NEWS 6/19/24 7:15pm

Members of the Elon Fire Department pose for a photo with the Rev. Rickiah Wingfield after she spoke at the event.

Town of Elon holds inaugural Juneteenth celebration

The Rev. Rickiah Wingfield said when she was asked to speak at the town of Elon’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration, her first instinct was to say no. During the event, she said she only knew basic information about the holiday and she was anxious speaking about issues of race to a group of people. On June 19, the town of Elon hosted a Juneteenth celebration at Lawrence Slade Park, including games, food and music. Wingfield, who is the reverend at First Baptist Church which neighbors the park, spoke at the event on her own experience learning about Juneteenth. 

SPORTS 6/14/24 12:32pm

Elon University cross country coach resigns for position at Duke University

Elon University Head Cross Country Coach and Associate Head Track and Field Coach Kevin Jermyn resigned from his position to accept the role of head cross country coach at Duke University. Jermyn was an instrumental piece in the recent rise of Elon’s cross country and track and field programs. Since arriving at Elon in 2017, Jermyn has helped the two programs break almost every distance school record in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Mark Elliston is leading the national search for Jermyn’s successor.

LIFESTYLE 6/18/24 5:00pm

Elon local businesses deal with customer change for summer

While students are away from campus, businesses in downtown Elon are experiencing a change in their customer demographic for the next two months. All that Jas, a gift store specializing in Greek life and Elon merchandise, have adjusted their hours due to the lack of students in the summertime. All that Jas owner Caitlin Brooks said the decrease in hours gives the business the ability to catch up in other facets. Management and vendors from Pandora's Pies and the Elon Farmer's Market, respectively, also discuss how the change in customer demographic effects sales during the summertime.