LIFESTYLE 9/17/22 8:00pm

Tailgate kicks off Elon football home opener

Student organizations and groups such as the Elon University Dance Team, Student Union Board and Black Student Union also all hosted tailgates in the Student Zone located on Bank of America Drive. The next tailgate will be held during Family Weekend before the football game against the University of Richmond on Oct. 1. 

LIFESTYLE 9/16/22 11:42pm

“LGBTQIA Histories and Future of Alamance County” conversation panel takes place at Persnickety Books

The event was hosted by Alamance Pride, Elon University’s Gender & LGBTQIA Center, Elon Women’s Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Elon’s Gender & Sexuality Living Learning Community. Hosted at Persnickety Books, the event featured a presentation from Josh Hollands, Elon University’s Fulbright Scholar, a poetry reading from Founder of Define and Empower Amanda Bennet, and small group discussions. 

LIFESTYLE 9/15/22 10:45am

Elon University to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Week was first implemented in 1968 by former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens with ancestors who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South American. Twenty years later, the week expanded to a full 30 day period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.  

LIFESTYLE 9/9/22 3:21pm

Sweet B Cookies to open Holly Hill Mall storefront

Burlington resident Brittany Shaw gives back to the community through what she knows best — baking cookies. She began baking as a way to make money while in nursing school. Now, she owns her own company, Sweet B Cookies. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, she had to close and find another job, but Shaw said as she gets back into business, she never lost sight of her dream. 

LIFESTYLE 9/8/22 9:08am

Street art blooms in downtown Elon

When public artist Mary Ryan wakes up early in the morning during a project week, she gathers her supplies, puts on her paint-covered shoes and says goodbye to her husband before heading off to paint alone for eight hours — this week, in downtown Elon. 

LIFESTYLE 9/6/22 4:26pm

Local Gibsonville business to celebrate one year opening

When she found herself sitting in a hospital supporting her loved ones through chemotherapy treatment, Gibsonville resident and small business owner Tina Mardis said she needed something to keep her mind and hands busy. A lifelong crafter, Mardis decided not to turn to books or games, but to her love of crafting, to help her through the dark moments.

LIFESTYLE 8/31/22 11:08am

All That JAS celebrates 20 years of business

Since opening, the store has moved locations three times and changed its inventory throughout. All That JAS started in Graybeal’s basement before moving to downtown Burlington. It relocated to the Faucette House on East Trollinger Avenue before finding its latest home at the downtown Elon location, where it’s been for over 10 years. 

LIFESTYLE 8/31/22 9:12am

Burlington residents grateful for new, outdoor gym

The completion of Burlington’s outdoor gym makes it the third one of its kind in the Alamance County area, along with the ones located on Elon University’s campus and in Mebane. Each court is essentially a mirrored version of one another — containing variants in color and visual aesthetic — as they were all designed by the National Fitness Campaign.