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The creation of a public defender's office in Alamance County solves the last problems at issue in a federal lawsuit over policies in Alamance County courts on people who are newly arrested and requirements for posting bond to get out of jail, according to a recent court filing.

BURLINGTON — Safe Kids Alamance County Coalition partners have teamed up with Alamance County Public Libraries to host a Science and Safety Expo on Saturday, April 20, from 1-4 p.m. at North Park, 849 Sharpe Road, Burlington.

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The Biden administration finalized strict limits Wednesday on certain so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water that will require utilities to reduce them to the lowest level they can be reliably measured. 

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North Carolina’s teacher turnover rate soared in 2023 from the previous year as 1 in 9 educators left the profession, according to the newest state report.

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Cone Health has committed to invest $150 million over the next five years to improving health care in parts of the region with substantially lower life expectancies than those in other areas it serves, including in Alamance County.

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BURLINGTON — Alamance County’s unemployment rate was little changed in February compared to the previous month and to the same time last year, reflecting a continued robust job market.

Alamance County Sheriff’s Office officials say they identified the suspect in the previously unsolved 1979 kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of Tammy Sue Aldridge, but the man they say was responsible is already dead.