A crazy week in Alamance County

The past 10-plus days in Alamance County have produced the greatest amount of sadness, frustration, agitation, outright anger, half-truths, gaffes, misstatements, fabrications, miscalculations, social action, political action, protests, vigils, walks, marches, racism and antiracism that I can remember over such a short period of time in this community --- a place I've lived for 21 … Continue reading A crazy week in Alamance County

Commissioners have an opportunity to do the right thing, finally

Earlier today (Sunday, June 21, 2020 I saw this message posted on social media. The memo for the Alamance County Board of Commissioners by apparently the county manager looks real, it reads like an official document. I agree with what Bryan Hagood recommends to the board regarding the Confederate monument in downtown Graham that is … Continue reading Commissioners have an opportunity to do the right thing, finally

County support for election funding is appreciated

Last week I wrote about a county funding shortfall that could possibly impact local voting in the presidential election in November to what might be a serious degree. Presidential elections have the highest turnout by far and the greatest probability for problems. But the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy has crippled governments … Continue reading County support for election funding is appreciated

Updated: Now is not the time to cut funding for an election

Update on June 16. Monday night, June 15, my friend, Times-News reporter and former newspaper colleague Isaac Groves posted this on Twitter from the budget hearing of the Alamance County Board of Commissioners. I'm glad to see the commissioners make a move to help make the November elections process smoother. Thanks. It was something that … Continue reading Updated: Now is not the time to cut funding for an election

Blanche Moore: Not the biggest story but the toughest I was involved in

Last fall I sat down with two Elon students for coffee at The Oak House, a popular spot downtown across from the main campus for coffee by day and something a little more potent at night. I was meeting them as part of their newspaper internship with the Burlington Times-News. Elon's School of Communications requires … Continue reading Blanche Moore: Not the biggest story but the toughest I was involved in

MAC’S Diner: A way to bring food to hungry children in Alamance County

In June of 2019 my friend Jessica Williams wrote a story for the Burlington Times-News under the headline: "ABSS slowly expands summer feeding program." Her lead sentence? "Hunger doesn't take summers off." With that beginning and a wish expressed in the story by Pam Bailey, Child Nutrition Director for the Alamance-Burlington School System, an idea … Continue reading MAC’S Diner: A way to bring food to hungry children in Alamance County

UPDATE: Spring Friends of the Alamance Libraries Book Sale postponed

UPDATE: In the Breaking COVID-19 News Department is this announcement about the Friends of the Alamance Libraries Book Sale. Posted today (March 12, 2020)  from the Friends of the Library . . . Dear Book Sale Customer: Due to the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus) the Friends of Alamance County Libraries is postponing our Spring Book Sale. … Continue reading UPDATE: Spring Friends of the Alamance Libraries Book Sale postponed