The Elon University campus burst to life on Friday, Aug. 23 when students moved into on-campus residence halls. Some highlights of the day included the second class ever moving into East Neighborhood and renovations being completed in Virginia Hall.
Charles Beard, owner of The Gilded Bean Coffee Bar, announced on Facebook that the store would be closing Dec. 23. According to Beard, the location is being renovated between January 2024 to June 2024. For friends Gretchen Pete and Coral Erikson, visiting the Gilded Bean Coffee Bar has become a staple of their weekly routine. The two said they would travel all the way from Burlington and Graham, respectively, to Gibsonville — where the coffee bar is stationed — and catch up with each other over coffee and treats.
According to Elon University campus police officer Nick Anders, Elon campus police received multiple reports about an active shooter in Mill Point Station around 6 p.m. Dec. 7. Anders was first on scene and said the reports appear to be just rumors. Anders encourages anyone with information regarding the origin of the rumor to contact campus police at 336-278-5555. Anders also said police are still investigating the source of the rumor, but an E-Alert was sent out at 6:55 p.m. reporting that there was no type of violence committed at Mill Point or anywhere nearby.