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The annual Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries Book Sale is winding down this week. The remaining open dates are Tuesday, Oct. 13; Thursday, Oct. 15; Saturday, Oct. 17; and Tuesday, Oct. 20.

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Earlier this month, the Alamance-Burlington School Board candidates came together for a Candidates Forum, where they discussed various issues related to ABSS and the upcoming General Election. 10 of the 11 candidates on the fall ballot participated - incumbents Brian Feeley and Patsy Simpson…

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In a special called meeting the morning of Monday, October 5, the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education voted on the ABSS district Plan B Blended Learning proposal.  The results are as follows:

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On the afternoon of Thursday, September 17, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina public schools can re-open under whatever guidelines they feel appropriate - including the possibility of reopening under relatively normal circumstances. 

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In celebration of the first 2018 education bond project launch for a building and cafeteria expansion at South Mebane Elementary School, Alamance-Burlington Schools hosted a small groundbreaking ceremony at the campus on Tuesday, September 15. Members of the Alamance-Burlington Board of Educ…

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The President's List for the 2020 Summer term at Alamance Community College has been announced by President Dr. Algie Gatewood. To qualify for the President's List, full-time students must earn a 3.8 or higher grade point average (out of a possible 4.0) and carry a minimum of 9 credit hours.…

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At last week’s Mebane City Council meeting, the elected board held a special Board of Adjustment Hearing to consider a request from the new Alamance Community School. The request was for a special use permit for temporary use for Crosslink Church, located at 3445 Old Hillsborough Road in Meb…

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Alamance Community College’s Associate in Applied Science degree in Information Technology-Systems Security (Cybersecurity) has been officially designated a National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program of study. 

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Alamance-Burlington School System Superintendent Dr. Bruce Benson held a press conference the morning of Tuesday, July 21 to discuss the latest in the ABSS's planning for the 2020-21 school year. Later this week, the ABSS School Board will vote on a proposal to conduct remote learning for th…

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GSK Science in the Summer™, a free summer STEM program that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, returns this summer as an entirely virtual offering with a new theme: Chemistry is Everywhere! 

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On the afternoon of Monday, July 13, the Alamance-Burlington School System announced to Mebane's Garrett Elementary School parents that Dan Habla had been hired as the new principal at Garrett Elementary. Habla has most recently served in the ABSS school system as an Assistant Principal at A…

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The Dean’s List for Spring Semester 2020 at Alamance Community College has been announced by President Dr. Algie Gatewood. To qualify for the Dean’s List full-time students must earn a 3.3 to 3.7 grade point average (out of a possible 4.0) and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours. The followin…

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Alamance Community College has been approved as an official apprenticeship sponsor through the auspices of ApprenticeshipNC, the state agency that oversees apprenticeships in North Carolina. The College is registered with the state and the U.S. Department of Labor through ApprenticeshipNC.

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Alamance Community College welcomed its 2020 graduates on June 5 for a campus drive-through where students picked up commencement caps and gowns, received yard signs and diploma covers, and had professional photos taken.

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Students at Mebane’s Garrett Elementary School have been collecting and turning in tabs from aluminum cans throughout the 2019-20 school year to benefit Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill. Garrett Elementary’s very own "Drop Off Site" outside the school’s cafeteria was a great motivator be…

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The Alamance Community College Board of Trustees has bestowed the title of Trustee Emeritus on Dr. Reid Dusenberry upon his retirement from the Board on June 30 after 20 years of service to the college and community. Dusenberry is only the fourth trustee to receive this distinction, followin…

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Alamance Community College opened its summer 2020 term on May 18 with the first on-campus students since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic closed the school and placed most classes online.

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The Burlington Writers Club recently presented awards to the winners of its’ 64th Annual Adult Contest. Winners came from an eight county area. Since we couldn’t have a banquet this year, there is no picture of the winners. Here is a list of all winners in the eight categories.

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Alamance Community College has announced the Workforce Development Instructor of the Year for 2019-2020. Jerry Williams, an instructor for the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program, is the recipient.

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Alamance Community College posted an enrollment increase for 2019-2020, which includes summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020, and as such is among a minority of North Carolina community colleges to experience such growth for the academic year.

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Alamance Community College held an unorthodox, but celebratory pinning ceremony for its 2020 class of Associate Degree Nursing graduates as those newly-christened healthcare providers venture into new careers amidst the widespread coronavirus pandemic crisis.

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A trio of students from Mebane’s Woodlawn Middle School - Quincie Loy, Haley Hudgins, and Chloe Grandsire - had strong showings at the recent North Carolina state contest for National History Day. Loy and Hudgins placed third statewide for their project on the All-American Girls Professional…

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Students at E.M. Yoder and Pleasant Grove Elementary are actively participating in music during their classroom meetings on Zoom and Google Meets! Mrs. Kelly Poquette and the classroom teachers at both schools coordinate times for music lessons to take place at the beginning of their meetings.

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Alamance Community College held a ‘virtual’ awards ceremony April 30 to announce the student recipients of 2019-2020 academic and club awards.

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When life returns to normal, and we have time to reflect on how this pandemic has impacted our lives, we will be left with a vivid array of memories and emotions. We have witnessed the loss of precious lives and remarkable recoveries. We will recall the first time we wore a face mask and whe…

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Alamance Community College has named Houston Moore as its Adjunct Instructor of the Year for 2019-2020. Moore teaches part-time in Animal Care and Management and works part-time as the lab manager taking care of the animals on weekends and holidays. He has been teaching part-time in the prog…

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Alamance-Burlington Schools is currently accepting applications for the dual language program for incoming kindergarten students for the 2020-2021 school year. In dual language classrooms, students are taught literacy and content by being immersed in two languages, English and Spanish.  

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While all Alamance Community College students are learning online this semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one drawback to “sheltering-in-place” is that they cannot participate in extra-curricular or culturally significant activities. The student History Club and its faculty advisor, …

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Emily O’Dell, a 2016 graduate of Alamance Community College, is an alumna making her mark on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Alamance County. As Human Resources Manager at Elevate Textiles in Burlington, she is assuring the employees are safe to work their shifts. And she cred…

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Following Governor Roy Cooper's announcement of Thursday, April 23 that the state of North Carolina remains closed for non-essential businesses through May 8, Governor Roy Cooper announced on Friday afternoon that he has suspended all in-person school activities for the remainder of the 2019…

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To encourage making good choices and positivity, several Woodlawn Middle School students read morning announcements prior to the school’s shutdown to the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

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Mitch Barker has a genial, conversational personality. That has helped him with a number of challenges while managing The Blue Ribbon Diner in Mebane and navigating nursing school at Alamance Community College over the past two years. But this 47-year-old is determined to see it through and …

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Although the Mebane Public Library’s physical location at 101 S. 1st Street in downtown Mebane is closed at the present time, there are still plenty of options for people to take advantage of the many online resources that they library has available to local residents, according to Library M…

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Over the past several days, Eastern Alamance High principal Eric Yarbrough has been making his way all over Mebane on a personal walking tour. While following appropriate social distancing guidelines, the first-year Eagles principal has been making door-to-door visits to EAHS’s nearly 300 se…

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After delivering Chromebooks to hundreds of high school and eighth grade students throughout the Alamance-Burlington School District in the early days of the COVID-19 shutdown, local education officials last week took time to pass out laptops to some of those younger middle school students w…

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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…