Alamance mental health faces state funding cut while it seeks partner

This newspaper article had erroneously stated a 1 percent reduction in the lead paragraph rather than a 10-percent reduction. Cuts, which could take effect July 2010 unless Alamance merges with another LME, would be directly to the LME and not funding for services.

With the blessing of the county commissioners, mental health leaders for Alamance and Caswell counties have decided to delay joining another management system and accept a 10 percent funding cut from the state.

Early in 2009, Rockingham County officials notified him they would be leaving the Alamance-Caswell-Rockingham Local Management Entity, LME Executive Director Dan Hahn said in his report to the commissioners on Monday. Story continues here ➤