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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 …

Eastern Alamance senior John Mayle recently received an acceptance letter to West Point - the United States Military Academy. 

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The Alamance-Burlington Board of Education received a first look at the 2019-2020 budget request at its regularly scheduled work session on Tuesday, February 12. A budget request from the school district for the upcoming school year must receive approval by the board of education before pres…

On Wednesday, February 13, the eighth grade students of the Alamance Burlington School System (ABSS), including the eighth graders of Hawfields and Woodlawn Middle Schools, toured Alamance Community College. The area eighth graders learned more about program offerings and career opportunitie…

Three new members have joined the ACC Foundation board as of January 1.  Joining the Foundation’s 32-member board as new members in 2019 are Tab Joyce, Trustee Liaison Tony Foriest, and Faculty Liaison Marian Anders.  

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At a joint meeting of the Alamance County Commissioners and Alamance-Burlington School System Board of Education Monday morning, County Manager Bryan Hagood confirmed to the local elected officials that the new high school to be constructed in the Mebane area that was approved by the Novembe…

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper made a stop at Alamance Community College on January 10 to conduct a roundtable discussion with students who have benefited from the new Finish Line Grants program.

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Mebane’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1920 honored multiple students and teachers the evening of Thursday, January 10 at its monthly meeting. Among those honored was Eastern Alamance High School Drafting, Architecture, and Engineering teacher Mike Brumble. 

On the evening of Thursday, January 10, Mebane’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1920 held its monthly meeting, where they honored numerous local students and teachers for their patriotism. 

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In the days of the caveman, communication was very limited. We can imagine grunts and gestures. Today, our language has come a long way. As we have evolved, so has our communication. We can be understood with such things as similes and homilies. 

On the evening of Thursday, December 20, a group of students from Cedar Ridge High School representing ADAPT - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team - came together for a Holiday Blitz event in Mebane. 

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As Alamance County prepares to implement the voter-approved bond referendum for the Alamance-Burlington School System and Alamance Community College, local leaders are looking at ways to best issue the oncoming debt without overburdening homeowners and businesses who pay property taxes. 

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After several inches of snow and freezing rain forced closures to local schools, the Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) has announced the makeup dates for those missed days.

Alamance County is only about a month removed from the historic vote that designated $150 million toward the Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS).

Alamance Community College named Laboratory Corporation of America, Inc. (LabCorp) as its 2018 Business Partner of the Year. The award recognizes local businesses that provide outstanding support to ACC students and graduates. 

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It seemed like a normal lunchtime at E.M. Yoder Elementary School. But the early afternoon of November 28 was a moment that Yoder third grader Carson Leach, his teacher Michelle Morgan, and Leach’s parents will never forget. 

At Monday morning’s Alamance County Commissioners meeting, newly-re-elected Board of Education member Tony Rose came before his fellow elected officials. It was Rose’s first public comments at a Commissioners meeting since earning a seat on the School Board back in 2010. 

Whether you are already breaking out your holiday décor or anxiously awaiting Thanksgiving, Woodlawn Middle School has the perfect way to get residents in the holiday spirit.

Students from Grace Christian Academy made their way to the Lamb’s Chapel Airport Campus on Friday, November 2, where they were able to meet and talk with a true American hero. 

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On Thursday, Nov. 8, John Stewart’s carpentry students at Eastern Alamance High School participated in a Carpenter’s Cup Community Day event. Through a partnership with the Alamance-Burlington School System’s Career Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and the Alamance-Caswell Builde…

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The Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) and Alamance Community College (ACC) were two of the biggest winners in Tuesday night’s county-wide elections. Local voters approved a package that includes $150 million for ABSS renovations, including the construction of a new high school. Voters…

A group of 50 home schooled middle school students, under the guidance of local teacher Anna Liese Call, have been working on an impressive historical project that will be on display in the coming days.