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Pursuant to N.C.G.S § 143-318.12, notice is hereby provided that the Alamance County Board of Commissioners will assemble on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 8:00 am at Alamance Community College to tour various Alamance-Burlington Schools and will tour the campus of Alamance Community College,…

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Alamance Community College is among several county agencies and institutions named to partner with Elon University in an initiative that organizes service learning opportunities on the ACC campus.

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Chelsea Frazilus, of Mebane, placed third last month the “All Service Has Purpose” essay contest, presented by the National Montford Point Marine Association NC Triad-Triangle Chapter 38 and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of Durham.

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The Eastern Alamance High School Debate Team had two teams (the Green Team and the Gold Team) competed in the North Carolina Ethics Bowl,  sponsored by the University of North Carolina Parr Center for Ethics in the College of Arts and Sciences. on Saturday, February 20th. Eastern placed seco…

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In an effort to get the eighth grade students at Woodlawn Middle School motivated and inspired before moving on to the ninth grade, the school’s staff planned a Virtual Career Fair Event to introduce as many different types of careers in our community and beyond to their students. 

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The school staff members at Woodlawn Middle School joined together this winter in a creative fashion to help students celebrate Black History Month a little differently. Staff at Woodlawn Middle collaborated to create a virtual bulletin board (visual and auditory) for the whole month of Febr…

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The Hawbridge School has begun construction on a new 40,000 square foot school building. The new building will significantly increase the public charter school’s current enrollment to serve students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Staying true to the school’s vision of environmental…

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Consider this scenario for a new legal TV drama in the vein of ‘The Paper Chase’: A brainy young teenager enrolls early at a community college and earns an Associate in Arts degree at age 17, learns the legal ropes of a courtroom as a member of a mock trial team, is awarded her Bachelor of A…

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With a generous grant award, recommended by the Walmart store in Mebane, the team of School Social Workers in OCS were able to have a tremendous impact over the holidays, helping to serve the most food-insecure students and families in Orange County.

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On the afternoon of Tuesday, February 9, during a more than four-hour Alamance-Burlington School System Board of Education Work Session, the elected board gathered information from ABSS officials, including Superintendent Dr. Bruce Benson, regarding the planned returned to in-person learning…

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On Wednesday, February 3, the North Carolina State Board of Education approved Alamance-Burlington Schools (ABSS) for one of eight implementation awards in the North Carolina Digital-Age Learning Initiative grant program. ABSS has been awarded one of eight two-year Grants in the state of Nor…

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Multiple Mebane residents have been named to Dean’s List at various colleges for the fall 2020 semester. Former EAHS baseball standout Will Austin made a 4.0 at Fayetteville Technical Community College in the fall. Austin will be starting his freshman baseball season at Fayetteville Tech thi…

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The Alamance-Burlington School System is undertaking a project to renovate a 468 square foot building that was used decades ago as a school house for Alamance County African-American students. The one-acre site, located at 4460 N. N.C. Highway 62, was built in 1915, and was used as a one-roo…

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The President's List for Fall semester 2020 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 12 credit hours. The following students from Me…

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Alamance Community College, Elon University, and the Alamance Burlington School System (ABSS) have agreed to partner on developing a new initiative to address the shortage of teachers in the local schools and to enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of educators in area classrooms. 

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At a recent joint virtual meeting between the Alamance County Commissioners and the Alamance-Burlington School System’s Board of Education, the elected bodies had an opportunity to speak with Alamance County’s three statewide government officials - N.C. House Representatives Dennis Riddell (…

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Eastern Alamance High School student Jackson Stokes is the winner of the 2020-2021 VFW Voices of Democracy Essay Contest.  The typical ceremony was cancelled due to Covid restrictions, but a small award presentation was conducted in the Mebane Veterans Garden in downtown Mebane. 

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Alamance Community College is bringing a nationally recognized Smithsonian Institution exhibit to its campus—virtually. “Water/Ways” seeks to educate middle schoolers and the public about the natural resource of water, locally focusing on the Haw River. that features trivia, contests, and vi…

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Earlier this month, members of the Alamance County Commissioners and Alamance-Burlington School System’s Board of Education, along with numerous county and school officials, came together for a joint meeting over Zoom. For approximately two hours, the local officials learned more about the s…

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On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 12, at its monthly Work Session, the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education voted to approve an updated plan for return to school presented by Superintendent Dr. Bruce Benson. ABSS will continue to monitor the effects of COVID-19, and will review this pla…

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On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 12, at its monthly Work Session, the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education voted to approve an updated plan for return to school presented by the superintendent. 

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On Thursday, January 7, 2021, The Alamance County Democratic Party had the privilege to award Steve Van Pelt the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine. This is the highest award for state service granted by the Office of the Governor. Nominees must have 30 or more years of service in the s…

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The Alamance Community College Foundation has announced the names of five new board members whose terms began January 1, 2021. They are Susan Ezekiel, Rachel D. Hughes, Martha Krall, Brendle Leggett, and Glenda Yount.  

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Alamance County Health Department has identified a COVID-19 cluster at MUMS Childcare in Mebane and Little Thinkers Daycare in Burlington. Currently, eight (8) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among three (3) staff and five (5) children at MUMS Childcare.

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By a 4-3 vote, the Alamance-Burlington School System voted the evening of Thursday, December 17 to return to in-person learning effective February 1, with the option to modify at that time based on COVID-19 trends. New ABSS Board members Ryan Bowden, Donna Davis Westbrooks, and Sandy Ellingt…

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The Alamance County Health Department has identified a COVID-19 cluster at Highland Elementary in Burlington and EM Yoder Elementary in Mebane. Currently, five (5) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among staff at Highland Elementary. At EM Yoder Elementary, six (6) cases have been confir…

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Alamance-Burlington Teacher of the Year Kelly Poquette was named the Piedmont Triad Region Teacher of the Year for 2021. Mrs. Poquette teaches music at E. M. Yoder and Pleasant Grove Elementary Schools. She is a 16-year veteran music teacher. Poquette works with Pre-K through fifth grade stu…

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Gerringer Gardens, a project at Mebane's Garrett Elementary School, has received two community grants totaling $22,000. The Impact Alamance Teacher Creativity Grant for $20,000 is earmarked to help fund Phase 2, the 16 x 20 ft pavilion of the project. With additional fundraising from a brick…

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Alamance Community College student Jennifer Furman has been selected for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities that are committed to community engagement. 

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For Diana Quintilla, 2020 alumna of Alamance Community College, the road to making her mark as a Georgetown University freshman this fall was a journey few students have to face. As an individual who didn’t speak a word of English until age four and for whom the immigrant experience was not …

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The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is preparing for the return of high school athletics in the coming weeks. NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker provided some comments this week regarding the start of competition, as well as some of the required mask and media mandates the govern…

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The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) elected new officers and five new members to the governing Board of Directors during the delegate meeting of the 2020 Annual Conference for Board Member Development on November 4.

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At the November Mebane City Council meeting, Bradford Academy, represented by President of the school’s Board Tony Fairchild, requested approval of a special use request for a new elementary/secondary school to the immediate south of the I-40/I-85 freeway corridor. 

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After all 38 precincts in Alamance County reported its totals in the 2020 General Election, Sandy Ellington-Graves sat atop the leaderboard in the voting for the seating on the Alamance-Burlington School System’s Board of Education. 

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Alamance Community College has received a $644,911 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to create a network link between the campus and local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) stations that will bridge the gap between telemedicine and higher education.

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The Alamance-Burlington School System scheduled an Emergency Meeting for 11:00 a.m. the morning of Friday, October 23 in order to address the possibility of updating its Plan B Blended Learning Model, which was set to go into effect October 28. 

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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…