NEWS 6/22/14 5:09pm

Lawsuit Against Sheriff Johnson Heads to Federal Court

A United States District judge ruled that the civil lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson can proceed. Sheriff Johnson, who is accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers in Alamance County, failed to reconcile during a mediation conference in Durham last week, after a hearing in Winston-Salem earlier this month. The U.S.

NEWS 6/22/14 1:00pm

Burlington anticipates bus transit system

Burlington City Council approved the proposed development of an urban transit system, which will include a route through Elon. The Burlington-Graham Metropolitan Planning Organization (BGMPO) developed a list of candidate transportation projects, including the transit system, which were discussed, evaluated and voted on Tuesday, June 17. Routes According to, the Public Transportation will have a "Hub and Spoke" design, with downtown Burlington serving as the central hub for several outreaching destinations. The transit will consist of four routes going through the cities of Burlington, Mebane, Elon and Gibsonville with estimated 30 minute travel times. The new transit will coordinate with the Elon BioBus, PART (Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation), TTA (Research Triangle Public Transit Authority) and ACTA (Alamance County Transportation Authority). Expenses and Revenue The system start-up expenses total $2.7 million; including six buses at $400,000 each, $160,000 for signs, shelter and equipment and $140,000 for planning/administrative and marketing costs, according to The first four years have an annual operation budget starting at $1.45 million for the first year and going to $1.6 million for the fourth year. Local funding, state funding and transit passengers will help pay for the first year's expenses, but forty-seven percent of the cost will be covered by federal funding.

SPORTS 6/21/14 12:09am

ELN Sports Weekly Roundup

It's a long three months to wait before the next Elon home game. To get you through the off-season blues, we'll be bringing you updates all summer long on what's new with Elon Athletics.

SPORTS 6/11/14 7:51am

Elon announces 2014 men's soccer schedule

This season the Elon University men's soccer team will play five teams that competed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, according to the schedule released by Elon on Tuesday. After winning three consecutive Southern Conference titles, the 2014 season will mark the squad's first year in the Colonial Athletic Association and its first season under new head coach Chris Little. In the upcoming season, the Phoenix will face Coastal Carolina and Loyola Marymount as well as CAA opponents Delaware, Drexel and William & Mary.

SPORTS 6/8/14 7:21pm

Elon's Pennell drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

Elon left-handed pitcher Ryan Pennell was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft. Pennell, who just completed his senior season at Elon, finished the year with a 1-2 record, a 3.52 earned run average and 32 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings out of the bullpen.

NEWS 6/7/14 7:41pm

Dr. Maya Angelou: "A Voice for Justice, Equality and Love"

"Life is a constant choice. Will you choose to reach out or draw in? Will you choose to speak out or shut up?" President Bill Clinton reflected upon Dr. Maya Angelou this morning at the poet's memorial service held at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" author died in her home Wednesday May 28. Many famous guests such as President Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and TV star Oprah Winfrey attended. "Dr. Angelou's words sustained me on every step of my journey," said First Lady Obama.

NEWS 6/5/14 5:25pm

Pedestrian killed by train near Elon

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train near Elon University at 2:03 p.m. on Thursday. The accident occurred near the train crossing on Gilliam Road, across from the Phoenix Arms apartment complex. The victim was identified as Justin Lamar Swanson, 27, of Burlington.

NEWS 6/4/14 1:27am

New Hillel director to start in July

Elon Hillel has named a new director who will replace Nancy Luberoff in July. Rabbi Rebecca Joseph, who will also serve as an associate chaplain for Jewish life, is an ordained rabbi.

NEWS 5/21/14 12:07am

Town of Elon hosts forum on proposed downtown redevelopment

By Gary Grumbach, Bri McClelland Discussion of Elon's Master Plan, or the proposed redevelopment of "Downtown Elon," brought Elon business owners, residents and town officials to Town Hall Tuesday evening. The redevelopment was first discussed in October of 2013, when Elon's Board of Aldermen, alongside redevelopment contractors, published a 79-page proposal that described what they hoped the future Town of Elon would look like. As Elon Local News reported in February, the plan calls for the creation of a town commons.

NEWS 5/13/14 11:05pm

College Cooking: Edamame Salad

[youtube=] Edamame salad is a unique blend of just a few simple ingredients!

NEWS 5/7/14 9:39pm

Student accident reinforces pedestrian safety tips

"I thought he was stopping and I went ahead into the crosswalk, and he kept going and he just hit me," said freshman Caroline Patterson. Patterson is still recovering after getting hit by a car on May 6 while riding her bike to class.

NEWS 5/5/14 6:53pm

Elon Poll shows Tillis in lead ahead of primaries

With primaries for the Senate and House this week, the April 2014 Elon University Poll shows North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis maintaining his lead for the Republican Senate nomination with more than 60 percent of respondents now recognizing his name. In February, the Elon Poll showed that only 38 percent of voters recognized Tillis’ name.

NEWS 5/5/14 5:51pm

Elon professor dismissed after sexual messages

[youtube=] Students and professors often have close mentoring relationships, and it's not uncommon to hear about professors giving out their phone numbers.

NEWS 4/29/14 2:01pm

Threat of severe weather in North Carolina

Please see the info on the Emergency and Emergency Response Guide and Campus Wide Tornado Locations and review the following for your safety: Tornado WATCH: If a tornado “watch” is issued for your area, it means that a tornado is “possible.” (listen to eAlert System, radio, or TV for additional details) Tornado WARNING: If a tornado “warning” is issued, it means that a tornado has actually been spotted, or is strongly indicated on radar, and it is time to go to a safe shelter immediately.