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DOJ drops lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson

GRAHAM — Sheriff Terry Johnson and the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Friday to speak publicly about the settlement reached that led the Department of Justice to drop its lawsuit against the Office. Almost a year ago, Federal Judge Thomas Schroeder released a 253-page document dismissing the federal lawsuit against the department, which the DOJ initially appealed. ...Full Article

Burlington’s Allied Churches fires Executive Director

According to The Times-News, the board of Allied Churches of Alamance County has fired Executive Director Kim Crawford. Allied Churches is a homeless shelter and food pantry which also ...Full Article

HAMZIK: Elon’s student newsroom in transition

I interned at a newspaper this summer that was going through a transition after being bought by a corporate giant for the second time in a year. It was ...Full Article

First floor of Park Place still vacant

Updated 1:45 PM August 4, 2016 The owners of the Saxpahaw General Store are discussing making the ground floor of apartments at Park Place on Haggard Avenue their second ...Full Article

Dr. Danieley celebrates 92nd birthday with Elon community

James Earl Danieley celebrated his 92nd birthday Sunday early with members of the Elon community at the Elon Community Church. He officially turns 92 on Thursday. Church members, university ...Full Article

Obama backs Clinton, attacks Trump at Charlotte rally

Extra firepower needed to gain votes for pivotal state By: Emmanuel Morgan CHARLOTTE — In her second trip to North Carolina in the span of two weeks, presidential candidate ...Full Article

Former Elon pitcher makes pro debut in Burlington

BURLINGTON — Fresh out of a blood test, former Elon University pitcher Chris Hall ’16 couldn’t help but laugh at his Sunday night. “A lot of firsts tonight,” Hall ...Full Article

Elon Law student dies of illness

Elon Law Student Juma Jackson died of an unspecified illness Wednesday, according to Luke Bierman, dean of Elon Law. Jackson was in his first year as a student at ...Full Article

Sophomore charged in breaking and entering

McCrae A. Wahl, 19, of Burlington, was charged with felony first degree burglary, felony larceny after breaking and entering and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, according to the ...Full Article

Dr. Danieley to retire from teaching

Dr. James Earl Danieley, a member of the Elon University faculty since 1946, will retire from teaching at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, according to family members ...Full Article

Elon organization looks for approval on bathroom petition proposal

When Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, organizations around the state voiced their displeasure with the bill. One of the organizations that wants the bill repealed is Spectrum, Elon’s ...Full Article

More than just an Uber driver

  Her name is Keisha Herbert. But they call her something else. “He started calling me Mama Keisha and he was like is that okay? I was like sure, ...Full Article

Dean of Multicultural Affairs Randy Williams appointed to new senior leadership position.

Elon University Senior Staff member Randy Williams has been named the Elon University Associate Vice President for Campus Engagement, a new role among the leadership staff positions at the ...Full Article

Pollen particularly bad for Elon area

With each passing week, the official start to spring gets closer and closer. While the first day of spring is for March 20, signs of warmer and longer days have already ...Full Article

Elon University, Aramark, and Burlington’s Company Shops Market discuss

The Company Shops Market, also known as Burlington’s Food Co-Op, is discussing creating a satellite store in Elon. A satellite store is a retail store that is part of the larger parent ...Full Article

For Father Gerry Waterman wine isn’t just for blessing

There are some nights when Father Gerry Waterman comes home and likes to drink one of the wines in his collection. He may choose a red wine or a ...Full Article

Elon transportation opportunities extending into the Piedmont Triad region

Beginning Feb. 22, 2016, Elon University Transportation will have a van service from campus to the PART Route 4 Alamance Burlington Express Route bus stop. The van will take ...Full Article

Elon tuition to increase 3.31 percent

President Leo Lambert announced Thursday the 2016-17 fiscal year budget, approved by Elon’s Board of Trustees. Undergraduate tuition will increase by 2.87 percent, a total of $912. With an ...Full Article

Senior’s new company heats things up

At Koury Business Center young entrepreneurs learn how to start, finance, and run a business. For some, these are merely exercises but for students like Madison Tamblyn, a Project ...Full Article

#ElonSnow: Weekend of January 22, 2016

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Two Elon students hit by car on Haggard Avenue

Two female Elon University students were hit by a car driven by another Elon student around 8 p.m. Sunday on Haggard Avenue crosswalk between Belk Library and the Powell Building, according to ...Full Article

Local friends spread holiday cheer for Elon’s international students

Thanksgiving is over a week away but for Elon internationals students, it came much earlier. Last night at Johnston hall, tables and stomachs were full of turkey, gravy and ...Full Article

Search continues for the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

While construction on Park Place at Elon and the School of Communications garners most of the campuses’ attention, the Elon University College of Arts and Sciences will be undergoing ...Full Article

Burlington’s first bilingual playschool starts Spanish education early

Holding up a piece of colored paper the instructor declares, “Yellow. Amarillo.” A chorus of 4 year olds sitting crosslegged in a circle around her repeat, “Yellow. Amarillo.” This is ...Full Article

Elon Police look to add body cameras

This May the Department of Justice announced a $20 million pilot program to increase security and accountability around the country. Now Elon Police is looking into new technology to be ...Full Article

Longtime N.C. congressman dies at 84

Howard Coble, 84, died Nov. 3, 2015, in Greensboro after an extended hospital stay. Coble’s brother, Ray Coble Jr., sent this statement to local media outlets Wednesday morning: “J.Howard ...Full Article

Ian Baltutis is elected Burlington Mayor

Tuesday night Ian Baltutis woke his mother up with a phone call. But, he had a good reason to call: he had just been elected Mayor of Burlington, North ...Full Article

Schar Convocation Center land annexed

The town of Elon’s Board of Aldermen approved annexation for the Schar Convocation Center. This allows the property of North Williamson Avenue behind Elon University’s Hunt Softball Field to ...Full Article

Update on U.S. Department of Justice vs. Johnson

The U.S. Justice Department is allowing Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson to receive federal funds after a court dismissed allegations that he ordered deputies to violate the civil rights of ...Full Article

“BOO-ze it and Lose it” Campaign Starts Friday

As of September 30, there have been over 8,000 alcohol related crashes in North Carolina in 2015 and 288 of them resulted in fatalities. In response to this, The ...Full Article

Reading goes to the dogs

It turns out that man’s best friend can do more than play fetch and roll over. The ability to read can determine a great deal about the immediate and ...Full Article

Local BBQ restaurant hosts fundraiser for families of cancer patients

The TickleMyRibs parking lot was packed over the weekend when the owners raised money for Little Pink Houses for Hope. The now annual “Q for the Cure” brought the ...Full Article

President Lambert’s next task force looks at Elon’s social culture

It’s called The Presidential Task Force on Campus Social Climate and out of Class Engagement. It’s also known as President Lambert’s Passion Project. According to Dr. Naeemah Clark, the ...Full Article

Governor McCrory comes to Burlington to sign historic tax credit bill

Governor Pat McCrory and several legislators celebrated the preservation of historic tax credits in front of a large crowd at the Burlington Depot this afternoon. The historic tax credits ...Full Article

Acorn worker’s Disney dream becomes a reality

The friendly faces behind the counter serving you cookies, sandwiches and coffee at Acorn are often thought of as just workers with some southern sweetness. One Acorn employee, Kathryn ...Full Article

Preparing for Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin is expected to hit the Elon area this weekend, with the heaviest rain fall on Sunday night. According to the National Weather Service, there is a Flash ...Full Article

Local museum brings civil rights back to life

GIBSONVILLE- History came alive this weekend at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, where a new exhibit displays how America’s past civil rights issues resonate in the modern day—and how ...Full Article

Carrboro Music Festival braves the rain

The sound of rain was not the only noise filling the streets of Carrboro, North Carolina on Sunday. The 18th annual Carrboro Music Festival included 13 different venues across ...Full Article

Burlington Carousel Festival has something new on tap

The Burlington Carousel Festival is an annual tradition in the Burlington City Park for the community to come together. The festival featured the usual carnival food, free concerts, and ...Full Article

A “hopping” good time at the Company Shops Market

It was a play on words: the Co-Op hosted the Co-Hops and more than 300 people showed up for the event, the fourth annual Beer Festival on Saturday in downtown Burlington. ...Full Article

Burlington Downtown Farmer’s Market offers more than food

Every Saturday and Wednesday from April to October, farmers and customers at the Burlington Downtown Farmer’s Market have the opportunity to see, smell and purchase some unexpected items and ...Full Article

Benevolence Farm: Re-entry program for incarcerated women

Just 17 miles from Elon exists 13 acres of farmland. But unlike the other 8 million acres of farmland in North Carolina, this plot of land hopes to transform ...Full Article

Andy Grammer to headline 2015 Homecoming Concert

This article has been updated to reflect Elon SUB’s official announcement of the 2015 Homecoming Concert Platinum-selling recording artist Andy Grammer will be a part of Elon’s 2015 Homecoming ...Full Article

The Acorn Inn and its Elon connection

Just a few blocks from campus, the Acorn Inn can boast that it is the only hotel in the town of Elon, but its connection to the community goes ...Full Article

Tree planting honors Trent Stetler

A crowd of students gathered outside Danieley K Saturday morning to celebrate the life of Trent Stetler. Several friends and family told stories about Stetler, remembering him as a ...Full Article

An Elon family tree continues to grow

According to new student orientation, 1600 new students now walk the bricks of Elon. Among those students is new freshman, Kyle Bacciocco. Though he received his acorn under the ...Full Article

Tips for Incoming Freshmen

It’s hot. It’s summer. It’s 48 hours till move-in. And the last thing you want to be thinking about is school starting…but in a little less than a week, ...Full Article

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx welcomes new Elon Law students

Whitley Auditorium played host to the 132 students of Elon Law’s 10th entering class, the Class of December 2017. The ceremony formally introduces them to the Elon School of ...Full Article

Village Project serves summer students

Parents huddle around tables as their children excitedly point out their creations: macaroni cars, paper bowls or preliminary business plans for imaginary ice cream stands. These were the sights ...Full Article

Elon graduate students teach a lesson

Even though it is summer, some are still taking the opportunity to learn on campus. Elon graduate students pursuing their master’s in gifted education led the Flex Program, a ...Full Article

European grocery coming to Alamance

Alamance County will be the home to one of the best-known grocery stores in Europe, bringing an estimated 200 new jobs to the area. Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina ...Full Article

Two dead just outside Elon

Police found a man and a woman dead inside their home on Walker Rd. in an apparent murder-suicide, Thursday afternoon July 2. According to Alamance County Sheriff, Terry Johnson, ...Full Article

Elon establishes town fire department

Elon has officially established a town fire department as of Tuesday, June 23. This comes after the Elon Board of Aldermen passed a series of agreements and a resolution ...Full Article

Update: Rosales’ condition improving

Gabriela Rosales is able to write more words with her right hand, three months after being hit by a car while crossing North Williamson Ave. in Elon. According to her ...Full Article

Changes No Longer Brewing in Downtown Elon

Elon University is delaying all plans for changes in the dining venue in the historic neighborhood and Downtown Elon, according to Gerald Whittington, senior vice president for business, finance and ...Full Article

New Construction on Elon’s Campus

Summer is around the corner for Elon students as the end of the 2015 school year approaches, but that means that work is just beginning for the university’s construction. This ...Full Article

Update: Conversation about Starbucks in Elon Continues

Updated 4:15 p.m. Friday May 8, 2015 Rod Salazar, owner of Irazu Coffee, said he was also concerned about changes to the downtown area. At one point Salazar had ...Full Article

Changes brewing in downtown Elon

Downtown Elon has become a place where local businesses have grown and thrived off the local community. That’s why when Elon Dining Services announced that Starbucks would be replacing Acorn ...Full Article

Update on student involved in N. Williamson Ave. car accident

Gabriela Rosales, the first-year student hit by a car on North Williamson Avenue in mid-March has just been transferred to WakeMed where she will begin her rehabilitation process. According ...Full Article

Report ranks Elon as one of the least socioeconomically diverse colleges

The May 1 deadline for students to enroll at Elon is approaching and many students are making their final decisions regarding whether or not they want to attend the university. However, ...Full Article

Peacehaven Community Farm promotes healthy life style for community

Elon promotes an eco-friendly environment on its campus and the surrounding community. Peacehaven Community Farm, a sustainable farm only 15 minutes away from campus, makes an impact in another ...Full Article

Students seek action during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The NSVRC states the one in five women and one in sixteen men are sexually ...Full Article

Help U Store It comes to Elon, an alternative storage method for summer

Finding a place to store belongings for three months over the summer can be tough. That’s why Elon junior Sean Barry co-founded Help U Store It with his three ...Full Article

Railroad Crossings Unsafe and Illegal

Unless you’re hearing the whistle of the train as it passes through the railroad tracks running alongside Trollinger Avenue, it is easy to forget that the tracks are more ...Full Article

Jammin’ George’s not-so-average jam reflects his unique personality

Certain produce is in season now, but the Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmer’s Market is open all year. Local merchants and farmers bring their homemade and homegrown products, agriculture ...Full Article

One Bio Bus Route saves the day for community members

The Bio Bus service helps many students get to campus, Alamance Crossing, Target and even Lowes grocery store, but a route that is often forgotten is the Downtown Burlington ...Full Article

Changes in ABSS Affect Elon Professors

The partnership between Elon University and the Alamance-Burlington School System has made headlines recently with the recent hiring of William Harrison as superintendent. With a $330,000 salary, Harrison is the ...Full Article

Alamance County residents seek safe haven at Allied Churches

In Alamance County, 18 percent of residents are below the poverty line, which is .8 percent higher than the national average. With 18 percent of the county living in poverty, ...Full Article

Public school closings cause problems for students

While most of the snow has melted away, some members of the Alamance and Guilford County communities continue to deal with the aftermath of the winter storm. Students in the ...Full Article

Board of Aldermen panel narrows applicant pool for fire chief

The Town of Elon is looking to hire a new fire chief by the end of the week. Last night, March 2, the Board of Aldermen met at Elon Town ...Full Article

Elon Exchange Club hosts organization’s largest fundraiser

This weekend the Elon Exchange Club sold its Brunswick stew by the Elon Fire Station on South William Ave. Quarts of the stew cost $7 or five quarts for $30. Charlie ...Full Article

Snow does not alter University schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 24

Students and faculty woke up with an email from Vice President for Student Life Smith Jackson, informing them that the university would operate on its normal schedule, Tuesday, Feb. 24. ...Full Article

Elon music theatre student hosts concert, giving retirees the spotlight

This past week, 16 residents of The Village at Brookwood told their unforgettable life experiences, which included stories that date back to the Great Depression.  Incorporating story telling and songs from ...Full Article

The Oak House bartender cited for selling alcohol to underage buyer

A bartender at Elon’s The Oak House was cited for “selling a malt beverage” to a person under the age of 21 after Elon Town Police say they conducted an ...Full Article

Five things to know about #ElonIce

As freezing rain and ice continue to fall, Elon Local News will continue to cover the winter weather. Here are five things to know about the now trending #ElonIce: ...Full Article

Elon alum opens local restaurant

  Hunt Ward, an Elon graduate and Burlington native, was following his passion when he bought Good Times Cafe in November 2014. Ward has worked in photography for most of ...Full Article

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity under hazing investigation

Updated: Sunday Feb. 15 at 8:30 p.m. Elon’s Pi Kappa Phi chapter is under investigation by the Office of Student Conduct for alleged hazing, according to Dean of Students, Smith ...Full Article

Elon vigil held for students killed in Chapel Hill shooting

On Thursday Feb. 12, Elon University held a vigil to honor the three students that were killed in Chapel Hill, N.C. The vigil took place in the scared space inside of ...Full Article

Car show raises funds for local charity

Car enthusiasts gathered for the sixth annual Hotrod, Car, Truck and Bike Show between Feb. 6 and 8, to raise funds for Sam’s Wish Fund at Kids Path Of ...Full Article

Burlington customer “Pays With Lovin'” at McDonalds

The fast-food giant launched its newest marketing strategy during the Super Bowl with a commercial featuring a campaign titled “Pay With Lovin’ ”. Instead of paying with cash, McDonald’s ...Full Article

Founder of civil rights museum reflects on movement

Fifty-five years ago, on Feb. 1, four students from North Carolina A&T State University sat down at the lunch counter at Woolworth’s department store in Greensboro and refused to ...Full Article

Recap of Community Connections forum, Alamance County: 2030

Community Connections brought together a panel on Feb. 4, to discuss what Alamance County’s future might look like in the year 2030. The panel consisted of: David Cheek, Mebane ...Full Article

Students on Sundance trip experience delays due to winter weather

Elon students who participated in The Sundance Experience have been delayed coming back to campus due to the snow storm in the Northeast. The students on the trip originally intended to travel ...Full Article

Day of Service brings students and community together

More than 60 Elon students went to the Four Seasons Mall in Greensboro for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service gathering. Elon students were accompanied by hundreds ...Full Article

Burlington marches to commemorate Civil Rights movement

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists led 50-mile-long marches throughout Alabama and Washington, D.C., and Alamance County’s chapter of the NAACP led a two-mile march on Monday to continue ...Full Article

Music theatre majors sell ‘sexy’ calendars to raise money

Each year senior music theatre majors need need to raise money to bring casting directors to Elon. With a class of 30, this year students wanted to bring nine ...Full Article

Habitat for Humanity changes lives of Burlington family

Tanisha Lea knows what it’s like to struggle. “People shouldn’t have to make the decisions that I had to make between do I pay the light bill or do ...Full Article

Elon’s Office of Greek Life explains hazing procedures

In the wake of fraternity hazing at West Virginia University, many schools are looking into their own hazing procedures for Greek Life and other campus organizations. At Elon University, ...Full Article

A chocolate fairytale in Gibsonville, N.C.

Debbie Stephens has been a chocolatier for 22 years and owns and operates her own store, Once Upon A Chocolate in Gibsonville, N.C. The store is just minutes from ...Full Article

Allied Church worker relates to those he serves

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week occurs the week prior Thanksgiving; according to a statistic issued by the Center for the Carolinas, there are 144 people affected by homelessness in ...Full Article

Elon senior to compete in national pageant competition

While some students begin to plan their winter breaks, one Elon senior plans to compete. Senior Yasmine Arrington has many titles to her name: she’s a College Fellow, the founder of ...Full Article

Special victims unit is formed in Alamance County

A trio of suspects: Vanessa Jeanna Snyder, Julia Anna Farias and Allen Harris Jr. were all under charges of human trafficking and sex exploitation of a 19-year-old female in Alamance ...Full Article

Elon community veteran supports troops 40 years after his service

He wanted to go, whether they drafted him or not. Bobby Cousin was drafted into the Army, 25 years after President Eisenhower declared Nov. 11 as Veteran’s Day. “I ...Full Article

Elon’s water conservation methods are a success during regional drought

Although there have been regular rain showers in Alamance County, precipitation in the area may not be enough.  The Triad has seen 30 percent less rainfall than normal and ...Full Article

A family tradition of fair food

According to NCStateFair.org, 929,748 people were at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh this year. The fair has rides, music and an abundance of food options. Jeff Beaver, ...Full Article

Buddhist monks visit Elon, build Sand Mandala

 Elon students had the opportunity to watch two visiting Tibetan monks construct a Buddhist Sand Mandala over the course of three days last week. The monks are resident teachers ...Full Article

Elon Community Church in process of affirming homosexuality

Many churches are ecstatic about the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in North Carolina – Elon Community Church is one of them. “I am a lesbian,” said Elizabeth Rogers, ...Full Article

Elon Student Television celebrates 20th anniversary

Elon’s 2014 homecoming marked some milestone reunions for different campus groups. Our own Elon Student Television celebrated it’s 20th year of operation after being created by a group of students who ...Full Article

Dr. Danieley shows alumni Elon’s transformation on bus tour

President Emeritus Earl Danieley played tour guide Friday, Oct. 17, taking alumni on a BioBus tour of campus. “Can everybody hear me in the back?” Dr. Danieley asked the full bus ...Full Article

Humane Society hosts Woofstock festival for rescued dogs

They might be referred to as puppies or a man’s best friend; but no matter what you call them, Woofstock, a dog rescue festival in Burlington, N.C. had them all. ...Full Article
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