AS HEARD ON THE MAVERICK ON 4/10/19
The city of Burlington has voted to endorse a state proposal concerning internet access. The bill in the General Assembly would allow local governments build towers and such, and then rent space on them to internet service providers. Actually, under current state law, that kind of thing is expressly forbidden. The North Carolina League of Municipalities is supporting this new bill, saying it will help downtown development in every city in the state.
The Alamance County School Board still holding off on giving teachers a free pass to miss school on May 1st. 2 more local school boards voted just last night to allow their teachers and staff to attend that teachers rally in Raleigh coming up May 1st. That was Guilford and Forsyth counties. Durham County has also bowed to the pressure…giving their teachers the day off. ABSS students are already scheduled for Spring Break April 19th-26th.
The 2019 Dogwood Festival is a little more than 2 weeks away. The longest running street festival in Alamance County will be April 26th and 27th in Mebane. There’s a golf tournament that Friday, carnival rides, a 5K race and of course, Mason Lovette in concert that night. Saturday will include the car show, carnival rides and 3 entertainment stages along with all the arts and crafts of course. This is the 31st annual Dogwood Festival in Alamance County.