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Greensboro rallies against House Bill 2

4/4/16 3:09pm

GREENSBORO - Hundreds of people packed College Park Methodist Church for the Greensboro rally against House Bill 2 as members of the North Carolina community continue to speak out against North Carolina's newest law. The bill, which passed on March 24 in an emergency legislative session of the N.C.


Philanthropy differs greatly among Elon's fraternities and sororities

2/15/16 6:00pm

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0PINmgETDQ&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] Fraternities and sororities across the country often tout philanthropy as one of their essential values and it's no different here at Elon. Alaina Schukraft is one of the thousands of active students in fraternity and sorority life at Elon who takes pride in her sorority's work with its philanthropy. "I think it's the passion that each and everyone of my sisters has for St.


Immigration in Alamance County creates divides and support systems

12/9/15 3:15pm

It's a quick and simple transaction for most people. You hand your ID to the bank teller and deposit your paycheck but for Drucila Perez, this simple transaction stirred up enough fear to bring her to tears. "I showed my expired my driver's license and the teller told me 'Why are you driving with an expired driver's license?' so I just put my head down and started to cry," she said. More than two thousand miles from home and without legal authorization to be there, Drucila feared her time in the United States was coming to an end. [youtube=https://youtu.be/4mHhbAlJKjo&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] Chiapas is the southernmost state in Mexico and home to the largest indigenous population in the country.


Ben Carson widens lead in N.C. according to latest Elon Poll

11/5/15 1:19pm

Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and now republican presidential candidate, is leading the polls in North Carolina, according to the latest Elon University Poll. The poll shows Carson with a double-digit lead over his next closest competitor in the N.C.


Amendment to HB 318 could keep local ID program running

10/1/15 12:28pm

A new amendment added to House Bill 318 could quell some of the concerns local law enforcement officers had regarding ID cards. As Elon Local News reported on Monday, the controversial HB 318, the Protect North Carolina Workers Act, is a bill to make stricter rules for employers that are verifying whether or not their employees can legally work in North Carolina.


House Bill 318 Update

9/29/15 11:59pm

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 29, House Bill 318 has been ratified by the N.C. General Assembly and is to be presented to Governor Pat McCrory on Wednesday morning. Short titled, Protect North Carolina Workers Act, the bill aims to make stricter rules for employers that are verifying whether or not their employees can legally work in North Carolina and also includes a section that tightens rules regarding the forms of identification that government and law enforcement officers can accept. That second part is an issue that concerns local law enforcement in Alamance County, who have recently began issuing and accepting alternative ID cards in the area.


The Acorn Inn and its Elon connection

8/31/15 12:18pm

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 deeper than that.


Elon student reports he was held at knifepoint

8/28/15 7:36pm

According to an email sent to students by Smith Jackson, Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, an Elon student reported that he was held at knifepoint Friday, August 28, at 12:30 a.m.


Construction changes up move-in day

8/24/15 2:38pm

Turning the key in the door with a small click, Sidney Hager enters her room for the first time. She sets down the boxes in her arms and before heading back out to retrieve the rest of her things, she takes a quick look out her window. In the foreground is several other students just like her, carrying suitcases and boxes into the neighboring hall, West.


Village Project serves summer students

7/29/15 6:09pm

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.


European grocery coming to Alamance

7/3/15 7:18pm

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 Commerce Secretary John E.


Two dead just outside Elon

7/2/15 8:40pm

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, both victims, a husband and his wife, were found with gunshot wounds.


NC reacts to same-sex marriage ruling

6/26/15 5:04pm

Just three years ago, North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment stating that the state could not recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions.


Summer concert series promotes "Elon scene"

6/24/15 10:26am

Class is out and most students have returned home, but Downtown Elon is looking to keep the streets "alive" this summer. For the third time, Downtown Elon merchants are partnering with Elon Parks and Recreation to put on Alive After 5, a summer concert series. Quinn Ray, the General Manager of The Root says the goal of the event is to attract the community members and students still on campus to downtown and keep the area thriving while the university isn't in session.