evaluation for Superintendent Bruce Benson who completed his first year in the district on June 30.

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The Alamance County Junior Police Academy recently graduated 26 students from its four-week program, which completed its 24th year of service to the local community in late July. The graduates participated in a ceremony at the Ramada Inn in Burlington on the evening of Friday, July 26. 

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On Saturday, June 29, the Mebane Police Department held a Bike Rodeo at the Mebane Arts and Community Center. Nearby, the City of Mebane held a Fitness Bonanza, where people could get information about local initiatives such as Mebane on the Move, while also taking 45-minute guided and ungui…

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Eastern Alamance High School has found its new leader. And he’s no stranger to the Eagles, or the Alamance-Burlington School System. EAHS has tabbed Eric Yarbrough, a longtime educator in Alamance and Orange Counties, to return to Mebane and lead the Eagles in the coming years. 

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Graduation is a joyous time for high school seniors, and over the past weekend several students from the Alamance-Burlington School System walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas.

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On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 11, Alamance County welcomed the fifth installation of the county’s StoryWalk program at the Mebane Arts and Community Center. Mebane’s StoryWalk installation is sponsored by the Mebane Women’s Club and Samet Corporation. Cheryl Ray represented the Mebane Wo…

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Eastern Alamance High School senior theatre arts student Caroline Segars received her third selection to the Triangle Rising Stars program earlier this spring, and made an appearance at the Durham Performing Arts Center along with her fellow Rising Stars participants in a special program on …

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Owen Hayes, a kindergarten student at Mebane’s E.M. Yoder Elementary School, was prepared when a crisis struck the afternoon of Tuesday, April 30. Thanks in large part to the Fire Prevention program implemented by the Mebane Fire Department in Mebane’s elementary schools, young Hayes knew ex…

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For the third consecutive year, Eastern Alamance High School is represented well in the Career Accelerator Program, a successful collaboration between the Alamance-Burlington School System and Alamance Community College.

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On Thursday, April 11 at the Mebane Arts Center, freshmen from each of the Alamance-Burlington School System’s high schools, including Eastern Alamance High School, attended the annual ABSS Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Day. 

A record number of children, 3,320 total, across the state of North Carolina will be receiving lifesaving bicycle helmets through the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Bicycle Helmet Initiative, part of ongoing efforts to reduce bicycle injuries and deaths in North Carolina. Local organiza…

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Eastern Alamance High School freshmen Kallie Elam and Josie Gonzalez won First Place in the Structural Engineering competition and the Overall Engineering Prize at the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair March 29 and 30 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The winning proje…

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On the morning of Thursday, April 4, the local CHANGE program held its monthly meeting at Woodlawn Middle School. CHANGE is a program organized by local community leaders, including brothers Maurice and Curtis Bass, Mr. Danny Walker, and Pastor Shannon Long of Beyond Measure Ministries, in c…

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The Mebane Police Department held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the “Little Learners of Mebane” Little Free Library on Thursday afternoon, March 28 at Holt Street Park. Team members of the department’s Community Oriented Policing (COP) team created a free library box so children in the commu…

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Throughout the week of March 4 through March 8, Mebane-area elementary schools participated in the Read Across America program. Over the course of five school days, a large number of local volunteers, along with Elon University and Eastern Alamance High School student-athletes, took part in …