COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO RALEIGH: HELP US FILL THE JOBS PIPELINE

Because North Carolina industry needs more nimble and responsive workforce training, the N.C. Community College System is proposing a $73.5 million budget request to expand jobs skills training and fill the jobs pipeline more quickly. That 2017-18 budget request to the General Assembly reflects a continued emphasis on bridging a widening skills gap across the state. On Friday, Piedmont-Triad community college presidents gathered in Greensboro to discuss that budget and its potential impact on their respective campuses and communities. Speaking at a press conference on the Greensboro campus of Guilford Technical Community College, ACC President Dr. Algie Gatewood said, “This…

Maker Faire Burlington gets Global Promotion!

On April 22, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm, Alamance Makers Guild and other community partners will be hosting Burlington’s Maker Faire at Holly Hill Mall in Burlington. The event is the largest, longest-running and fastest-growing Maker Faire in North Carolina. Due to the community group’s outstandingly successful hosting of annual maker faire events since 2012, and to ongoing work to increase the numbers of makers, exhibits, and participants every year to provide an excellent experience for attendees, Maker Faire Global, the event’s licenser, has elevated the event from its origination as a “Mini Maker Faire” to full Maker…

Ringing Out Against Child Abuse

  Alamance County is coming together to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month on Monday, April 3 at 12:00pm at the Alamance County Historic Courthouse in Graham (1 SE Court Square). Local officials and leaders will be present to speak on child abuse and neglect in Alamance County. Some of these include: Burlington Mayor Ian Baltutis, Green Level Mayor Remonia Enoch, and the City of Graham Chief of Police Jeff Prichard as well as representatives from the Alamance-Burlington School System, Alamance County Department of Social Services, and other nonprofits. Community members and their children will help with the annual “Ring Out”…

Go Outside with Burlington Recreation & Parks!

Get Hiking! Town & Country Park Natural Area Monday, April 3 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm 2999 Regent Park Ln. Burlington 2 miles | Free, but registration required. Basic Archery for Youth – Recurce Bow Thursday, April 13 at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina – Clubhouse 2704 Huffman Mill Rd. Burlington Free, but registration required. Star Party at Cedarock Park Friday, April 21 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm 4242 R. Dean Coleman Rd. Burlington Free | More Info Get Hiking! Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina Monday, April 24 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm 1345 NC…

Fundraiser Held to Support Haw River Police Chief

  The Alamance County Sheriff’s Department held a hotdog fundraiser on Friday, March 24 from 11:00am-1:00pm to support the Haw River Assistant Police Chief, Scott Thomas, who injured his leg in February chasing a suspect. Hundreds of people from the community and surrounding areas showed up to the Court Services Building in Graham to honor and support Scott and his family. Staff from the Sheriff’s Department served 1200 hotdogs, chili, coleslaw, chips, and tea, and everyone was invited to make a donation to help with the costs associated with his injury. At the end of the day, the Sheriff’s Department raised $8,050 to help Scott during this challenging time while he is unable to work. Sheriff Terry Johnson commented that “This is a prime example of why Alamance County is such a great place to live; it’s the people, the community, our law enforcement agencies – all coming together to…