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Bill Clinton talks economic growth at Durham campaign rally

9/7/16 12:19am

The crowd buzzed in excitement as they awaited former President Bill Clinton's speech at the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign rally in Durham, North Carolina, Sept. 6. Prior to Bill Clinton, representatives from the North Carolina General Assembly and community took the stage to advocate for Hillary ...

DOJ drops lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson

8/19/16 3:44pm

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. "It feels like a million pounds has been lifted off me, it has restored my faith," Johnson said. The lawsuit began in December of 2012 Sheriff Johnson and his office were accused of racially profiling and targeting Latinos since 2007.

Burlington's Allied Churches fires Executive Director

8/17/16 10:26pm

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 provides job and education services. The Times-News says Crawford confirmed her termination in a statement on Wednesday, referencing Allied Churches' financial challenges.

Dr. Danieley celebrates 92nd birthday with Elon community

7/24/16 6:27pm

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 staff, and students gathered in the Community Life Center to wish him a happy birthday. While Danieley retired from teaching after last academic year, he remains an active member of the Elon community.

In Raleigh, Trump criticizes Clinton, FBI ruling

7/5/16 11:10pm

RALEIGH — Even as he strayed off on tangents, presidential candidate Donald Trump threw multiple verbal barbs at Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton at his rally at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh Tuesday night. Earlier in the day, news broke that Clinton was acquitted in her federal indictment involving her alleged disclosing of classified emails.

Obama backs Clinton, attacks Trump at Charlotte rally

7/5/16 6:20pm

CHARLOTTE — In her second trip to North Carolina in the span of two weeks, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by President Barack Obama, stressed the importance of togetherness and how she would champion the middle class. Obama, in his first public campaign appearance with the presumptive Democratic nominee, reiterated Clinton’s qualifications and his high regard of her, which he also stated in his official video endorsement of her last week. Amidst a crowd of thousands in Hall C of the Charlotte Convention Center, both Democrats emphasized the importance the 2016 general election while lashing out at Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee. “Despite all the progress we’ve made under [Obama’s] leadership — and we have made progress — we still have work to do,” Clinton said.

Dr. Danieley to retire from teaching

5/6/16 2:42pm

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 and university sources. Danieley, 91, has spent time in the hospital with health concerns this semester.

Newcomers School offers English assistance, provides education to immigrants

4/19/16 9:10pm

El Salvador, Honduras, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Pakistan are examples of four countries rife with acts of unspeakable violence, often carried out by the likes of rebel militant forces run amok, drug cartel members, or radical terrorist organizations. Now, 340 immigrant and refugee children from various countries, including those mentioned, face a whole new and daunting life challenge — learning how to speak English in their new home nation, the United States. Elon’s School of Education occasionally sends its students to shadow and assist teachers at The Newcomers school. Marna Winter, lecturer in education and director of education outreach at Elon, said outreach efforts at schools like the Newcomers School are used to train Elon students to take innovative approaches in their teaching methods. “We want to make sure that every student has opportunities to teach at all different types of schools.

Area addresses local homelessness, hunger

4/6/16 7:07am

The ability to attend Elon University or any college in general is a privilege, but what truly highlights this privilege is the prevalence of homelessness and food insecurity surrounding campus. Feeding America’s 2015 research showed that 16.7 percent of Alamance County’s population is food-insecure.

Clinton dominates North Carolina primary, Trump edges out Cruz

3/16/16 3:16am

There were few surprises in Tuesday's North Carolina primaries. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton got nearly 55 percent of the votes, defeating Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by 13.8 percent. On the Republican side, businessman Donald Trump defeated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), but he only won by 3.4 percent.