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William “Buster” Butler, an Elon alumnus, former staff member and recipient of Elon University’s highest honor, the Elon Medallion, died at age 98 on Aug. 4. Butler received the Elon Medallion in 1996 from then-President Fred Young for his employee service to Elon.
According to an E-alert sent out June 14 at 10:45 a.m., a black bear was spotted in the area of Saddle Club Road and Pineway Drive in Burlington, about three minutes from Elon University.
From reading on vacation to a few pages before bed, the summer can be the perfect time to dive into a new book. Whether you’re rolling out a towel on the beach or in your backyard, Elon News Network has five books to add to your “to-be-read” pile this summer.
Updated as of May 17, 2022 at 10:59 p.m. to include the winners of the primary elections.
Courtney Geels has seen a lot as a nurse in North Carolina throughout the pandemic. From misinformation about masks and the vaccines to her hospital’s vaccine mandates, it was what she saw, and what she didn’t see, that pushed her to run for Congress this spring in North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District.
Crystal Cavalier grew up in Alamance County: living on the land that has been in her family for generations, graduating from Eastern Alamance High School and settling in Burlington, where she lives currently. Now, she hopes to serve Alamance County as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 4th Congressional District.
Ashley Ward is not your typical Congressional candidate. She is a first generation college student and went to community college, public university and private university in North Carolina. She’s a mom, the granddaughter of sharecroppers in Durham and now works at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy at Duke University, where she is a climate-health professional. Without prior experience in an elected office, Ward feels her background is what allows her to best represent Alamance County, and North Carolina Congressional District 4.
The Supreme Court privately voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to an early draft of a majority opinion obtained by Politico on May 2. The draft is not a final decision, but many in the Elon community expressed their opinions, fears and support of the majority draft.
The Supreme Court privately voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to an early draft of a majority opinion obtained by Politico. The draft is not a final decision.
Updated as of April 27, 2022 at 8:15 p.m. to include information from the Elon University Police Department.
Updated as April 22, 2022 at 3:09 p.m. to include information from Chief of the town of Elon Police Kelly Blackwelder and North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Updated as of April 16, 2022 at 4:07 p.m. to include additional information from background on Taylor.
Updated as of April 15, 2022 at 9:30 p.m. to include additional video from remarks.
Four-year-old Lenox Kontoulas walks from one donation box to another selecting items and plopping them into a package that will be shipped to a soldier deployed in nations around Ukraine. Though Lenox does not know the soldier who will get the box, he said he is happy to help — and to have fun — volunteering at The Lamb’s Chapel.
Students, faculty and staff offered their thoughts and opinions on what Women's History Month means to them. Women's History Month, celebrated during the month of March, commemorates and encourages people to celebrate and study the role of women, according to the Library of Congress.
Updated as of March 10, 2022 at 2:47 p.m. to include additional video.
As the student organizer for the eighth annual Black Solidarity Day conference at Elon University, sophomore Amanda Carter wears many hats. From planning and running her own session to shopping for snacks at BJ’s with other student staff members, Carter has spent countless hours preparing for the conference taking place Feb. 25 in McKinnon Hall.
When a book is placed on a banned book list, Owner of Persnickety Books Ian Baltutis notices — right before the title flies off the shelf. The Burlington used bookstore has everything from textbooks and classics to graphic novels and children’s chapter books, and Baltutis said banned books find their ways onto the shelves, too.
The classic cartoon car is moving to Florida where a new owner will keep it on the road.
The Republican-drawn political maps intended to be used for the next decade in North Carolina were struck down by the state supreme court. The maps, which are drawn every ten years based on census data, determine where citizens in particular areas vote. The town of Elon and Elon University are located in the 64th district of North Carolina. Southern Alamance County is represented by the 63rd District. Elon News Network spoke with Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies Thomas Kerr to explain gerrymandering and how it impacts North Carolina.