A well-known West End Terrace employee was arrested Sunday, April 27. Anthony "Gus" Giannola, 31, of 111 Bell Tower Ct., faces charges for felony second degree rape and burglary.
Three Elon football players suffered injuries after fighting with non-Elon students at a party on West College Avenue early Sunday morning, according to police. The police report says quarterback Michael Quinn, linebacker Jonathan Spain and defensive back Thomas Hatchel Linens were injured in the fight. The report said Michael Quinn was standing with his jeans around his ankles and had a triangular shaped injury to his right upper thigh when officer James Turney responded.
Ed Watkins, an automotive mechanic in Elon's Physical Plant department, died Friday evening in a boating accident at Farmer's Lake in Caswell County.
The Board of Trustees met on Friday, Feb. 28 to grant promotion and tenure to Elon faculty. In an email to faculty and staff, President Lambert announced the following promotions: Granted tenure: Dr. Kirsten Doehler, Dr. Mark Enfield, Dr. Benjamin Evans, Dr. Richard Dion Farganis, Dr. Sean Giovanello, Dr. Gerald Knight, Dr. Mark Kurt, Dr. Julie Lellis, Dr. Michael Matthews, Mr. Phillip Motley, Dr. David Neville, Dr. Laura Taylor, Dr. Clarissa Trachman, Dr. Pamela Winfield and Dr. Karen Yokley. Promoted to associate professor: Dr. Kirsten Doehler, Dr. Mark Enfield, Dr. Benjamin Evans, Dr. Richard Dion Farganis, Dr. Sean Giovanello, Dr. Daniel Haygood, Dr. Gerald Knight, Dr. Mark Kurt, Dr. Julie Lellis, Dr. Michael Matthews, Mr. Phillip Motley, Dr. David Neville, Dr. Laura Taylor, Dr. Clarissa Trachman, Dr. Pamela Winfield and Dr. Karen Yokley. Promoted to professor: Ms. Janna Anderson, Dr. Cassandra DiRienzo, Dr. Peter Felten, Dr. Scott Gaylord, Dr. Cassandra Kircher, Dr. Harlen Makemson, Dr. Thomas Mould, and Dr. Kirstin Ringelberg. Promoted to senior lecturer: Dr. Ketevan Kupatadze and Mr. Larry "LD" Russell.
Elon Police arrested three Elon students on drug charges last week. The three arrests were unrelated. According to the Elon Police, former Elon Football Linebacker, Jake Elliott, faces a felony charge for possession of cocaine and two misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. According to Elon Athletics, Elliott has not been a member of the football team since December. The police report says Elliott was arrested on Thursday, February 20, after a search warrant was issued.
When it comes to downtown Elon, Alderman Mark Greene said it isn't about the students. "If you build downtown for the students, it will fail," Greene said.
Elon Campus Police are investigating a potential indecent exposure incident that occurred on Tuesday, February 18 at the intersection of Haggard and O'Kelly Avenues. According to the police report, a female Elon student witnessed a male driver in a silver Nissan Titan expose himself. The driver asked the female a question, according to an email sent by Vice President of Student Life Smith Jackson. "As she approached the truck she saw the man was exposing himself," Jackson said.
A cappella groups from both Elon and visiting schools rocked Whitley Auditorium Saturday evening, Feb.
Two Elon residents were arrested Tuesday in the Brookside Mobile Home Park as a part of a six-month-long joint drug investigation led by the Elon Police Department. Elon Police executed a search warrant and arrested Kionne McLaughlin, 24, and Scott Beatty, 25, both of 660 Manning Ave., Lot 9. According to a press release from the Elon Police Department, McLaughlin and Beatty are both affiliated with the "Crips" gang and are traced back to a string of residential break-ins. Elon Police recovered several stolen items including two Elon Baseball championship rings. Police also seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from McLaughlin and Beatty.
Walking into the news conference Thursday afternoon, Rich Skrosky wanted to know whether or not he could get another year of eligibility from Elon Football alumnus, Scott Riddle. But when the new football coach addressed a crowd of fans and media representing a team coming off a 2-10 season, there was no talk of wins and losses. "Our whole thing is going to be come to work every day," said Skrosky.
Federal attorneys representing the United States of America are asking a federal judge to extend their time to respond to the defense's motion of particulars from December 9 to December 16. The United States was told to respond to Alexis Gray's attorneys requests for details on Gray's alleged intent to kill, injure or harass and for any information on what "crime of violence" Gray is accused of committing. Gray, 20 of Holland, Pennsylvania, is facing a federal felony charge of traveling in interstate commerce to commit a crime of violence against a dating partner. Gray was arrested last November outside the Danieley Center at Elon with a rifle in her car.
Athletic Director David Blank announced today that Elon's head football coach, Jason Swepson, has been fired. "I want to thank Coach Swepson for his hard work and dedication to our football program during his time at Elon," Blank said.
Ever want to buy a vowel? Now's your chance. The Wheel of Fortune's Wheelmobile is coming to Burlington on Saturday, November 16, and people will have the opportunity to audition for the popular game show. Fans can fill out an application, and if their name is drawn at random, they will have the opportunity to play a simulated version of Wheel of Fortune onstage for the chance to win prizes and be evaluated as a potential contestant for the broadcast version of the show. Auditions will be at Alamance Crossing from 1-5 p.m between Kohl's and Dillard's. Staff members from the Wheel of Fortune promotions team will be handing out applications one hour before each show begins.
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 reform.