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Former Elon fire chief opens up about suspension

Eddie King, former Fire and EMT Director for the Town of Elon, spoke publicly for the first time to ELN about being suspended from his job. King was placed on non-disciplinary suspension on Sept. 10 and last week, while suspended, he announced his retirement. “That suspension was bogus,” King said. When King was suspended, he says Town Manager Richard White, an alderman and ...Full Article

A positive outlook on an HIV-positive diagnosis

Higher Ground, a space of community for people who are HIV positive and people who are affected by the virus, is located in Greensboro, N.C.  Mark Cassity is the ...Full Article

Orchard uses fruit to teach stewardship

One local orchard uses the fruits of its labor to teach children about stewardship. The Millstone Creek Orchard is located in Ramseur, N.C., about 45 minutes from Elon University. This years ...Full Article

Renovation celebration, Lawrence Slade Park reopens

Located just down the road from The Station at Mill Point, Lawrence Slade Park has reopened. The Elon community gathered on Friday, Sept. 19 to celebrate the event with face ...Full Article

Annual ‘Burlington Carousel Festival’ is a huge hit

The 27th annual Burlington Carousel Festival took place this weekend, and with a new twist. The Kernodle Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement of Elon University partnered with ...Full Article

Dual-Degree Student from France embraces American Culture

Parents and loved ones visited Elon from all over the country this weekend; but one student spent Family Weekend an ocean across from hers. Junior Lena Caliari is originally from France, and ...Full Article

Around the State: Horsin’ around with Elon’s service learning community

It’s an early Saturday morning on Sept. 13, and Elon’s service learning community isn’t sleeping in. The group from Virginia Hall’s first floor is up early to lend a hand at ...Full Article

Apples and Airplanes rocks Elon tailgate

Football and tailgating weren’t the only seasonal favorites welcomed at Elon this Saturday; so was Apples and Airplanes, a Raleigh-based multi-instrumental alternative modern rock band. “We love playing at Elon,”said ...Full Article

Elon uses unique methods to herd geese away from campus

Canadian Geese have been populating Lake Verona; if left alone, they could eat enough grass to destroy the grounds. To solve the problem, Elon has brought in a special team ...Full Article

Elon students make a few four-legged friends

Elon students, town residents and community members gathered on Sunday, Sept. 7 for the second annual Dog Day Mixer, an event with food, fun and furry friends.  The university relations committee ...Full Article

Student to staff, recent alums return to Elon

At every graduation President Lambert shares an old Elon adage with hundreds of seniors ready to embark on a new chapter of their lives: “You may leave Elon, but Elon ...Full Article

Alive After Five brings new faces into the Town of Elon

While thousands of Elon students associate the end of summer with the return to school, many local residents enjoyed the inevitable last few days at the final Alive After Five ...Full Article

‘Lessons within Ferguson, MO.’ opens communication within Elon

“It just feels as if it’s a bad dream for everyone.” Elon student and Ferguson resident Mia Ginaé Watkins remembers pacing around the house while watching news updates in disbelief ...Full Article

Off-campus robbery results in missing car

A car, keys to the car and iPad were stolen from a student’s off-campus Sheridan Place apartment some time between 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m Tuesday, according to an email ...Full Article

Carol Grotnes Belk remembered in faculty gathering

A memorial was held today at 4 p.m. in the Oak Grove Lounge of Belk Library in honor of the building’s namesake, Carol Grotnes Belk, who passed away Monday, ...Full Article

Faith Rivers James’ New Position at Elon Law

Professor of Law Faith Rivers James has been named Elon University School of Law’s first associate dean for experiential learning and leadership. As the director of leadership programs at ...Full Article

Elon Remembers Environmental Services Employee

Members of the Elon Community are remembering Darlene Boggs, an environmental services custodian, who died Sunday, July 20. Boggs worked for Elon for nearly eight years. Most recently she ...Full Article

UPDATE: Elon Student Injured in Accident near Campus

The Elon student in Sunday afternoon’s car accident near the Elon Post Office has been identified. According to the Town of Elon Police report, 21-year-old Devon Bartholf ’16 of West Grove, PA ...Full Article

Lawsuit Against Sheriff Johnson Heads to Federal Court

A United States District judge ruled that the civil lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson can proceed. Sheriff Johnson, who is accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers in Alamance ...Full Article

Elon Names New Dean of Multicultural Affairs

A longtime college administrator, Randolph “Randy” Williams is the new head of Elon University’s Multicultural Center. Williams will focus on promoting alumni ethnic and racial groups and fundraising for diversity initiatives. He ...Full Article

Dr. Maya Angelou: “A Voice for Justice, Equality and Love”

“Life is a constant choice. Will you choose to reach out or draw in? Will you choose to speak out or shut up?” President Bill Clinton reflected upon Dr. ...Full Article

Jo Watt Williams ’55 awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Vice President Emerita Dr. Jo Watts Williams received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award on May 30, 2014 at Elon University’s annual Staff Appreciation Day. Past recipients ...Full Article

Pedestrian killed by train near Elon

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train near Elon University at 2:03 p.m. on Thursday. The accident occurred near the train crossing on Gilliam Road, across from ...Full Article

Former Elon student hit by car, killed along I-85  

A former Elon student was struck and killed by a car while walking Northbound with traffic, on the right side of Interstate 85 late Saturday night, according to Sgt. Popeck of ...Full Article

Train Kills Pedestrian in Elon

A pedestrian was fatally struck by an eastbound train in Elon Tuesday afternoon. The victim, who has been identified as Malcolm Cornelius Sims, 22, was walking east along the railroad ...Full Article

Elon students struggle to find sublets for off-campus apartments

The fall semester is a popular time for Elon juniors to study abroad. But those who are living off campus next year might have a tough obstacle to overcome: finding ...Full Article

‘Active City Streets’ strolls through downtown Burlington

Burlington community members and Elon students came together this weekend to promote active living. “Active City Streets” is an event to promote a life of exercise and nutritional eating. ...Full Article

Historic neighborhood celebrates first annual block party

It all started as an idea over winter term - a festival to bring students together to enjoy the spring weather. Four months, $1500 and several tweets later, members of ...Full Article

First farmers market of the semester brings community together

Thursday marked the first Elon Community Church Farmers Market of the semester, where community members gathered to support local businesses. “The farmers market is a great example of local ...Full Article

Town Table to get new face as ‘The Oak House’

Almost a year after it shut down, Town Table may be reopening with a new name and a new look. According to Todd Leonard, an Elon senior who is ...Full Article

Not just numbers: Professor brings creativity to math in origami course

Alan Russell’s love for folding paper began at age seven, when his mom gave him an origami book. Today, Russell, an associate professor of mathematics, gets to perform his ...Full Article

Piano performance changes tone of undergraduate research

SURF day, or the day of the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, gives students a chance to present their research. There are presentations from the sciences and social sciences such ...Full Article

T. Rex exhibit opens at the Greensboro Science Center

The Greensboro Science Center has a new visitor named Sue. Sciquarium Programs Manager, Alison Manka, says she is quite the spectacle. “Most of the other exhibits we’ve had have ...Full Article

Search continues for Elon’s ‘Danieley dog,’ runaway black lab

There is a dog roaming Elon University’s campus, but she is not a stray. About two months ago, junior Aly Yarwood just got her dog Khaleesi. Yarwood enjoyed playing ...Full Article

Colors coat Elon during Holi 2014

Students and faculty covered each other in paint outside Moseley on Friday, celebrating an Indian tradition. Holi, the Indian festival of color, celebrates the spring season and the triumph ...Full Article

This Relay for Life, Lowey Remembers Esther Earl

Thousands of people followed Esther Earl’s story online as she battled thyroid cancer, but for Elon freshman Alexa Lowey, her battle was even closer to home. Esther and Lowey ...Full Article

Elon professor publishes book addressing ethics in global economy

Toddie Peters, professor of Religious Studies at Elon University, has a lot going for her outside of the classroom. After receiving awards for her first book, Peters has published ...Full Article

Physical Plant employee shares story as unsung hero

Tessie Goins, a custodian on the Physical Plant team at Elon University, does it all. Goins always goes where the action is, and she can often be found cleaning ...Full Article

New School of Communications curriculum begins Fall 2014

The School of Communications introduced a new curriculum that will take effect beginning as early as fall 2014. This curriculum, which places a greater focus on better preparing students ...Full Article

From food to fashion: Elon Dining employee consults for online boutique

While Elon students are the ones commonly known for being over-involved, some Elon staff members are too. Barbara Aanonsen works at Lakeside Dining Hall five days a week. But ...Full Article

Students ‘Go Wild’ for the kids at Elonthon

Elonthon, Elon’s largest philanthropic event, took place over April 4 and 5 in Alumni Gym. Hundreds of students participated, some standing for six-hour shifts and others for the entire 24 ...Full Article

AP’s Nicole Winfield visits Elon

Nicole Winfield spoke to Elon students, faculty and community members Friday night about her experience as a Rome-based Vatican correspondent for The Associated Press. During the past 13 years as Vatican ...Full Article

Live Updates from Elonthon Dance Marathon 2014

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University Historian compiles, celebrates Elon’s past in new book

As Elon continues to celebrate its 125th anniversary, one member of the Elon community is celebrating this year for another reason. George Troxler, a professor emeritus of history, has ...Full Article

Hillel hosts a Purim holiday bagel brunch

A typical bagel brunch turned into a holiday celebration at the Hillel House this Sunday, March 16. Students of many different religious denominations gathered at the cultural event to ...Full Article

Elon Day celebration irks freshman due to solicitation link

Elon Day may aim to celebrate the university’s 125th anniversary through reaching out to alumni for donations, but that’s not how all students view the day. Freshman Patrick Everett ...Full Article

College Coffee tradition still draws crowds decades later

When Elon students hear the word “tradition,” images of convocation, luminaries and commencement might come to mind. But one of the most beloved traditions happens every week, bringing faculty ...Full Article

Stroll-Off ties university with Elon community

Dancing, cheering, screeching and a lot of shouting filled Alumni gym, Saturday, March 8. It was all a part of the second annual Stroll-Off, hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha ...Full Article

Danieley residents return after ice storm cuts power

Paige Lucas woke up at 3 a.m. on Friday and realized she had no power in her apartment in Danieley Center. Lucas was just one of many students in ...Full Article

Little Free Libraries open up in Alamance County

Medora Burke-Scoll brings her daughter Zelda to the Holt Street Park in Mebane every weekend. Zelda is growing fast, and she is improving one particular talent: reading. “She reads ...Full Article

Elon town residents react to downtown expansion proposal

The Board of Aldermen has recently proposed some changes to the town of Elon. In a $160,000 plan, houses along Haggard Avenue, as well as Skid’s Restaurant and other ...Full Article

Greensboro Science Center opens interactive exhibit

The Greensboro Science Center is home to penguins, stingrays, sharks and many other animals. But recently, there have been some new additions. Theodore, Quincy, Eleanor, Molly and Abigail are the ...Full Article

Freshmen hallmates create new clothing company

As the “buy local” movement grows nationwide, many people make an effort to support local businesses. Now the Elon community has an opportunity to do so right on campus. ...Full Article

Update: Town of Elon redevelopment continues

Changes to the downtown Elon area were proposed by The Kaufman Associates, and if approved by the town aldermen, a number of off-campus student houses could be in jeopardy. ...Full Article

Jose Antonio Vargas discusses illegal immigration at Elon Intersect

Jose Antonio Vargas came from the Philippines to live with his grandparents in the United States when he was 12. Four years later, Vargas took his green card to ...Full Article

Teacher-Scholar in Residence program boosts faculty-student interaction

At the end of the day, many professors get in their cars, drive off campus and go home. But for a few Elon professors, home is not so far ...Full Article

Campus flowers freeze in snow, low temperatures

The snowy weather may have closed school for students, but Elon’s groundskeepers work extra hard to keep campus looking colorfully filled with flowers as the spring months quickly approach. ...Full Article

Winter weather delivers delays, closings, cancellations

A winter storm warning is in effect for Alamance County until 6 p.m. EST on Thursday. Snow will continue until 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, but ...Full Article

Interactive mime show entertains students

David Ellzey isn’t the silent, powder-faced, “Where’s Waldo” look-alike that typically pops into your head when you think of mimes. In fact, sometimes he’s not silent at all. At ...Full Article

Elon’s assistant bursar to run for Alamance County School Board

A seat on the Alamance County School Board may soon be occupied by an Elon University administrator. Jeremy Teetor, Elon’s assistant bursar and a graduate of the class of 2010, ...Full Article

Mebane teacher raises her ‘Voice’ in national singing competition

Televised singing competitions turn ordinary people into stars every year. Woodlawn Middle School teacher Linnea Bethany Coon never thought her love for singing would take her places. “It’s one ...Full Article

Mall shooting in Maryland leaves students in shock

Shoppers have returned to The Mall in Columbia today, after a gunman open fired in the Howard County, Md. mall this past weekend. Darion Marcus Aguilar shot two people ...Full Article

Elon’s housing initiative begins next year

The deadline for next year’s on-campus housing applications arrives in just a few weeks and students can expect some changes as the residential campus initiative takes shape. The residential ...Full Article

Greensboro’s MLK Day Parade keeps residents coming back

More than a thousand people lined the streets Monday in Greensboro to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Greensboro Branch of the NAACP ...Full Article

Civil rights museum at Woolworth’s draws diverse crowds for MLK Day

Hundreds gathered in downtown Greensboro Monday to not only remember but celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others who stood, or sat, for the sake of freedom and ...Full Article

Snow and freezing temperatures come to Elon

No, this is not a scene from the now popular Disney movie Frozen, the Elon community is experiencing freezing temperatures and snow showers tonight, Jan. 21. Elon, N.C. is expected ...Full Article

Elon student rallies support for historic march on Jones Street

Elon freshman Stephanie Lamm describes herself as a “progressive voter,” who feels a personal responsibility to stay aware and active in the political activities that revolve around her, within ...Full Article

Restaurants in Burlington close its doors

Although it seems like restaurants are abundant in the Elon area, a handful of Burlington restaurants have closed their doors to the public this winter. B. Christopher’s restaurant, on ...Full Article

Fall gap semester students arrive on campus

Most freshmen spend the first day of school moving in and getting settled. But this year, 15 Elon students spent their first day of college in the remote wilderness ...Full Article

HOPE strives to localize hunger

While man cannot live on bread alone, the need for food is still necessary to survive. According to the United Census Bureau, 17 percent of Alamance County lives under ...Full Article

Piano encourages artisitic mentality in student center

New melodies echoed through Moseley this week stemming from a piano. The music is thanks to junior Connor Whitaker’s idea to move the piano from McKinnon Hall to the ...Full Article

Campus security employee has a hidden talent

While the rest of campus closes for the night, Kim Farmer arrives at work. Farmer works the night shift as a Telecommunicator for Campus Safety and Security, but when ...Full Article

Students spend an hour in someone’s shoes with poverty simulation

Poverty is an issue that is happening worldwide, but is prevalent in the Elon community. To raise awareness about what it feels like to be impoverished, Elon hosted a ...Full Article

Elon community discusses Islamic diversity during lunch and learn event

The Truitt Center held their first Winterfaith Lunch and Learn event of the semester at the Elon Community Church today, Jan. 8.  The series, which takes place every Wednesday during winter ...Full Article

Beloved alumnus Rev. John G. Truitt dies at 81

Rev. John G. Truitt, distinguished Elon alumnus, died today at age 81. Truitt graduated from Elon in 1953 and died after a lengthy illness, according to an E-Net article. ...Full Article

Elon student raises money for firefighter in need

When he was in first grade, Nick Cianciara lost his home in a fire. It was this experience that inspired the now Elon sophomore, to become a volunteer firefighter ...Full Article

Crowds line streets for Burlington Christmas Parade

Although Thanksgiving is only days away, members of the Burlington community came together on Saturday, Nov. 23,  to ring in the holiday season in the 67th annual Burlington Christmas Parade. ...Full Article

Meals On Wheels feeds local community members in need

Meals On Wheels is an organization in Alamance County that started 41 years ago. At the time, the organization delivered 15 meals a day, Monday through Friday, to people ...Full Article

Festival of Lights event raises $120K for Make-A-Wish children

More than 2000 participants: volunteers and children, came to The Tanglewood Festival of Lights in Clemmons, N.C. on Nov. 16. But it wasn’t just to welcome the holiday season. ...Full Article

Adults flock to the Children’s Museum of Alamance County

Just a few miles down the road from Elon, adults gathered on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Children’s Museum of Alamance County for games, drinks and the chance to ...Full Article

Winter term brings transformation to West End Station

Rumors have been flying about the future of downtown’s West End Station since it changed ownership in September. New owner and Elon graduate Harold Hill said winter and spring ...Full Article

Overcoming challenges and changing the future

A troubled childhood left 17-year-old Anna Malika searching for love. “All these things that I had been wanting to hear my whole life, I was finally hearing from him,” ...Full Article

Elon Veterans reflect on their time in the military

In celebration of Veterans Day, members of the Elon community reflect on their time in the military. “I think I had a feeling that I needed to serve,” Director ...Full Article

Habitat For Humanity Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Walking onto the make-shift construction site in Elon Elementary School’s parking lot early Saturday morning, John Barnhill seemed like every other alumni. Little did the volunteers know that Barnhill ...Full Article

Election loss won’t stop Elon Alumnus

Ian Baltutis may have lost the 2013 bid for Burlington’s mayoral office, but he still has plans for developing downtown Burlington. The 2008 Elon graduate walked the streets of ...Full Article

‘Twist-or-Treat’ event teaches lessons in and out of class

On Friday a group of Elon students hosted a Halloween-themed Twister tournament called “Twist-or-Treat,” which raised money to benefit the Positive Attitude Youth Center, an organization that gives local ...Full Article

Elon community gathers for forum on healthcare reform

Parking was limited Monday evening as more than 250 people, many of whom ended up standing in the back, packed McKinnon Hall for a community a discussion on healthcare ...Full Article

All That Jas Celebrating 10 Years

Local Business All That Jas is celebrating 10 years of business during Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 9th. Owner, Michaelle Graybeal originally opened the business in downtown Burlington as ...Full Article

Singing group holds book drive benefit concert

On Saturday, a cappella singing group Twisted Measure presented an Aca-Book Drive, a concert to benefit the Worldwide Book Drive, a philanthropic business that works to distribute books to ...Full Article

Local high-schooler lends talent to ‘spooky’ event

Actors, make up and a crowd are just some of the ingredients for putting on a good show. But this Saturday the performers at an annual production at the ...Full Article

Elon residents battle Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Two residents of Elon N.C. support one another through their battle. “I stayed on the chemotherapy machine for 4 hours and 45 minutes,” ...Full Article

Bus driver continues working despite illness

Students who ride the West End Route on Elon’s BioBus might be wondering why they’re seeing a familiar face less often. That’s because Bill Huff, the friendly bus driver ...Full Article

Bella’s Buddies walk team honors Elon student’s sister

Bella is Elon junior Nick Cook’s four-year-old sister. Bella Elder was born with Down Syndrome, has had open-heart surgery before turning 5 months old, and was diagnosed with Leukemia. ...Full Article

Cruising Through Life

Classic cars littered old-fashioned streets and oldies music played from the speakers. Folks traveled back in time this weekend when they attended the Gibsonville Cruise In, which is only a ...Full Article

Allied Churches expands to new food pantry

When Loaves and Fishes, Alamance County’s largest food distributor, closed it doors in August, many community members worried where they would get their next meal. Allied Churches, a local ...Full Article

Local group hosts Special Olympics competition

On Saturday, Special Olympics North Carolina’s central region held its annual bocce tournament, bringing the event to Burlington for the first time. Groups from all over the state - ...Full Article

A Historical Twist on Halloween

You don’t have to go to a cornfield to get spooked this October. The Haunted Forest Reborn is a Halloween trail right here in Burlington. You can find clowns, ...Full Article

One Man Sells Something Other Than Food at Durham Farmers Market

Drive an hour down Route 40 on Saturday Morning, and visit a North Carolina staple: the Durham Farmers Market. Walk past vendors selling scarves, soaps, and food- and you’ll ...Full Article

Food Pantries Feel Pinch from Shutdown

Imagine not knowing where your next meal comes from. In the Tar Heel state, a good amount of North Carolinians know this feeling all too well. According to Christine ...Full Article

Researching to Save Lives

15 students from the class of 20-14 were awarded the Lumen prize, a 15,000 dollars scholarship that helps fund various academic endeavors. Senior Andrew Fischer was one of the ...Full Article
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