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NEWS 9/21/15 3:01pm

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. "It's a lot of work, but when it actually happens, it's worth it," Megan Sharpe, the customers service manager, said. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqUzZK_T8Wg&ampnoredirect=1&w=560&h=315] Over the past four years, the planning time has been cut down.


NEWS 9/14/15 2:03pm

A festival with a cause

Food vendors, campers, bands and hundreds of people came together for one of Gibsonville's biggest parties of the year...Applefest. Applefest was first created by Ronny Apple.


NEWS 9/12/15 10:07am

Yoga studio celebrates 1 year in Elon

As one of the few yoga, Pilates and barre studios within walking distance from campus, Zenitry Yoga Studio is hoping its first anni- versary as an Elon business will bring fresh faces, yoga lovers and fitness enthusiasts to the Zen space. Zenitry opened its doors more than three years ago in Burlington.


NEWS 9/6/15 11:48pm

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 services, including: goat milk soap, five-minute massages, and marinade


NEWS 9/6/15 9:08pm

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 the lives of women. "The farm will serve as housing as well as employment for women who are coming out of and returning to the community from prison," said Tanya Jisa, Executive Director of Benevolence Farm. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYvc2JYyIXc&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] Executive Director, Tanya Jisa, founded Benevolence Farm in 2007 after reading an article in the New York Times about the high incarceration numbers in the U.S.


NEWS 9/5/15 10:23am

Voting rights rally rocks Raleigh

Cries of, “Forward together, not one step back” rang through the streets of downtown Raleigh yesterday, where hundreds gathered for a voting rights rally. The state’s capitol was the terminus of the day’s leg of America's Journey for Justice, an 860-mile march from Selma to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the NAACP and a broad coalition of partner organizations.The marchers are spending 10 days in North Carolina to draw attention to its voting right record. “It’s time to call names,” said state NAACP conference president the Rev. William Barber II. “Tom Tillis pushed through the worst voter suppression in the country.”


NEWS 9/3/15 8:00pm

Burlington works to bounce back

Visitors to downtown Burlington will likely see housing and more restaurants in the area soon, thanks to the input from two surveys. One was conducted by the Burlington Downtown Corporation in fall 2013 and amassed 235 respondents.


NEWS 9/2/15 4:53pm

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 Concert on October 17th, 2015. Grammer is set to perform at 8 p.m.


NEWS 9/2/15 2:30pm

Solar panels at Loy Farm University still not producing energy

The nearly 10,000 solar panels installed at Loy Farm last spring have not produced any energy, despite the initial projection date of generating power back in May. According to Robert Buchholz, Elon University’s associate vice president for facilities management and director of Physical Plant, 314 panels still need to be installed, but Duke Energy has been asked to start using the panels that are already set up.


NEWS 9/1/15 11:59pm

Elon Community Connections discusses challenges, solutions to race relations

All but a few seats remained as the last audience members trickled into McKinnon Tuesday evening. The diverse audience – ranging from Elon University faculty, staff and students to local community members and high school students – gathered to discuss the heavily discussed topic of race relations.  The conversation, which centered around race relations issues and solutions within education and religion, was moderated by Jason Husser, assistant professor of political science and policy studies, and also included four panelists– Jim Bissett, professor of history, Barrett Brown, NAACP of Alamance County president, Patrice Fields, St.


NEWS 8/30/15 10:41pm

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 kind and reliable friend and son.


NEWS 8/29/15 10:58am

State legislature gives OK to ride-sharing service regulations

Ride-sharing services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are one step away from state regulations after the North Carolina House voted Thursday in favor of a bill that would set standards for driver background checks and company coverage on drivers’ cars.   The bill, which would also require ride-sharing services to pay $5,000 in annual state permit fees, easily passed the House and has also received Senate approval.